Past Honours Students' Thesis

This page represents a handful of the total Honours level student theses and research reports that have been produced by students taking part in various programmes across Periperi U. We are currently still uploading new documents and abstracts of both recent and past reports.

2012


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  • An investigation of the perceptions of healthcare: A case study of Zimbabwean migrants in Kayamandi.
    • Primrose Chirowodza 
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  • Informal sanitation risks: Assessment of Kayamandi
    • Michael Moreland 

2010


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  • Managing disasters in the context of climate change: towards sustainable urban flood management in Cape Town.
    • Kirsten Anderson 
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  • The Duiwenhoks River: An Analysis of Flood Causation.
    • Jan De Waal 
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  • Assessing the future impacts of global warming on drought frequency in the Eden District Municipality in the Western Cape, South Africa.
    • Michael Fit 
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  • Exploring and Understanding How Women Living With Hiv/Aids On Antiretroviral Drugs Access And Utilize Food In Harare Zimbabwe.
    • Machiridza, Rumbidzai 
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  • An Exploratory Study on the Occurrence of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Among Residents of Formal and Informal Dwellings: A Case Study Of Households in Uitsig, Cape Town.
    • Petersen, Ai-isha 
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  • Drivers of flood severity and magnitude in the Keisie River catchment: A case study from the November 2008 flood event in Montagu, Western Cape, South Africa.
    • Sabela, Phindile
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  • Examining the role that school feeding plays as a protective and pro motive form of social protection in the nutrition of children and their households: A case study from Zimbabwe.
    • Taylor, Sarah 
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  • Rebuilding lives after informal settlement fires: A case study of coping strategies in Overcome Heights, Vrygrond.
    • Wicht, Cabral 

 2009


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  • A Livelihoods approach to understanding and describing the impact of cholera on household’s food security. Studying fishers at Lake Chivero: Zimbabwe.
    • Chasi, Vimbai 
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  • Fire risk in a formalised settlement. A case of Vrygrond.
    • Davis, Craig 
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  • Rainfall, Flooding & Infrastructure Damage in the Breede River Winelands Municipality: A Focus on Cut-off Low Events 2003 – 2008.
    • Donaldson, Richard 
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  • Comparing the livelihood strategies between women teachers in food security in Harare, Zimbabwe.
    • Mavengere, Chiedza-Adelaide 
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  • Investigating the Relationship between Household and State Responses to Flooding in Sweet Home Farm.
    • Mbvundula , Ekari V. 
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  • Fire Risk Management Contingencies in the Cape Winelands Region: A Study of the 2009 Jonkershoek Wildfire.
    • Moir, Shaun 
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  • Environmental health hazards, household practices and under-five Childhood illness: A comparative study of Sweet Home informal settlement, Section D.
    • Redinger, Vivienne Maxine 

 2008


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  • An analysis of food insecurity amongst Zimbabwean refugees in Cape Town, South Africa.
    • De Boer, Jessie
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  • The progression of vulnerability to informal fire risk: An Imizamo Yethu case study with a specific fire risk comparison between informal freestanding dwellings and backyard dwellings.
    • Munnik, Oliver
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  • Vegetative debris loading as a critical risk factor for riverine damage to infrastructure: A case study of the July 2008 flood event in the Western Cape.
    • Barrett, Laura

2007


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  • The relationship between household livelihood profile and fire and flood-related vulnerability.
    • Bahry, Migret
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  • Analysis of land-use changes in the Knysna river catchment and the associated flood risks: A focus on the Salt River.
    • Drowley, Michael
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  • A descriptive analysis of environmental health risks and household livelihoods: A case study in the informal settlement of Khayelitsha TR Section.
    • Kasie, Tesfahun
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  • A descriptive analysis of post-fire mitigation measures for steep slopes: A case study of Cape Town’s mudslide and mountain flood risk mitigation programme following vegetation fires in 2006.
    • Smith, Mark

 2006


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  • Susceptibility of municipal infrastructure and related services to extreme weather events in the Western Cape: A comparative study of three towns.
    • Bauer, Janine
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  • A study of the 2006 Overberg Fire: Application of the wildfire risk management framework to two wildflower farms and two wildflower businesses.
    • Daams, Francisco
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  • An integrated approach to investigating climate-driven risk: A case study of climate risks facing critical water and sanitation infrastructure in the Greater Gaansbaai area, Western Cape, South Africa.
    • Hackland, Louise
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  • Vulnerability as a component of risk: A case study of the 2006 Southern Cape floods.
    • Lawson, Lyndi
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  • An assessment of the city of Cape Town’s 2006 winter preparedness strategy.
    • Pharoah, Robyn
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  • Risk reduction and sustainability in an artisanal fishing “community”: A case study of Hangberg, Hout Bay, Cape Town.
    • Roomaney, Rifqah
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  • Developing an asset estimation methodology for fire-prone informal settlements: Case study: Masiphumelele
    • Solomon, FJ

2005


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  • Concatenating nature of health risk to primary school aged children in Masiphumelele.
    • Benjamin, Ameen
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  • Livelihoods at risk: The multiple dimensions of vulnerability of the Hangberg subsistence fishers.
    • Nicolson, Gregory
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  • Experience and exposure to fire risk: A comparison of Langa/Joe Slovo residents in hostels and those in wooden emergency houses.
    • Murambadoro, Miriam
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  • An investigation into the levels of support mechanism access by disadvantaged HIV-positive individuals and their households.
    • Pottier, Lyndal

 2004


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  • The relationship between settlement density and informal settlement fires: A case study:Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay and Joe Slovo, Cape Town Metropolis.
    • Smith, Helen
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  • Differentiating between Tsunami as hazard and tsunami as risk: A case study of the 26 December Tsunami in Phuket, Thailand.
    • Scott, Paul
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  • The role of information in rural livelihoods.
    • Zanner, Richard