Posts tagged as North-West University

Why wage war for a slice of SA’s electricity pie?

  It’s unfortunate that titles such as “It’s war: Nuclear versus renewables” and “Renewable energy is being crushed in the coal and nuclear grinder” are used in articles about the energy sector. I have never, in my 15 years working in the energy sector, heard the coal or nuclear industry proponents argue that renewable energy […]

Industry has responsibilities in skills development

  Much is written about skills development: the Department of Science and Technology speaks about its mandate to turn South Africa into a knowledge economy; the “fees must fall movement” calls for fee and “decolonised” tertiary education but in all this “noise” and rhetoric lies something far more fundamental – and that is how can […]

Research centre launch establishes wide domain for AI research

  The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has partnered with five South African universities to launch the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR) on 24 May 2016. Based at the CSIR and chaired at the University of Cape Town, the centre aims to build research capacity in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), […]