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Regional representativeness hotspots for world's tetrapod vertebrate genera.
As anthropogenic stress and resulting habitat degradation put pressure on biodiversity, there is a need for urgent and innovative conservation strategies. The integration of the biogeographical concept of bioregionalisation ...
Index testing and assessment of the suitability of bentonite from the Imerys Bentonite Mine, for use in geosynthetic clay liners.
Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs) have become a suitable substitute for compacted clay liners. Their use centre on liquid impoundments, such as to prevent leachates from landfills seeping into the groundwater system and as ...
Breeding maize for resistance to the fall armyworm (Spodoptera Frugiperda J.E. Smith), improved yield and yield-related traits.
Maize production and productivity in sub-Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), including Zambia, has been severely threatened by the recent arrival of the fall armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda J.E. Smith). Several strategies have ...
Abandoning the Ark in Durban: development, displacement, resettlement and livelihood struggles.
Forced removals, the theme of this thesis, through evictions, clean-up campaigns and development-induced displacement, results in the ‘hygienisation’ of public space and the ‘violent un-homing’ of vulnerable communities. ...
Breeding bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) for drought- tolerance in Ethiopia.
Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.; 2n=6x=42; AABBDD) is one of the major staple cereal crops in the world. The demand for wheat has rapidly increased in sub-Saharan Africa including Ethiopia because of the growing population, ...
Breeding groundnut (arachis hypogaea L.) for rust resistance in Tanzania.
Abstract available in pdf.
Genetic improvement of cowpea [vigna unguiculata (L.) walp.] for grain yield and yield component components in Zambia.
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Implications of land use practices and socio-hydrological vulnerability within a rapidly developing city: a case study of the Umhlatuzana River, Ethekwini, South Africa.
Anthropogenic actions affect land uses and land use change concomitantly influencing water quality in a catchment. In a catchment varying levels of income and access to infrastructure and resources result in a lack of ...
The application of geographic information systems (GIS) to armed violent conflicts resolution in the Great Lakes region (GLR) of Central and East Africa.
Armed violent conflict is a persistent global problem, and its severity is more prominent in developing countries, including Africa. In the past decades and more recently, the GLR in east Africa has experienced various ...
On the engineering geology of granite saprolite and its significance to the construction of Injaka Dam, South Africa.
The intention of this work is to provide a deeper understanding of the engineering geological behaviour of granite saprolite and how this affects the engineering of such material, with specific reference to the construction ...