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The earlier, the better for Africa’s children

Belinda Bantham -- Thu, 11/29/2018 - 14:25

The earlier, the better for Africa’s children

Imagine looking at a page and not being able to read or fully understand the words because you never developed the skills to do so. This is the reality for many children in Africa. It is also a big obstacle to the development of the continent’s people as early literacy is essential for children’s reading abilities and future success in their education.

NWU Council reacts to letter containing allegations from a group of anonymous individuals

Belinda Bantham -- Fri, 11/23/2018 - 08:27

NWU Council reacts to letter containing allegations from a group of anonymous individuals

The NWU Council held its ordinary meeting on Thursday, 22 November 2018. During this meeting a letter from a law firm acting on behalf of a group of clients was tabled and discussed.

NWU makes a clean sweep at annual clean air conference

Belinda Bantham -- Fri, 11/23/2018 - 08:25
NWU makes a clean sweep at annual clean air conference

NWU makes a clean sweep at annual clean air conference

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management recently demonstrated why it is the leading national institution in the field of air quality. They did this during the annual National Association for Clean Air (NACA) conference that took place in Vanderbijlpark from 30 October to 2 November 2018.

Before and now: the contrast in miners’ living conditions

Marelize Santana -- Thu, 11/22/2018 - 16:17

Before and now: the contrast in miners’ living conditions

Crammed into tiny rooms in same-sex hostels, away from their partners or families and without proper access to water, electricity or sanitation, South African miners used to live in appalling conditions. Today, the situation of miners at Impala Platinum in Rustenburg has improved markedly, although there are still challenges, as a North-West University (NWU) research study shows.

NWU Students impress at the Symposium of Natural Sciences

Belinda Bantham -- Fri, 11/16/2018 - 10:43

NWU Students impress at the Symposium of Natural Sciences

For Students from the North West University’s Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences recently participated in the Student symposium for Natural Sciences 2018 Competition. They managed to win some great prizes. Students who are enrolled for the relevant fields of study may participate: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Metallurgy, Physics, Mathematics statistics, Operational Research and Biological Sciences

What a manjafika journey!

Marelize Santana -- Wed, 11/14/2018 - 09:40

What a manjafika journey!

They call him Moses, Father Christmas, Manjafika, but actually this impressive man with the snow-white hair is a rock, which as a matter of fact is also what his name means in Sesotho. Prof Fika Janse van Rensburg shares some of his highlights, anecdotes, challenges and special moments from his term as deputy vice-chancellor on the campus in Potchefstroom.

The dangers of misusing antibiotics

Belinda Bantham -- Mon, 11/12/2018 - 11:52

The dangers of misusing antibiotics

Are you one of the thousands of people around the world who treat a mere headache, the flu or a stomach bug by taking antibiotics? You need to stop. The persistent overuse and misuse of antibiotics drastically contributes to the global increase in antibiotic resistance.

Three keys unlock Loerie success for students

Belinda Bantham -- Mon, 11/12/2018 - 11:32

Three keys unlock Loerie success for  students

 The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential; these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence and this was proved to be true when the Graphic Design students from the North West University yet again showcased their excellence at the 40th Annual Loerie Awards which took place in Durban on the 17th and 18th August 2018.

A story of hope

Belinda Bantham -- Mon, 11/12/2018 - 09:43

A story of hope

More and more South Africans realise the importance of coming together and changing their own circumstances for the better.

SA’s fiscal arithmetic and growth outlook remain weak and vulnerable

Belinda Bantham -- Fri, 10/26/2018 - 09:46

SA’s fiscal arithmetic and growth outlook remain weak and vulnerable

The economic and fiscal strategies outlined in Tito Mboweni’s 2018 medium term budget policy statement (MTBPS) on 24 October 2018 are likely to have a mixed impact on business and the markets, given the constraints governing the fiscal framework.

3-D printing to improve life

Marelize Santana -- Thu, 10/25/2018 - 16:27

3-D printing to improve life

Staff and students at the North-West University's (NWU’s) Engineering Faculty are in the process of giving the traditional way of manufacturing products a huge blow. They are now using their wide variety of world class three-dimensional printers.

Researcher is first in Africa to lead global hypertension society

Marelize Santana -- Thu, 10/25/2018 - 15:27

Researcher is first in Africa to lead global hypertension society

Normal heart rates range from 60 to 100 beats per minute. Anything above that means blood is racing at an alarming speed through your veins. One person whose blood is pumping with passion in the fight against a deadly health condition, hypertension, is Prof Alta Schutte.

Grooming future engineers

Marelize Santana -- Thu, 10/04/2018 - 13:50

Grooming future engineers

In an effort to educate learners about the different fields of engineering, the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Engineering is hosting a four-day Engineering Week from 1 to 4 October.

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