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A study of the environmental impacts (natural and anthropogenic) on the estuaries of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa : implications for management.
This thesis documents eight estuaries that are situated on the northern coastline of KwaZulu-Natal viz.: St Lucia, Mfolozi, Zinkwazi, Mvoti, Mngeni and those of the South i.e. Isipingo, Manzimtoti and Mkomazi. The documentation ...
An analysis of municipal solid waste management in South Africa using the Msunduzi Municipality as a case study.
Municipal Solid Waste generation has become an inevitable consequence of lifestyles and daily living. However, the nature (quantity and quality) of this waste stream can vary and is largely dependent upon the manner in ...
The provision of primary health care in marginalized rural communities : comparative case studies of Zombodze (Swaziland) and Nkanyisweni (eThekwini Municipality, South Africa)
The provision of health in communities and their inhabitants are very important
Participatory forest management (PFM) discourse in South Africa : ecological modernisation in the developing world.
There is growing recognition internationally of the shift in natural resource management away from top-down, technocratic management towards participatory approaches that incorporate local communities and other stakeholders ...
The private sector-community relationship in ecotourism : the case of Umngazi River Bungalows, Eastern Cape
Ecotourism has increasingly been adopted in many countries as a responsible and sustainable form of tourism. The role of the private sector in ecotourism development and specifically the involvement of communities in their ...
A GIS based habitat suitability analysis of the Oribi antelope in KwaZulu-Natal.
Geographic information systems and remotely sensed information provide an analytical platform for linking habitat features and animal distribution in a spatial context. The spatial culmination of such data using geographic ...
Labour-based rural road maintenance for poverty alleviation : a case study of the Zibambele programme in Umbumbulu, KwaZulu-Natal.
This research is an evaluation of labour-based methods and techniques that are used in rural road construction and maintenance. The study places emphasis on the Zibambele rural road maintenance programme in Umbumbulu, which ...
An investigation into estimating productivity, above ground biomass and leaf area index of Eucalyptus grandis using remotely sensed data and a process-based model.
South Africa depends largely on afforestation programs for its timber supplies due to the great demands for fiber and wood products. This has brought discomfort to other water users who have advocated that the effects of ...
Field spectroscopy of plant water content in Eucalyptus grandis forest stands in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
The measurement of plant water content is essential to assess stress and disturbance in forest plantations. Traditional techniques to assess plant water content are costly, time consuming and spatially ...
Estimating woody vegetation cover in an African Savanna using remote sensing and geostatistics.
A major challenge in savanna rangeland studies is estimating woody vegetation cover and densities over large areas where field based census alone is impractical. It is therefore crucial that the management and conservation ...