Select Page

Science and Technology Latest Research Output: 2017

ACCREDITED JOURNALS

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

M.T. Olivier, F.M. Muganza, S.S. Gololo, L.J. Shai, and L.D. Nemutavhanani.  Phytochemical screening, antioxidant and antibacterial activities of ethanol extracts of asparagus suaveolens aerial parts South African Journal of Botany 2017; 108:41-46.

S.V. Motloung, T.M. Mohlala, T.T. Hlatswayo, M. Mlambo, E.G. Njoroge, and J.B. Malberbe. Migration behaviour of Europium implanted into single crystalline 6H-SiC. Vacuum 2017; 141:130-134

S.V. Motloung, B.F Dejene, R.E Kroon, O.M. Ntwaeaborwa, H.C Swart, and T.E Motaung. The influence of Cr3+ concerntration on the structure and photoluminescence of MgAl2O4:0.1% Eu3+, x% Cr3+ (0 <= x<= 0.15%) nanophosphor synthesized by sol-gel process. Optik 2017; 131:705-712.

S.V. Motloung, B.F. Dejene, L.F. Koao, O.M. Ntwaeaborwa, H.C. Swart, T.E Motaung, and O.M. Ndwandwe. Structural and optical studies of ZnA12O4: x% Cu2 (0 < x<= 0.15%) nanophosphor synthesized via citrate sol-gel-route. Optical materials 2017; 64:26-32.

S.V. Motloung, B.F Dejene, R.E Kroon, O.M. Ntwaeaborwa, and H.C Swart. Colour tuning and energy transfer pathways in MgAl2O4 triply doped with 0.1% Ce3+, 0.1% Eu2+ , x% Tb3+(0  <= x<= 2%) nanocrystals synthesized using sol-gel process. Chemical Physics.2017; 487: 75-86.

S.V. Motloung, L.T. Melato, O.M. Ntwaeaborwa, and T.E Motaung. Effect of annealing at different time intervals on the structure, morphology and luminescent properties of MgAl2O4: 0.3% In3+ nanophosphor prepared by citrate sol-gel method. Optical Materials, 2017; 66: 319-326.

S.V. Motloung, V.M. Maphiri, and B.F Dejene. Effect of Mg2+ concerntration on the structure and optical properties of MgxAl2O3+x: 0.88% Cd2+ (0.25 <= x<= 4.5%) nano- powders synthesized via sol-gel. Results in Physics, 2017; 7: 3510-3521.

Mugivhisa LL, Olowoyo JO and Mzimba D. Perceptions on organic farming and selected organic fertilizers by subsistence farmers in Ga-rankuwa, Pretoria, South Africa. African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development 2017, (201): 1-7

Mamabolo MP, Muganza FM and Olivier MT. Free radical scaveging and antibacterial activities of helichrysum caespititium (DC) harv.extracts. Biology and Medicine 2017; 9(6): 1-6

Mochane MJ, Motaung TE and Motloung SV. Morphology, flammability, and properties of graphite reinforced polymer composites. Systematic review. Polymer Composites 2017; 2017: 1-13

Olaokun OO, Mkolo NM, Mogale MA and King PH. Phytochemical screening, antioxidant, anti-inflammantory, and glucose utilization activities of three South African plants used traditionally to treat diseases. Biology and Medicine 2017; 9(5):1-7

Mukwanda LT, Mochane MJ, Motaung TE, Motloung SV and Koao LF. Effect of sodium dodecylbenzene sulphonate modifier and PP-g-MA on the morphology and thermal conductivity of PP/EG composites. Plastic, Rubber and Composites 2017; 46(10): 469-475

Gololo SS, Bassey K, Olivier MT, Agyei NM, Shai LJ, Masoko P, Gumedze M and Mogale MA. Isolation of an iridoid glycoside compound from the leaves of barleria dinteri collected from Zebediela sub-region in Limpopo province, South Africa. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research 2017; 9(6): 1368-1372

Gololo SS, Mogale MA, Shai LJ, Agyei NM, Masoko P. Effect of concoction extraction of the leaves of barleria dinteri (oberm), grewia flava (dc) and jatropha lagarinthoides (sond) on inherent antioxidant and antibacterial activities. Research Journal of Medicinal Plant 2017; 11(1): 14-18

Sithole SC, Mugivhisa LL, Amoo SO and Olowoyo JO. Pattern and concentrations of trace metals in mushrooms harvested from trace metal-polluted soils in Pretoria, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 2017; 108: 315-320

Sekgala MD, Monyeki KD, Mogale MA and Ramoshaba NE. Performance of blood pressure to height ratio as a screening tool for elevated blood pressure in rural children: Ellisras Longitudinal Study. Journal of Human Hypertension 2017; 1-5

Monyeki KD, Kemper H, Mogale A, Hay L, Sekgala M, Mashiane T, Monyeki S and Sebati B. Association between blood pressure and birth weight among rural South African children: Ellisras Longitudinal Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2017; 14: 1-9 18

Olowoyo JO, Lion N and Mothata K. Perception, attitude and health risk assessment of trace metals from borehole waters collected in a town near mining industries in Pretoria, South Africa. International Journal of Environmental and Science Education 2017; 12(10): 2183-2194

Mugivhisa LL and Olowoyo JO. Accumulation pattern of trace metals in spinacia oleracea harvested from soil treated urine in comparison with other soil amendments in Pretoria, South Africa. International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture 2017; 6: 133-141

Mulaudzi RB, Tshikalange TE, Olowoyo JO, Amoo SO and du Plooy CP. Antimicrobial activity, cytotoxicity evaluation and heavy metal content of five commonly used South African herbal mixtures. South African Journal of Botany 2017; 112: 314-318

Olowoyo JO and Xaba MW. Concentrations of trace metals in permalia sulcata transplanted around a coal fired power station in Pretoria, South Africa. Pollution Research 2017; 36(1): 144-149

Seeletse SM, Matsose T, Miyambu GZ and Sesale EL. Statistical demonstration of superiority of high-frequency short-tests in assessment when teaching statistics to enhance higher student pass rates. American Journal of Applied Sciences 2017; 14(9): 923-929

Seeletse SM and Miyambu GZ. Construction and application of a statistical test for coeffient of variation on normal distributions. American Journal of Applied Sciences 2017; 14(11): 1024-1030

Miyambu GR, Lekganyane MM and Seeletse SM. Centralized statistics courses at SMU: opportunity and advantage for SOR, research for SMU. Environmental economics 2017; 8(4): 37-43

MaseTshaba M and Seeletse M. Patients’ experiences of incomplete sex-reassignment surgery and psychosocial functioning. Journal of psychology 2017; 8(2): 95-103

Sesale EL and Seeletse SM. Marketing fortification of business through crowdsourcing and social responsibility: focus on South African SMEs. Environmental economics 2017; 8(1): 18-25

Sesale EL, MaseTshaba MT, Matose T, Miyambu GR and Seeletse S. Measuring three demarketing cases using statistical methods. American Journal of Applied Sciences 2017; 14(3): 365-371

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Ntimbane L, Thabane JL and Seeletse SM. Problem solving skills in differential calculus: A Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University first-year students’ case. 9th Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation 2016, Spain, 14-16 November 2016

Sesale EL, Ramarumo T, Miyambu GR, Lekganyane MM, Seeletse SM and Ramukumba TA. Synergies of crowdsourcing for the teaching design of statistics courses in various schools and programmes of a health science inclined university. 10th Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation 2017, Spain, 16-18 November 2017

Sesale EL and Seeletse SM. A strategy for heightening pass rates at Bsc honours of Statistics. 10th Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation 2017, Spain, 16-18 November 2017

Thabane JL and Seeletse SM. Students’ challenges regarding mathematical concepts in the process of integration at first-year university level. 10th Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation 2017, Spain, 16-18 November 2017

Ramarumo T and Seeletse SM. An alternative modle for the Bsc ECP administration. 10th Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation 2017, Spain, 16-18 November 2017

Thabane JL and Seeletse SM. Perspectives of students on adopting blended learning model for postgraduates studies in South African university. 10th Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation 2017, Spain, 16-18 November 2017

Mbirimi-Hungwe V, Hungwe T and Seeletse SM. Challenges of translanguaging approach to teaching in a dynamic higher learning institution. 10th Annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation 2017, Spain, 16-18 November 2017

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Mauwane Rebecca Phaladi-Digamela. Genetics teaching in advanced midwifery education programmes: Nurse educator’s perspective:  IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences 2017; 6(5): 46-51

Tavakol S, Luus-Powell WJ, Smit WJ, Baker C, Hoffman A and Halajian A. First introduction of two Australian temnocephalaan scpecies into Africa with an alien host: Double trouble. Journal of Parasitology 2016; 102(6): 653-658

Odukoya O, Jamda M, Onigbogi O, Uguru N, Onigbogi M, James F, Faseru B, Leischow S and Ayo-Yusuf O. Tobacco cessation interventions in tertiary hospitals in Nigeria: An audit of patient records. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2017; 2017: 1-7

Mdege ND, Shah S, Ayo-Yusuf OA, Hakim J and Siddiqi K. Tobaco use among people living with HIV: analysis of data from demographic and health surveys from 28 low-income and middle-income countries. Lancet 2017; 5: e578-e592