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Third cancer symposium in organising phase

It is believed that cancer is the biggest killer in Africa with huge legal, human resource and cost implications for employers. However, it is a topic that is seldom broached in public platforms. In recognition of this the Potchefstroom Business School, Cansa Potchefstroom and Wilmed Park’s Oncology Centre in Klerksdorp shed some light on cancer diagnosed in men by organising a pioneer symposium for 2013. The theme of this year’s symposium, To live with cancer, will focus on cancers diagnosed in men.

Potchefstroom Business School (NWU) academic invited to adjudicate International Innovation prize

Pieter Geldenhuys, local academic and technology strategist, has been honoured with the inclusion in a four-member panel that will adjudicate The International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) ICT Innovation Application Challenge. The ITU, with 192 member countries, launched the ICT Innovation Challenge in November 2012.  The Challenge’s aim is to promote sustainable, equitable economic growth in emerging economies by unearthing applications targeting social and economic inclusion. 

First woman judge from NWU-Puk soil

The Faculty of Law of the North-West University's Potchefstroom Campus yielded its first woman judge on Thursday 11 April when Leonie Windell was nominated by the Judicial Service Commission as judge for the Supreme Court in either Pretoria or Johannesburg.

Northern Cape Foundation Phase teachers equipped and ready to make a difference where it matters

When you think of the work of a university, foundation phase learning may not be the first thing that comes to mind. For North West University (NWU), however, a commitment to early schooling will have a positive effect on the caliber and abilities of the university students of the future.

Empowering school principals

by Dr Herman J van Vuuren - Faculty of Education Sciences: Unit for Open Distance Learning

An organisation is only as good as its leadership. This statement is particularly true for education where the quality of education is closely allied to the effectiveness of school leadership.

Speaking for those who can't

It is still early, but already the sun is pelting down on Rustenburg this February morning of 2008. The taxi rank is swathed in sweltering heat, minibuses are honking, and passengers wipe sweat from their foreheads as they cram into the confines of stationary Toyota Hi-Ace’s.

Back to his best

Victor ‘Strand’ Kruger, captain of the NWU Pukke side that shocked Tukkies 26-23 Monday night in Potchefstroom, doesn’t make bold statements.

Seeing the world through Byron’s eyes

Two centuries ago the British poet Lord Byron wrote: “There is pleasure in these pathless woods/ There is rapture on the lonely shore/ There is society where none intrudes/ By the deep sea/ and music in its roar/ I love not man less/ but Nature more.”

Law and coaching go hand in hand

For teacher-coaches there is a delicate balance between being aware of delictual liability and accountability towards the children in their care and allowing their fear of the implications of these liabilities to prevent them from doing their job. This is the opinion of Professor JP Rossouw from the school of education at North-West University.