Senior Lecturer

Shani Botha

Shani is a cardiovascular physiologist, appointed as senior lecturer and researcher in the field of Human Cardiovascular Physiology. As part of the Hypertension in Africa Research Team (HART), Shani performs and performed research in research studies, including the African-PREDICT study, PURE study, SABPA II study and EndoAfrica study.

Shani Botha

I am a cardiovascular physiologist, appointed as senior lecturer and researcher in the field of Human Cardiovascular Physiology.

As researcher, I have been part of the Hypertension in Africa Research Team (HART) since 2010 and have been performing research in several research studies, including the African-PREDICT study, PURE study, SABPA II study and EndoAfrica study. During this time, I was trained to use several clinical apparatus and to perform various extensive cardiovascular measurements. I also supervise several honours, masters and doctorate students.

Werner Heinrich Kaiser

Werner Kaiser is currently a full-time senior lecturer at the School of Mechanical engineering at the North-West
University. He has been invlolved in Engineering educatgion since 1998 and has lectured various courses in
thermal fluid science, Mechanics of machines, Computer aided drawing at the North-West Unviersity and the
Tshwane University of Technology. He has worked for 5 years in industry, where was involved in Energy management projects as well as being a test

Lanthé (IM) Kruger

Lanthé Kruger (néé Palmer) obtained her B.Sc. degree in September 2002 at the former Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (PU for CHE), where after she started with her post-graduate studies with special focus on cardiovascular physiology. During this time, Lanthé was also appointed as a temporary lecturer (2006-2008) as well as research assistant (2005-2008) within the Hypertension in Africa Research Team (HART). During this time she gained valuable and essential insight and experience into both worlds of academia as well as research.

Ansie Fouche

I am a registered social worker since 1993. I established the Social Work subject group on the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University in 2008 and was appointed as a senior lecturer in 2009 and acted as subject head until February 2013. I was promoted to associate professor from 1 January 2016.


MT Lukamba, Honours (Public Affairs), M Phil (Energy Studies), PhD Public Management and Administration.

Research Coordinator: Public Affairs Research for Service Delivery

Tshombe obtained his PhD in Public Management and Administration from Cape Peninsula University of Technology, and his Honours in Public Affairs, and Master’s degree in Energy Studies from University of Cape Town. He worked as junior researcher at Energy and Development Research Centre at University of Cape Town. 

Karen van der Merwe

I am a qualitative researcher and am interested in what enables people to live meaningful lives. My focus is therefore on the subjective experiences of individuals. Through my involvement in community work the importance of religion in adults’ and children’s lives has become clear to me therefore my interest in religion and spirituality. Psychology of Religion is a subfield in Psychology that in my opinion has not received adequate research attention in South Africa.

Aaron Nhlapo

My academic career started in 2012 when I first joined the NWU as a lecturer. Before that I was  a school head master for nine years.

In my M.Ed degree I focussed on the management of school safety and for my PhD the focus was on the whole school approach to facilities maintenance.

In 2014 i published an international article in collaboration with Prof. M.I Xaba.

Werner Nell

Werner Nell is a senior lecturer in the School of Behavioural Sciences at the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University. He started his academic career as a student assistant in Sociology, in 1996. He was appointed as a part-time lecturer in 1999, and subsequently accepted a full-time position as senior lecturer in Sociology in 2004 where he has worked ever since. Werner obtained his PhD in Sociology in 2005 at the NWU, and completed a Master’s degree in Positive Psychology at the same institution in 2014.

Sarina Claassens

Sarina Claassens obtained the B.Sc. (2001) and M.Env.Sci (2003) degrees cum laude from the former Potchefstroom University of CHE and in 2007 completed the Ph.D. degree in Environmental Sciences at the NWU (Potchefstroom Campus). In 2004 she was appointed as Lecturer in Microbiology at the NWU and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2008; she currently holds this position.

P Ndlela

Dr Ndlela's field of expertise is South African and African-American Literature.  He is currently working with Professor I.S. Mekoa: (Research Professor in the School of Research and Postgraduate Studies) in a Research Project titled: “Culture, Identity & Nation-Building in South Africa”.

Susan Ilani Loubser

Loubser is an alumnus of the NWU and obtained her BSc and MSc with Physics at the Potchefstroom Campus. She then obtained her PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Central Lancashire in England in 2009 with a bursary from SALT (Southern African Large Telescope).

During her postdoctoral fellowship she worked for the SKA radio astronomy project in Cape Town after which she joined the Centre for Space Research at the NWU.

Fazel Ebrihiam Freeks

Dr FE Freeks was appointed as a Subject Specialist in 2008 and promoted to a Senior Scientific Officer in 2012. He is currently presenting the LIFEPLAN® programme in the Faculty of Health Sciences under the research unit AUTHeR. He has presented the programme to approximately 850 different people such as, amongst others, various communities, institutions, schools, farms, NGOs (FAMSA), organisations (Vaalharts Water), etc.


André Heymans

I work primarily in the financial field pertaining to investment decisions and more specifically the management of financial portfolios. This research addresses a variety of issues of which the most important include: the effectiveness of the market, uncertainty in asset prices, the impact of different world markets on each other as well as how these factors influence investors’ asset portfolios.

Subscribe to RSS - Senior Lecturer