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.
After graduating from the NWU with distinctions in all 31 semester modules as the top performer in the faculty, I qualified as a chartered accountant and achieved the fifth position nationwide in the IRBA Public Practice Exam (PPE) in 2005.
I was awarded the ABSA bronze medal for the best Masters' student in the social sciences at the NWU. I joined the NWU in 2007 and was named best lecturer in the university in 2008 and received an award for inspirational education from Rapport in 2010.
Daleen Kruger was born in Fochville on 23 April 1956. She grew up in Carletonville where she started music lessons at an early age. In her matric year she became the organist of the Fochville congregation of the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk (NHK) and two years later organist of the Carletonville South congregation of the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk (NGK).
Prof FC Eloff has been a lecturer at the PU for CHE, later NWU since 1979. He is currently Occupational Hygiene programme leader in the School of Physiology, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences. He is responsible for the development and management of a new professional Baccalaureus Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene degree.
Serves as UNISA subject organiser (Physiology) since 1999 and is responsible for the organising of the practical modules presented to UNISA students.
Kenny Uren is an associate professor in the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering. He specialises in the fields of mathematical systems modelling and control theory. He received the B. Eng., M. Eng. and PhD degrees in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the North-West University, Potchefstroom campus, South Africa in 2003, 2005 and 2009 respectively. Kenny is a member of the McTronX research group that has a core focus on mathematical modelling, mechatronic systems and control theory.