Posts tagged as NWU

Student unharmed after solar car accident

  The SASOL Solar Challenge from Pretoria to Cape Town kicks off on Saturday. In addition to the international participants, the Sirius X25 from the NWU´s Faculty Engineering is also competing. The final time trial was held on the afternoon of 22 September and Sirius X25 was placed second on the time trial rankings when a […]

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), […]

Reducing SA’s electrical distribution transformer losses

  Forty-eight years after the birth of the first edition of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS 780: 1966), little has been done in South Africa to reduce the distribution transformer losses as compared to first-world and BRICS countries, with the current edition have been released in 2009. Achieving increased energy efficiency through technological […]

University and stakeholders aim for better maths and science in schools

  The acute shortage of medical doctors, engineers, accountants, and maths and science teachers is hampering economic growth, job creation and the prosperity of every South African. Underlying the shortage of students who want to study scarce skills areas, is the shortage of matriculants who major in maths and science. Another problem is that candidates […]