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Landcover classification in a heterogenous savanna environment : investigating the performance of an artificial neural network and the effect of image resolution.
The aim of this study was to investigate the role of spatial and categorical resolution of satellite images in landcover classification. Three images namely, SPOT 5, Landsat TM, and MODIS were used, each of varying spatial ...
Spatial and temporal extent of land degradation in a communal landscape of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Land degradation in communal rangelands is one of the problems that lowers land
Estimating leaf area index (LAI) of black wattle (Acacia mearnsii) using Landsat ETM+ satellite imagery.
Leaf area index (LAI) is an important variable in models that attempt to simulate carbon, nutrient, water and energy fluxes for forest ecosystems. LAI can be measured either directly (destructive sampling) or by using ...
Mapping potential soil erosion using rusle, remote sensing, and GIS : the case study of Weenen Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal.
Accelerated soil erosion is drawing a growing attention with the recognition that the rate of soil loss is too great to be met by soil formation rate. Weenen Game Reserve (WGR) is an area with an unfortunate history of ...
Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of both the community and traditional healers with regard to diagnosis and treatment of malaria in KwaZulu Natal.
This study aimed at investigating the knowledge, perceptions and attitudes of both the community and traditional healers with regard to the diagnosis and treatment of malaria in KwaZulu Natal with special reference to Ndumu ...
Geomorphic considerations in the deterioration of rural roads : the case of Inkandla, Indwedwe and Ga-Modjadji.
The condition of the rural road network in South Africa is in a severe state of deterioration and remains a matter of concern for inhabitants of rural areas. Apart from heavy use, the main problem is that road development ...
Towards developing an environmental management system for Michaelhouse Boys' School in KwaZulu-Natal.
Educational institutions are obliged in tenns of the Constitution as well as a number of National Policies to manage their environment in a sustainable manner and to provide a healthy environment for the employees and ...
The provision of services in rural areas with special reference to health and education : a case study of Okhombe village in the North-West Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal.
This study is an examination of services in previously disadvantaged rural areas of South Africa with special reference to health and education. The case study approach was used in this study and Okhombe Ward of the ...
Re-demarcation process in South Africa : a rural perspective : a case- sudy of the Ntuli tribal authority in KwaZulu Natal.
The aim of the study is to examine the perceptions of rural people towards the demarcation issue in KwaZulu-Natal. The debate on land and land ownership and control has existed since Africa's invasion by colonists. A ...
Water issues in land redistribution projects : a case study of the Platt Estate redistribution project in KwaZulu-Natal.
Land and water are critical resources for rural livelihoods and lie at the heart of rural development. Granting rural people land under the land reform without sufficient water resources is indeed problematic. This ...