African people have been observing the stars and planets since ancient times and modern-day science is now paying close attention to the wealth of knowledge within traditional African astronomy.
Within the next 30 years the number of older people in Africa will grow from 46 million to 170 million. This is the problem that the continent will be facing by 2050, said Prof Jaco Hoffman from the Optentia research focus area at a recent Course on Social Gerontology in Southern Africa.
Nutrition researchers at the Centre of Excellence for Nutrition (CEN) of the North-West University (NWU) are doing important research on the treatment effects of severe acute malnutrition in Sub-Sahara Africa. Their findings will be used by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Over the years the North-West University (NWU) has made a name for itself as one of the top universities in the country. Now the NWU is part of a broader initiative, BRICSEd, to take quality education to countries across Africa and beyond.
March is World Social Work Month and during this time the spotlight is not only on the profession, but also on the important contributions these brave professionals make to society.
Not many African universities approach the African Union (AU) to ask: “How can we be part of the solution?” This is according to Prof Johnny Strijdom, head of the Division of Social Welfare and Drug Control within the AU and new extraordinary professor at the Optentia research focus area on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark.
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