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.
Professor, Law faculty, Potchefstroom Campus of the NWU, Potchefstroom
Serves on Executive Committee of the International Society of Family Law
Admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Lectures mainly in Family Law, Law of Persons and the Law of Unjustified Enrichment.
Research relates to relevant topics in Family law, more particularly the position of children
In recent times, enormous developments occurred in the field of mineral and water rights following the promulgation of legislation in which the state was statutorily appointed as the guardian or trustee of the resources concerned. This statutory intervention dramatically changed not only the property right paradigm in terms of which resources are managed, but also the nature of rights that may be obtained in respect of resource units.
Albertus Stephanus Jacobus Helberg obtained his B.Eng (Elektr) cum laude in 1989, his M.Ing (Elektr) cum laude in 1991 from RAU. He completed his D.Eng at the same institute.
I live with my wife Sheila in Potchefstroom where I am currently employed as a Professor of Mathematics at the Potchefstroom campus of NWU. Apart from Mathematics my interests include road-running and theology.
Markus Böttcher studies the physics of astronomical objects which emit high-energy (X-ray and gamma-ray) radiation. These include black holes in our Galaxy an in the centers of other galaxies, called active galactic nuclei; gamma-ray bursts, which are the violent explosions of very massive stars at the end of their lives.
I am a lecturer in Biochemistry and researcher on mitochondrial function and disease since 1993.
Louis Kotzé is a professor of environmental law and the Director of the LLM Programme in Environmental Law and Regulation at the NWU.