• Cardiac development and transcription factors : insulin signalling, insulin resistance, and intrauterine nutritional programming of cardiovascular disease 

      Govindsamy, Annelene; Naidoo, Strinivasen; Cerf, Marlon E. (Hindawi, 2018)
      Programming with an insult or stimulus during critical developmental life stages shapes metabolic disease through divergent mechanisms. Cardiovascular disease increasingly contributes to global morbidity and mortality, and ...
    • A combined computational and experimental study of dichromic crystals 

      Myburgh, Dirkie (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A combination of theoretical and experimental techniques were used in three studies related to dichromic crystals. The first study involves a porous crystal of a Schiff base-containing trianglimine compound ...
    • Decision support for open-air irrigation reservoir control 

      Van der Walt, J. C.; Van Vuuren, J. H. (Operations Research Society of South Africa, 2018)
      The availability of irrigation water greatly impacts on the profitability of the agricultural sector in South Africa and is largely determined by prudent decisions related to water release strategies at open-air irrigation ...
    • The effect of aeration through an internal gallery of a dam on the cavitation risk of Roberts splitters 

      Calitz, G.; Basson, G. R. (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2018)
      Roberts splitters is an effective means of energy dissipation for dam spillways. Roberts' (1943) standard unaerated splitter design procedure is, however, limited to a spillway head (H) of 3.0 m (q ~ 12 m²/s). In order to ...
    • Evaluation of locally available synthetic macro fibres in a single-fibre pullout test in concrete 

      Odendaal, C. M.; Babafemi, A. J.; Combrinck, R.; De Villiers, W. I.; Boshoff, W. P. (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2018)
      There is increasing use of synthetic macro fibres in concrete applications. However, the performance of these fibres varies, based on various factors. This study investigates the fibre/ matrix interface performance of four ...
    • IMA Genome-F 11: Draft genome sequences of Fusarium xylarioides, Teratosphaeria gauchensis and T. zuluensis and genome annotation for Ceratocystis fimbriata 

      Wingfield, Brenda D.; Fourie, Arista; Simpson, Melissa C.; Bushula-Njah, Vuyiswa S.; Aylward, Janneke; Barnes, Irene; Coetzee, Martin P. A.; Dreyer, Leanne L.; Duong, Tuan A.; Geiser, David M.; Roets, Francois; Steenkamp, E. T.; Van Der Nest, Magriet A.; van Heerden, Carel J.; Wingfield, Michael J. (BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2019-09-13)
      Draft genomes of the fungal species Fusarium xylarioides, Teratosphaeria gauchensis and T. zuluensis are presented. In addition an annotation of the genome of Ceratocystis fimbriata is presented. Overall these genomes ...
    • Impact of discounted professional fees on the risk exposure of civil and structural engineering services consultants in South Africa 

      Okonkwo, Patrick Nwabueze; Wium, Jan (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2018)
      The abolition of mandatory fee scales and the prevalence of lowest-cost bidding for the procurement of consulting services in South Africa have seen engineering services consultants compete based on price for engineering ...
    • Laboratory based antimicrobial resistance surveillance for Pseudomonas aeruginosa blood isolates from South Africa 

      Singh-Moodley, Ashika; Duse, Adriano; Naicker, Preneshni; Kularatne, Ranmini; Nana, Trusha; Lekalakala, Ruth; Mbelle, Nontombi; Dawood, Halima; Han, Khine Swe Swe; Ramjathan, Praksha; Bhola, Prathna; Whitelaw, Andrew; Perovic, Olga (Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, 2018)
      Introduction: Antimicrobial resistant bacterial infections are widespread globally and increases in antimicrobial resistance presents a major threat to public health. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic healthcare ...
    • The pull of soccer and the push of Xhosa boys in an HIV and drug abuse intervention in the Western Cape, South Africa 

      Medich, Melissa; Mindry, Deborah; Tomlinson, Mark; Rotheram-Borus, Mary Jane; Bantjes, Jason; Swendeman, Dallas (Taylor & Francis Open, 2018-11-14)
      There is growing interest in engaging men and boys in health and development programmes targeting the intersection of HIV risk, substance abuse, and violence. Understanding the conceptualisations of masculinities or masculine ...
    • Rapid adaptive response to a Mediterranean environment reduces phenotypic mismatch in a recent amphibian invader 

      Vimercati, Giovanni; Davies, Sarah J.; Measey, John (Company of Biologists, 2018)
      nvasive species frequently cope with ecological conditions that are different from those to which they adapted, presenting an opportunity to investigate how phenotypes change across short time scales. In 2000, the guttural ...
    • Reliability assessment of the South African wind load design formulation 

      Botha, J.; Retief, J. V.; Viljoen, C. (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2018)
      The representation of the strong wind climate and the reliability calibration of wind loading are the main components of the provisions for local conditions in the South African wind load standard. The reliability ...
    • Revival of the magnetar PSR J1622–4950 : observations with MeerKAT, Parkes, XMM-Newton, Swift, Chandra, and NuSTAR 

      Camilo, F.; Serylak, M.; Buchner, S.; Merryfield, M.; Kaspi, V. M.; Archibald, R. F.; Bailes, M.; Jameson, A.; Van Straten, W.; Sarkissian, J.; Reynolds, J. E.; Johnston, S.; Hobbs, G.; Abbott, T. D.; Adam, R. M.; Adams, G. B.; Alberts, T.; Andreas, R.; Asad, K. M. B.; Baker, D. E.; Baloyi, T.; Bauermeister, E. F.; Baxana, T.; Bennett, T. G. H.; Bernardi, G.; Booisen, D.; Booth, R. S.; Botha, D. H.; Boyana, L.; Brederode, L. R. S.; Burge, J. P.; Cheetham, T.; Conradie, J.; Conradie, J. P.; Davidson, D. B.; De Bruin, G.; De Swardt, B.; De Villier, C.; De Villiers, D. I. L.; De Villiers, M. S.; De Villiers, W.; De Waal, C.; Dikgale, M. A.; Du Toit, G.; Du Toit, L. J.; Esterhuyse, S. W. P.; Fanaroff, B.; Fataar, S.; Foley, A. R.; Foste, G.; Fourie, D.; Gamatham, R.; Gatsi, T.; Geschke, R.; Goedhart, S.; Grobler, T. L.; Gumede, S. C.; Hlakola, M. J.; Hokwana, A.; Hoorn, D. H.; Horn, D.; Horrell, J.; Hugo, B.; Isaacson, A.; Jacobs, O.; Van Rensburg, J. P. Jansen; Jonas, J. L.; Jordaan, B.; Joubert, A.; Joubert, F.; Jozsa, G. I. G.; Julie, R.; Julius, C. C.; Kapp, F.; Karastergiou, A.; Karels, F.; Kariseb, M.; Karuppusamy, R.; Kasper, V.; Knox-Davies, E. C.; Koch, D.; Kotze, P. P. A.; Krebs, A.; Kriek, N.; Kriel, H.; Kusel, T.; Lamoor, S.; Lehmensiek, R.; Liebenberg, D.; Liebenberg, I.; Lord, R. T.; Lunsky, B.; Mabombo, N.; Macdonald, T.; Macfarlane, P.; Madisa, K.; Mafhungo, L.; Magnus, L. G.; Magozore, C.; Mahgoub, O.; Main, J. P. L.; Makhathini, S.; Malan, J. A.; Malgas, P.; Manley, J. R.; Manzini, M.; Marais, L.; Marais, N.; Marais, S. J.; Maree, M.; Martens, A.; Matshawule, S. D.; Matthysen, N.; Mauch, T.; Mc Nally, L. D.; Merry, B.; Millenaar, R. P.; Mjikelo, C.; Mkhabela, N.; Mnyandu, N.; Moeng, I. T.; Mokone, O. J.; Monama, T. E.; Montshiwa, K.; Moss, V.; Mphego, M.; New, W.; Ngcebetsha, B.; Ngoasheng, K.; Niehaus, H.; Ntuli, P.; Nzama, A.; Obies, F.; Obrocka, M.; Ockards, M. T.; Olyn, C.; Oozeer, N.; Otto, A. J.; Padayachee, Y.; Passmoor, S.; Patel, A. A.; Paula, S.; Peens-Hough, A.; Pholoholo, B.; Prozesky, P.; Rakoma, S.; Ramaila, A. J. T.; Rammala, I.; Ramudzuli, Z. R.; Rasivhaga, M.; Ratcliffe, S.; Reader, H. C.; Renil, R.; Richter, L.; Robyntjies, A.; Rosekrans, D.; Rust, A.; Salie, S.; Sambu, N.; Schollar, C. T. G.; Schwardt, L.; Seranyane, S.; Sethosa, G.; Sharpe, C.; Siebrits, R.; Sirothia, S. K.; Slabber, M. J.; Smirnov, O.; Smith, S.; Sofeya, L.; Songqumase, N.; Spann, R.; Stappers, B.; Steyn, D.; Steyn, T. J.; Strong, R.; Struthers, A.; Struthers, A.; Stuart, C.; Sunnylall, P.; Swart, P. S.; Taljaard, B.; Tasse, C.; Taylor, G.; Theron, I. P.; Thondikulam, V.; Thorat, K.; Tiplady, A.; Toruvanda, O.; Van Aardt, J.; Van Balla, T.; Van Den Heever, L.; Van Der Byl, A.; Van Der Merwe, C.; Van Der Merwe, P.; Van Niekerk, P. C.; Van Rooyen, R.; Van Staden, J. P.; Van Tonder, V.; Van Wyk, R.; Wait, I.; Walker, A. L.; Wallace, B.; Welz, M.; Williams, L. P.; Xaia, B.; Young, N.; Zitha, S. (American Astronomical Society, 2018)
      New radio (MeerKAT and Parkes) and X-ray (XMM-Newton, Swift, Chandra, and NuSTAR) observations of PSR J1622–4950 indicate that the magnetar, in a quiescent state since at least early 2015, reactivated between 2017 March ...
    • Sewer network design layout optimisation using ant colony algorithms 

      De Villiers, Nico-Ben; Van Rooyen, G. C.; Middendorf, Martin (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2018)
      The optimal design of sewer networks typically comprises two sub-problems. The first is to determine an optimal layout of the network elements, and the second to optimally design the network components. In this article the ...
    • Speaker's reference, semantic reference and public reference 

      Smit, J. P. (Department of General Linguistics, Stellenbosch University, 2018)
      Kripke (1977) views Donnellan’s (1966) misdescription cases as cases where semantic reference and speaker’s reference come apart. Such cases, however, are also cases where semantic reference conflicts with a distinct species ...
    • Study of the Durban Bight shoreline evolution under schematised climate change and sand‑bypassing scenarios 

      Rautenbach, Christo; Theron, Andre K. (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2018)
      The Durban Bight beaches, on the KwaZulu-Natal coast of South Africa, have been the topic of several studies in the past, because of their recreational and economic value. These beaches are mainly nourished via a sand-pumping ...
    • Tracking decarbonisation in the mining sector 

      Immink, H.; Louw, R. T.; Brent, A. C. (Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town, 2018)
      Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions increase as mining companies transport ore over increased distances in opencast operations or extract ore from deeper levels in underground operations. The rising costs of energy sources and ...
    • Uncertainties in the South African wind load design formulation 

      Botha, Jacques; Retief, Johan V.; Viljoen, Celeste (South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 2018)
      This paper presents an investigation of the uncertainties inherent in the South African formulation of design wind loads on structures, as stipulated by SANS 10160-3:2011. The investigation follows from the identification ...
    • We can’t be here forever” : university students’ reflections on terminating community-engagement relationships 

      Fluks, Lorenza; Naidoo, Anthony (Stellenbosch University, Department of Social Work, 2019)
      Studies on community engagement (CE) focus on its benefits but not enough on termination and difficulties experienced at the personal level with exiting projects. A study on CE with service-learning students and volunteers ...