Canoeists from across the region and members of the Watuni Canoe Club – situated at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark – took to the water on Saturday, 24 June 2017, in remembrance of the late Gerhard Nel.
“Me zisosh disse”. It is just a flesh wound. This would certainly be good news if you were wounded and one of the native speakers of the language used in this sentence. It is Dothraki and it is the fantasy language that was created for the television series Game of Thrones. Today, the language is spoken by a significant number of people who belong to a sub-cultural group in society.
Without a proper understanding of economic concepts one is flying blind in the intricate landscape that is the South African economy. This is according to Prof Danie Meyer, senior lecturer within the School of Economic Sciences at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark.
A dedicated focus on the practice of technology-enhanced learning: this is what the newly established TELIT-SA research focus area is all about. TELIT-SA stands for Technology Enhanced Learning and Innovative Education and Training in South Africa, and looks at the theory and practice of learning technologies across and array of disciplines in higher education.
US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord earlier in the month was greeted with global dismay. In fact, both the United Nations (UN) and former President Barack Obama labelled the decision as a major setback.
After five years at the helm of the Alumni Advisory Committee of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark, the chairperson – Heinrich Kriel, recently bid farewell to the campus to further pursue his professional career in Cape Town.
Drought, record-breaking storms, pollution and global warming. No-one can argue that the environment is not facing challenges. This is why the PhD study of Irene Muller, a lecturer at the School of Education on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark, examines environmental education closely.
The Optentia research focus area on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark is hosting a workshop on the development and application of the ground-breaking Mmogo-method®.
As South Africans prepare to celebrate Youth Day on 16 June, it is important to take stock of how far the country has come and how far it still has to go. In her message to the campus community, Prof Linda du Plessis, acting rector of the North-West University’s (NWU) campus in Vanderbijlpark, focuses on the importance of choice and more so about making the right choices.
If you only think of board games in terms of time well spent with family and friends, roll the dice again. Board games and their development play a vital role in how the new generation of learners, the so-called millennials, learn and acquire new information and skills.
One cannot help but wonder whether Yolanda Fourie knew in her matric year at the Transvalia High School what was lying ahead in her future. Did she ever while working as florist among the flowers, think about where she would blossom one day? Did it cross her mind that one day she would stand on a stage at a North-West University (NWU) graduation ceremony as top achiever?
“The North-West University (NWU) is committed to producing professionals to assume advanced careers within academia. Our postgraduate students will be the research leaders, faculty, and professional practitioners of tomorrow and as such the stewards of the university’s ethos of innovative learning and teaching and cutting-edge research.”