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    • An application of different methodologies for measuring poverty in Sharpeville Township 

      Mmapula Brendah Sekatane (Mediterranean Center of Social and Educational Research (MCSER), 2013)
      In this article a more accurate methodology for the measurement of absolute poverty, developed by Slabbert, is discussed and compared to the methodology applied by Statistics South Africa in 2000 for the mapping of poverty ...
    • The application of water poverty mapping in water management 

      Jordaan, Dawid Benjamin; Van Der Vyver, Charles (2012)
    • Appraising coach performance: A qualitative analysis of coaches perceptions 

      J. Surujlal (LAM Publications; AJOL; Sabinet, 2013)
      As a result of the proliferation of international competition, increased participation in sport, increased sponsorship, increased visibility of sport and greater levels spectatorship, the management of human resources in ...
    • Attitude towards materialism in sport and materialism tendecies amongst black generation Y students 

      Bevan-Dye, A.L.; Surujlal, J. (LAM Publications; AJOL; Sabinet, 2011)
      In today's media-rich world sport celebrities are viewed as potential role models and are often used as marketing vehicles. When they display materialistic tendencies they draw severe criticism as this is believed to be ...
    • Attitudes towards environmental issues: a case of Bophelong Township 

      Maloma, Ismael; Sekatane, Mmapula Brendah (The Social Sciences Research Society (SOSRES), 2013)
      This paper examines the attitudes that the households of Bophelong Township have towards environmental issues in their area. Focus was placed on issues pertaining to air pollution and littering in the Township. The study ...
    • Attitudes towards environmental issues: a case of Bophelong Township 

      Ismael Maloma; Mmapula Brendah Sekatane (The Social Sciences Research Society (SOSRES), 2013)
      This paper examines the attitudes that the households of Bophelong Township have towards environmental issues in their area. Focus was placed on issues pertaining to air pollution and littering in the Township. The study ...
    • Attitudes towards information privacy amongst black South African Generation Y Students: A study of loyalty cards 

      Ufuoma Akpojivi (Mediterranean Center of Social and Educational Research (MCSER), 2013)
      Aim: In this era of globalisation characterised with rapid spread and usage of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and the capacity to store personal information, the issue of information privacy is becoming an ...
    • Automatic alignment of audiobooks in Afrikaans 

      Carel J. van Heerden; Febe de Wet; Marelie H. Davel (Pattern recognition association of South Africa (PRASA), 2012)
      This paper reports on the automatic alignment of audiobooks in Afrikaans. An existing Afrikaans pronunciation dictionary and corpus of Afrikaans speech data are used to generate baseline acoustic models. The baseline system ...
    • Automatic speech recognition for under-resourced languages: A survey 

      Besacier, Laurent; Barnard, Etienne; Karpov, Alexey; Schultz, Tanja (Elsevier, 2014)
      Speech processing for under-resourced languages is an active field of research, which has experienced significant progress during the past decade. We propose, in this paper, a survey that focuses on automatic speech ...
    • Automatic speech recognition for under-resourced languages: A survey 

      Laurent Besacier; Etienne Barnard; Alexey Karpov; Tanja Schultz (Elsevier, 2014)
      Speech processing for under-resourced languages is an active field of research, which has experienced significant progress during the past decade. We propose, in this paper, a survey that focuses on automatic speech ...
    • Bank productivity and sources of efficiency change: a case of the four largest banks in South Africa 

      Gerhardus Van Der Westhuizen (Clute Institute [for academic research], 2013)
      The Malmquist productivity index was utilised to estimate the total factor productivity and productivity change of the four largest banks in South Africa for the period 1994 to 2010. Total factor productivity change can ...
    • Benchmarking for ray tracing performance measurement 

      Kroeze, J C W; Jordaan, D B; Pretorius, P (IBIMA, 2010)
      During the past thirty years, researchers have greatly sped up the naïve ray tracing algorithm. However, the methods used to measure and compare their diverse algorithms have remained ad-hoc. This makes it difficult to ...
    • Black Generation Y gender differences in Premier Soccer League spectator motives : sport marketing 

      T.E. Mofokeng; A.L. Bevan-Dye (AFAHPER-SDLAM PublicationsAJOLSabinet, 2014)
      The purpose of this study was to determine whether there are gender differences concerning Premier Soccer League (PSL) spectator motives amongst black Generation Y students in South Africa. In South Africa, the black ...
    • Black Generation Y students attitudes towards the demarketing of tobacco and alcohol consumption 

      C.R.Q. Roets; A.L. Bevan-Dye; W.P. Viljoen (LAM Publications; AJOL; Sabinet, 2013)
      This article reports on a study undertaken to determine Black Generation Y students' attitudes towards the demarketing of tobacco and consequent attitudes towards the demarketing of alcohol consumption in South Africa. As ...
    • Black Generation Y Students’ attitudes towards web advertising value 

      Ayesha Lian Bevan-Dye (Mediterranean Center of Social and Educational Research (MCSER), 2013)
      The study reported on in this article sought to determine black Generation Y students’ attitudes towards Web advertising value. The black Generation Y cohort (individuals born between 1986 and 2005) represent 84 percent ...
    • Bootstrapping an XML Schema of syntactic functions into a skeleton ontology 

      Kroeze, J H (North-West University (Vaal Triangle Campus), 2009)
      Information Systems is regarded as an interdisciplinary science. Therefore, insights from the humanities are important for this discipline, although this is not always recognised or valued. One outstanding example is the ...
    • Brics currency volatility: confusion or indecision? 

      André Mellet (Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca, 2011)
      The year 2008 will be remembered when the world experienced the biggest financial crisis since the depression of the 1930’s. The years that followed 2008 will be remembered as the years of uncertainty about sustainable ...
    • Building Capacity and Developing Human capital 

      Shana R. Ponelis; Machdel Matthee; Sheryl Buckley; Jan H. Kroeze; Isabella M. Venter; Philip D. Pretorius (Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2012)
      There is a growing consensus on the potential for information and communications technologies (ICTs) to support socio-economic development in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Universities as providers of higher education are ...
    • The built environment and physical activity participation in a semi–urban area in Southern Gauteng 

      M. Dhurup; W.C.J. Grobler (LAM Publications; AJOL; Sabinet, 2012)
      Public health researchers over the years have drawn the attention to the effects of community environments on health conditions such as physical inactivity. Physical inactivity has been reported to be the second leading ...
    • Category-based phoneme-to-grapheme transliteration 

      Willem D. Basson; Marelie H. Davel (International Speech Communication Association ( ISCA ), 2013)
      Grapheme-based speech recognition systems are faster to develop but typically do not reach the same level of performance as phoneme-based systems. In this paper we introduce a technique for improving the performance of ...