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.
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.
The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Prof Erhabor Idemudia recently broke ground on research that looks at African cultural practices that aid the spread of HIV/Aids and what can be done to curtail this.
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