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The challenges of cloud adoption among South African small to medium enterprises: A thematic analysis

Although cloud services can resolve some of these issues, many small businesses are struggling to implement cloud services. Therefore, the main aim of this paper was to provide key suggestions that South African SMEs could use to guide them in their adoption of cloud services. We conducted 13 semi-structured interviews with nine South African SMEs within the Eastern Cape province to help develop our recommendations. We also found evidence to show that SMEs do not carry out comprehensive cloud adoption preparations, resulting in poor usage of cloud services.

Source link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/isd2.12235


Iyuku raathi, a new iguanodontian dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Kirkwood Formation, South Africa

We identify and describe a new intrepid dinosaur from the Early Creteceous Kirkwood Formation, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Many of the juvenile specimens in this new taxon were mainly recovered as partial to complete single elements, though rare articulated materials and one partial skeleton were discovered.

Source link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ar.25038


Cypress Canker: An important disease discovered for the first time on a native South African tree

Cypress canker disease of Cupressaceae trees, particularly those in the genera Cupressus and Hesperocyparis, is a branch and stem canker disease of Cupressaceae trees. Several species of cypress canker are now thought to be responsible for the disease, according to Seiridium species that cause cypress canker. For the first time, this study describes a cypress canker found on the native South African Cupressaceae tree, Widdringtonia nodiflora. Within six weeks, Field inoculations of W. nodiflora branches resulted in distinct cankers, and the fungus could be reactivated from the treated trees. The Cypress canker has been present in South Africa for many decades, where it causes a fatal disease in non-u2010native species of Cupressus, but it has never been found on native Cupressaceae. Only three species of Widdringtonia occur in South Africa and are important constituents of the native flora, and it is of particular concern because of the recently discovered disease caused by a possible alien pathogen.

Source link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ppa.13614


Inflationary effects of oil price and exchange rate shocks in South Africa: Evidence from time‐varying pass‐through coefficients

According to South African domestic prices, this paper calculates the exchange rate and oil price pass-through to South African domestic prices. This research employs a novel strategy to determine passu2010through coefficients along the pricing channel using the timeu2010variable parameter u2010VAR model's timeu2010variant response. Despite differing responses to local and global economic events that cause fluctuations in the exchange rate and oil prices, our results show that both ERPT and OPPT are incomplete. The results also show that direct OPPT to consumer fuel prices is considerably higher than that of import prices.

Source link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/saje.12327


Solar Ultraviolet Radiation, Skin Cancer and Photoprotective Strategies in South Africa

People at a higher risk of skin cancer, such as those with HIV or oculocutaneous albinism, and outdoor workers are among those discussing practical personal photoprotection in South Africa, with a particular focus on those at risk of skin cancer.

Source link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/php.13676


Identifying supply and demand shocks in the South African Economy, 1960–2020

This paper discusses the identification of supply and demand shocks in the South African economy over the 1960-2010 period, as well as the potential effects of the two shocks on the steady growth and inflation rates, as well as the potential effects of the two types of shocks on long-run growth and inflation. According to the study, supply shocks, inflation shocks, and demand shocks are the major factors behind South Africa's growth shocks. Positive demand shocks, on the other hand, has lower steady state growth and stymie steady state inflation, while positive demand shocks have only raised steady inflation and are growth neutral. South Africa appears to be relatively safe from foreign productivity shocks, especially in South Africa.

Source link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/saje.12325


Pathways to parenting stress reduction among parents in South Africa

Parenting stress has a variety of impacts on parents and their children. This research investigates the root of change in a parenting initiative in South Africa on reducing parenting anxiety among parents of children. Among a total sample of 552 parents and primary caregivers recruited from 40 groups in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province, a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial was carried out. The study found that parenting stress reduction operates by three key mediators: increased parentu2013child bonding, reduced parental anxiety, and reduced family financial hardship.

Source link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cfs.12952


Relationship of alien species continues in a foreign land: The case of Phytophthora and Australian Banksia (Proteaceae) in South African Fynbos

Abstract Fungal invasions have only recently been receiving more attention in invasion biology. Most invasion hypotheses rely on the causes that boost invasion success; few attempt to explain why invasions fail. Using morphological and molecular techniques, the presence of P. cinnamomi in Banksia root and soil was investigated. The 11 Banksia spp. Acetone leaf extracts of Acetone leaf extracts of 11 Banksia spp. Phytophthora cinnamomi was consistently isolated from Banksia species root and soil samples, and soil samples. Four new species, B. burdettii, B. coccinea, Banksia hookeriana, and B. prionotes, as well as P. cinnamomi invasive B. integrifolia and B. ericifolia, showed significant antimicrobial activity against P. cinnamomi, out of a total of 12 Banksia species tested for antimicrobial activity against P. cinnamo exhibited exceptional antimi We show that the phytopathogen in the native range has similar effects in the novel range, and in doing so, we could limit invasion success of Banksia species with low antimicrobial activity.

Source link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.9100


The Meaning of Health in Rural South Africa: Gender, the Life Course, and the Socioepidemiological Context

In a rural South African setting, where 72 percent of adults aged 40 and over are living with a significant chronic illness, and 81 percent have good or excellent health, this study explores the meaning of health among middle-aged and older adults. We draw on a unique mixed-u2010methods dataset that includes a population-based survey of disease biomarkers, self-u2010 assessments of health, including self-u2010rated health, functional ability, and medication use, as well as embedded qualitative life history interviews with survey participants, which include questions regarding daily life experiences of health.

Source link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/padr.12494


Coherent changes in wood charcoals, site occupation and lithic technology across the MIS 4/3 transition at Klein Kliphuis rock shelter, South Africa

We investigate the relationship between changing palaeoenvironments, site usage patterns, and lithic technology at Klein Kliphuis' rock shelter site, 65-56 years ago, 60 000 years before present. At a time when site occupation was particularly occupied, wood charcoals indicate that there is sufficient soil moisture around Klein Kliphuis in the Howiesons Poort region to sustain many tree species.

Source link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jqs.3457

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