The North-West University (NWU) celebrated Africa Day across all three its campuses on 26 and 27 May 2022.
This year the Africa Day theme was “The Year of Nutrition - Strengthening resilience in nutrition and food security on the African continent”.
Some universities are seen as ivory towers, we do not want to be seen as such. We want to be accessible to communities and be seen as a solutions provider in our environs. We don’t want to just disseminate knowledge, we also want to learn things from the people in our communities. It would be great to learn how they solve problems so that we can study that.
The poor state of the quality of discharge into the receiving environment has a cumulative effect on water quality in rivers, lakes, wetlands and in groundwater. Most of South Africa’s rivers and wetlands ecosystems are threatened. This spells further natural disaster because these systems play a vital role in supporting ecosystem services such as flood control, drought mitigation and nature-based water treatment.
Still relatively at a nascent stage, the field of sustainable entrepreneurship has been a subject of a number of research and scholarly work in the recent years. Just what exactly is it, what are the processes involved, and what are some of the models of sustainable entrepreneurship? This was the theme of a research seminar on Wednesday, 6 April, 2022 at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) by visiting Professor, Prof. Dr. Frank-Martin Belz.