Recent Submissions

  • Uncertainty sources in climate change impact modelling of water resource systems 

    Oyebode, Oluwaseun Kunle; Adeyemo, Josiah; Otieno, Fred (UniversityPublications.nethttp://universitypublications.net/ajs/0302/pdf/T4N34.pdf, 2014)
    Modelling climate change impacts on water resources have been widely acknowledged to have various complexities. These complexities are due to the complex, dynamic and non-linear characteristics of the changes in atmospheric, ...
  • Women in selected rural municipalities: Resilience and agency against vulnerabilities to climate change 

    Meyiwa, Thenjiwe; Maseti, Thandokazi; Ngubane, Sizani; Letsekha, Tebello; Rozani, Carina (Taylor and Francishttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10130950.2014.955686, 2014-11-03)
    The role of rural women in eradicating poverty and ending hunger has been recognised by both scholars and practitioners. There is an acknowledgement that women serve a critical role in the agricultural labour force, ...
  • Fairness in using negative marking for assessing true/false questions 

    Haffejee, Firoza; Sommerville, Thomas E. (The Independant Institute of Educationhttp://www.academia.edu/9139559/Higher_Education_Studies_as_a_field_of_research, 2014-06-09)
    Multiple choice questions are a popular method of testing as they are easy to mark. However, they also lend themselves to guessing. True/False questions are particularly prone to guessing. This can be alleviated by deduction ...
  • Research output level at Durban University of Technology (DUT) in South Africa: contributing factors and their implications 

    Cele, Philisiwe Charity; Lekhanya, Lawrence Mpele (Business Perspectiveshttp://businessperspectives.org/journals_free/ppm/2014/PPM_2014_04_spec.issue2_Cele.pdf, 2014)
    Various factors contributing to the level of research output at the Durban of University of Technology (DUT) are investigated by this research and their implications to the University are also examined. Data are collected ...
  • The most popular Shona male anthroponyms 

    Makondo, Livingstone (Kamla-Rajhttp://www.krepublishers.com/02-Journals/T%20&%20T/T%20&%20T-11-0-000-13-Web/T%20&%20T-11-1-000-13-ABST-PDF/S-T&T-11-1-011-13-307-Makondo-L/S-T&T-11-1-011-13-307-Makondo-L-Tt.pdf, 2013)
    This paper focuses on identifying the most popular male Shona names widely used in Zimbabwe by Shona speakers. It proceeds to establish the meanings attached to the identified most popular male Shona names. Nine semi-structured ...
  • Gendered naming and values attached to amaXhosa Amakrwala (Graduate-initiates) 

    Meyiwa, Thenjiwe; Cekiso, Madoda (Kamla-Raj, 2014)
    This paper is based on a study that explored the gendered naming and values attached to the amaXhosa amakrwala, and the kind of behaviour expected from them after being ‘declared men’. Drawing from an empirical study that ...
  • Academic advising in universities : concept paper 

    Makondo, Livingstone (Kamla-Raj, 2014)
    The need for sustained academic advising and support for students and lecturers in universities in South Africa is on the rise. The initiative draws from the sad reality that the South African higher education system is ...
  • ‘Walking our talk’ : exploring supervision of postgraduate self-study research through metaphor drawing 

    Pithouse-Morgan, K.; Chisanga, T.; Meyiwa, Thenjiwe; Muthukrishna, N.; Naicker, I.; Singh, L.; Van Laren, L.; Harrison, Liz (Unisa Press, 2014)
    The authors of this article portray their learning as a group of eight academics who met to examine the roles and relationships of supervisors of postgraduate self-study research. In the article, they represent how through ...
  • Study of Some e-government activities in South Africa 

    Thakur, Surendra; Singh, Shawren (IEEEhttp://www.ajocict.net/uploads/V6N2P4-2013_AJOCICT_-_Surendra_and_Shawren_-_Study_of_Some_E-Government_Activities_in_South_Africa.pdf, 2013-06)
    This paper examines the nature and extent of e-government activities in South Africa. E-Government refers to the practice of leveraging ICT to deliver services to employees (G2E), to citizens (G2C), to business (G2B) and ...
  • Communication skills as a subject in the programme cost and management accounting at a South African University 

    Naidoo, Suntharmurthy Kristnasamy; Garbharran, Hari Lall (International Foundation for Research & Developmenthttp://www.ifrnd.org/test/Research%20Papers/J84.pdf, 2013-07)
    The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the communication proficiency of the Cost and Management (CMA) students and to assess whether the studying of the subject,, ”Communication Skills”, is having any positive influence ...
  • South African higher education : at the center of a cauldron of national imaginations 

    Bawa, Ahmed C. (Social Research, 2012)
    South Africa's university system is by far the most developed on the African continent. 18 years after the fall of apartheid we must ask whether there is anything approaching a national consensus about the place of university ...
  • Use of remote sensing and geographical information system (GIS) for salinity assessment of Vaal-Harts irrigation scheme, South Africa 

    Ochieng, George M.; Ojo, Olumuyiwa I.; Otieno, Fredrick Alfred O.; Mwaka, Beason (2013)
    Soil salinity is a critical environmental problem in many countries around the world especially the arid and semi-arid countries like South Africa. The problem has great impact on soil fertility which in turns has a great ...
  • Righting an inverted pyramid : managing a perfect storm 

    Bawa, Ahmed C. (Centre for the Study of Southern African Literature and Languages, 2013)
    The higher education participation rate in South Africa has been stagnant over the last 20 years and this has resulted in a very substantial gap between graduate supply and demand. The pressure for massification is also a ...
  • Violence at the end of the rainbow 

    Hemson, Crispin (Taylor and Francishttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10402659.2013.759764, 2013-02-26)
    South Africa presents contradictory images—that of a miracle of reconcilia- tion, the Rainbow Nation, and that of societal decay, evidenced by the police shooting of thirty-six mineworkers at Marikana in 2012. It is ...
  • Learning from the first year of the Transformative Education/al Studies (TES) project 

    Harrison, Liz; Pithouse-Morgan, Kathleen; Conolly, Joan Lucy; Meyiwa, Thenjiwe (2012)
    The Transformative Education/al Studies project (TES) is a three-year, funded project led by researchers from three universities: a University of Technology, a Research-Intensive university, and a rural Comprehensive ...
  • The Development of a Language Learning Object Repository (LLOR) for second language teachers in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 

    Reddy, Pregalathan. (International Association of Technology, Education and Development, 2012)
    A Language Learning Object Repository (LLOR) was developed in an attempt to respond to the challenge of increasing costs of printed educational resources, the lack of which results in generally poor performances by second ...
  • Integrating quality and cost of surface raw water : upper and middle Vaal water management areas South Africa 

    Dzwairo, Bloodless; Otieno, Fredrick Alfred O. (IWA Publishinghttp://www.iwaponline.com/ws/01002/ws010020201.htm, 2010)
    The user-pays principle encourages use of a water tariff structure that incorporates pollution and/or depletion of a water resource because that water represents a capital resource base. Development of a tool that models ...
  • On first integrals of second-order ordinary differential equations 

    Meleshko, S. V.; Moyo, Sibusiso; Muriel, C.; Romero, J. L.; Guha, P.; Choudhury, A. G. (Springerhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10665-012-9590-9, 2013-01-08)
    Here we discuss first integrals of a particular representation associated with second-order ordinary differential equations. The linearization problem is a particular case of the equivalence problem together with a number ...
  • Treating high nitrate groundwater using surfactant modified zeolite in fixed bed column 

    Masukume, Mike; Eskandarpour, Akbar; Onyango, Maurice S.; Ochieng, Aoyi; Otieno, Fredrick Alfred O. (Taylor and Francishttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01496395.2010.551246, 2011-05-02)
    High levels of nitrate in South African groundwater used for drinking purposes are a cause of concern due to the possible human health risks associated with consuming nitrate contaminated water. In this study, nitrate ...
  • Preface to the special issue on the tercentenary of the Laplace–Runge–Lenz vector 

    Maharaj, S. D.; Moyo, Sibusiso; Popovych, R. (Springerhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10665-012-9599-0, 2012-10-30)

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