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  1. Minimum built form for maximum urban impact: exploring the minimum built form that generates the greatest urban impact through architecture of closed-loop material systems
    Moreau, Daniel, 2018-05-14T12:57:15Z, University of Cape Town
    Current top-down city planning strategies implement abstract ideas and impose them on a society while neglecting a crucial sense of public voice and inclusion (Krause, 2011). Through exploring ideas of community ownership of space and flexibility of social inhabitation, the design dissertation aims ...
  2. The sacred and the everyday: exploring the relationship between religious space and public
    Chogle, Shafeea, 2018-05-14T12:57:19Z, University of Cape Town
    This dissertation began with an interest in the relationship between religious space and the public realm, and a curiosity into the capacity of religious spaces to participate in and construct public. This interest, while conscious of global ideas surrounding the role of religion in the global south ...
  3. The future of the past: inherent atmospheres
    Hobbs, Michael Phillip, 2018-05-14T12:57:21Z, University of Cape Town
    This dissertation is an attempt to extract architecture from the site itself. Michelangelo, the Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer, famously said, Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. He clearly understood hi ...
  4. Ruin[ed] edge[iness] ruined landscape: Inverting and resurfacing the buried ruin with the scarred landscape
    Kruger, Aimee Leah, 2018-05-14T12:57:25Z, University of Cape Town
    This dissertation focuses on the Voortrekker road strip between Salt River Circle and the Black river. It is bounded by the railway lines on the western side, and the Black River and M5 elevated freeway bridge on the eastern side of the strip. The Voortrekker road bridge over the railway line create ...
  5. Spatial implications of foreign direct investment (FDI) on infrastructure delivery: A case of the City of Lusaka, Zambia
    Musonda, Chipampata, 2018-05-14T12:57:28Z, University of Cape Town
    The is a strong belief that FDI offers possibilities towards a development that has eluded developing countries for decades. It has become a predominant feature in development policy. The influence towards this orientation to development emanates from geopolitical dynamisms that have revolutionized ...
  6. The afterlife of megastructures in the aftermath of mega-events: the case of Cape Town Stadium
    Mwedzi, Alick, 2018-05-14T12:57:30Z, University of Cape Town
    Large scale global spectacles such as the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games demand infrastructure of a suitably grand magnitude - the stadium being the centrepiece of this infrastructure. However, because the mentioned events are hosted in a different location each time they take place, the sta ...
  7. An analysis on creating balance between economic transformation and investment in Namibia"s mining industry
    Nangolo, Eino Kandali, 2018-05-14T12:57:52Z, University of Cape Town
    The study is based on inclusive economic transformation and foreign direct investment (FDI) in Namibia"s mining industry. The author seeks to find out how the two competing interests can be balanced, so that readers understand the relevance of both to economic growth and poverty alleviation among th ...
  8. The introduction of Islamic banking and its projected impact on financial inclusion and economic development in Uganda
    Mutungi Muhairwe, Simon, 2018-05-14T12:57:57Z, University of Cape Town
    Islamic banks were minimally affected by the global financial crisis of 2008. This is largely attributed to their firm and sound economic principles. This has made Islamic finance a feasible alternative system of banking especially in pursuit of financial inclusion. Uganda like most third world coun ...
  9. The influence of foraging habitat on acoustic signal source levels in two bat species, Neoromicia capensis (Vespertilionidae) and Tadarida aegyptiaca (Molossidae)
    Mutavhatsindi, Itani Victor, 2018-05-14T12:58:18Z, University of Cape Town
    The source level of echolocation pulses is an essential parameter because it has an impact on the range at which bats perceive their environment and, most importantly, at which they detect prey. Echolocation pulse source level is under the control of the echolocator and its operational range is like ...
  10. Access to financial services: towards an understanding of the role and impact of financial exclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Ndlovu, Godfrey, 2018-05-14T12:58:43Z, University of Cape Town
    This thesis investigates the nature and extent of financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It sequentially investigates this in three related studies. The first study examines the impact of access to finance on poverty, while the second investigates the extent to which cross-country structur ...