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SA needs more strenuous efforts to break out of ‘low growth trap’

Belinda Bantham -- Thu, 09/06/2018 - 09:28

SA needs more strenuous efforts to break out of ‘low growth trap’

According to renowned economist Prof Raymond Parsons from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Business School, South Africa will need to make much more strenuous efforts to break out of the ‘low growth trap’ into which a recession has now pushed it.

NWU researcher is finalist for 2018 Women in Science Awards

Marelize Santana -- Mon, 08/20/2018 - 10:51

NWU researcher is finalist for 2018 Women in Science Awards

Prof Ilani Loubser, an associate professor at the Centre for Space Research and also the subject chair of physics at North-West University's (NWU's) campus in Potchefstroom, has been announced as a finalist in the Department of Science and Technology’s (DST’s) South African Women in Science Awards (WISA).

NWU Community nursing students assist in Health Promotion

Belinda Bantham -- Wed, 08/08/2018 - 13:12

NWU Community nursing students assist in Health Promotion

Staff members at the School of Nursing Science, North-West University (NWU), Potchefstroom Campus have a close relationship with the Mother and Child health Coordinators Sr. Petro Swanepoel (Tlokwe sub-district) and Sr. Miemie van Jaarsveld (Matlosana sub-district). Part of the curriculum of the second year community nursing students’ includes health promotion and the management of sick children..

Russian students to further their research at the NWU

Belinda Bantham -- Tue, 08/07/2018 - 15:55

Russian students to further their research at the NWU

Dr Dimitri Bessarabov, the North-West University’s (NWU’s) director of the DST HySA Infrastructure Centre of Competence in Hydrogen production, storage, reticulation and safety codes and standards, recently welcomed two Russian students who will be conducting research at the NWU.

It’s smooth sailing for Jonker Sailplanes at world championships

Belinda Bantham -- Fri, 08/03/2018 - 09:30
Jonker Sailplanes

It’s smooth sailing for Jonker Sailplanes at world championships

Jonker Sailplanes is taking flight in the 35th World Gliding Championships. The first part of the championships took place in Ostrow, Poland from 7 to 22 July. Prof Attie Jonker, an academic from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Engineering and the chief design engineer of the company, competed with their JS3 glider in the 15 m Class competition.

Breast is best

Belinda Bantham -- Tue, 07/31/2018 - 13:55

Breast is best

Breastfeeding is the foundation of life. This is the emphasis of this year’s Breastfeeding Week which is celebrated annually from 1 to 7 August across the globe, highlighting the advantages of breastfeeding for communities and countries.

NWU now offers a postgraduate degree in higher education studies

Belinda Bantham -- Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:39

NWU now offers a postgraduate degree in higher education studies

The Faculty of Education has a brand new structured Master’s degree on offer. The structured Master’s degree in Higher Education Studies offers an opportunity to further the profile of individuals interested in teaching and learning in the higher education environment.

Easier treatment on the way for diabetes and some cancers

Marelize Santana -- Fri, 07/20/2018 - 14:36

Easier treatment on the way for diabetes and some cancers

Imagine a world where diabetics no longer have to inject themselves and where radio-pharmaceutical drugs against certain types of cancer can be administered orally. These are some of envisaged outcomes of research at the North-West University’s Department of Science and Technology (DST)/NWU Pre-Clinical Drug Development Platform (PCDDP).

NWU is banking on a new method

Marelize Santana -- Fri, 07/20/2018 - 10:59

NWU is banking on a new method

Globally, banks are faced with ATM crimes, system security breaches and other types of fraud. These operational risks have to be carefully managed in order to minimise losses, with regulators requiring banks to set aside capital to safeguard themselves against unexpected losses that may occur. Many models have been developed to enable banks to calculate the amount of capital needed.

Talking export opportunities at the Agbiz Congress 2018

Marelize Santana -- Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:02

Talking export opportunities at the Agbiz Congress 2018

With populations expanding in many parts of the world and rapid urbanisation straining countries’ resources, the need for food and food security has never been so great. While this has created enormous opportunities for farmers in many parts of the world, including South Africa, our agricultural sector is facing significant challenges – not least of which is the uncertainty surrounding land reform in the country and encroaching climate change, which is affecting annual yields and the growth potential of the sector.

Buoyant NWU pools expertise on sustainable diving tourism

Belinda Bantham -- Tue, 07/17/2018 - 11:39

Buoyant NWU pools expertise on sustainable diving tourism

Scuba diving at high-latitude marine localities such as Southern Africa and the Mediterranean Sea has significant tourism potential. Tapping into this necessitates a strong focus on sustainable diving tourism, and this is an area where the North-West University (NWU) has been making a substantial contribution for the past four years.

Listen if you want to fully understand autism

Marelize Santana -- Thu, 07/05/2018 - 09:05

Listen if you want to fully understand autism

“The ability to listen is essential for professionals and healthcare providers if they want to fully understand and support people living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. By listening, professionals will be able to distribute the right information in specific situations to better the lives of individuals living on the ASD spectrum.”

Engineering week 2018 kicks off

Marelize Santana -- Tue, 07/03/2018 - 13:57

Engineering week 2018 kicks off

It’s all systems go as the annual engineering week on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Potchefstroom has started. This event targets South African high school learners from Grade 10 to 12, and is running from 3 to 5 July 2018.

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