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A loss of sight, never a loss of vision

Marelize Santana -- Tue, 10/08/2019 - 11:05

A loss of sight, never a loss of vision

Although one often sees various initiatives promoting the importance of physical activity for a healthier lifestyle, children with disabilities are seldom included in these projects. One of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) research focus areas is now exploring the possibility of investing its expertise to place the spotlight on these individuals.

Kit enhancing a pedagogy of play is changing the way maths is taught

Marelize Santana -- Tue, 10/08/2019 - 10:55

Kit enhancing a pedagogy of play is changing the way maths is taught

As in many other countries, the South African schooling system is formal and performance driven as teachers work toward the completion of a content-driven curriculum. This is especially true for mathematics, and many teachers view mathematics as abstract facts that are disconnected from daily life.

NRF honours NWU researcher for excellence in science education

Marelize Santana -- Tue, 10/08/2019 - 09:18

NRF honours NWU researcher for excellence in science education

Science can open up a magical world of possibilities and career paths to young learners if they have the opportunity to explore the true meaning of research. Armed with the right skills and enthusiasm, teachers can encourage learners to not only learn about science but actively experience it.

NWU faculties come together to improve postdoctoral fellowship

Belinda Bantham -- Fri, 09/27/2019 - 10:29

NWU faculties come together to improve postdoctoral fellowship

The eight faculties of the North-West University (NWU) and their postdoctoral fellows, who hail from all over the world, came together on 20 September at Crista Galli in Potchefstroom to discuss different ideas on how to improve the postdoctoral fellowship programme at the NWU.

Pharmacen makes strides in third dimension research for a better life for all

Belinda Bantham -- Thu, 09/19/2019 - 09:50

Pharmacen makes strides in third dimension research for a better life for all

For many years the world has attempted to address urgent issues in pharmaceutical research with the help of cultured cells, and the North West University’s (NWU’s) Centre of Excellence for Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacen™) is using a new approach to get these answers.

SA economy needs more policy certainty to make latest economic improvement sustainable and build investor confidence

Belinda Bantham -- Thu, 09/05/2019 - 08:42

SA economy needs more policy certainty to make latest economic improvement sustainable and build investor confidence

“The better-than-expected GDP figures in the second quarter of 2019 are good news for the economy, as this at least confirms that South Africa has avoided a 'technical recession' (two successive quarters of negative growth), after the bad growth performance of -3,2% in the first quarter.” 

Pirates final waits for NWU

Belinda Bantham -- Wed, 09/04/2019 - 09:37

Pirates final waits for NWU

The first rugby team of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Potchefstroom and defending champions is through to the finals of the Pirates Grand Championships, after beating Roodepoort 41-16 in Alberton.

New solutions are needed to solve current social issues

Belinda Bantham -- Tue, 09/03/2019 - 12:43

New solutions are needed to solve current social issues

The 21st century has come with a number of new complexities that can only be addressed and solved with new innovative solutions. Prof Petro du Preez, from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Education, is dedicated to identifying ways that can address the current social issues that South Africa is confronted with.

NWU drive to recruit new bone marrow donors attracts 180 volunteers

Belinda Bantham -- Fri, 08/30/2019 - 10:11

NWU drive to recruit new bone marrow donors attracts 180 volunteers

Becoming a bone marrow donor can save a person’s life. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find the right donor match for a person in need of bone marrow. The North-West University’s (NWU) School of Nursing aims to alleviate this challenge, one step at a time.

Develop your child by reading and telling stories

Belinda Bantham -- Fri, 08/30/2019 - 08:22

Develop your child by reading and telling stories

It is an alarming fact that, in this modern era, parents and caregivers do not spend enough time reading to children or telling them stories. Story telling has many benefits and the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Institute of Psychology and Wellbeing will highlight some of these on 6 September by hosting a storytelling initiative.

Are we heading for another recession? NWU expert predicts economic growth for second quarter

Belinda Bantham -- Wed, 08/28/2019 - 14:35

Are we heading for another recession? NWU expert predicts economic growth for second quarter

On 3 September 2019, the eagerly awaited second quarter GDP data by Statistics South Africa will be released. Quarter 1 of 2019 produced a disappointing quarter-to-quarter economic growth rate of (minus) -3,2%, leading to new concerns of another recession.

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