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An investigation into factors influencing the success of selected trained contractors who experienced the expanded public works programme.
The primary objective of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) was to contribute to the empowerment of trained contractors with skills, training and work experience to become successful and independent, over time. The ...
Evaluating the contribution of ship exhaust gas emissions to air pollution and the urban carbon footprint : a case study of Durban Port.
The Durban Port in South Africa is the busiest port in Africa and has the second largest container terminal in the southern hemisphere. Approximately 60% of the country’s exports and imports pass through this port. It is ...
A study of public consultation in the environmental management framework (EMF) process : a case study of the rural voice in the iLembe EMF.
With South Africa’s democracy came the introduction of developmental local government, however, shortfalls of democracy in public engagement do exist despite the role of civil society (as advocated by the South African ...
Mapping the distributions of ancient plant and animal lineages in Southern Africa.
Southern Africa boasts a wealth of endemic fauna and flora. The focus of this study was to identify ancient biological lineages (faunal and floral lineages of Eocene age or older) endemic to southern Africa, and map the ...
Assessing the dendrochronological and dendroclimatological potential of Acacia nilotica (L.) in northern KwaZulu-Natal.
In the face of evidence of predicted climate change, there is a lack of information available on past climatic variability, particularly in southern Africa. Focus on the recent past is critical to understanding the natural ...
Assessment of the impact of wastewater treatment plant discharges and other anthropogenic variables on river water quality in the eThekwini Metropolitan area.
On a global scale the deterioration in riverine water quality is of great concern since water is one of the most valuable and essential resources that forms the basis of all life. For South Africa, the declining water ...
Risk, resilience and social-ecological systems in natural resource-based development in South Africa.
Ecosystem services, which are dependent on ecological and socio-economic variables, can be viewed as having the potential to help alleviate poverty in rural South Africa. These variables do not act in isolation, but ...
Optical remote sensing of aboveground forest biomass and carbon stocks in resource-constrained African environments.
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Analysis of vegetation fragmentation and impacts using remote sensing techniques in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania.
The Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania forms part of the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspots, listed among the global World Wide Fund for Nature's (WWF) priority ecoregions. However, the region is threatened by ...
Few climate change adaptation strategies of rural women : a case study of Ndwedwe-Cibane, KwaZulu-Natal.
Climate change is documented to impact food, energy and water (FEW) resources. Rural women are vulnerable to climate change impacts due to their high dependence on natural resources. Despite numerous studies on climate ...