Browsing by Author "Tabukeli, Musigi Ruhiiga"
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Item Open AccessIntegration of local knowledge systems and decision on land use allocation among rural households in South Africa(Present Environment and Sustainable Development, 2022) Muhammad, Mubbin; Lobina G, Palamuleni; Tabukeli, Musigi Ruhiiga; Syed, Atif BokharThe systematic information based on concepts, interpretations, ideas, observations, and judgments is known as knowledge. The present study portrayed that the focus of scientific investigations is growing towards assessments based upon environmental knowledge system. The study aimed to understand the interactions between local knowledge systems and decision on land use allocation among rural households in South Africa. Decisions about land-use, resource access, determinants of land-use allocation and environmental knowledge were analysed using descriptive statistics. SPSS was employed to calculate a two-tailed Pearson correlation, multiple regression and ANOVA two-way of variance. Landform condition has a strong impact on the distribution of ecosystems through variation of the climate and controlled land-use. The allocations of land-use as related to landforms reveal both effortless and multifaceted results. A more multifaceted model of land-use allocation occurs on stripping slopes, hills, and foot slopes, which are difficult to access and are covered by forests and scrubland. The study detected a strong linkage between land-use patterns and environmental knowledge. The environmental knowledge acquired either from a formal or an informal resource has significant bearings on land-use patterns, thus being useful for sustainable land-use planning and management. Besides that, how the community allocates land for different purposes is dependent on a multitude of socio-economic factors like land ownership (public or private), economic gains, education, access to credits and other resources. Item Open AccessAn Interface-Based Method for Performance Improvement of the Municipal Solid Waste(MUST Journal of Research and Development (MJRD), 2022) Tabukeli, Musigi Ruhiiga; Virginia, Nthavheleni MudauThe municipal waste stream is evaluated within an operations context for the purpose of deploying interface management to improve performance. Using a set of nine municipalities in Limpopo Province, South Africa, stratified random sampling produced 225 observations made up of collection, treatment, and landfill sites. Field observation and repeated measurement of eight predictors and one response variable were used to collect data, followed by an experimental set of 29 sites where a three-cycle treatment of loadings was used to record changes in the response variable. A primary data set was initially entered into Excel to generate descriptive statistics. Multiple linear regression and correlation were performed using the stepwise option after testing for normality and collinearity. The results show statistically significant final models (F (1,221) = 1093.23, 105.77, p.001), with an adjusted R2 of.040 and a 95% confidence level. Technical and managerial problems in waste management are critical at interfaces that provide ideal sites for targeted interventions to accelerate the rates of waste flow to landfills. The contribution of the study lies in the development of an interface-based method for improving the performance of the waste stream. The implications speak to issues of waste management that feed into concerns about sustainable urbanisation today.