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An investigation of perceptions, participation, and socio-economic impacts of community-based conservation programmes : the case of Buffelsdraai, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
There has been growing concern regarding the impacts of climate change-related concerns, coupled with the realisation that these concerns will be experienced differently across countries. At the local level, these climate ...
The politics of megaprojects : assessing the socio-spatial and environmental impacts of the proposed dig-out port in south Durban.
Megaprojects are continuing to transform urban landscapes, and take the form of large development projects such as railways, bridges, ports, dams, shopping malls and iconic skyscrapers. For cities, megaprojects act as ...
A GIS based approach to identify road traffic fatal accident hotspots in the greater Durban city from 2011 - 2015.
Road safety is a serious problem across the globe and its severity is more prominent in developing countries, especially in Africa. South Africa is no exception and road safety is one of the major challenges the greater ...
An assessment of fire regimes on different vegetation types using MODIS burned area products.
Cost-efficient satellite data has been widely used to map the spatial and temporal distribution of fires in resource scarce regions such as southern Africa. However, the accuracy of such data is often unknown, which ...
Ostracods as bioindicators to reconstruct past environmental conditions at Lake St Lucia, South Africa.
Lake St Lucia, situated along the east coast of South Africa, is a highly dynamic system subject to both tidal and freshwater influences with changing environmental conditions. These fluctuating salinity regimes effect the ...
The application of remote sensing in drought monitoring : a case study of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Drought is a severe natural disaster which occurs across wide spatial boundaries and inconsistent temporal patterns. The slow onset and gradual formation of drought highlights the importance of early detection, allowing ...
Rural livelihoods and adaptation to climate variability and change in Chadereka Ward 1 in Muzarabani rural district, Zimbabwe.
Climate variability and change has become a major concern locally and globally that has negative impacts on the sustainability of livelihoods as well as socio-economic and environmental well-being. There is also widespread ...
Mapping key fibre biochemical concentrations in KwaZulu-Natal grasslands using remotely sensed technologies.
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Informing reforestation practices : quantifying live forest above ground biomass of a randomly mixed natural forest plantation using GIS and remote sensing models.
Restoration of natural forests is viewed as one of the effective and viable approaches for mitigating and adapting to climate change. However, maximising the carbon capture and storage of naturally mixed forest plantations ...
Green lung to logistics park: a critical assessment of the rezoning of the Clairwood racecourse.
The South Durban Basin (SDB) (located in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) is the second largest industrial zone in South Africa, and has one of the highest concentrations of chemical and petro-chemical industries in the country. ...