Marelie Davel is a Research Professor at North-West University, specialising in speech processing and statistical pattern recognition. She has a specific interest in multilingual speech technology development in under-resourced environments, and the data-driven modelling of human speech and language.
Mark is a professor in Zoology at the NWU and studied at Stellenbosch University (1992–2000) completing his PhD degree in 2000. His research focus is earthworm ecotoxicology (organismal and cellular effects) and the broader field of soil ecotoxicology (agricultural and mining areas). This research is done in order to determine soil pollution with the aim of making recommendation on how to address and manage these effects. In addition to this he also does research on organic waste management utilizing earthworms.
Derick Blaauw professor in the School of Economics at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus). He previously lectured in the Department of Economics & Econometrics at the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU) and the University of Johannesburg (UJ) as well at the Soweto and Bloemfontein Campusses of Vista University.
Willemien du Plessis bio of about 300 word count - send both in English and Afrikaans.
Leoné Malan, registered teacher and nurse, commenced with research in 2007 and holds the position of full professor at the North-West University (NWU), Potchefstroom Campus. Her passion for Neurophysiology teaching ensured a teaching excellence award in 2008. Rated as an established researcher (National Research Foundation), she aims to underpin a mechanistic pathway pertaining brain-heart health (emotional stress, neural and adrenal fatigue, hypertension and endothelial dysfunction).
Prof. Sanne ter Horst is a professor in Mathematics who works on metric constrained interpolation and extrapolation problems. These kinds of problems originate in complex analysis, where they have been studied since the early 20th century, but are currently viewed more as part of functional analysis and operator theory.
Anné Verhoef is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the North-West University (Potchefstroom) in South Africa. His research is in the areas of philosophy of religion, the philosophy of Paul Ricoeur, hermeneutics, happiness, systematic theology and ethics. He has published widely, presented international papers and promoted several studies on these topics.
I started my professional career as high school Mathematics teacher and have been involved with teacher training for the past 25 years. For the past 16 years I have been actively involved with the training of Information Technology teachers and have already published two books and several research outputs in this field.
I am also the Director: Research Focus Area Self-Directed Learning.
Pieter is an associate professor in the Taxation programme at the NWU. He is responsible for the Mcom Taxation degree.
Riaan is a micro-economist with more than ten years consulting, research and teaching experience. He is currently associate professor in the School of Economics at the North-West University’s Potchefstroom Campus. He has wide-ranging knowledge in most economic sectors as well as economic development as a whole.
Jat du Toit is professor of Mechanical Engineering at the North-West University. He obtained a B.Eng. (Hons.)(Civil) and a M.Eng.(Civil) from the University of Stellenbosch and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He has published more than 100 papers in international and national journals and conference proceedings and was the co-editor of the proceedings of two conferences.
Prof. Banie Boneschans is head of the Centre for Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Services (CPBS) and is responsible for the overall management of service-delivery units that are operated as independent business units within the CPBS. He obtained the degrees BSc (Pharm), MSc (Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry) and DSc (Pharmaceutics) at the former PU for CHE. Following a brief stint as forensic analyst at the South African Police Service's forensics department he accepted an appointment as research scientist at the School of Pharmacy in 1979 and was subsequently promoted to senior lecturer in 1983 and to professor in 1987. His research focused on finding solutions to pharmaceutical and bioavailability problems. In conjunction with co-workers at the University of Zagreb in Croatia he participated in several national and international conferences and authored or co-authored a number of scholarly reports and publications.
André Duvenhage was born on 18 April 1962 in Sasolburg in the Northern Free State. He matriculated in 1979 at the Hoërskool Sasolburg. As registered student at the PU for CHE he obtained his BA degree as well as the Hons BA in Political Science (both with distinction). During January 1984 he was appointed as Junior Lecturer at the PU for CHE to lecture in Development Administration, Public Management and later also Science of Politics. In 1989 André obtained a Master’s qualification in Development Administration.
Martha Susanna Lubbe was born in Springs as the youngest daughter of the late Peet and Betsie Griesel. She completes her school career in 1982 at High School Potchefstroom Gimnasium. Martie obtained her BPharm degree (Cum Laude) in 1986, an MPharm degree in Pharmacy Practice (1988), a Diploma in Tertiary Education (1996) and a PhD in Pharmacy Practice (2000) at the former PU for CHE. The title of her PhD thesis is "Managed pharmaceutical care: A South African approach". She married Willie in 1995 and they have a daughter, Leonore, and a son, Dewald.
Jaco Kruger has been studying the musical culture of the Venda people of the Vhembe district of South Africa’s Limpopo Province since 1983. He completed a M.Mus dissertation under the supervision of Deirdre Hansen (UCT) in 1985 on Venda musical bows and the xylophone, and a doctoral thesis on Venda guitar music in 1993 under the guidance of Andrew Tracey (Rhodes).
Petro du Preez is Professor of Curriculum Studies at the North West University (Potchefstroom) in South Africa. Her research is in the areas of curriculum studies for diverse religious and cultural contexts, human rights education for social transformation and research methodology. She has published widely, presented international papers and promoted several studies on these topics.