Game of Thrones breaks all the rules of film making. That is why it is such a huge success. “There are rules and laws of film making that you have to abide by, unless you want to create a specific effect,” says Phil Pretorius from the School of Communication Studies on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark.
The Centre for Business Mathematics and Informatics® (BMI) at the North-West University (NWU) and Absa recently celebrated their successful collaboration of more than 21 years.
Higher education institutions in South Africa have been confronted with various changes in recent years, urging them to keep up with the times, adapt and grow.
It is as divisive an issue as it is a necessary one. It evokes both anger and reconciliation. It can bind as much as it can set free.
“A graduation ceremony is essentially a symbolic recognition of a new generation of leaders, opinion-makers, experts, artists, scientists and entrepreneurs. In short: a day when the doers of tomorrow step to the fore to be counted as proud stewards of sustainability, innovation and progress.”
A very proud Dr Schalk van Schalkwyk senior looked on as both of his sons followed in his footsteps. Hugo and Schalk junior both obtained their PhD degrees at the recent autumn graduation ceremony on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark.
An associate professor at the Faculty of Theology of the North-West University (NWU) recently returned from the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, where he spent three months doing research.
At last! After four consecutive attempts the North-West University’s (NWU’s) men's residence, Patria, was able to beat Maties’ Vishuis at the Danie Craven stadium in Stellenbosch by 16–8.
Mervyn Taylor – ever-popular, particularly in North West rugby circles – was appointed as the new president of the Leopards Rugby Union on Tuesday evening, 16 April. Mervin, who is also the North-West University’s (NWU’s) rugby manager, takes over the reins from Advocate André May.
For the past few years an extraordinary researcher at the North-West University (NWU), Dr Izanette van Schalkwyk, has been working on drastically changing the lives of residents of the violence-ridden Delft area in the Western Cape through several research projects.
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