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  1. Growth, modelling and remodelling of cardiac tissue: a multiphase approach
    Hopkins, Gary, 2017-08-17T14:12:50Z, University of Cape Town
    Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is identified as a serious health concern in developing countries, specifically amongst young individuals, accounting for between 250 000 and 1.4 million deaths annually. As such, the attention of this research is initially placed on the importance of the development of ...
  2. Accelerated Adjoint Algorithmic Differentiation with Applications in Finance
    De Beer, Jarred, 2017-08-17T14:14:10Z, University of Cape Town
    Adjoint Differentiation"s (AD) ability to calculate Greeks efficiently and to machine precision while scaling in constant time to the number of input variables is attractive for calibration and hedging where frequent calculations are required. Algorithmic adjoint differentiation tools automatically ...
  3. Design and prototyping of a test facility to investigate the transport properties of dilute phase gas-particle flows applicable to coal-fired power plants
    Du Sart, Colin F, 2017-08-17T14:14:33Z, University of Cape Town
    Understanding the properties of dilute phase gas-particle transport and the applicability of the different empirical correlations found in literature for these properties are crucial in the study of Pulverized Fuel conveying applicable to South African coal-fired power plants. Having access to a tes ...
  4. Investigating the role of IL-4/IL-13 signalling through the IL-4 receptor alpha (IL-4Rα) on keratinocytes in murine models of Leishmania major and Schistosoma mansoni
    Govender, Melissa, 2017-08-17T14:15:06Z, University of Cape Town
    Keratinocytes represent the major cell type in the skin. During cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) and schistosomiasis, the skin is important during the parasite life cycle. While Th1 immunity is required to control CL, protection during schistosomiasis requires Th2 immunity. Paradoxically, Th2 characteri ...
  5. Stimulation of angiogenesis through growth factor delivery from synthetic heparinised hydrogels
    Chokoza, Cindy, 2017-08-17T14:15:34Z, University of Cape Town
    Objectives: Vascular diseases are one of the leading causes of death. Due to minimal regenerative capability of the heart, alternative therapies have been sought after with engineered biomaterials being extensively investigated in this area. In this study, enzymatically degradable heparinised polyet ...
  6. The Streetscapes Project : reflective paper
    Ebrahim, Zakiyah, 2017-08-17T14:18:13Z, University of Cape Town
    The Streetscapes Project is a photographic and journalistic documentation of ten street-based people"s stories from Cape Town, South Africa. The subjects of the project are employed by Khulisa Social Solutions, a non-profit organisation (NPO) that adopts a systemic approach to breaking the cycle of ...
  7. The personal is political: articulating women"s citizenship through three African feminist blogs
    Carelse, Aimee, 2017-08-17T14:18:20Z, University of Cape Town
    Mediated public spaces both on and offline privilege the educated male elite, and thus cannot address the specific needs of women (Huyer and Sikoska, 2003:2), or their points of view. This study aimed to explore the extent to which three African feminist blogs realise the democratising potential of ...
  8. Musical learning, development and mediation: A case study of the Delta Langbroek Band in the Music van de Caab project in the Western Cape
    Harper, Elizabeth, 2017-08-17T14:18:50Z, University of Cape Town
    Musical learning, development and mediation: A case study of the Delta Langbroek Band in the Music van de Caab project in the Western Cape The Solms Delta wine estate"s Music van de Caab project in the Groot Drakenstein Valley in the Western Cape has attracted a fair amount of informal attention nat ...
  9. An explorative study of Congolese "bouncers" in Cape Town: constructing masculine identities in liminal spaces
    Harris, Kirsten, 2017-08-17T14:19:26Z, University of Cape Town
    The intended purpose of the following thesis was to explore and attempt to understand how Congolese Bouncers, specifically in Cape Town, construct their own masculine identities in liminal spaces. This exploration entailed examining the complexities and connections between immigrants, immigrant boun ...
  10. Exploring South African consumers" attitudes toward game meat
    Wassenaar, Anjolize, 2017-08-17T08:42:14Z
    The study explores South African respondents’ attitudes toward game meat and finds the differences between the attitudes of consumer and non-consumer respondents of game meat toward the following attributes of game meat: sensory characteristics; health benefits; game meat production ethics; animal w ...