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Bridging the digital divide

With the global community having moved into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Dr Kaizer Ndlovu from the North-West University (NWU) believes that there is a plethora of benefits that come with bridging the digital divide.

Bridging the digital divide

With the global community having moved into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Dr Kaizer Ndlovu from the North-West University (NWU) believes that there is a plethora of benefits that come with bridging the digital divide.

Dr Ndlovu currently teaches technology management in the NWU’s MBA programme, and says he is excited about…

NWU student and poet shines in Setswana

Lesego Motlhankane, a third-year BEd student on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Potchefstroom Campus, recently published an anthology of Setswana poetry titled Pitsana ya Poko.

The book of poetry, a collaboration between Lesego and renowned author Kabelo Kgatea, consists of 40…

Grant will help SA grapple with its difficult history

South Africa is a society in which a sense of belonging is complicated by a long and deep history of division and dispossession. Four staff members of the North-West University have received an international grant from the African Critical Inquiry Programme* (ACIP) to organise a collaborative workshop that will use…

NWU PUKfm rakes in Radio Awards nominations

It is that time of the year again where the trailblazers and go-getters of the radio waves get recognised for their efforts.

The Radio Awards, which honour outstanding achievements in the radio industry, recently announced their 2021 finalists.

Using management technology to ensure the constitutional right to water

Intelligent water management technologies could be the answer to some of South Africa’s water challenges. This is the view of Nicolene Steyn, one of the youngest PhD students at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Law, who believes smart technologies could help ensure the right to water. Her study, a desktop-based investigation of…

There’s more to wind and solar power than electricity

In the past decade, renewable energy sources such as solar and wind have made some inroads in supplying “green” energy to the country’s power grid. To be self-sustainable with the use of renewable electricity, methods of energy storage are required, as solar and wind are naturally fluctuating and not constant sources of energy. This is one of…

Liberal energy supply approach is good for investment

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on 10 June about new rules of engagement on the energy front in South Africa is good for investment sentiment.

Prof Raymond Parsons, an economist from the Business School of the North-West University, says the more liberal approach to…

NWU joins in the move for health

Over the years there has been a significant increase in the number of people who suffer from lifestyle diseases. This is mostly due to unhealthy eating, alcohol intake, smoking and a lack of physical activity.

To this end, the Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research (AUTHeR…

NWU engineers and biokineticists brainstorm for 2024 Bionic Olympics

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) engineers and biokineticists are preparing to take on universities from around the world in the 2024 International Cybathlon, which will see athletes with physical disabilities competing to complete everyday tasks using state-of-the-art technical assistance systems. 

 New NWU centre for children with developmental delays will focus on the whole family

When children have disabilities or developmental delays, the whole family can be affected. This is why the Care2Kids division of the Centre for Health and Human Performance at the North-West University (NWU) is embracing a family-focused intervention.