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Science and Technology Latest Research Output: 2019


  1. Mahomane S, Linganiso L, Songca SP, Motloung SV, Koao L and Motaung TE. Comparison of alkali treated sugarcane bagasse and softwood cellulose/polypropylene composites. Plastic, Rubber and Composites 2019; 48(9): 401-409
  2. Maphiri VM, Motloung SV and Wesley-Smith J. Phase transition and optical properties of Ba₁ˍₓ Znₓ A1₂O₄:0.1% Eu⁺ prepared via citrate sol-gel method. Journal of Luminescence 2019; 215:1-11
  3. Hile DD, Swart HC, Motloung SV, Motaung TE, Egbo KO, Koao LF. Comparative study of photo-and non-photo-assisted chemical bath deposition of zinc selenide thin films using different volumes of hydrazine hydrate. Superlattices and Microstructures 2019; 134:1-15
  4. Motloung SV, Motaung TE, Hlatshwayo TT, Koao LF, Malevu TD, Mpelane S. Associated aspects on structure, morphology and photoluminescence of MgAl₂O₄:X% Gd³⁺ nanophospor prepared via citrate sol-gel method. Journal of Electronic Materials 2019; 48(6): 3947-3957
  5. Mhlongo MR, Koao LF, Kroon RE, Motaung TE and Motloung SV. Effects of annealing period on the structure and photoluminescence of the mixed phases ZnAl₂O₄/ZnO/SrAl₂O₄/Sr₃Al₂O₆:0.025% Tb³⁺ nanophosphor synthesized by sol-gel technique. Journal of Molecular Structure 2019; 1184: 92-101
  6. Melato LT,Koao LF, Motaung TE, Swart HC and Motloung SV. Effect of annealing temperature on the structure, morphology and photoluminescence properties of MgAl₂O₄:0.1% Eu³⁺ nanophosphor prepared by sol-gel method. Journal of Electronic Materials 2019; 48(1): 494-502
  7. Mhlongo MR, Koao LF, Motaung TE, Kroon RE and Motloung SV. Analysis of Nd³⁺ concentration on the structure, morphology and photoluminescence of sol-gel Sr₃ZnAl₂O₇ nanophosphor. Results in Physics 2019; 12: 1786-1796
  8. Melato LT, Ntwaeaborwa OM, Kroon RE, Motaung TE and Motloung SV. Effect of Hₒ³⁺ concentration on the structure, morphology and optical properties of Baₒ.₅Al₂O₄ nanophosphor. Journal of Molecular Structure 2019; 1176: 217-225
  9. Motaung T, Mokhena T, Motloung SV, Linganiso E and Linganiso L. Effect of mechanical treatment of sugar cane bagasse on properties of poly(ethylene oxide). International Journal of Plastics Technology 2019; 23(1): 1-8
  10. Mokgadi TF, Madito MJ, Mlambo M, Skuratov VA, Motloung SV and Hlatshwayo TT. Slow and swift heavy ions irradiation of zirconium nitride (ZrN) and the migration behaviour of implanted Eu. Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section B-Beam interactions with materials and atoms 2019; 461:63-69
  11. Hile DD, Swart HC, Motloung SV, Motaung TE, Koao LF. Structural, morphological and optical studies of zinc selenide (ZnSe) thin films synthesized at different deposition time intervals using photo-assisted chemical bath deposition technique. Physica B: Condensed Matter 2019; 575:1-9
  12. Sithole ME. Depth dose enhancement in the presence of silicone gel breast prosthesis. International Journal of Radiation Research 2019; 17(3): 431-438
  13. Afolabi KO, Iweriebor BC, Okoh AI and Obi LC. Increasing diversity of swine parvoviruses and their epidemiology in African pigs. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 2019; 73: 175-183
  14. Motloung SV. Effects of In³⁺ doping concentration on the structural, morphological and photoluminescence properties of x% In³⁺: MgAI₂Ο₄ nanophosphor prepared via citrate sol-gel method. Materials Research Express 2019; 6:1-11
  15. Mbirimi-Hungwe V. Stepping beyond linguistic boundaries in multilingual science education: lecturer’s perceptions of the use of translanguaging. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies 2019; 2019: 1-12
  16. Mbirimi-Hungwe V. Using a translanguaging approach in teaching paraphrasing to enhance reading comprehension in first-year students. Reading & Writing 2019; 10(1): 1-9
  17. Ngceza SH; Linganiso LZ; Motloung SV; Koao LF; Linganiso EC; Motaung TE. The effect of silver salts on the properties of sugarcane bagasse cellulose. Wood Research 2019; 64(6): 957-964
  18. Moema EB, King PH and Rakgole JN. Phylogenetic studies of iarval digenean trematodes from freshwater snails and fish species in the proximity of Tshwane metropolitan, South Africa. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 2019; 86(1): 1-7
  19. Gololo SS, Makhubela SD, Tshidino T and Mogale MA. Purification and characterization of proteases from cow dung: validation of an ancient African home treatment for burn wounds. Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters 2019; XXXII:1-12
  20. Gololo SS, Nthai D and Mogale MA Phytochemical contents and antioxidant capacity of the leaves of aloe greatheadii var. davyana from four South African provinces. Asian Journal of Chemistry 2019; 31(8): 1830-1834
  21. Makhafola MA; Middleton L; Olivier MT and Olaokun OO. Cytotoxic and antibacterial activity of selected medicinal plants used in South African traditional medicine. Asian Journal of Chemistry 2019; 31(11): 2623-2627
  22. Mogale MA; Mhlanga CM; Gololo SS and Adu A. Ellisras longitudinal study 2017: elevated serum levels of carboxymethyl-lysine, an advanced glyswascation end-product, are associated with higher odds of developing endothelial dysfunction in black South African patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (ELS 29). Cardiovascular Journal of Africa 2019; 30: 1-5
  23. Aina OE; Amoo SO; Mugivhisa LL and Olowoyo JO. Effect of organic and inorganic sources of nutrients on the bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity of tomato. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research 2019; 17(2): 3681-3393
  24. Olowoyo JO and Mugivhisa LL. Evidence of uptake of different pollutants in plants harvested from soil treated and fertilized with organic materials as source of soil nutrients from developing countries. Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2019; 6(28): 1-11
  25. Raimi IO; Komolafe BF; Agboola OO; Mugivhisa LL and Olowoyo JO. Influence of wind direction on the level of trace metals in plants collected around a quarry site in South Africa. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies 2019; 28(5): 3385-3393


  1. Kunene SH, Ramklass S and Taukobong NP. Anterior knee pain and its extrinsic risk factors among runners in under-resourced communities in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa. South African Journal of Sports Medicine 2019; 31(1): 1-6
  2. Sogbanmu OO, Goon DT, Obi LC, Iweriebor BC, Nwodo UN, Ajayi AI, Okoh AI. Socio-demographic and clinical determinants of late presentation among patients newly diagnosed with HIV in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Medicine 2019; 98(8): 1-7
  3. Adeniyi OV, Obi LC, Goon DT, Iweriebor BC, Ajayi AI, Lambert J, Okoh A. HIV-1 drug resistance surveillance among parturient women on anti-retroviral therapy in the Eastern Cape, South Africa: implications for elimination of mother-to-child transmission. Journal of Clinical Virology 2019; 117: 89-95
  4. Treadwell I, Ahlers O and Botha GC. Initiating curriculum mapping on the web-based, interactive learning opportunities, objectives and outcome platform (LOOOP). African Journal of Health Professions Education 2019; 11(1): 27-31
  5. Chukwu MO, Abia ALK, Ubomba-Jaswa E, Obi LC and Dewar JB. Characterization and phylogenetic analysis of campylobacter species isolated from paediatric stool and water samples in the Northwest province, South Africa. International Journal of Environmental Research 2019; 16(2205): 3-22
  6. Chukwu MO, Abia ALK, Ubomba-Jaswa E, Obi LC and Dewar JB. Antibiotic resistance profile and clonality of E. coli isolated from water and paediatric stool samples in the North-West, province South Africa. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology 2019; 13(1): 517-530
  7. Moriarty AS; Louwagie GM; Mdege ND; Morojele N; Tumbo J; Omole OB; Bachmann MO; Kanaan M; Turner A; Parrott S; Siddiqi K and Ayo-Yusuf AO. Improving TB outcomes by modifying life-style behaviours through a brief motivational intervention followed by short text message (ProfLife): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials 2019; 20(457): 1-12
  8. Mehrotra R; Yadav A; Sinha DN; Parascandola M; John RM; Ayo-Yusuf AO; Nargis N; Hatsukami DK; Wamakalasuriya S; Straif K; Siddiqi K and Gupata P. Smokeless tobacco control in 180 countries across the globe: call to action for full implementation of WHO FCTC measures. Lancet Encology 2019; 20: 208-217
  9. Abraham EA; Egbe CO and Ayo-Yusuf AO. News media coverage of shisha in Nigeria from 2014 to 2018. Tobacco Induced Diseases 2019; 17(33):1-10
  10. Egbe CO; Londani M; Parry CDH; Myers B; Shuper PA; Nkosi S and Morojele NK. Tobacco use and nicotine dependence among people living with HIV who drink heavily in South Africa: a cross-sectional baseline study. BMC Public Health 2019; 19: 1-12