We live in a fast-changing world where yesteryear’s science fiction is becoming today’s reality. Imagine, with the flick of a button, being able to instantly create anything you need or want, from essential parts for appliances to toys and even plastic flowers.
Why is mathematics being singled out as the main culprit for poor pass rates? This is the question asked by Prof Robert Balfour, Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching-Learning, at the North-West University (NWU), after the Department of Basic Education (DBE) announced proposed changes to the passing requirements for Grades 7 to 9, specifically involving mathematics.
"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships." These words of famous basketball star, Michael Jordan, rang true when the North-West University (NWU), together with SUNfarming, a solar energy company, came out tops at the recent Intersolar Awards that were held in Europe.
This tribute is for the individual who has donated valuable time and effort to the betterment of the industry. Prof Quentin Campbell of the North-West University (NWU) received this accolade when the Southern African Coal Processing Society (SACPS) announced that he is the Coal Man of the Year for 2017.
The North-West University (NWU) is immensely proud of its two new Science Oscar winners, Profs Alta Schutte and Melville Saayman.These two esteemed researchers were recognised by the National Science and Technology’s (NSTF) for their contributions to their respective fields at a gala dinner in Johannesburg on Thursday night.
Extrusion, a high-pressure cooking process, has revolutionised the food, feed, plastic and powder paint industries, among many others. Small wonder, then, that the annual ExtruAfrica conference, training seminar and exhibition is such an eagerly anticipated event for manufacturers from South Africa and other African countries.