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  1. The performance of equity collective investment schemes in post-liberalised South Africa
    Mitton Barend, Cornelius, 2017-10-12T14:01:13Z, University of Cape Town
    Purpose of the study: Based on Jensen"s paper on the performance of mutual funds, utilising models based on the efficient market hypothesis and the capital asset pricing model, the main objective of this research report is to empirically evaluate the performance of South African domestic equity coll ...
  2. Reflexivity and scholarship initiatives: an examination of transformational leadership development
    Van Geesbergen, Jennifer, 2017-10-12T14:02:57Z, University of Cape Town
    There is a leadership gap on the African continent that requires the development of leaders that can help to transform society by bringing together government, civil society, and business. This study explores the relationship between reflexivity, scholarship programs and the development of transform ...
  3. Patient-centred communication and patient education: a multimodal social semiotic approach
    Weiss, Rachel, 2017-10-12T14:04:37Z, University of Cape Town
    Patient-centred communication and patient education: a multimodal social semiotic approach This study explores the phenomenon of patient-centred communication within the South African health context. Patient-centred communication involves several distinct but interlinked elements, namely, taking a h ...
  4. Deep water parapagurid hermit crabs: their distribution, abundance, population structure and associations in the Southern Benguela
    Wright, Amy Grace, 2017-10-12T14:05:08Z, University of Cape Town
    The parapagurids Sympagurus dimorphus (Studer, 1883) and Parapagurus bouvieri (Stebbing, 1910) dominate South African deeper-water benthic invertebrate communities. Samples from the 2016 DAFF bi-annual hake demersal research trawl surveys provided data on population structure and morphology. Since t ...
  5. Identifying predictors of evolutionary dispersion with phylogeographic generalised linear models
    Wolff-Piggott, Timothy, 2017-10-12T14:05:31Z, University of Cape Town
    Discrete phylogeographic models enable the inference of the geographic history of biological organisms along phylogenetic trees. Frequently applied in the context of epidemiological modelling, phylogeographic generalised linear models were developed to allow for the evaluation of multiple predictors ...
  6. China"s success in FDI: Why South Africa can learn from it
    Yu, Junyan, 2017-10-12T14:05:57Z, University of Cape Town
    Following economic reforms in 1978, the growth of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into China has been dramatic. The massive FDI inflows greatly benefited China"s economy and contributed to its steady and rapid economic growth. Most FDI empirical studies use panel data as it solves the problem of dat ...
  7. Coming of age in Khayelitsha: gendered identity, sexual partnerships and the transition to adulthood
    Swartz, Alison, 2017-10-12T14:06:22Z, University of Cape Town
    The lives of young people in Khayelitsha are characterised by a series of intersecting challenges. These include inadequate access to education, limited opportunities to find gainful employment, exposure to violence and the risk of contracting HIV. Several conventional avenues of transition to adult ...
  8. The nature of professional reasoning: An analysis of design in the engineering curriculum
    Wolmarans, Nicolette Sarah, 2017-10-12T14:06:47Z, University of Cape Town
    Access to the practice of a profession is controlled by formal education structures. These structures are intended to induct future professionals into the specialised knowledge, skills and values that underpin that profession. Yet, despite meeting the academic requirements of a professional degree, ...
  9. The development of S-glycosylcysteine derivatives for use in glycan-binding assays
    Williams, Matthew, 2017-10-12T14:07:11Z, University of Cape Town
    This dissertation concerns the development of a synthetic route towards novel cysteine-based glycan-binding probes, for incorporation into glycoarrays and or similar applications used in assays of glycan-recognition phenomena. The need to systematically characterize the glycome and decipher the rang ...
  10. Development of N-domain selective Angiotensin-I Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitors using Computer Aided Drug Discovery (CADD)
    Fienberg, Stephen, 2017-10-12T14:07:16Z, University of Cape Town
    Angiotensin-I (Ang-I) converting enzyme (ACE) is a zinc metalloprotease that plays a vital role in the Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS) and is a key antihypertensive drug target. In addition to Ang-I, ACE cleaves many other physiological substrates, thus extending its function beyond the ...