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  1. Process simulation as a decision support tool for biopharmaceutical process development in a South African context
    Collair, Wesley, 2021-01-19T11:51:12Z, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
    In 2010 the incidence of neo-natal Group B Streptococcus (GBS) disease in South Africa was 3 per 1000 live births, more than twice the global average of 1.21 per 1000 live births. A recent life cycle impact assessment showed that a new vaccine against GBS disease in South Africa could have a potenti ...
  2. Attitudes Toward And Experiences of Digital Labour by Current and Potential Crowdworkers: A South African Perspective
    Chidoori, Cuthbert, 2021-01-19T12:20:08Z, Faculty of Commerce
    Digital labour is the creation of new products and services through mainly various digital media forms in exchange for a form of remuneration. Digital labour addresses some of their critical issues in South Africa, such as high unemployment, low income and others. Digital labour initiatives, particu ...
  3. Understanding risk of injury in novice runners: exploring the link between runner characteristics, biomechanics and injury outcome
    Coetzee, Devon Ross, 2021-01-19T11:48:58Z, Faculty of Health Sciences
    The high prevalence of running related injury, particularly in novice runners has prompted the investigation into interventions to mitigate the risk of injury. This dissertation set out to investigate the effects of a progressive 12-week running intervention in novice runners wearing footwear with r ...
  4. Artificial Neural Networks in Stock Return Prediction: Testing Model Specification in a Global Context
    Buxton-Tetteh, Naa Ayorkor, 2021-01-19T12:52:25Z, Faculty of Commerce
    This research investigates whether artificial neural networks which make use of firm specific fundamental and technical factors can accurately predict the returns of a sample of several large-cap stocks from various markets across the globe. This study also explores which hidden layer configuration ...
  5. The impact of stressful life events on antiretroviral treatment adherence and viral load amongst adults in Gugulethu, Cape Town
    Coombs, Julie-Anne, 2021-01-19T11:56:22Z, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Optimal antiretroviral treatment (ART) adherence is critical in achieving virologic suppression. Most people living with HIV (PLWH) experience HIV-related challenges which may be compounded by the experience of stressful life events (SLE) with adverse effects on their ART adherence and therefore aff ...
  6. Brazil"s Foreign Policy from the context of South-South Development Cooperation initiatives: the case of Brazil and Mozambique after Lula
    Correa, Julia, 2021-01-19T11:58:58Z, Faculty of Humanities
    South-South Development Cooperation is a longstanding practice that has undergone many unprecedented changes since the dawn of the twenty-first century. However, following the first decade of the century, some key players in development cooperation seem to have reduced their efforts to promote South ...
  7. Local Stochastic Volatility—The Hyp-Hyp Model
    Cowen, Nicholas, 2021-01-19T12:01:24Z, Faculty of Commerce
    Volatility modelling is used predominantly in order to explain the volatility smile observed in the market. Stochastic volatility models are mainly used to capture the curvature of a volatility smile while local volatility models generally model the skew. Jackel and Kahl ¨ (2008) present a hyperboli ...
  8. An Ethnographic Study on Heritage Preservation in Bo-Kaap
    Correia, Shannon, 2021-01-19T12:03:25Z, Faculty of Humanities
    This research paper analyses the culture and community in Bo-Kaap, which is battling to preserve its heritage amid growing gentrification. Gentrification in this area is analysed as a special case in point, as although gentrification is happening in other neighbourhoods in Cape Town, Bo-Kaap is the ...
  9. Code-Switching among Bilingual Speakers of Cape Muslim Afrikaans and South African English in the Bo-Kaap, Cape Town
    Cozien, Christine, 2021-01-19T12:08:38Z, Faculty of Humanities
    The Bo-Kaap is traditionally a Cape Muslim Afrikaans-speaking community, and sociohistorically it is particularly relevant to the development of Afrikaans at the Cape (Davids 2011, Mahida 1993). The Cape Muslim Afrikaans spoken in the Bo-Kaap is a sub-variety of Standard Afrikaans (Kotzé 1989, David ...
  10. Such painful knowledge: hope and the (un)making of futures in Cape Town
    Cupido, Shannon, 2021-01-19T12:15:08Z, Faculty of Humanities
    Recent writing in the anthropology of affect and cognate fields has positioned hope as a useful category with which to examine socio-political life and formulate a political and theoretical response adequate to its form. This dissertation extends this endeavour by exploring the ‘hopeful projects" mo ...