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Settlement type classification using aerial images.
(2014)In metropolitan and urban areas, the problems relating to rapid transformations that are taking place in terms of land cover and land use are now very pronounced, e.g., the rapid increase and unpredictable spread of ... 
Shearfree models for relativistic fluids with heat flow and pressure isotropy.
(2014)We model the interior dynamics of a relativistic radiating fuid in a nonstatic spher ically symmetric spacetime. The matter distribution takes the form of an imperfect fuid with a nonvanishing radially directed heat ... 
Shot classification in broadcast soccer video.
(2013)Event understanding systems, responsible for automatically generating human relatable event descriptions from video sequences, is an open problem in computer vision research that has many applications in the sports domain, ... 
Singularity and symmetry analysis of differential sequences.
(2009)We introduce the notion of differential sequences generated by generators of sequences. We discuss the Riccati sequence in terms of symmetry analysis, singularity analysis and identification of the complete symmetry group ... 
Solution generating algorithms in general relativity.
(2011)We conduct a comprehensive investigative review of solution generating algorithms for the Einstein field equations governing the gravitational behaviour of an isolated neutral static spherical distribution of perfect ... 
Some Mal'cev conditions for varieties of algebras.
(1991)This dissertation deals with the classification of varieties according to their Mal'cev properties. In general the so called Mal'cevtype theorems illustrate an interplay between first order properties of a given class ... 
Southern African Large Telescope observations of SunyaevZel'dovich effect selected clusters from the Atacama Cosmology Telescope.
(2014)We present Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) followup observations of seven massive clusters detected by the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) using the SunyaevZel’dovich effect (SZE). We conducted multiobject ... 
Spatial analysis and efficiency of systematic designs in intercropping experiments.
(2002)In studies involving intercropping plant populations, the main interest is to locate the position of the maximum response or to study the response pattern. Such studies normally require many plant population levels. Thus, ... 
Spatial modelling of fire dynamics in Savanna ecosystems.
(1999)Fire is used in the management of ecosystems worldwide because it is a relatively inexpensive means of manipulating thousands of hectares of vegetation. Deciding how, where and when to apply fire depends primarily on the ... 
Specifying a forest harvest scheduling system which includes wood properties.
(2009)This dissertation aims to specify a forest harvest scheduling system which includes wood properties in the harvesting decisions for the longterm (strategic) planning horizon. This system will be used by plantation ... 
Spectral techniques for roughness estimation.
(2001)Roughness is a relatively untouched field considering its significance to natural scientists. In this thesis mathematical techniques for measuring the roughness of signals are constructed and investigated. Both one ... 
Speech recognition and blackboard expert systems.
(1992)Spoken language is used by people to communicate naturally with one another. A simplistic view of the communication process is as follows. Person A wishes to communicate an idea to person B. The idea, initiated in the ... 
Spherically symmetric charged EinsteinMaxwell solutions.
(1999)In this thesis we study spherically symmetric spacetimes with a perfect fluid source which incorporates charge. We seek explicit solutions to the Einstein Maxwell system of equations. For nonaccelerating spherically ... 
The statistical analyses of a complex survey of banana pests and diseases in Uganda.
(1999)No abstract available. 
Statistical analysis of the incidence and mortality of African horse sickness in South Africa.
(2011)No abstract available. 
Statistical and mathematical modelling of HIV and AIDS, effect of reverse transcriptase inhibitors and causal inference for HIV mortality.
(20140129)The HIV and AIDS epidemic has remained one of the leading causes of death in the world and has been destructive in Africa with SubSaharan Africa remaining the epidemiological locus of the epidemic. HIV and AIDS ... 
Statistical distributions and modelling of GPSTelemetry elephant movement data including the effect of covariates.
In this thesis, I investigate the application of various statistical methods towards analysing GPS tracking data collected using GPS collars placed on large mammals in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Animal movement ... 
Statistical methods for analysing complex survey data : an application to HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia.
(20140212)The HIV/AIDS pandemic is currently the most challenging public health matter that faces third world countries, especially those in SubSaharan Africa. Ethiopia, in East Africa, with a generalised and highly heterogeneous ... 
Statistical methods for longitudinal binary data structure with applications to antiretroviral medication adherence.
(2010)Longitudinal data tend to be correlated and hence posing a challenge in the analysis since the correlation has to be accounted for to obtain valid inference. We study various statistical methods for such correlated ...