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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Erich Mayer's depiction of the vernacular hut and multiple hut building tradition

Naude, M 13 July 2010 (has links)
Erich Mayer is not considered as one of South Africa's well-known and significant artists. Regardless of this, South Africa has inherited a few thousand drawings and watercolour paintings from Mayer that are of incalculable value to historians and cultural historians. His work has also not been "discovered" and exploited by architectural historians interested in South African vernacular architecture. Mayer visited various regions in South Africa and made drawings of the simple vernacular homesteads and other structures he saw on the farms and in the smaller villages and hamlets. Most of the buildings have now probably disappeared and the drawings are the only evidence of building types that otherwise could only have survived through oral traditions and legends. The buildings vary from beehive structures covered with grass mats in the N orth West, "kapsteil" dwellings in N amaqualand, to Bushveld dwellings with gables and thatched roofs. Mayer also made a contribution to the recording ofthe crude shelters the prisoners of war erected in the prisoner of war camp on St Helena, where he was sent as prisoner of war during the Anglo-Boer War (1899- 1902). Even though these structures were not erected on South African soil, they reflected the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the Boers who were imprisoned.

The parliament of the Cape of Good Hope : with special reference to party politics, 1872 to 1910 /

Grundlingh, M. A. S. January 1973 (has links)
Thesis (doctoral)--University of Stellenbosch, 1945. / Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-336) and index.

The ecology of indigenous and transplanted corals in the Cape d'Aguilar Marine Reserve, Hong Kong /

Clark, Tracy Helen. January 1997 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Hong Kong, 1998. / Includes bibliographical references (leaf 239-309).

The opisthobranchs of Cape Arago, Oregon, with notes on their natural history and a summary of benthic opisthobranchs known from Oregon

Goddard, Jeff January 1983 (has links)
viii, 73 leaves : map ; 28 cm Notes Typescript Thesis (M.S.)--University of Oregon, 1983 Includes vita and abstract Bibliography: leaves 68-73 Another copy on microfilm is located in Archives

Quality factors contributing to the generation of construction waste

Caron, Viljoen January 2010 (has links)
Thesis (MTech (Quality))--Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2010. / The proposed research will consist of an investigation into the prevalence of construction waste in construction companies in the Western Cape. Construction waste has been proved to have a negative effect on the economic strength of construction companies and on the environment. Currently, the South African construction industry is faced with low productivity compared to the manufacturing industry, which poses a serious challenge to the construction industry in its effort to deliver quality projects. Poor work quality and low productivity are the common problems of the industry. Storage, handling and flaws in management systems were also identified as major causes of construction waste. The construction industry has a critical role to play in ensuring economic growth and development in the formal and informal sectors of the South African economy. However, the industry faces some serious challenges in its endeavour to deliver infrastructure projects effectively. Contractors face many problems when undertaking construction projects owing to poor performance and their work is characterised by poor quality. In construction, higher productivity means seeing the final result sooner, which in turn creates customer satisfaction and ensures sustainability.

The effective measurement of SME e-commerce performance in the Western Cape

Daniel, Nolan Eric January 2011 (has links)
Dissertation (M Techy( Information Technology))--Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2011 / The importance of e-commerce for SMEs has been well established. However, it remains an area of strategic concern amongst organisations across all industries. Furthermore, there is distinct lack of strategic planning in the majority of SMEs. Performance measurement has been identified as an important mechanism for making strategic decisions and it has been suggested that organisations align their strategic planning with their performance measurement systems. However, a large percentage of SMEs have no formal performance measurement systems in place. This has therefore been identified as a potential growth area for SMEs on which the success of the informal sectors depends.Despite the importance of SMEs throughout all economies, to-date limited research has been conducted on SMEs and e-commerce performance measurement. The aim of the present study was to investigate the manner in which the lack of e-commerce performance measurement is influencing the effective management of SMEs in the Western Cape province of South Africa. To achieve this aim, an electronic survey, investigating various aspects of e-commerce performance measurement, was compiled and sent via electronic mail to SMEs of various industries in the Western Cape. A total of 31 SMEs responded. Results indicated that the majority (67.7%) of SMEs in the Western Cape were not currently measuring their e-commerce performance. It was, however, considered highly important to a large percentage of the respondents and 65% of the respondents indicated that they do plan to measure e-commerce performance in the future; however, they need to overcome a number of obstacles to do so. These obstacles were identified and a list of e-commerce performance measurement critical success factors was compiled to guide SMEs in future strategic planning.The present research has proved that SMEs in the Western Cape Province of South Africa are no different from the rest of the world in that they are lagging behind their larger counterparts in terms of e-commerce performance measurement and therefore are lagging behind in terms of strategic concern and the ultimate growth of the organisation is therefore at risk. E-commerce performance measurement is thus an important area that SMEs need to align with their organisations‟ strategy.

The ecology of tadpoles in a temporary pond in the Western Cape with comparisons to other habitats

Hopkins, Samantha January 2006 (has links)
Philosophiae Doctor - PhD (Biodiversity and Conservation Biology) / This work centered on the tadpoles in a temporaray pond in the middle of Kenilworth racecourse, Cape Town, South Africa. Trapping was carried out over two wet seasons and five species were found. The racecourse was selected to investigate the tadpole community occupying temporary winter pools. The main focus of this study was the community of tadpoles that occur in the ephemeral ponds in the centre of Kenilworth Racecourse. This study was a very broad insight into tadpole ecology in the Western Cape. / South Africa

Not only 'the younger daughter of Dr Abdurahman': a feminist exploration of early influences on the political development of Cissie Gool

Van der Spuy, Patricia 16 March 2020 (has links)
Cissie Gool was an extraordinary presence on Cape Town's political and social scene in the first half of the twentieth century. She was the first black woman to preside over a national liberatory organisation, the National Liberation League (1935), and the Non-European United Front (1938). She was the only black woman to be elected to the Cape Town City Council before 1994, where she served for 25 years. She was the first black woman to obtain a Master's Degree in Psychology at the University of Cape Town, where she studied on and off from 1918 to the year of her death, 1963. In 1962 she graduated with a BA (LLB), and was the first black woman to be invited to the Cape Bar. This thesis explores the childhood and early life of Cissie Gool. I examine influences on her political development before she became the leader of the National Liberation League in 1935. This period of her life has left few material traces. Methodologically, this thesis confronts a challenge facing those who wish to discover hidden lives in the South African past. I argue that it is possible to trace influences on such a life if one shifts the lens through which one conducts historical research. Working with a paucity of sources, where most of the people who knew Cissie Gool as a young person are deceased, this thesis searches for and highlights key influences on Gool's early personal-political development. The thesis rests on a number of premises rooted in feminist theory. I begin from the position that 'the personal is political' and take seriously the argument that the family is a key engine of historical process. I take issue with the statement in much of the secondary literature that Cissie Gool was (merely) 'the younger daughter of Dr Abdurahman', which obscures the fact that this relationship was embedded in a family, in which Cissie's mother was at least as important as her father, and where being a younger daughter with an older sister was significant too. While recognising the significance of the fact that Cissie Gool was fathered by Dr Abdurahman, I underline the centrality of women in a patriarchal society where early socialisation is the specific task of women, and where women and girls experience some degree of social segregation from men and boys. In addition to focusing the lens on family dynamics, I trace sometimes tenuous but nevertheless, real threads linking Cissie Gool to particular political circles on the left in Cape Town in the 1920s and 1930s. I suggest that the leftist heterodoxy which characterised the mature Cissie Gool may be linked to a kindred political spirit among some of her early acquaintances, specifically those at the University of Cape Town, counterposed with the more rigid orthodoxies of friends of the Communist Party on the one hand, and on the other, the so-called Trotskyite purists with whom she was linked by marriage. Cissie Gool, may have been unique in her involvement in all three circles, which intersected at socials hosted by herself and her husband, Dr A H Gool. The androcentricity of both the secondary literature and contemporary documentary sources obscures the specifics of Cissie Gool's political development in this period. Nevertheless, this thesis is based on the premise that, in the absence of more concrete sources, an exploration of the various political circles with which Cissie Gool was associated, in the wider political and socio-economic context of 1920s and 1930s Cape Town, permits one to gain insight into key influences on the political development of Cissie Gool.

A social survey of the educational institutions for Africans in Cape Town

Giugni, Giovanni L January 1955 (has links)
The specific aim of the survey was twofold, first to find out what educational institutions are "available" in Cape Town for Africans (whether they are numerically adequate, are sufficiently well suited and equipped, and are strategically located in proximity to pupils' homes; and how the social circumstances or the pupils and of the staffs affect school training); second; to find out to what extent the existing schools are "utilized'' by the Africans. In addition, the survey also considers the broader question of school education for Africans, which has become at present one of the major problems of the whole country together with the social and political re-organization of the Bantu community. To re-organize socially is first of all to re-organize mentally, a task which is proper of education in general and of school education in particular.

Poverty, living conditions and social relations : aspects of life in Cape Town in the 1830's

Judges, Shirley Ann January 1977 (has links)
The chief topic discussed in this thesis is poverty - whether it existed in Cape Town during the 1830s; if so, how it can be measured, how it came to exist. Related to this are general living conditions in Cape Town and in particular, the effect their poverty had on the living conditions, health and well-being of the poor. There are also the questions of whether there was any relationship between poverty and race and/or poverty and slavery, and the extent to which social relations in Cape Town were based an economic or racial considerations. Also, given the changes in the status of coloured people, what effect these changes had on Cape Town society during this period. The emphasis throughout this thesis is on 'the poor'. This raises the question of what 'the poor' and 'poverty' actually mean. In Section I an attempt is made to define poverty 'by drawing up an estimate of minimum family expenditure, thus establishing a 'poverty line'. Some occupations are identified, the earnings from which were insufficient to meet this minimum. This provides an indication of the sort of people likely to have been suffering poverty.

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