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  1. A visual narrative reflecting on upbringing of Xhosa girls with special references to "intonjane"
    Soweto, Siziwe Sylvia, 2017-03-22T10:07:25Z
    The study unpacked the meaning and the value of intonjane in traditional Xhosa communities. It also provides a critical analysis and interpretation of the intonjane custom and in particular its impact on the upbringing of a Xhosa traditional girl child. It investigates the value of this practice, es ...
  2. Assessing groundwater-surface water interaction as a decision-making tool licensing water use South Africa : case study area of Gevonden farm
    Biyela, Mfundi Cyril, 2017-03-22T10:04:29Z, University of the Western Cape
    Assessing groundwater-surface water interaction as a decision-making tool licensing water use South Africa: Case study area of Gevonden Farm is the title of the current study with the context that arises from the use of GRAII methodology which uses quaternary catchment boundaries for groundwater abs ...
  3. Effects of environmental growth conditions on the levels of sutherlandins 3 and 4 and sutherlandiosides B and D, in Sutherlandia frutescens (L.) R. Br.
    Whisgary, Darryn, 2017-03-22T10:27:53Z, University of the Western Cape
    Sutherlandia frutescens (L.) R. Br. (Fabaceae), indigenous to the Western Cape region of South Africa, is found in a Mediterranean-type climate known for its many environmental stressors that can influence the levels of metabolites found in plants. Sutherlandia frutescens contains many known potenti ...
  4. The effect of Libyan date palm pollen and flax seed on general and specific properties of testicular and breast cancer cells
    Alshibani, Yasmein Omran, 2017-03-22T10:37:39Z, University of the Western cape
    There is increasing concern worldwide by researchers with regards to the assessing of safety and therapeutic consumption of the plants used in traditional medicine. Date palm pollen (DPP) and flax seed have been used traditionally to improve fertility in Libya. DPP extracts have shown several reprod ...
  5. Effects of Libyan traditional plants on the reproductive system of male and female rats
    Elgenaidi, Abdalla Ramadan, 2017-03-22T10:46:32Z, University of the Western cape
    In different parts of the world, medicinal plants have demonstrated a lot of health benefits to mankind and remains an important source for the discovery of new bio-active compounds. Libya is a typical example of a country where medicinal plants are widely used. Plant extracts of five Libyan medicin ...
  6. The effects of water transfer from Swakoppoort and Omatako Dams on the water quality of Von Bach Dam, Namibia
    Sirunda, Johannes Jaime, 2017-03-22T10:57:59Z, University of the Western Cape
    In the Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia, water is transferred from Swakoppoort and Omatako Dams into Von Bach Dam to limit evaporation losses and bring water closer to the purification plant. There is a gap in the knowledge about the effects on water quality in Von Bach Dam due to water transfer from Sw ...
  7. Electronic patient record (EPR) system in South Africa : information, storage, retrieval and share amongst clinicians
    Tokosi, Temitope Oluwaseyi, 2017-03-22T12:26:34Z, University of the Western cape
    A phenomenological philosophy underlies this research study which attempts to understand clinicians’ perception and understanding of an electronic patient record (EPR) system currently operational at a hospital in the Western Cape Province in South Africa (SA). Healthcare is a human right, thus pati ...
  8. Recognition of facial action units from video streams with recurrent neural networks : a new paradigm for facial expression recognition
    Vadapalli, Hima Bindu, 2017-03-22T12:56:12Z, University of the Western Cape
    This research investigated the application of recurrent neural networks (RNNs) for recognition of facial expressions based on facial action coding system (FACS). Support vector machines (SVMs) were used to validate the results obtained by RNNs. In this approach, instead of recognizing whole facial e ...
  9. Durability studies of membrane electrode assemblies for high temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells
    Fanapi, Nolubabalo Hopelorant, 2017-03-22T13:52:49Z, University of the Western Cape
    Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) among other fuel cells are considered the best candidate for commercialization of portable and transportation applications because of their high energy conversion and low pollutant emission. Recently, there has been significant interest in high temper ...
  10. Determination of Chromium(VI), Vanadium(V), Selenium(IV) and Zinc(II) in the City of Cape Town"s potable water by stripping voltammetry at boron doped diamond electrodes
    Fillis, Ismarelda Rosaline, 2017-03-22T14:02:08Z, University of the Western Cape
    The main aim of this study is to investigate theelectrochemical determination of two beneficial (selenium and zinc) and two toxic (chromium and vanadium) metals in the potable water within the City of Cape Town"s distribution area. The Water Laboratory of the City"s Scientific Services Branch analys ...