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  1. Nursing students' use of language in communicating with isiZulu speaking clients in clinical settings in KwaZulu-Natal

    Nursing students' use of language in communicating with isiZulu speaking clients in clinical settings in KwaZulu-Natal

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of African Languages
    Language provides an important means by which humans communicate with one another, and communication plays a pivotal role in the health professions in developing trust and co-operation between the carer and the one being cared for. Little has been written...
  2. Growth of spotted ragged-tooth sharks <em>Carcharias taurus</em> (Rafinesque) in captivity

    Growth of spotted ragged-tooth sharks <em>Carcharias taurus</em> (Rafinesque) in captivity

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Marine Science
    Eight spotted ragged-tooth sharks Carcharias taurus (95–248,4 cm total length TL), ranging in known age from 0 to 16,6 years, were used to investigate the growth of the species in captivity. Total length was measured by a standard technique in...
  3. Growth acceleration at sex change in the protogynous hermaphrodite <em>Chrysoblephus puniceus</em> (Pisces: Sparidae)

    Growth acceleration at sex change in the protogynous hermaphrodite <em>Chrysoblephus puniceus</em> (Pisces: Sparidae)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Marine Science
    Growth of Chrysoblephus puniceus was modelled by means of a Von Bertalanffy growth equation, taking into consideration that it may not be realistic to model the growth of this protogynous hermaphrodite simply by constructing sex-specific growth curves or by pooling...
  4. On an approach for applying per-recruit methods to a protogynous hermaphrodite, with an illustration for the slinger <em>Chrysoblephus puniceus</em> (Pisces: Sparidae)

    On an approach for applying per-recruit methods to a protogynous hermaphrodite, with an illustration for the slinger <em>Chrysoblephus puniceus</em> (Pisces: Sparidae)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Marine Science
    A yield-per-recruit model is developed for use on a protogynous hermaphrodite. It allows for sex change followed by a growth spurt. An approach is outlined which can be used to account qualitatively for the consequences of a stock-recruitment relationship. The...
  5. Stock assessment of <em>Sarpa salpa</em> (Pisces: Sparidae) off the KwaZulu/Natal coast, South Africa

    Stock assessment of <em>Sarpa salpa</em> (Pisces: Sparidae) off the KwaZulu/Natal coast, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Marine Science
    Trends in the catches of Sarpa salpa along the KwaZulu/Natal coast, determined by analysing the shore-based catch documented during patrols by the Natal Parks Board from 1986 to 1994, indicated that S. salpa was the second most abundant fish caught...
  6. Mortality estimates for juvenile dusky sharks <em>Carcharhinus obscurus</em> in South Africa using mark-recapture data

    Mortality estimates for juvenile dusky sharks <em>Carcharhinus obscurus</em> in South Africa using mark-recapture data

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Marine Science
    A maximum likelihood model is developed, using mark-recapture data, to estimate total and fishing mortality rates for the dusky shark Carcharhinus obscurus in South Africa. The model accounts for tag-shedding, non-reporting of recaptured tags, the multiple release and single recapture...
  7. A statistical procedure for validating age estimates from otolith bands using mark-recapture data, with an illustration for <em>Pomatomus saltatrix</em>

    A statistical procedure for validating age estimates from otolith bands using mark-recapture data, with an illustration for <em>Pomatomus saltatrix</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Marine Science
    A study of age and growth in Pomatomus saltatrix from KwaZulu-Natal was undertaken on the basis of otolith readings. Validation of periodicity of otolith banding was attempted by developing a model that estimated growth parameters from age-length data. The model...
  8. Is carry-over of grass biomass between years important in determining savanna fire regimes?

    Is carry-over of grass biomass between years important in determining savanna fire regimes?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    We show that the size of areas burned in three southern African parks is dominated by the amount of rainfall in the immediately preceding summer. Considering mean rainfall from two years previous changes r2 values by <20%. We interpret this...
  9. Veld fire reporting and mapping techniques in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, from 1941 to 2011

    Veld fire reporting and mapping techniques in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, from 1941 to 2011

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Fire has long been regarded as a major determinant of ecosystem structure and function within African savannas. Improvements in fire detection, mapping and recordings of fire activity over the past few years have made it possible to provide more reliable...
  10. Listening to the Voices of Children in Early Schooling in the South African Context of HIV/AIDS

    Listening to the Voices of Children in Early Schooling in the South African Context of HIV/AIDS

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored how children in early schooling interpreted their social reality to construct vulnerable childhoods in an HIV/AIDS context. Ten males and ten females between the ages of eight and nine years from low-income families in KwaZulu-Natal participated in...