Engineering News

NRF boosts funding for coal research at NWU

The quest for more sustainable and greener coal energy is receiving a boost through the National Research Foundation’s (NRF) renewal of the Chair for Coal Research at the North-West University (NWU).

The chair has secured funding of R4,15 million per year for the next five years as part of the NRF’s South African Research Chairs…

Dr Mathews Phosa: Those we should diligently serve are cold and hungry

Political titan, businessman extraordinaire, philanthropist and a figurehead of the ANC’s negotiation process in the early 1990s, Dr Mathews Phosa visited the North-West University (NWU) on 23 May and pulled no punches in detailing how to get the country back on track.

The NWU’s Faculty of Engineering hosted the event and, in his…

Engineering student wins S2A3 Master’s medal.

By Aldrin Ngorima

Developing a novel technique to support a South African company to better deal with noisy call centre audio, resulted in a S2A3 Master’s Medal  for recipient, Walter Heymans. The medal is an annual award given to the most exceptional research student graduating at the Master’s level in a…

Academics look at science and faith

Two North-West University (NWU) academics, Prof Frikkie van Niekerk and Prof Nico Vorster, are the proud editors of the transdisciplinary book  titled Science and Faith in Dialogue. It is published in open access format by AOSIS Scholarly Books. 

Prof van Niekerk was the main editor and also contributed a book chapter, and Prof Vorster…

Communities benefit from NWU’s development projects

South Africa faces difficult challenges that require the next generation of university graduates to be skilled leaders with extensive abilities to collaborate with communities to solve problems and create change. 

Four North-West University (NWU) projects carried out in partnership with communities exemplify how collaboration with…

MSc Engineering student in line for top global award

Leané Naudé, an MSc Engineering student at the North-West University (NWU), will be packing her bags for Amsterdam in May to represent South Africa in the global finals of the Blue Sky science competition. She earned this honour after coming second in last year’s national Blue Sky awards, a biennial competition acknowledging the work of…

HySA showcases groundbreaking exhibition at Green Hydrogen Summit

In a world grappling with the effects of pollution and global warming, hydrogen is a viable alternative in generating cleaner, “greener” energy to not only benefit humankind, but also the environment.

Hydrogen South Africa (HySA), a national flagship programme approved by the Cabinet, is at the forefront of hydrogen technologies in…

NWU lecturer walks away with prestigious engineering award

Meelan Roopa, a lecturer in the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Engineering, received the award for Best Industrial Engineering Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering’s (SAIIE’s) 2022 awards ceremony.

Meelan received this prestigious award in recognition of his…

NWU attends launch of initiative for digital health innovation in Kenya

The North-West University (NWU) attended the recent launch of a new initiative to promote digital health innovation in Africa. This initiative aligns with the strategies of the WHO and national governments across the world in promoting universal access to quality, affordable healthcare to all people.

The launch of the Grace Onyango…

NWU’s engineering is number one in South Africa

The North-West University (NWU) is the best choice among local universities for studies in the field of engineering. The latest subjects ranking by Times Higher Education (THE) places the NWU at the top of the ladder in this field, and highlights the NWU’s other quality subject offerings.

According to THE’s…