Namibian-born Klaus D. Beiter holds B.Iur. LL.B. degrees (both obtained with distinction) from the University of South Africa, Pretoria, and a doctorate in international human rights law (obtained summa cum laude) from the University of Munich, Germany, where he wrote his thesis under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Bruno Simma (formerly a Judge at the International Court of Justice).
Jan van Romburgh (CA (SA)) holds a Master of Commerce in Management Accounting, obtained from the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University (NWU) in 2009, and is a member of the Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners (ICFP), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
Jan is currently the Deputy Director of the School of Accountancy at the NWU. Jan was fundamental in establishing the Program in Forensic Accountancy at the NWU in 2006.
Henri Bezuidenhout is an associate professor in the School of Economics at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus). He has several publications to his credit in the area of international factor flows, and his research mainly focuses on foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa.
I have been a lecturer and researcher in the field of Physical Education for over 15 years now, I have been an author of various publications (15+ articles and two book chapters) in the field and I have been a supervisor / promotor of five post-doctoral students so far. I have been the principle researcher in two national research projects from which several publications have come forth.
Sonja Grater is an associate professor in the School of Economics at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus). She lectures undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field of international trade, and also gained practical experience in the freight forwarding industry before joining the University.
Surika holds the Chartered Accountant (CA(SA)) designation. Her academic credentials include a Master’s degree in Financial Management (Cum Laude) and a PhD in Accountancy (in the field of Accounting Education). She has been lecturing Financial Management for 18 years at various levels levels of complexity and currently lectures Financial Management to CA students at fourth year level (CTA).
I have taught and conducted research on identity formation for the past 10 years. My focus on identity falls within the context of relations, whether families or communities. I specifically view identity formation from a Gestalt theoretical perspective.
Anél Petzer, BPharm, MSc, PhD (NWU) is an associate professor. She is the subprogramme leader for Drug Discovery in the Centre of Excellence for Pharmaceutical Sciences at the NWU. In 2015 she was selected as a TWAS affiliate. She is interested in the design of inhibitors and prodrugs for the delivery of centrally acting drugs to the brain. Her main focus is on enzymology especially MAO, COMT, AChE, BuChE and NOS. She has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals.
Prof Anja Franken obtained her PhD in Occupational Hygiene degree from the North-West University Potchefstroom Campus in 2015. She is an Associate Professor at the School of Physiology, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences at the North-West University Potchefstroom Campus where she lectures both undergraduate and postgraduate Occupational Hygiene modules. She has more than 10 years of experience in lecturing at the North-West University.
A/Prof Ruan Kruger is the current Interim Research Leader of the NRF SARChI Research Chair in Early detection and prevention of cardiovascular disease in Africa, hosted by the Centre of Excellence: the Hypertension in Africa Research Team (HART), North-West University, South Africa. He is also a member of the MRC Research Unit for Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease.
Research focus: early detection and prevention of hypertension and early vascular ageing, especially in children and early adulthood.
My research career began in 2007 when I joined the North-West University as a Senior Lecturer. I later enrolled for a PhD and completed a thesis entitled “The evaluation of the General Psychological Well-being and the Mental Health Continuum Models in an African context”, awarded in 2011. Prior to that, my MSc dissertation focused on the validation of the Values-In-Action Inventory of Strengths (VIA-IS). Between 2007 and 2012 I worked as a Clinical Psychologist at a University-based counselling and therapy centre. During this time, I continued to do research and teach.
Amphibian conservation has received increasing attention following the 2005 global declaration of the Amphibian Conservation Action Plan (ACAP), with placed a high premium on amongst other increasing the capacity of conservation research required to combat this global crisis. It is within this research field of amphibian conservation that I have established my research activities within the geographical bounds of sub-Saharan Africa and adjacent island of Madagascar.