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The estimation of Eucalyptus plantation forest structural attributes using medium and high spatial resolution satellite imagery.
Sustaining the socioeconomic and ecological benefits of South African plantation forests is challenging. A more systematic and rapid forest inventory system is required by forest managers. This study investigates the utility ...
Women's access to housing in Clermont township.
Obtaining access to housing is the greatest hurdle for women throughout the developed and the developing world. However, this phenomenon varies from country to country, and it is determined by the level of each ...
A social geography of Merebank, with special reference to access and amenities.
The main aim of this study is to provide a social geography of one of the less privileged communities in South Africa. The township of Merebank, about 15 km west of Durban was chosen as the study area.In order to assess ...
Work and life of women in the informal sector : a case study of the Warwick Avenue Triangle.
This thesis presents a case study of women working in the informal sector in the Warwick Avenue Triangle of Durban. It documents and analyses the ways in which twenty women experience and contribute to recent changes in ...
Upgrading? : a realistic option for the Ntchaweni squatter settlement.
This thesis recognises that quantitative research distances the researcher from the people who form part and parcel of squatter settlements. Therefore, in the course of analysing whether upgrading is a realistic option ...
Mass violence in Durban's settlements in the 1980s.
The focus of this study is on the occurrence of mass violence in Durban's settlements in the 1980s. Mass violence is defined as the violent reaction of crowds against targets, which may be people and/or objects - for example ...
Assessment of structural attributes of even-aged Eucalyptus grandis forest plantations using small-footprint discrete return lidar data.
Assessment of forest structural attributes has major implications in the management of forestry by providing information of ecological and economic importance. The traditional methods of assessment involve collecting data ...
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 ...
Land, labour and livelihoods : the production of nature and poverty in northern KwaZulu-Natal.
In many parts of South Africa, a growing trend to convert traditional commercial agricultural farms to wildlife-based forms of land use is having significant but largely unexplored impacts on farm dwellers and neighbouring ...
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