B. Christo Potgieter

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The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a framework outlining best practice in ICT Service Management. To date, ITIL is the only comprehensive, non-proprietary, publicly available guideline for ICT Service Management (Pink Elephant, 2002). Although the OGC claims that the use of ITIL improves Customer Satisfaction and Service Quality,(More)
The neuroprotective effect of melatonin against the quinolinic acid-induced degeneration of rat hippocampal neurons was investigated. Three groups of rats were given intrahippocampal injections of either; saline, quinolinic acid or i.p. injections of melatonin prior to and after being injected with quinolinic acid. On the fifth day after the(More)
This paper explores implications of certain papers presented at the 2003 conference of HERDSA. Of particular interest is the unique characteristic of the higher education teaching environment that impact on change and innovation. We considered the situation at a particular institution as well as the national perspective of a particular discipline in New(More)
A new antidepressive drug, S1694, produces increased locomotor activity (LA) in mice, but less so than d-amphetamine. This effect is decreased by pimozide, phenoxybenzamine, as well as by pretreatment of the animals with reserpine or alpha-methyl-p-tyrosine methyl ester (H44/68). S1694 inhibits active dopamine (DA) uptake into rat striatal synaptosomes, but(More)
Anticholinergic activity of a number of tricyclic antidepressives and nomifensine was demonstrated and their order of affinity for the cholinergic receptors of rat jejunum was determined. The influence of ethinyl estradiol and a conjugated estrogen product, Premarin on the binding of several tricyclic antidepressives to the hepatic mixed function oxidase(More)
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