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  1. The newer anticonvulsants in the treatment of generalised anxiety disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Koller, Anthony, 2017-01-25T14:02:06Z, University of Cape Town
    Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common, chronic and debilitating mental disorder impairing quality of life and functioning. The 1st line treatments for GAD include the selective serotonergic reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and the selective serotonergic noradrenergic reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). ...
  2. Caregiving experiences of South African mothers of adults with intellectual disability who display aggression: clinical case studies
    Coetzee, Jacobus (Ockert), 2017-01-25T14:02:10Z, University of Cape Town
    Background: Adults who have an intellectual disability (ID) often continue to live with their parents long after their siblings have left home. While an increasing body of research has described positive parental experiences, research has also found that parents of adults who have ID and behavioural ...
  3. Towards a pedagogical framework for construction of historicity: a case of using Wikis among pre-service teachers at Makerere University
    Sebbowa, Dorothy, 2017-01-25T14:07:32Z, University of Cape Town
    This thesis originates from the realization that the pedagogy of history is becoming dangerously obsolete, as it does not always relate to the contemporary needs of 21st century learners, who often find learning history irrelevant to their present situation. This challenge is attributed to, among ot ...
  4. Factors influencing the foraging behaviour of African Penguins (Spheniscus demersus) provisioning chicks at Robben Island, South Africa
    Campbell, Katrina, 2017-01-25T14:09:01Z, University of Cape Town
    Urgent and effective conservation is needed to halt the declines of endangered African Penguins. A purse-seine fisheries closure zone was in place out to 20 km around Robben Island for three years. It provided an opportunity to investigate penguin foraging behaviour in relation to estimated local pr ...
  5. Aspects of the biology, ecology and fishery of the beaked clam Eumarcia paupercula (Holten, 1802), in Maputo Bay
    Mugabe, Eulália D., 2017-01-25T14:09:14Z, University of Cape Town
    Clam populations globally have declined, or been depleted, with one of the major causes being uncontrolled human exploitation. This thesis investigates the population structure, growth, reproduction and exploitation of the beaked clam Eumarcia paupercula in Maputo Bay. The substantial commercial har ...
  6. The design and development of GPU accelerated algorithms for ab initio integrals and integral derivatives illustrated on ab initio quantum and hybrid QM/MM dynamics
    Renison, Carina Alicia, 2017-01-25T14:10:03Z, University of Cape Town
    Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) are highly parallel, programmable accelerators boasting high peak floating point performance. Over the last couple of years the use of GPUs for general purpose computing have revolutionized quantum chemistry. The computational bottleneck in an ab-initio quantum meth ...
  7. Design and optimisation of a low cost Cognitive Mesh Network
    Nleya, Sindiso M, 2017-01-25T14:10:57Z, University of Cape Town
    Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) have been touted as the most promising wireless technology in providing high-bandwidth Internet access to rural, remote and under-served areas, with relatively lower investment cost as compared to traditional access networks. WMNs structurally comprise of mesh routers a ...
  8. Natural language interface to relational database: a simplified customization approach
    Mvumbi, Tresor, 2017-01-25T14:11:07Z, University of Cape Town
    Natural language interfaces to databases (NLIDB) allow end-users with no knowledge of a formal language like SQL to query databases. One of the main open problems currently investigated is the development of NLIDB systems that are easily portable across several domains. The present study focuses on ...
  9. Quantifying spatial and temporal scales of phytoplankton variability in the Sub-Antarctic Ocean using a high-resolution glider dataset
    Little, Hazel Jean, 2017-01-25T14:11:40Z, University of Cape Town
    Phytoplankton in the Sub-Antarctic Southern Ocean have a distinct seasonal cycle, which is highly variable in both space and time. The seasonal and spatial distribution of chlorophyll can be attributed to the complex nature of the physical and biogeochemical factors controlling phytoplankton product ...
  10. The Runny Gauge Plasma: shear viscosity to entropy for quarks and gluons
    Jackson, Greg, 2017-01-25T14:12:04Z, University of Cape Town
    Heavy ion experiments at the LHC and RHIC have supported the existence of a quark-gluon plasma (QGP), which is strongly coupled and behaves as an almost ideal fluid. We shall discuss both bulk thermodynamic and off-equilibrium transport properties of the QGP, within the theory of quantum chromodynam ...