Welcome to Boloka, the open access Institutional Repository of the North-West University (NWU-IR). This is a digital archive that collects, preserves and distributes research material created by members of the NWU.

The aim of the NWU-IR is to increase the visibility, availability and impact of the research output of the North-West University through Open Access, search engine indexing and harvesting by several initiatives.


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  • Development of stem borers on Bt and non-Bt maize plant crosses 

    Erasmus, Reynardt (North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2017)
    Genetically modified (GM) maize, expressing the Cry1Ab insecticidal protein has been commercialised in South Africa for the control of Busseola fusca (Fuller) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). South African subsistence farmers ...
  • The social impacts of the Mangaung African Cultural Festival : a community perspective 

    Maputsoe, Limpho Sylvia (North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2016)
    The main goal of this study was to measure the social impacts perceptions of the Mangaung African Cultural Festival (Macufe) from Bloemfontein’s community perspective. In order to reach this main goal, the ...
  • The effect of the mode of applied breakage on coal yield 

    Potgieter, Wilmeri (North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2017)
    Some coal resources, for example, those in Southern Africa such as the Waterberg and Mozambique Coalfields, have a highly interlayered morphological structure consisting of coal macerals along with mineral matter. The ...
  • Pyrolysis product evaluation and prediction of coals of different rank 

    Pretorius, Gustav Nico (North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2016)
    When coal is heated slowly (<10 °C/min), as in the Lurgi Fixed Bed Dry Bottom (FBDB) gasification process, products formed in the pyrolysis region of the gasifier include gas liquor, condensable tars, oils and non-condensable ...
  • Characterization of Clostridium spp. isolated from selected surface water systems and aquatic sediment 

    Fourie, Johannes Cornelius Jacobus (North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2017)
    Clostridium are ubiquitous in nature and common inhabitants of the gastrointestinal track of humans and animals. Some are pathogenic or toxin producers. These pathogenic Clostridium species can be introduced into surface ...

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