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  1. THE EFFECTS OF TROUT-FARM EFFLUENTS ON BENTHIC INVERTEBRATE COMMUNITY STRUCTURE IN RIVERS IN THE SOUTH-WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

    THE EFFECTS OF TROUT-FARM EFFLUENTS ON BENTHIC INVERTEBRATE COMMUNITY STRUCTURE IN RIVERS IN THE SOUTH-WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Aquatic Sciences
    The south-western Cape is currently responsible for 45% of the total annual trout production in South Africa and further expansion of this industry in the region is likely. A preliminary survey of seven trout farms situated on the upper reaches...
  2. Community-Based Participatory Research a Low-Income Setting: An Illustrative Case of Study

    Community-Based Participatory Research a Low-Income Setting: An Illustrative Case of Study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This article describes a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach in a low-income setting. Using the SCRATCHMAPS project as a case example and with literature control, we show that CBPR is influenced by dynamics relating to knowledge and power, resources and...
  3. Preliminary testing of the Integrated Habitat Assessment System (IHAS) for aquatic macroinvertebrates

    Preliminary testing of the Integrated Habitat Assessment System (IHAS) for aquatic macroinvertebrates

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    Preliminary testing of the Integrated Habitat Assessment System (IHAS), a widely-used aquatic macroinvertebrate habitat assessment method in South Africa, was undertaken. Based on the sensitivity of the South African Scoring System (SASS) to biotope availability and assuming that SASS Scores...
  4. Oiled and injured African penguins <em>Spheniscus demersus</em> and other seabirds admitted for rehabilitation in the Western Cape, South Africa, 2001 and 2002

    Oiled and injured African penguins <em>Spheniscus demersus</em> and other seabirds admitted for rehabilitation in the Western Cape, South Africa, 2001 and 2002

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Marine Science
    Following the Treasure oil spill incident in 2000 in which 19 000 African penguins Spheniscus demersus were oiled, there were no large spills in either 2001 or 2002. In spite of this, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of...
  5. Reproductive and feeding biology of the endangered fiery redfin, <em>Pseudobarbus phlegethon</em> (Barnard 1938) (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), in the Noordhoeks River, South Africa

    Reproductive and feeding biology of the endangered fiery redfin, <em>Pseudobarbus phlegethon</em> (Barnard 1938) (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), in the Noordhoeks River, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Aquatic Science
    The aim of this study was to contribute to the knowledge on the reproductive and feeding biology of the endangered Pseudobarbus phlegethon (Barnard 1938) in the Olifants River system, by providing estimates of its maturity, reproductive periodicity and the diet...
  6. The Phelophepa Health Care Train: a pharmacoepidemiological overview of the Western Cape in 2009

    The Phelophepa Health Care Train: a pharmacoepidemiological overview of the Western Cape in 2009

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: The Phelophepa Health Care Train is the only primary healthcare train in the world. Phelophepa is an innovative initiative that attempts to make a positive difference to primary healthcare in rural South Africa. The primary aim of this study...
  7. Assessing the knowledge and perceptions of medical students from the Western Cape, South Africa, regarding the Millennium Development Goals

    Assessing the knowledge and perceptions of medical students from the Western Cape, South Africa, regarding the Millennium Development Goals

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Health science students are key players in implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). Knowledge and understanding at university level is essential to achieve the goals by 2015. The primary objective of this study was to assess the knowledge and...
  8. Spirit(ed) away: preventing foetal alcohol syndrome with motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy

    Spirit(ed) away: preventing foetal alcohol syndrome with motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a growing concern in South Africa. In the Western Cape, prevalence rates for FAS are the highest in the world. Not surprisingly, the Western Cape also has some of the highest levels of alcohol consumption...
  9. An analysis of the recreational shore fishery in the Goukamma Marine Protected Area

    An analysis of the recreational shore fishery in the Goukamma Marine Protected Area

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Zoology
    Ten years (1993–2002) of shore fishing catch and effort data collected during routine patrols in the Goukamma Marine Protected Area in theWestern Cape Province were analysed. Of a total of 35 species recorded, the most common were backtail, Diplodus sargus...
  10. A retrospective review of group B streptococcal infection in the Metro East area of the Western Cape province: 2010 to 2011

    A retrospective review of group B streptococcal infection in the Metro East area of the Western Cape province: 2010 to 2011

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Effective strategies to prevent infant death rely on knowledge of prevalent pathogens. Recent publications have drawn attention to limited data on the contribution of group B streptococcal infection to neonatal and infant mortality in resource-restricted settings. The aim was to...