Disaster Risk related Postgraduate Research
A predominant focus of RADAR has been its emphasis on advancing capacity building in the disaster risk field through academic programmes at postgrauate level. RADAR currently hosts two postgraduate programmes; i) a postgraduate Disaster Risk Studies module in the department of Geography and Environmental Studies Bachelor of Arts Honours programme, and ii) a Masters of Philosophy in in Disaster Risk Science & Development.
This page allows one to view the majority of the Honours and Masters level research theses that students supervised by RADAR (and previously DiMP when based at the University of Camp Town) staff over the years. Please note that only abstracts are currently available for the listed student theses below, however you will be able to find any of them on the Periperi U Online Library which can be accessed freely and easily.
Masters Disaster Risk Theses
Investigating Energy Usage among Low Income Households and Implications for Fire Risk
Alberto Francioli (2018)
Evaluating holistic management in Hwange communal lands, Zimbabwe: an actor-oriented livelihood approach, incorporating everyday politics and resistance
Tapiwa Chatikobo (2016)
Farming in the Langkloof: coping with and adapting to environmental shock and stress
An investigation of the rainfall-related and human-induced risk rivers that contributed to acute urban water scarcity: A case study of the urban water scarcity in the George Municipality from 2009 – 2010
Laura Barrett (2012)
Tracing the progression of measles outbreak risk: an exploratory and descriptive study of the City of Cape Town, South Africa
Vimbai Chasi (2012)
An examination of changes in rainfall, streamflow and landcover: a case study of the Kandelaars catchment, Oudtshoorn, South Africa 1926 to 2008
Takunda Mambo (2012)
Analysing Urban Flood Risk In Low-Cost Settlements Of George, Western Cape, South Africa: Investigating Physical And Social Dimensions
Ameen Benjamin (2008)
Riverine Flood Risk Reduction in the Western Cape: a case study of the Baths River
Carryn Durham (2007)body
Honours Disaster Risk TheseS
Peri-urban flood risk: A small town case study
Annika Thomas (2017)
Lives in transition: Mapping change in an informal settlement after formalisation
Joe Kamfer (2017)
Mapping the lives of the elderly in informal settlements: A case study of Fairyland
Jayd Scholtz (2015)
Food security in informal urban settlements: A case study of Fairyland
Lindsay biffen (2014)
Exploring the livelihood strategies of waste pickers: A case study in Paradyskloof
Caitlin Hunter (2014)
The impact of household food gardens on food insecurity in two Wineland communities: A tempero-spatial analysis.
Lisa Honneybal (2013)
Investigating the knowledge and preparedness of proximal residents to a general-emergency event at the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station
Alberto Francioli (2013)
An investigation of the perceptions of healthcare: A case study of Zimbabwean migrants in Kayamandi.
Primrose Chirowodza (2012)
Informal sanitation risks: Assessment of Kayamandi
Michael Moreland (2012)
Managing disasters in the context of climate change: towards sustainable urban flood management in Cape Town.
Kirsten Anderson (2010)
The Duiwenhoks River: An Analysis of Flood Causation.
Jan De Waal (2010)
Assessing the future impacts of global warming on drought frequency in the Eden District Municipality in the Western Cape, South Africa.
Michael Fit (2010)
Exploring and Understanding How Women Living With Hiv/Aids On Antiretroviral Drugs Access And Utilize Food In Harare Zimbabwe.
Machiridza, Rumbidzai (2010)
An Exploratory Study on the Occurrence of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Among Residents of Formal and Informal Dwellings: A Case Study Of Households in Uitsig, Cape Town.
Ai-isha Petersen (2010)
Drivers of flood severity and magnitude in the Keisie River catchment: A case study from the November 2008 flood event in Montagu, Western Cape, South Africa.
Phindile Sabela (2010)
Examining the role that school feeding plays as a protective and pro motive form of social protection in the nutrition of children and their households: A case study from Zimbabwe.
Sarah Taylor (2010)
Rebuilding lives after informal settlement fires: A case study of coping strategies in Overcome Heights, Vrygrond.
Cabral Wicht (2010)
A Livelihoods approach to understanding and describing the impact of cholera on household’s food security. Studying fishers at Lake Chivero: Zimbabwe.
Vimbai Chasi (2009)
Fire risk in a formalised settlement: A case of Vrygrond.
Craig Davis (2009)
Rainfall, Flooding & Infrastructure Damage in the Breede River Winelands Municipality: A Focus on Cut-off Low Events 2003 – 2008.
Richard Donaldson (2009)
Comparing the livelihood strategies between women teachers in food security in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Chiedza-Adelaide Mavengere (2009)
Investigating the Relationship between Household and State Responses to Flooding in Sweet Home Farm.
Ekari V. Mbvundula (2009)
Fire Risk Management Contingencies in the Cape Winelands Region: A Study of the 2009 Jonkershoek Wildfire.
Shaun Moir (2009)
Environmental health hazards, household practices and under-five Childhood illness: A comparative study of Sweet Home informal settlement, Section D.
Vivienne Maxine Redinger (2009)
An analysis of food insecurity amongst Zimbabwean refugees in Cape Town, South Africa.
Jessie De Boer (2008)
The progression of vulnerability to informal fire risk: An Imizamo Yethu case study with a specific fire risk comparison between informal freestanding dwellings and backyard dwellings.
Oliver Munnik (2008)
Vegetative debris loading as a critical risk factor for riverine damage to infrastructure: A case study of the July 2008 flood event in the Western Cape.
Laura Barrett (2008)
The relationship between household livelihood profile and fire and flood-related vulnerability.
Migret Bahry (2008)
Analysis of land-use changes in the Knysna river catchment and the associated flood risks: A focus on the Salt River.
Michael Drowley (2008)
A descriptive analysis of environmental health risks and household livelihoods: A case study in the informal settlement of Khayelitsha TR Section.
Tesfahun Kasie (2008)
A descriptive analysis of post-fire mitigation measures for steep slopes: A case study of Cape Town’s mudslide and mountain flood risk mitigation programme following vegetation fires in 2006.
Mark Smith (2008)
Susceptibility of municipal infrastructure and related services to extreme weather events in the Western Cape: A comparative study of three towns.
Janine Bauer (2006)
A study of the 2006 Overberg Fire: Application of the wildfire risk management framework to two wildflower farms and two wildflower businesses.
Francisco Daams (2006)
An integrated approach to investigating climate-driven risk: A case study of climate risks facing critical water and sanitation infrastructure in the Greater Gaansbaai area, Western Cape, South Africa.
Louise Hackland (2006)
Vulnerability as a component of risk: A case study of the 2006 Southern Cape floods.
Lyndi Lawson (2006)
An assessment of the city of Cape Town’s 2006 winter preparedness strategy.
Robyn Pharoah (2006)
Risk reduction and sustainability in an artisanal fishing “community”: A case study of Hangberg, Hout Bay, Cape Town.
Rifqah Roomaney (2006)
Developing an asset estimation methodology for fire-prone informal settlements: Case study: Masiphumelele
FJ Solomon (2006)
Concatenating nature of health risk to primary school aged children in Masiphumelele.
Ameen Benjamin (2005)
Livelihoods at risk: The multiple dimensions of vulnerability of the Hangberg subsistence fishers.
Gregory Nicolson (2005)
Experience and exposure to fire risk: A comparison of Langa/Joe Slovo residents in hostels and those in wooden emergency houses.
Miriam Murambadoro, (2005)
An investigation into the levels of support mechanism access by disadvantaged HIV-positive individuals and their households.
Lyndal Pottier (2005)
The relationship between settlement density and informal settlement fires: A case study:Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay and Joe Slovo, Cape Town Metropolis.
Helen Smith, (2004)
Differentiating between Tsunami as hazard and tsunami as risk: A case study of the 26 December Tsunami in Phuket, Thailand.
Scott Paul (2004)
The role of information in rural livelihoods.
Richard Zanner (2004)