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School of Languages mourns passing of language veteran

Staff, students and members of the South African language community are mourning the passing of Prof Johannes Lenake – or Oom Johan, as he was fondly known. At 91 years of age, this language veteran still shared his wealth of knowledge with students from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus.

Further cut in interest rates is another valuable mitigating step

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) cut the repo rate by another 50 basis points on 21 May. Prof Raymond Parsons, well-known economist and academic from the NWU Business School, says this underscores the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) resolve to provide the necessary monetary support in light of the economic impact of the prolonged Covid-19 lockdown.

This is why you have been struggling to sleep

If you log on to any social media platform in the early hours of the morning you are likely to find a lot of people online. Since the country went into lockdown due to Covid-19 a few weeks ago, South Africans have been struggling to fall asleep.

Covid-19, the virus of uncertainty: the dominoes are falling one by one in the economy

The Covid-19 virus is causing unprecedented uncertainty on a global scale. An economist from the North-West University (NWU) says the impact of the pandemic is expected to be greater than that of the Spanish flu of a century ago.

Surviving a pandemic: South Africa economy post Covid-19

The global Covid-19 pandemic has seen unprecedented economic disruptions during the last few months.

According to North-West University (NWU) professor of Economics at the NWU Business School, Prof Ravinder Rena, it will take a very long time for the country’s economy to recover meaningfully after the measures introduced by government to curb the spread of the global virus.

How to resolve coronavirus food shortages

It is no secret that millions of South Africans currently suffer under the impact of the lockdown regulations introduced because of the coronavirus pandemic. The poor access to food is probably the biggest tragedy, because millions of citizens do not know where their next meal is coming from.

NWU academic writes about experiences of African migrants in European countries

North-West University (NWU) academic and a research professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the campus in Mahikeng, Prof Erhabor Idemudia, has co-authored a book with Prof Klaus Boehnke from Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany.

Prof runs 1 100 laps to help alleviate hunger

On the morning of 24 April, Prof Dewald van Niekerk, laced up his running shoes and started running around his house in Potchefstroom. The time was 10:30. When he finally stopped to unlace his shoes, twenty-four hours and ten minutes later, he’d circled his house 1 100 times to clock a distance of 110km.

NWU neonatal expert paves the way forward

When it comes to midwifery, neonatal care and nursing research, the name of North-West University’s Prof Welma Lubbe is the first that comes to mind.

Restriction strategy allows SA valuable time to prepare  – NWU virologist

As South Africa prepares to ease restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19, a North-West University (NWU) virologist, Prof Albie van Dijk, shares her views on the country’s fight against the pandemic.