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**Authors:**

(1) Edson Pindza, Tshwane University of Technology; Department of Mathematics and Statistics; 175 Nelson Mandela Drive OR Private Bag X680 and Pretoria 0001; South Africa [edsonpindza@gmail.com];

(2) Jules Clement Mba, University of Johannesburg; School of Economics, College of Business and Economics and P. O. Box 524, Auckland Park 2006; South Africa [jmba@uj.ac.za];

(3) Sutene Mwambi, University of Johannesburg; School of Economics, College of Business and Economics and P. O. Box 524, Auckland Park 2006; South Africa [sutenem@uj.ac.za];

(4) Nneka Umeorah, Cardiff University; School of Mathematics; Cardiff CF24 4AG; United Kingdom [umeorahn@cardiff.ac.uk].

## Table of Links

- Abstract and Introduction
- Methodology
- Neural Network Methodology
- Numerical results, implementation and discussion
- Conclusion, Acknowledgments, and Funding
- Availability of data, code and materials, Contributions and Declarations
- References

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