A doctoral student from the North-West University (NWU) is one of five hand-picked young scientists in South Africa who were nominated by the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) to rub shoulders with various Novel Prize winners.
On 8 and 9 June 2017, Dr Charmaine Williamson will facilitate an introductory workshop on research funding and applications which is hosted by the research focus area Technology Enhanced Learning and Innovative Education and Training in South Africa (TELIT-SA) on the North-West University’s (NW’s) Vaal Triangle Campus.
Thousands of people rely on the floodplain of the Lower Phongolo River in KwaZulu-Natal, as do millions of fish, frogs, birds, insects and other aquatic animals. But how can they all co-exist sustainably and what is needed to maintain the delicate balance of South Africa's biggest, richest and most diverse floodplain ecosystem?
They are a sight common in South Africa as they scavenge landfills and go through bins in suburbs, business and industrial districts. Yet little is known about the role waste pickers play in the economy.
With 11 official languages in South Africa, finding an effective yet affordable way to transcribe speech to text was never going to be easy, but that is set to change with some innovative thinking from researchers who are creating an open source web-based platform for speech transcription.
The heron that laid the golden egg? Scientists from the North-West University (NWU) have found several metals and metalloids in bird eggs in the catchment area of the Orange River which could pose a potential health risk to humans.
Potchefstroom - Wapad
Potchefstroom - Wapad archive
Potchefstroom - PUKfm
Vaal Triangle - Student 24/7