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  1. Investment in secondary and tertiary education for economic growth: lessons for Rwanda from selected less developed countries.
    Gisanabagabo, Sebuhuzu, 2006
    This research explored two interrelated issues in development economics. FIrstly, it investigated the importance of secondary and tertiary education for long-run growth of low-income economics. Secondly, it examined possible ways to invest in these higher levels of education. It draws on insights on ...
  2. Urbanization and lifestyle changes related to non-communicable diseases: An exploration of experiences of urban residents who have relocated from the rural areas to Khayelitsha, an urban township in Cape Town.
    Tsolekile, Lungiswa Primrose, 2007
    The prevalence of non-communicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes including obesity has increased among the black population over the past few years. The increase in these diseases has been associated with increased urbanization and lifestyle changes. No studies have documented the exper ...
  3. The association between periodontitis and end-stage renal disease.
    Nadeem, Muhammad, 2006
    Patients who are in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) experience a significantly increased rate of atherosclerotic complications. Inflammation plays a central role in the pathogenesis of these complications. The major acute phase protein, C-reactive protein (CRP) has been found to predict all-cause and ...
  4. Synthesis and characterisation of proton conducting membranes for direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) applications.
    Mohamed, Rushanah, 2005
    For a direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC), the proton exchange membrane must conduct protons and be a good methanol barrier. In addition to the high methanol permeability achieved by these membranes, they are very expensive and contribute greatly to theoverall cost of fuel cell set up. The high cost of ...
  5. Differentials and disparities in the costs of major hospital procedures in South Africa: A structural analysis from the perspective of the supply side.
    De Koker, Louise, 2007
    The aim of this study was to examine the extent to which providers" practices affect the cost of hospital procedures incurred by patients. The spsecific objective was to explore the magnitude of variations and statistically establish the significance of relationships between admission/specialist cos ...
  6. The impact of reduced hours on public library services in Cape Town: The case of Eersterivier Public Library.
    Thomas, Lorensia Valerie., 2006
    The purpose of the study was to investigate the impact of reduced hours on public library services in Cape Town through taking the Eersterivier Library, as a case study. The research problem comes from the author"s personal experience as a librarian in the City of Cape Town whose library"s usage see ...
  7. Grammatical constraints and motivations for English/Afrikaans codeswitching: evidence from a local radio talk show.
    Bowers, Diane Lesley, 2006
    The study investigated the practice of codeswitching within the Cape Flats speech community of Cape Town. Members of this speech community have always been exposed to both English and Afrikaans in formal as well as informal contexts. Due to constant exposure to both languages, as well as historical ...
  8. An assessment of comprehensive dental treatment provided under general anaesthesia at Tygerberg Oral Health Centre.
    Ijbara, Manhal., 2006
    There are several categories of dental problems in children that cannot be treated optimally in the office settings and are best managed in the hospital theatre. The ability to treat children in the hospital environment in order to provide comprehensive dental care using general anaesthesia(GA) is a ...
  9. Patterns of resource use by livestock during and after drought in a communal rangeland in Namaqualand.
    Samuels, Mogamat Igshaan., 2006
    Pastoralists in Africa have developed complex mechanisms by which they can alleviate the threat of drought. They practice mobility as one of the strategies to avoid the worst effects of natural stress and disperse grazing pressure. In the past in South Africa, the indigenous Nama people occupied lar ...
  10. The characteristics of an effective nonprofit organisation: A critical analysis.
    Coetzee, Marcus, 2007
    This thesis presents a model of the characteristics of an effective nonprofit organisation and a practical tool to evaluate the extent to which nonprofit organisations comply with these characteristics. As part of identifying the characteristics of effective nonprofit organisations, it was necessary ...