Recent PublicationsView all

  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: This study responded to a national call to improve the outcomes in mathematics in the Grade 12 matriculation examination in South Africa by reporting learners’ perceptions of the introduction of computer-assisted learning in their mathematics classrooms. Three Grade 12 mathematics classes in a peri-urban school in South Africa were visited over a period of 4 months to observe the inclusion of a computer centre as part of the teaching of mathematics. Learner perceptions were obtained from (1) individual and group interviews and (2) an actual and preferred version of a learning environment instrument called the Computer-Assisted Learning Environment Questionnaire, which was developed for the South African context. Learners indicated that they considered application of computers as a positive step as it (1) increased their involvement in the mathematics classroom, (2) gave them more exercises in problem solving in mathematics, and (3) provided them with the opportunity to assess their own learning. However, a strong recommendation from this response is for more computers to be made available in order to allow learners to work individually and thereby be able to spend more time using the computers.
    Full-text · Article · Apr 2014 · Learning Environments Research
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: This article presents an account of the effectiveness of implementing eco initiatives to recycle water and food waste in selected Cape Town hotels as well as whether these initiatives would be a successful future endeavour to pursue. It suggests corporate travel policies demand travellers to seek out environmentally friendly hotels. The research strategy gathers facts relevant to the theory of the article. Therefore, it employs a multi-strategy research approach as it was effective to corroborate the findings from both quantitative and qualitative data. Case studies, questionnaires and interviews were utilised and the article shows that earthworm farms convert organic food waste into usable compost and reduces the production of waste. Rainwater harvesting further stores captured rainwater for future use and serves as an alternative source of surface water. The findings show a positive response from hotel staff towards implementing these initiatives which suggests it would be a successful future endeavour.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2013 · International Journal of Hospitality Management
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Rural entrepreneurs in the Western Cape Province of South Africa were surveyed in order to explore the challenges and opportunities that they are facing. The methodology used in this study involved a combination of quantitative and descriptive research. The study consisted of a sample of 160 rural entrepreneurs. Based on the results of the study, rural entrepreneurs in the Western Cape still face challenges such as lack of technical and business skills, shortage and high cost of raw materials, inaccessible and unreliable communication and transport services, and limited access to finance and sustainable markets. Rural entrepreneurs have various opportunities in the form of increasing government commitment to land reform and rural development, support from small business development institutions and the creation of networks and partnerships with other rural and urban entrepreneurs. The study recommends that the government needs to come up with comprehensive legislation and policies to spearhead and support rural development through rural entrepreneurship.
    Full-text · Article · Jan 2012 · African journal of business management
Information provided on this web page is aggregated encyclopedic and bibliographical information relating to the named institution. Information provided is not approved by the institution itself. The institution’s logo (and/or other graphical identification, such as a coat of arms) is used only to identify the institution in a nominal way. Under certain jurisdictions it may be property of the institution.