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  1. Automating the conversion of natural language fiction to multi-modal 3D animated virtual environments
    Glass, Kevin Robert, 2009, Rhodes University
    Popular fiction books describe rich visual environments that contain characters, objects, and behaviour. This research develops automated processes for converting text sourced from fiction books into animated virtual environments and multi-modal films. This involves the analysis of unrestricted natu ...
  2. Towards an evaluation and protection strategy for critical infrastructure
    Gottschalk, Jason Howard, 2015, Rhodes University
    Critical Infrastructure is often overlooked from an Information Security perspective as being of high importance to protect which may result in Critical Infrastructure being at risk to Cyber related attacks with potential dire consequences. Furthermore, what is considered Critical Infrastructure is ...
  3. Small town South Africa : the historical geography of selected Eastern Cape towns and current development initiatives within them
    White, Richard Charles Crookes, 2004, Rhodes University
    Small towns can be seen as the fundamental building blocks of tbe urban system. Through time, some of these towns have lost the primary reason for their existence. Some towns that have been declining or stagnating include old mining and industrial towns, such as Indwe in the Eastern Cape or Welkom i ...
  4. An assessment of the companion modelling approach in a context of negotiating water allocation strategies : the case of the Kat River Valley, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    Gumede, Felicity Hlengiwe, 2008, Rhodes University
    This Masters research took place in the Kat River Valley in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The Kat River Valley is a semi-rural catchment that covers an area of approximately 1700km² and is characterized by a complicated history of dispossession and resettlement. Farming is the main activity that i ...
  5. A critical evaluation of local level responses to mine closure in the Northwestern KwaZulu-Natal coal belt region, South Africa
    Buthelezi, Mbekezeli Simphiwe, 2004, Rhodes University
    The de-industrialisation process that was a common feature of North America and Western Europe in the 1970s, through into the 1980s has become an observable feature in African countries and South Africa in particular in the last two decades. Globally, hard hit areas include those associated with the ...
  6. Geological factors that influence the evaluation and exploitation of Canadian copper-zinc massive sulphide-, and Japanese polymetallic (kuroko) deposits
    Venter, D M, 1981, Rhodes University
    Volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits are important sources of base metals throughout the world. The Canadian Cu-Zn-(Au, Ag) deposits of Archaean age occur in greenstone terrains within the Canadian Shield. These deposits are closely associated with volcanic vents developed along zones of rifting w ...
  7. Early Cretaceous alluvial palaeosols (Kirkwood formation, Algoa Basin, South Africa) and their palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatological significance
    Frost, Susan, 1996, Rhodes University
    The Kirkwood Formation in the Bushman"s River area of the Algoa Basin is characterised by a number of fining-upward cycles. These have been interpreted as indicating deposition in a dynamic aggrading meandering river system with the channel deposits (conglomerates grading upwards into sandstones) fi ...
  8. A teaching case study on the effect of growth on organisational leadership and culture at hardware warehouse as the organisation grew from one store to 18 stores
    Mfabane, Masiwakhe, 2014, Rhodes University
    From summary:The main objective of this research study was to write up a teaching case study, based on Greiner’s (1998) model of organisational development, outlining what effect the growth of Hardware Warehouse had on the leadership and culture of the organisation. The study is a teaching case stud ...
  9. Adjustment of commercial banks" interest rates and the effectiveness of monetary policy : evidence from Anglophone West Africa
    Bangura, Lamin, 2011, Rhodes University
    Most central banks use short-term interest rates as their main instrument of monetary policy. It is assumed that a change in policy rate will influence interest rates set by commercial banks, but this is not usually the case. Commercial banks adjust their interest rates in response to changes in pol ...
  10. Economic incentives in controlling pollution in the South African leather industry
    Mowat, Shaun Phillip, 1996, Rhodes University
    The objective of the research was to ascertain whether, when compared to a system"of standards, the theoretical promise that economic incentives offered as a low cost solution to the abatement problem, would hold in practice. This was done by applying environmental economic theory to the practical p ...