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  1. Fiscal and institutional factors and taxpayer culture as explanations for the 2018 VAT increase in South Africa
    Pearson, Kirsten Susan, 2022-06-24T07:27:34Z, Faculty of Humanities
    The 2018 Value Added Tax (VAT) rate increase in South Africa is a significant event in that it was the first time since the advent of democracy in South Africa (1994) that the VAT rate had been raised. Located within the discipline of fiscal sociology, this study emphasises the developmental implica ...
  2. The "formalisation dilemma" of artisanal and small-scale mining: an analysis with reference to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Pein, Rebecca-Lee, 2022-06-24T08:31:49Z, Faculty of Law
    This thesis contributes to the discussion about the impact and dynamics of the informal Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) sector in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on the case of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The debate around ASM"s informality in sub-Saharan Africa is increasingly gathe ...
  3. Differential proteomic profiling towards elucidation of TB-IRIS pathogenesis
    Peyper, Janique Michelle, 2022-06-24T09:15:03Z, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Background Up to 59% of tuberculosis (TB)/human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-treated patients develop paradoxical TB-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (TB-IRIS) after addition of antiretroviral (ARV) therapy to anti-tuberculous therapy (ATT). The course can be prolonged and t ...
  4. Investigating pesticide-related deaths admitted to Salt River mortuary in Cape Town, South Africa: a retrospective, descriptive analysis
    Peter, Molatelo, 2022-06-24T09:16:44Z, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Pesticide-related poisonings place a burden on the public health system in low- and middleincome countries. Notification of pesticide poisonings and deaths is a legal requirement in South Africa, however, our understanding of the prevalence and type of pesticides involved in poisoning cases remains ...
  5. The internet, political mobilisation and civic engagement in Zimbabwe from 2015 to 2020: investigating the role of Twitter
    Pindayi, Brian, 2022-06-24T10:10:13Z, Faculty of Humanities
    This study sought to determine how Twitter affected political mobilisation and civic engagement in Zimbabwe from 2015 to 2020. Zimbabwe"s competitive authoritarian regime has over the years restricted access to mainstream media platforms, leaving members of the opposition and most civic organisation ...
  6. Exploring active citizenship through spoken word poetry
    Phasha, Pheladi, 2022-06-24T10:11:54Z, Faculty of Humanities
    This dissertation is concerned with developing the South African youth"s active participation in formal politics. Spoken word poetry as an applied drama and theatre medium is of particular interest to this study and it argues that the art form can be used as a means of youth development in the area ...
  7. Counting animals in ecological images
    Pillay, Nakkita, 2022-06-24T10:13:27Z, Faculty of Science
    In the field of ecology, counting of animals to estimate population size and prey abundance is important for the conservation of wildlife. This involves analyzing large volumes of image, video or audio data and manual counting. Automating the process of counting animals would be invaluable to resear ...
  8. Building resilience: a pancultural practice exploring cultures, memory & amp; modernism through hybrid and liminal condition
    Pournejati, Omid, 2022-06-24T11:49:40Z, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
    This dissertation draws on the experience of the third culture kid to set up a design approach for adaptive reuse. The third culture kid is someone who has lived outside of their culture/ country of origin for majority of the developing years and as a result experiences the sense of belonging or not ...
  9. Deciphering the regulatory code driving neural crest evolution and development
    Prag, Mayur, 2022-06-24T12:17:58Z, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Neural crest cells are a unique feature of vertebrates. This embryonic cell population is multipotent, giving rise to many structures including peripheral neurons. The sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus, is at the base of the vertebrate lineage and offers an ideal model for the ancestral neural crest. ...
  10. A critical reflection on the judgement of the federal constitutional court of Germany on the European central bank"s public sector purchase programme: ultra vires review and the primacy of European Law
    Rademann, Philipp, 2022-06-24T12:19:22Z, Faculty of Law
    The financial politics of the European Union (EU) have been highly debated ever since the 2008 crisis, which left some European countries in financial turmoil. One part of the European financial policy has been the purchase of government bonds through the European Central Bank. The most vocal critic ...