The court of public opinion has it that the 2017 Budget Speech represented a contractionary budget with increased taxes and with lower levels of incentives for economic activity.
Researchers within the new research focus area of the North-West University (NWU), TELIT-SA, is hard at work to not only vest the entity but also to expand its reach and impact. TELIT-SA focuses on the theory and practice of learning technologies across an array of disciplines in higher education. In short: a dedicated focus on the practice of technology-enhanced learning.
The South African Economy showed negative growth in the final quarter of 2016. This negative growth can be contributed to the decline in two sectors, namely: mining and manufacturing. During an interview with RSG, well-known economist, Dr Andre Mellet from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vaal Triangle Campus, commented on the negative growth figures for the final quarter of 2016.
Three PhD students from the Optentia research focus area on the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University (NWU) recently invited role players from the community to join them around the boardroom table to discuss the very real problem of unemployment.
Prof Vera Roos from the Optentia Research Focus Area at the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University (NWU), and her research collaborator Prof Jaco Hoffman (NWU Potchefstroom Campus) recently received funding to implement an intervention resulting from research about a municipal care system for older persons.
“Never view challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it is important for you to understand that facing and overcoming difficulty is actually one of your biggest advantages since it teaches you perseverance, resilience and adaptability.” This is the message from Prof Linda du Plessis, acting campus rector of the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University (NWU) to all members of the campus community.