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.


  • A framework for software quality assurance 

    Abo'o Zo'o, Sara Penina Jacqueline (North-West University (South Africa)., 2021)
    The current era is highly impacted by new technologies, creating a technological race, including new features and updates daily, which produces a significantly high amount of code that is generated. However, as an organisation ...
  • Improved control of compressed air networks using machine learning 

    Matthee, Gerhardus Johannes (North-West University (South Africa)., 2021)
    Mining companies in South Africa are under financial strain and so need to minimise expenses to stay profitable. Improving the efficiency of compressed air networks could lead to a significant reduction in electricity ...
  • Human Capital Evaluation : determining both the cost and value of a firm's human 

    Bradley, Edgar Anthony (North-West University (South Africa)., 2021)
    Many times, the phrase “our people are our most important asset” is used by company CEO’s. Yet personnel are not included on the balance sheet of any company. There are several reasons for this, including the fact that ...
  • Application of boundary layer suction on the vertical fin of a sailplane 

    Smith, Anzette (North-West University (South Africa)., 2021)
    High-performance aircraft have advanced so much in recent years that every part of a sailplane has to be investigated and improved separately in order to discover prospective areas for improvement. One of these areas is ...
  • A value-add driven report development framework for mining industries 

    Botes, Lee-Ann Alexis (North-West University (South Africa)., 2021)
    The South African mining industry is vital to the country’s economy, but it is under pressure to remain profitable and sustainable. Although many studies have focussed on how to optimise mining operations, they have used ...

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