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  1. The effect of English as a medium of instruction on the academic performance of students in life orientation at Dower Campus of the Port Elizabeth College
    Magxaki, Akhona, 2016, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    South Africa is a country with 11 official languages including English. English, however, dominates the educational sector, as medium of instruction. This is despite a plethora of research that shows the cognitive advantages of mother tongue instruction and language policies that promote additive bi ...
  2. The development of athletics in South Africa : 1814 to 1914
    Coghlan, Douglas Victor, 1987, Rhodes University
    The purpose of this study was to record the development of athletics in South Africa from 1814 to 1914. This period was chosen because sport and athletics originated and developed a social institution during that time and the First World brought progress to a temporary halt, after which there were m ...
  3. Efficiency evaluation of South African water service provision
    Brettenny, Warren James, 2017, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    In recent years South Africa has experienced numerous service delivery protests. These protests are a result of the lack of delivery of basic services such as water and sanitation (amongst others). To address this, local governments have taken part in benchmarking initiatives (National Benchmarking ...
  4. The experiences of being trans-racially adopted: the voice of the adoptee
    Bowen, Carrie, 2017, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    rans-racial adoption was first legalised in South Africa in 1991, and remains a contentious issue within a society in which the ramifications of apartheid are still felt. The study was borne of recognition of the need for clear understanding of the phenomenon of trans-racial adoption in the unique S ...
  5. Devulcanization of model compounds by a variety of diphenyldisulfides
    Boyce, Annemè, 2017, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    Improvements to the properties of recycled rubber, by developing a more selective breakdown process, is an important issue and a global challenge. Devulcanization is the most promising way to achieve this. It is a process which aims to totally or partially cleave monosulfidic (C-S-C), disulfidic (C- ...
  6. How the roles of CEO"s differ in response to different circumstances and in the context of succession: Anglo American-a case study
    Ball, Leslie, 2018, Rhodes University
    A review of the literature revealed that firms are inherently influenced by leadership in the upper echelons of the organization. The seminal paper of Hambrick and Mason (1984) has sparked much interest in the realm of organizational leadership. Studies involving organizational leadership have conce ...
  7. The role of African languages in the South African legal system: towards a transformative agenda
    Docrat, Zakeera, 2018, Rhodes University
    This interdisciplinary thesis, partly located in the emerging discipline of forensic linguistics, seeks to investigate the status and use of African languages in the South African legal system and how language can be used as a tool to transform the legal system. The research commences with an overvi ...
  8. A comparison of the comfort properties, measured with a sweating manikin (WalterTM), of clothing containing different fibres
    Britz, Lizaan, 2017, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    The main objective of the present study was to determine the relative role and importance of worsted suiting fabric fibre blend vis-à-vis fabric structural parameters, on the comfort related properties of 12 clothing ensembles, each comprising a different man’s suit, but the same wool/nylon underwea ...
  9. The path to adoption: experiences of couples who have transitioned from infertility
    Brophy, Mandy-Lee, 2017, Nelson Mandela University
    Parenthood is a life goal for the majority of individuals and couples who have reached a certain life stage. For many couples parenthood is, however, not a reality through expected means. Statistics gathered, in an unpublished information document, by the Port Elizabeth Infertility and Wellness Clin ...
  10. Addressing constraints in promoting wild edible plants’ utilization in household nutrition: case of the Congo Basin forest area
    Ngome, Precillia Ijang Tata, 2017
    It is worth raising the question, why are wild edible plants (WEPs) which are rich in diverse nutrients and widely abundant underutilized despite the increasing rate of undernourishment in poor regions? One reason is that their culinary uses are not quantified and standardized in nutrition surveys, ...