NWU, IAEA join forces to advance nuclear forensic science training
The partnership will develop a Nuclear Crime Scene Management Laboratory.
NWUOct 31, 2023
Space biology will be a first for Africa
The NWU’s Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences is set to launch the research area SpaceBiology@NWU.
Space biologyOct 27, 2023
Hamas attack on Israel: What does this mean for SA?
Crude oil prices are set to skyrocket after the attack on Israel and the country is going to retaliate with full force.
North West UniversityOct 10, 2023
In a struggling economy, market to millennials or miss out
Millennials prioritise spending on experiences rather than focusing on material possessions, says Prof Roland Goldberg from the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at NWU.
North West UniversityOct 9, 2023
Nigeria is facing an impending implosion
The giant is stumbling, but how do you prevent its fall?
NigeriaOct 5, 2023
Legalisation of marijuana: A continuing debate
North-West University (NWU) academic Prof Leepile Sehularo addressed the contentious issue of marijuana legalisation in South Africa during his inaugural lecture on 20 September 2023.
North West UniversitySep 22, 2023
Another nuclear honour for Prof Bismark Tyobeka
Prof Tyobeka has been appointed as a member of the Nuclear Engineering Advisory Council at North Carolina State University in the USA.
Prof Bismark TyobekaJun 5, 2023
Hard times need effective solutions to ensure agricultural growth – Prof Bismark Tyobeka
One of the sectors facing suffocating constraints is also one of the most important ones: agriculture.
NWUMar 24, 2023
Language resources audit to support multilingualism under way in SA universities
'Multilingualism in higher education will mean greater access to learning, student success, social cohesion, transformation and decoloniality,' said Professor Langa Khumalo, executive director of SADiLaR.
SADiLaRFeb 23, 2023
NWU, DARD sign MOU
The objective of the MOU was to offer a framework for co-operation between the North-West University and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
NWUFeb 17, 2023
MSc engineering student in line for top global award
Leané Naudé will head to Amsterdam in May to represent SA in the global finals of the Blue Sky science competition.
MSc engineeringFeb 14, 2023
NWU Gallery, ViNCO, Artist's Book Club present 'Decolonising the Book'
The exhibition is available for viewing from 6 to 28 October at the NWU Main Gallery.
NWU GalleryOct 6, 2022
NWU Gallery in collaboration with The Blessing Ngobeni Art Prize presents the exhibition 'Inserted Bodies'
'Inserted Bodies' is a debut solo exhibition by Boitumelo Motau, the recipient award-winner for The Blessing Ngobeni Art Prize.
NWUOct 5, 2022
NWU Gallery, Goethe Institut present exhibition
'Feminism ya Mang, Feminism Yethu, Feminism Yani' is presented in celebration of women’s month.
NWU GalleryAug 15, 2022
NWU students showcase photographic flair
The exhibition: “Attached to the Soil”, is presented by NWU Gallery, in collaboration with ViNCO, the Fulbright Scholar Program and Michigan State University.
NWUAug 10, 2022
NWU hosts indigenous astronomy conference
During the conference, the International Indigenous Astronomy Experts Society was also launched.
NWUAug 2, 2022
NWU principal, vice-chancellor joins world leaders in nuclear science for international webinar
Dr Bismark Tyobeka is a panellist in an international webinar on the role of nuclear and radiology safety in the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology.
NWUJul 7, 2022
North-West University announces new chairperson, deputy chairperson of its Council
The NWU Council elected Bert Sorgdrager as its chairperson and Obakeng Mongale as its deputy chairperson.
North West UniversityJul 1, 2022
NWU student wins WorldSkills South Africa national competition
North-West University nursing student Tshiamo Mokgoetsi will represent SA at the 46th International WorldSkills Competition to be held in China.
NWUJun 23, 2022
Feather in NWU’s cap as it bags prestigious prize
The university received an external award for the successful implementation of Planon, an integrated workplace management system
North West UniversityMay 30, 2022
NWU’s IKS Centre collaborates with Wits to explore indigenous paleo-knowledge
The Indigenous Knowledge System Centre of the North-West University has partnered with Wits University to do palaeontology research along the Karoo Basin.
NWUApr 28, 2022
NWU now ranks in top 4.5% of global universities
In the latest rankings, the Center for World University Rankings placed the NWU in the top 4.5% of universities in its 2022/2023 edition of the Global 2000 list.
NWUApr 28, 2022
NWU academic conducts cancer research in US
Prof Mulunda Mwanza has been selected and awarded the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Fellowship and is currently based at the University of Missouri.
Prof Mulunda MwanzaApr 13, 2022
NWU appoints new principal and vice-chancellor
Dr Bismark Tyobeka, recognised as one of the leading nuclear power experts in the world, will steer the NWU for the next five years, commencing on 1 June.
NWUMar 24, 2022
NWU and partners launch API Plus lab to grow SA's bio-economy
North-West University, in partnership with the Department of Science and Innovation and Technology Innovation Agency, launched the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Plus laboratory.
Prof Linda du PlessisMar 16, 2022
NWU, Universität Duisburg-Essen develop early warning tool for metal pollution in fresh water
Researchers from North-West University and Universität Duisburg-Essen develop early warning tool for metal pollution in freshwater systems worldwide.
North West UniversityMar 16, 2022
NWU introduces new sport for visually impaired students
The North-West University has included goalball – a sport specifically played by visually impaired people – in its 2022 sporting codes.
North West UniversityMar 3, 2022
Starry-eyed youths ready for the big leap
Maths and science learners from high schools in Mahikeng, Potchefstroom and Vanderbijlpark attended a lecture series presented by extraordinary professor Don Kurtz of the North-West University.
MahikengMar 1, 2022
New species named in honour of NWU academic
Researchers from the Queensland Museum in Australia and the Prince of Songkhla University in Thailand named a new species of cirolanid isopod in Prof Nico Smit's honour.
NWUFeb 18, 2022
NWU continues impressive performance in rankings
Times Higher Education Young University Rankings has placed the NWU third overall in SA and 124th internationally on its ranking of the world’s best universities that are 50 years old or younger.
NWUFeb 17, 2022
New era as NWU boosts its student housing portfolio
A 1 738 multi-funded student housing complex was officially handed over for occupation on 10 February, at the university’s Mahikeng Campus.
NWUFeb 17, 2022
NWU Business School first in Africa to receive international BGA accreditation
The Association of MBAs renewed the MBA accreditation of the NWU Business School, and it has received international accreditation from the Business Graduates Association.
NWU Business SchoolDec 10, 2021
NWU appoints new deputy vice-chancellor for campus in Mahikeng
The North-West University Council appoints Prof Sonia Swanepoel as new deputy vice-chancellor for Community Engagement and Mahikeng Campus Operations.
North-West University CouncilNov 23, 2021
NWU awards honorary doctorate to politician Dr Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi
North-West University saluted Dr Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi with an honorary doctorate for her exceptional contributions to SA's political landscape and society.
North West UniversityNov 22, 2021
Justice Bess Nkabinde receives honorary doctorate from the NWU
The North-West University honoured Justice Bess Nkabinde for her exceptional contribution to the legal profession and to social justice in South Africa.
Justice Bess NkabindeOct 22, 2021
NWU project to promote mental health, prevent substance abuse
NWU and the North-West Department of Health are debuting a multi-sectoral collaborative care community intervention project at the Lokaleng village in Mahikeng this month.
NWUOct 12, 2021
Reading literacy: NWU closes gap between theory and practice
The NWU’s BEd Foundation Phase programme now ensures academic depth and rigour with regard to structured literacy.
Reading literacySep 15, 2021
Students rank NWU among the best of the best
In the StuDocu World University Ranking 2021, the NWU received a high remote learning score of nine out of 10 and ranked fourth overall in the country.
North West UniversitySep 15, 2021
NWU ranked fifth in SA
According to the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy’s 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities, the NWU is one of the world’s top 1 000 research universities based on transparent methodology and objective third-party data.
Shanghai Ranking Consultancy’s 2021 Academic Ranking of World UniversitiesSep 1, 2021
Project team wants all university students to have access to indigenous African languages
The NWU is one of four tertiary education institutions in SA to work with three European universities to facilitate the use of indigenous African languages as mediums of instruction in tertiary education.
Johan BlaauwAug 12, 2021
NWU to host Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup
The event will take place from 5 to 16 December at the NWU Astroturf fields in Potchefstroom.
NWUAug 12, 2021
North West farmers warned of bovine infections through multidrug-resistant bacteria
Livestock farmers in the North West province are being urged to apply all possible security measures and avoid the introduction of new bulls without sanitary control.
Livestock farmersAug 4, 2021
NWU-Juta Mock Trials – decade of bridging the gap between practice and theory
This was the first time the entire competition, from the first elimination rounds to the finals, took place online.
NWU-Juta Mock TrialsAug 4, 2021
NWU mourns passing of Dr Johan van Zyl
The executive chairperson of Toyota SA, who received an honorary doctorate degree from the NWU in 2011, passed away suddenly.
Dr Johan van ZylAug 2, 2021
NWU’s prospective chartered accountants shine
The results from the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants put the NWU in fourth position countrywide out of 18 universities.
NWUJul 19, 2021
NWU harnesses ozone technology as cost-effective COVID-19 combatant
The ozone generator can be used to treat water and fresh produce, and can also disinfect areas and surfaces.
NWUJul 19, 2021
Why children become bullies
Tebello Mabusela, psychology lecturer at NWU, discusses the factors that could possibly lead to bullying and the type of support a bully should be offered.
Tebello MabuselaJul 5, 2021
NWU Career Centre warns about an increase in job scams
There are a number of red flags that can help job-seekers identify if a job is a scam, says Hope Abrahams, information officer at the NWU Career Centre.
NWUJun 23, 2021
Congratulations, Olympic Elroy
North-West University staff member Elroy Gelant has made the South African squad that will compete at the Olympic Games next month in Japan.
Elroy GelantJun 11, 2021
University collaboration reaches promising COVID-19 vaccine results
Walter Sisulu University and the North-West University jointly announced "very promising first results" from preclinical trials on a new COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
Professor Rushiella SongcaJun 10, 2021
NWU animal health hospital bolsters service offerings
Animal owners living within a 25km radius of the North-West University’s Mahikeng Campus can look forward to more services from the institution’s animal hospital.
NWUJun 8, 2021
NWU centre for children with developmental delays will focus on whole family
The Care2Kids division of the Centre for Health and Human Performance at the North-West University is embracing a family-focused intervention.
Care2KidsMay 31, 2021
NWU’s partner consortium launches ventilator design competition for students
A new competition by the Mahlale Innovation Consortium, of which the North-West University is part, seeks to find alternative means for emergency ventilators.
North West UniversityMay 21, 2021
NWU researchers look to stochastic programming for best marketing results
The main focus of the study was linear programming under uncertainty, also referred to as stochastic programming.
NWUMay 14, 2021
New deputy vice-chancellor appointed at North-West University
Professor Maphahlaganye Jeffrey Mphahlele will join the NWU family in the position of deputy vice-chancellor for research and innovation.
Professor Maphahlaganye Jeffrey MphahleleMay 13, 2021
Discovery lands NWU researcher a spot in top science publication
When magnetic fields and long strokes of hot gas known as jets interact, the jets become bent. This discovery has earned Prof James O Chibueze a space in the research publication 'Nature'.
Prof James O ChibuezeMay 6, 2021
Apply now to study at the NWU in 2022
Online applications to study at the NWU in 2022 have been open since 5 April and will close on 30 June.
NWUMay 3, 2021
NWU’s Mahikeng Campus Science Centre receives another mobile lab
The mobile lab, donated by the Sasol Foundation, will be shared by several disadvantaged schools around Mahikeng in a bid to strengthen the teaching of science.
NWUApr 29, 2021
Being visually impaired does not hold this NWU alumnus, PhD graduate back
Advocate Jan Tladi is the first completely blind student to graduate with a PhD from the North-West University’s Mahikeng Campus.
Jan TladiApr 22, 2021
Ikateleng helping students get distinctions
Ikateleng provides supplementary teaching in mathematics, economics, business studies, accounting, life sciences, physical sciences and English to high school learners.
IkatelengApr 21, 2021
Industrial engineering and the agricultural sector
Teresa Hattingh, senior lecturer at the School of Industrial Engineering at NWU, is educating industrial engineering students about opportunities that exist within the agricultural sector.
Industrial engineeringApr 20, 2021
Plans for NWU Medical School on track
The NWU’s Medical School Task Team was established to investigate the case for a medical school at the university.
NWU Medical SchoolApr 15, 2021
NWU fights GBV
This year, the North-West University is working towards raising awareness about gender-based violence and issues relating to it by hosting six events from April to October.
Christie CloeteApr 14, 2021
Prof Petra Engelbrecht – legend in South African science
The extraordinary professor at the Faculty of Education at NWU is profiled in 'Legends of South African Science II', a publication by the Academy of Science of South Africa.
Prof Petra EngelbrechtApr 1, 2021
A story of hope
Since the Hillensberg Trust's inception, students at the NWU have received bursaries to the value of over R5 million.
Hillensberg TrustMar 30, 2021
NWU competition discovers, develops next generation of female engineers
The North-West University and merSETA join forces to discover, develop and support future female engineers through the annual Modiragatsi innovation competition.
North West UniversityMar 29, 2021
NWU rewards exceptional lecturers
Prof Roelof Burger and Dr Teresa Hattingh were awarded the Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award, the highest institutional award bestowed on a university teacher.
Prof Roelof BurgerMar 26, 2021
Great things on the horizon for Africa’s science students
This is according to Prof Don Kurtz, who recently joined the North-West University’s Mahikeng Campus as extraordinary professor.
Prof Don KurtzMar 15, 2021
Reshaping the branding of SMEs in SA after COVID-19
Branding should include three foundational requirements – technological, socio-economic and educational imperatives.
COVID-19Mar 12, 2021
Young NWU lecturers make mathematics fashionable
North-West University lecturers Tshepiso Mahura and Thokozani Jele say maths opens up a lot of career doors.
North West UniversityMar 10, 2021
NWU Optentia to host COVID-19 lecture
The North-West University’s Optentia research focus area will host a virtual lecture by world-renowned researcher, Prof Ian Goldin, on 9 March.
NWU OptentiaMar 9, 2021
NWU Engineering encourages entrepreneurship in communities through I2P Lab
The Faculty of Engineering on the North-West University’s Potchefstroom campus added an Idea2Product Lab to its technology arsenal.
NWU EngineeringMar 9, 2021
Take a 3D tour of the NWU Gallery’s latest exhibition
The gallery is currently hosting a show by Sethembiso Zulu, titled: “Ikhaya Lika Moya”.
3D tourMar 8, 2021
A story of hope
The Hillensberg Trust recipients are studying towards a qualification in the fields of medicine, technology, visual arts or music.
Hillensberg TrustMar 5, 2021
NWU secures laptop donation
To further assist North-West University students with their studies, the Bakubung Platinum Mine made a donation of 20 laptops to the university on 5 February.
North West UniversityFeb 25, 2021
NWU, UNESCO Chair celebrate Open Education Week
The Open Education Week celebrations take place from 1 to 5 March and include a webinar about open licensing and copyright in open education for NWU staff.
NWUFeb 24, 2021
Standard Bank honours NWU alumna with top woman lifetime achiever award
Judge Yvonne Mokgoro was a judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa from its inception in 1994 until the end of her 15-year term in 2009.
Judge Yvonne MokgoroFeb 23, 2021
NWU reaches capacity
No walk-in students are allowed during registration of first-year students.
NWUFeb 22, 2021
Mail & Guardian recognises Glenville Fransman's service
The senior administrative assistant at NWU's Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences was announced as one of the winners of the Mail & Guardian’s top 40 list of “Why We Serve”.
Mail & GuardianFeb 16, 2021
NWU introduces first-of-its-kind short learning programme
Interact123 was used to plan the online programme, and this enabled content designers to optimise student-to-content, student-to-student and student-to-instructor engagement.
North West UniversityFeb 15, 2021
New book highlights migrants’ mental health challenges
North-West University academic Prof Erhabor Idemudia has traversed six European countries to highlight the plight of this vulnerable group and to seek solutions.
North West UniversityFeb 11, 2021
NWU to mentally gear up SA’s Olympic athletes
The CHHP has recently joined forces with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee to support Team South Africa as a preferred provider in its preparation for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games.
Centre for Health and Human PerformanceFeb 10, 2021
NWU's rising opera star hits the high notes
Thembinkosi Magagula was recently accepted into the Cape Town Opera Young Artists Training Programme.
North West UniversityFeb 9, 2021
NWU student to play in Afcon Cup
Tjipenandjambi ‘Tjipee’ Karuuombe, a second-year North-West University mechanical engineering student, will participate in the upcoming U20 African Cup of Nations
NWUFeb 8, 2021
North-West University honours its outstanding researchers
The Faculty of Theology took top honours, with Prof Marius Nel winning in the Most Productive Researcher category.
North West UniversityDec 17, 2020
NWU designers shine in major competitions
NWU graphic design students and graduates received numerous wins and nominations in the recent international Loerie Awards and national Pendoring Awards.
NWUDec 15, 2020
NWU Faculty of Health Sciences recognises excellence in research and innovation
The North-West University faculty hosted its first Research and Innovation Awards ceremony to recognise the efforts and achievements of its faculty members.
NWU Faculty of Health SciencesDec 14, 2020
NWU Jiu-Jitsu maestro dominates virtual tournament
North-West University Jiu-Jitsu maestro Moses Radebe made a clean sweep at the recent virtual South African Jiu-Jitsu Kata competition.
NWUDec 11, 2020
NWU research group contributes to international bird study
The NWU’s contribution on the genomics of lovebirds is based on the research of Dr Henriëtte van der Zwan.
North West UniversityDec 10, 2020
Prof Modisane is going places
Prof Cameron Modisane has been appointed as an associate professor at the College of Accounting Sciences at Unisa.
Prof Cameron ModisaneDec 9, 2020
Prof Van Romburgh is ready to serve
Prof Jan van Romburgh has been appointed as the chief director of the North-West University Business School.
Prof Jan Van RomburghDec 8, 2020
Purple is the colour of excellence, but also of remembrance
The North-West University’s campuses in Mahikeng, Potchefstroom and Vanderbijlpark will be illuminated in purple in December as a symbolic gesture.
North West UniversityDec 7, 2020
World Prematurity Day 2020 – turn awareness into action
The day aims to highlight and raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide.
World Prematurity Day 2020Nov 24, 2020
Tanya van Deventer was born to create
As a Master of Arts student in Graphic Design from the North-West University’s Potchefstroom Campus, her design was chosen as one of three to grace the Nescafé Ricoffy tins.
Nescafé RicoffyNov 23, 2020
NWU research group contributes to international bird study
The North-West University’s research on the genetic data of the nine lovebird species that are native to Africa and Madagascar has been included in a comprehensive international bird study.
North West UniversityNov 20, 2020
NWU helps with library services for the blind
NWU has partnered with the North West Department of Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation and the South African Library for the Blind to improve reading access for the blind and the visually impaired in the province.
NWUNov 19, 2020
NWU student featured as a Next Generation of the Brave nominee
Tebogo Matshehle Monogo is a second-year pharmacy student who has also completed a BSc degree at the NWU.
Next Generation of the BraveNov 18, 2020
NWU Jiu-Jitsu maestro dominates virtual tournament
Moses Radebe obtained positions one and two respectively in the two virtual competitions that were judged by a panel from Brazil.
NWUNov 17, 2020
A different guise, a great event
The North-West University’s Potchefstroom Campus hosted one of three simultaneous legs of the Sanlam Cape Town Virtual Marathon – Elite Invitational.
Sanlam Cape Town Virtual Marathon – Elite InvitationalOct 29, 2020
Project launched in MASCCOM Training Centre
The NWU programme aims to support “second-chance” learners to improve their proficiency in mathematics and the sciences.
MASCCOM Training CentreOct 28, 2020
NWU aims for LGBTIQ+ feather in its cap
The university has put in place policies and programmes that promote gender equality for both students and staff, which scored the university a nomination at the Feather Awards.
NWUOct 27, 2020
Moyo the metallurgist to weave her magic at mechanical engineering
Dr Fortunate Moyo will join the faculty of the School of Mechanical Engineering at North-West University.
School of Mechanical EngineeringOct 26, 2020
NWU boasts one of ABSA GradStar top 10 achievers
North-West University student Zuko Mrwetyana was announced one of the ABSA GradStar 2020 top 10 achievers.
North West UniversityOct 19, 2020
NWU lecturer appointed as acting High Court judge
Mandla Motha was recently appointed as an acting judge of the North Gauteng High Court.
North Gauteng High CourtOct 16, 2020
NWU academic is recipient of Oppenheimer Fellowship
Prof Abiodun Salawu recently received a fellowship under the Oppenheimer Fund, and will be spending time at the University of Oxford in the UK.
Oppenheimer FellowshipOct 15, 2020
Heroes return for Cape Town Marathon
The North-West University will host the Potchefstroom leg of the Sanlam Cape Town Virtual Marathon – Elite Invitational on 18 October.
North West UniversityOct 14, 2020
NWU Business School Think Tank on local government
The Business School of the North-West University held its fourth digital Think Tank on the state of local government in South Africa.
Business School of the North-West UniversityOct 5, 2020
NWU student secures first place for top scholarship
Obriel Takunda Maposa, North-West University student and member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, has secured the first prize for the Golden Key Ubuntu scholarship programme.
Obriel Takunda MaposaOct 2, 2020
NWU promotes inclusion and acceptance
The NWU is currently hosting its annual Gender Awareness Week and Language Awareness Week events, until 2 October.
North West UniversityOct 1, 2020
NWU’s Prof Kellner appointed on ministerial advisory board
Prof Klaus Kellner was appointed by the minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy, to serve on the Conservation Advisory Board.
North West UniversitySep 30, 2020
CHHP welcomes Prof Ankebé Kruger
Prof Kruger will be driving the Centre for Health and Human Performance’s applied research programme to monitor the impact of its intervention programmes, especially in the elite sport and corporate domains.
Prof Ankebé KrugerSep 7, 2020
Times Higher Education ranks NWU among top six universities in SA
Times Higher Education’s latest rankings of world universities is another feather in the cap for the NWU.
Times Higher EducationSep 4, 2020
NWU Career Centre hosts virtual fair
A total of 39 companies joined the fair to showcase and share 172 career opportunities with NWU students.
NWU Career CentreAug 25, 2020
NWU alumna elected as president of Women in Nuclear South Africa
Tebogo Motlhabane, a scientist from the National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute, is taking over the reins from Nomathemba Radebe.
Tebogo MotlhabaneAug 24, 2020
NWU alumna a member of NRWDI board
Lerato Makgae has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute.
NRWDIAug 21, 2020
NWU Disability Rights Unit assists disabled students
The North-West University Disability Rights Unit ensures students with disabilities are coping with online learning and the “new normal”.
NWU Disability Rights UnitAug 20, 2020
NWU alumna is a role model for young girls
Ntsetsao Viola Motsumi, deputy speaker of the North West legislature, serves as the youngest deputy speaker in the country.
Ntsetsao Viola MotsumiAug 19, 2020
Putting edible insects on the menu
Researchers from the NWU and Rikkyo University in Japan were tasked with decoding indigenous knowledge systems of the mopane worm and the edible stinkbug for the school curriculum.
Rikkyo UniversityAug 18, 2020
Quality steers NWU to ranking excellence
The NWU is first on the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy’s Global Academic Ranking of World Universities ranking ladder for mathematics in the national/regional ranking in SA.
NWUAug 17, 2020
New director takes the helm at SADiLAR
The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources, on the campus of the North-West University in Potchefstroom, has named Prof Langa Khumalo as its centre director.
SADiLaRAug 14, 2020
NWU student housing shortages addressed
Work on residences with hundreds of beds is under way at the North-West University.
North West UniversityAug 13, 2020
NWU student recruitment embraces digital revolution
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the North-West University has adopted a digital recruiting approach.
North West UniversityAug 12, 2020
NWU donates much-needed hand sanitisers to schools
The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the NWU manufactured and donated 100 litres of hand sanitisers to two schools in the Vaal Triangle region.
Faculty of Natural and Agricultural SciencesAug 11, 2020
NWU prof obtains DBA degree
Prof Linda du Plessis is the first in SA to obtain the international DBA degree.
Prof Linda du PlessisJul 21, 2020
NWU alumnus appointed to ISACA board
Dr Cameron Modisane, a North-West University alumnus, was recently appointed to the ISACA South African chapter board of directors.
North West UniversityJul 9, 2020
Palesa Kheswa makes it to top 15
2017's Miss North-West University says the Miss South Africa competition represents a community of women who are driven, diverse and selfless.
BusinessJul 3, 2020
Three NWU researchers nominated for "Science Oscars"
Prof Rose Hayeshi, Prof Frikkie van Niekerk and Prof Josef de Beer were recently announced as finalists of the 22nd annual NSTF-South32 Awards.
BusinessJul 2, 2020
NWU's IT department creates COVID-19 Pre-Screening and Campus Clinic apps
The purpose of the COVID-19 Pre-Screening app is to provide staff and students with the functionality to do their daily COVID-19 pre-screening before they access the campus.
BusinessJul 1, 2020
NWU engineers tutor prospective students
The NWU's Faculty of Engineering joined forces with the Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre to help learners master crucial maths skills and concepts.
BusinessJun 30, 2020
NWU again ranked among the cream of the crop
The North-West University has been ranked in the top 4.7% of 20 000 universities globally in the Centre for World University Rankings report.
BusinessJun 29, 2020
NWU's Optentia boasts new PhD in Relational Dynamics and Development
The Doctor of Philosophy in Social Sciences with Relational Dynamics and Development programme is the first of its kind to be offered at any South African higher education institution.
BusinessJun 26, 2020
NWU engineers walk away with international award for tackling COVID-19
TjopTjop is a mobile app-based system that collects and stores the health vitals of students, learners, staff and customers, without the paperwork.
BusinessJun 25, 2020
International endorsement for NWU's nuclear technology management
The NWU's internationally endorsed master's programme in nuclear engineering was officially accredited by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
BusinessJun 24, 2020
NWU to host virtual Africa Day event
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be a virtual event and will take place on 29 May from 10am to 11:30am.
BusinessMay 28, 2020
NWU engineers create solution for school-based COVID-19 screening congestion
When schools re-open, hundreds of learners will enter the gates of their particular schools every day, causing congestion with regard to COVID-19 health screenings.
BusinessMay 22, 2020
Practical project helps communities
The North-West University's Textile Sciences students are making masks to distribute to workers in their vicinity who are involved in essential services.
BusinessMay 21, 2020
Scholarship specialists to benefit from new research book
"A Scholarly Approach to Student Success in Higher Education" was edited by Dr Jessica Pool and Dr Manuela Fernandes-Martins from the North-West University.
BusinessMay 20, 2020
Romeo Botes boasts a podium finish in #ZAVentilatorChallenge
Romeo Botes, a lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Information Systems at the North-West University, came third for his prototype, VENT-ZA.
BusinessMay 18, 2020
NWU hosts virtual fun run for all
The North-West University is hosting its first 5km Virtual Fun Run on 16 May, from 6am to 9am, for students, staff, members of the community and sponsors.
BusinessMay 15, 2020
Brand new qualification in Mechatronic Engineering for the NWU
The Bachelor of Mechatronic Engineering programme has been approved by the Engineering Council of South Africa.
BusinessMay 14, 2020
How to resolve coronavirus food shortages
CFAM Technologies, a spin-off company of the Faculty of Engineering of the NWU, manufactures twin-screw extruders that cook maize meal at high pressure and heat in to produce a cooked, dry product within a few seconds.
BusinessMay 13, 2020
NWU teams set assistance to NW Health in motion
Epidemiological and technical assistance against COVID-19 is the latest contribution in the collaboration between the North-West University and the North West Department of Health.
BusinessMay 12, 2020
NWU neonatal expert paves the way forward
Prof Welma Lubbe was appointed for a third term as the South African representative of the Council of International Neonatal Nurses.
BusinessMay 11, 2020
NWU proves that charity does indeed begin at home
The North-West University launched the NWU COVID-19 Response Fund as a means of supporting students with laptops and devices.
BusinessMay 8, 2020
Four NWU researchers nominated for Science Oscars
The NSTF Awards are unique in SA and recognise the outstanding contributions of individuals and groups to science, engineering and technology, and innovation.
BusinessApr 23, 2020
NWU assists provincial health in curbing COVID-19
The North-West University and the North West Department of Health are joining hands in the fight against COVID-19.
BusinessApr 17, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: We are on a knife-edge
Prof Meyer says the global and South African economies are facing a deep recession. "The pandemic has basically 'paused' the global economy, with both consumer demand and production supply being affected."
BusinessApr 16, 2020
NWU to validate new COVID-19 test
The new test is being developed by a wholly owned South African pharmaceutical company, Austell Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd.
BusinessApr 15, 2020
NWU engineers rising to COVID-19 challenge
The main project of the team is to reverse-engineer the BIRD Mark 7 or 8 mechanical respirator to allow it to be used as an emergency ventilator.
BusinessApr 14, 2020
Not all superheroes wear capes
In the turbulent times in which we currently find ourselves, huge emphasis is being placed on the major role that healthcare workers play in our societies.
BusinessApr 9, 2020
Take a 3D online tour of NWU art exhibitions during lockdown
From 2 April until 5 May, the gallery will display 3D online exhibitions of Phoka Nyokong and Philiswa Lila, previous winners of the ABSA L'Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award.
BusinessApr 8, 2020
NWU students shine at SAICA exams
The North-West University delivered one SAICA Top 10 candidate and three ICAN Top 5 candidates out of almost 3 000 candidates who wrote the exam.
BusinessApr 7, 2020
Teaching, learning go online as NWU takes education to people
Teaching and learning go online at North-West University, with the learning management system eFundi as the central point of connection.
BusinessApr 6, 2020
Coronavirus - breastfeed to protect your baby
Findings from a study published in the medical journal, 'The Lancet', suggest there is currently no evidence to show that respiratory viruses can be transmitted through breast milk.
BusinessApr 3, 2020
Modern equipment takes NWU's sport science to a new level
The NWU's Centre for Health and Human Performance acquired a Woodway treadmill, the first of its kind in the country.
BusinessApr 2, 2020
SADiLaR takes lead in digitising 11 national languages
The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources, located at the North-West University, is creating digital resources for the country's official languages.
BusinessApr 1, 2020
The Cave: digital safe haven for stressed social workers
The well-being of child protection social workers is at risk as a result of various work-related factors, according to NWU research.
BusinessMar 31, 2020
Sol Plaatje biography is tops
Prof Brian Willan was recently crowned the joint winner for Best Non-Fiction Biography at the 5th Human and Social Sciences Awards.
BusinessMar 30, 2020
NWU honours outstanding lecturers
The North-West University celebrated its best-of-the-best lecturers during its Teaching Excellence Awards ceremony.
BusinessMar 18, 2020
NWU's communication studies students showcase their practical skills
The live student news site - threestreamsmedia - is a project of the journalism and media studies programme in the School of Communication at North-West University.
BusinessMar 17, 2020
NWU academic appointed to Mental Health Review Board
Prof Leepile Alfred Sehularo, an associate professor in the North-West University's School of Nursing Science, was named to the North West Mental Health Review Board for a second term.
BusinessMar 16, 2020
Thanks, Sanlam! Almost R10 million to strengthen NWU's Ikateleng project
In 2019, the Ikateleng project received R2.2 million from Sanlam; this year, the company will donate R3.5 million; and about R3.75 million will be donated for 2021.
BusinessMar 13, 2020
Mobile science laboratory to bring science to life for North-West learners
The Sasol Foundation donated a mobile science laboratory to the North-West University, delivering practical science education to thousands of learners.
BusinessMar 9, 2020
NWU first-year students attend colourful Language Awareness workshops
Prof Susan Coetzee-Van Rooy says the workshops have helped to raise first-year students' awareness of their own multilingual repertoires.
BusinessMar 4, 2020
NWU academic recognised for outstanding service in clinical psychology
Prof Erhabor Idemudia was awarded the fellowship of the Nigerian Association of Clinical Psychology.
BusinessMar 3, 2020
NWU and Makwassie Spruit Enterprises sign MOU
Makwassie Spruit Enterprises will offer NWU BSc Agriculture students practical experience under supervision of NWU staff in line with the daily management practices on the farm.
BusinessMar 2, 2020
Dire need for research to improve child literacy
The language environment in which a child is submerged is the determining factor for optimal language and literacy development, says Hanlie Degenaar, a speech-language therapist from NWU.
BusinessFeb 28, 2020
The Cave - supporting child-protection social workers in SA
Dr Elmien Truter and Prof Ansie Fouch? from the North-West University have launched a Web site that provides support to child-protection social workers in SA.
BusinessFeb 27, 2020
NWU ambassadors proudly represent at international leadership summit
Obriel Maposa, Tshiamo Molefe and Ntombifuthi Dhladhla were selected by the Golden Key International Honour Society to attend the Asia Pacific Leadership Summit.
BusinessFeb 18, 2020
NWU student receives international award as best achiever
Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.
BusinessFeb 17, 2020
Dr Mathew Moyo's long journey to academic victory
The NWU's chief director for library and information services was appointed as a board member of the National Council for Library and Information Services.
BusinessFeb 14, 2020
New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers at NWU and around the world
Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.
BusinessJan 15, 2020
NWU specialist receives prestigious innovation management award
FR Bezuidenhout was awarded the Early Career Excellence in Innovation Management award by the Department of Science and Innovation and SARIMA.
BusinessDec 5, 2019
NWU does its bit to safeguard the quality of medicine
The university trains participants in the World Health Organisation Collaboration Centre for the Quality Assurance of Medicine short courses.
BusinessDec 4, 2019
NWU's smart station to empower community to be weather smart
The North-West University, in collaboration with the South African Weather Service, has launched an observation station that will monitor both the weather and air quality.
BusinessDec 3, 2019
Fempreneurs shine during EWP gala event
North-West University paid homage to the 2019 graduating class of the Enterprising Women Programme.
BusinessNov 19, 2019
NWU Law Faculty hosts gala dinner
The North West University's Faculty of Law celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
BusinessNov 18, 2019
NWU hosts successful press club networking forum
In his address, the vice-chancellor thanked the media fraternity for the critical role they play as watchdogs for civil society, shapers of public opinion, leaders of public discourse and champions of democracy.
BusinessNov 15, 2019
Leopards Lair 2019: Melanie wins big by fighting period poverty
Melanie Pieterse, winner of the North-West University competition, developed The Period Package to help girls stay in school when they are menstruating.
BusinessNov 14, 2019
NWU consistently among top SA universities in rankings
Overall, the NWU is ranked in position five in SA in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
BusinessNov 13, 2019
NWU's humanities recognised in world rankings
Times Higher Education World University Rankings has placed NWU in the 401+ group out of 536 international universities for the arts and humanities subject rankings.
BusinessNov 1, 2019
NWU confers Africa's first PhD in African indigenous astronomy
In his study, Dr Koitsiwe Motheo followed a case study approach in investigating African indigenous astronomy of the Batswana in Botswana and SA.
BusinessOct 31, 2019
NWU applauds its research and innovation achievers
The Vice-Chancellor's Award for Most Promising Student Innovation Idea went to Boitshepo Gopano for the Leopards Lair business competition.
BusinessOct 25, 2019
The world awaits Thandi Hlotshana
The BA student at the North-West University has been awarded the Abe Baily Bursary - one of only 18 recipients in the country.
BusinessOct 21, 2019
Property mogul honoured at NWU graduation
The university conferred an honorary doctorate on Keith Bothongo during its annual spring graduation ceremony.
BusinessOct 18, 2019
PhD in Setswana: a first for NWU's campus in Mahikeng
Dr Eileen Pooe was awarded a PhD in Setswana during the NWU Spring graduations.
BusinessOct 18, 2019
North-West University pays tribute to its icons
North-West University's Alumni Awards of Excellence gave recognition in eight categories to nine alumni who have excelled professionally in their respective fields.
BusinessOct 17, 2019
Renowned sports psychologist captains new centre
Prof Pieter Kruger has been appointed as the first director for the newly established NWU Centre for Health and Human Performance.
BusinessOct 7, 2019
Helping the most vulnerable
Dr Lynn Preston and Dr Wanda van der Merwe from the Faculty of Education at NWU have developed a practical initiative to educate school teachers about child abuse.
BusinessOct 4, 2019
NWU pays tribute to outgoing chancellor
The North-West University honoured its outgoing chancellor, His Majesty Kgosi Leruo Molotlegi, after 10 years of service.
BusinessOct 3, 2019
SAIOH honours Prof Eloff
The North-West University's Prof Fritz Eloff was awarded the title of Fellow by the South African Institute for Occupational Hygiene.
BusinessOct 2, 2019
NWU rise to championship victory
The North-West University's Noble Boys have never won the Varsity Football championship title nor made it to the finals - until now.
BusinessOct 1, 2019
Pharmacen makes strides in third dimension research for a better life for all
For many years, the world has attempted to address urgent issues in pharmaceutical research with the help of cultured cells, and the North West University's Pharmacen is using a new approach to get these answers.
BusinessSep 20, 2019
Times Higher Education ranks NWU 5th in SA
Globally, NWU is ranked between 501 and 600 out of the 1 396 universities that were evaluated for the 2020 rankings.
BusinessSep 13, 2019
NWU women shine at prestigious science awards
PhD student of the NWU Anneke Schoeman is one of the winners of the DST-Albertina Sisulu Fellowship award.
BusinessAug 19, 2019
North-West University among top 5% universities in the world
In the CWUR, the North-West University improved its ranking by close to 100 positions, which sees it among the top 4.8% of the more than 18 000 universities evaluated worldwide.
BusinessAug 13, 2019
NWU assists villagers with invention of reflective livestock spray paint
North-West University provided technical support for the development of the product, which included ensuring the spray is not harmful to livestock hides.
BusinessJul 30, 2019
NWU summit focuses on human capital in Fourth Industrial Revolution
The North-West University's School of Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management hosted its third annual Human Capital Summit on 11 and 12 July.
BusinessJul 17, 2019
NWU and stakeholders collaborate to assist visually impaired
On 10 July 2019, the plight of visually impaired individuals in the North West Province came under the spotlight.
BusinessJul 15, 2019
Lifetime achievement award for NWU stalwart
Prof Susan Visser was honoured by the Southern African Accounting Association for her contribution to the accounting industry for the past four decades.
BusinessJul 11, 2019
NWU academic awarded a Science Oscar
Professor Elvis Fosso-Kankeu was lauded for his research into improving water quality in SA through linking community-based projects with innovative technologies.
BusinessJul 9, 2019
Mahikeng Astronomical Observatory hosts NASSP Winter School
The MAO of the North-West University is hosting the annual event, which will run until 6 July.
BusinessJul 1, 2019
NWU combines expertise to take sports development to new heights
The North-West University has unveiled the NWU Centre for Health and Human Performance.
BusinessJun 19, 2019
Dean makes history
The Faculty of Engineering at the North-West University inaugurated its executive dean, Prof Liezl van Dyk, as the first female professor of this faculty.
BusinessJun 18, 2019
Advocate Thuli Madonsela awarded honorary doctorate by NWU
Advocate Thuli Madonsela was honoured for the role she has played in promoting democracy in SA and prioritising good governance and accountability.
BusinessMay 29, 2019
North-West University honours Dr Imtiaz Ismail Sooliman for exceptional work
North-West University honoured Sooliman for his leadership, humanitarian work and contribution towards cross-border and international co-operation.
BusinessMay 28, 2019
Prof Monica Ferreira to receive honorary doctorate from NWU
The North-West University honoured Prof Ferreira for her focus on the challenges of population ageing in the developed and developing world.
BusinessMay 27, 2019
NWU celebrates Africa Day by honouring struggle heroine
The university hosted a lecture by Dr Mamphela Ramphele, who paid tribute to anti-apartheid activist Winnie Kgware.
BusinessMay 24, 2019
NWU extraordinary professor advocates for the importance of Global South scholarship
Professor Sinfree Makoni's lecture focused on applied linguistics and ageing from Global South and southern perspectives.
BusinessMay 23, 2019
Researching the psychology of risk management
Professor Marise Born is advocating for research into risk-taking and how this may affect risk behaviour in the South African context.
BusinessMay 22, 2019
NWU delivers PhD graduates from every corner of Africa
At North-West University's recent PhD graduation, seven graduates hailing from elsewhere on the continent were awarded their PhDs.
BusinessMay 21, 2019
NWU Mahikeng: EWP gala event celebrates female entrepreneurs
North-West University honoured the first group of women from Mahikeng who successfully completed the Enterprising Women Programme.
BusinessMay 20, 2019
Student explores rural economics of herbal cosmetics
North-West University student Tshepiso Ndhlovu obtained his master's degree with distinction in indigenous knowledge systems.
BusinessMay 16, 2019
Women in engineering: NWU launches exciting initiative
The North-West University's Faculty of Engineering has initiated a problem-solving and smart manufacturing competition for high school girls.
BusinessMay 14, 2019
NWU student leaders lauded for academic achievements
Three former student leaders qualified in record time and obtained PhDs in their respective fields of study.
BusinessMay 9, 2019
NWU and SADiLaR celebrate Setswana
The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources dedicated May to celebrate Setswana as an official language of SA.
BusinessMay 9, 2019
NWU's LLB degree receives full accreditation
The Council on Higher Education announced that the university's Bachelor of Laws programme will receive full accreditation status.
BusinessApr 17, 2019
No mountain high enough for NWU's Letlhogonolo Mafela
Not letting his disability get in the way, Letlhogonolo Mafela has a BCom degree in economics from North-West University, and works as a deejay.
BusinessApr 11, 2019
Professor Anne Grobler awarded for unique TB diagnostics research
North-West University's Professor Anne Grobler's research has led to the development of a fast, affordable mobile diagnostics method for tuberculosis.
BusinessApr 9, 2019
NWU again obtains highest pass rate for SAICA first-time ITC candidates
The North-West University takes a leap in addressing the chartered accountant shortage by being placed among the top universities in the country.
BusinessApr 2, 2019
NWU applauds best-of-the best lecturers
Prof Juanee Cilliers and Prof Alfred Brunsdon walked away with the Distinguished Teaching Excellence Awards.
BusinessMar 15, 2019
Translation project reclaims Africa's creative talent
The collaboration between NWU's Prof Shole Shole and Sabata Mokae of Sol Plaatje University involves the translation of literary English texts written by Africans into Setswana.
BusinessMar 13, 2019
Celebrating the legacy of a poetry giant
Prof Keorapetse "Bra Willie" Kgosietsile was a South African poet laureate, political activist and academic.
BusinessMar 12, 2019
Employers need to do more to protect car guards from UV radiation
According to a study, businesses that employ outdoor car guards do not inform them about the harmful effects of exposure to UV light.
BusinessMar 1, 2019
NWU's Faculty of Law marches for the rights of children
The march commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Bill of Rights and the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
BusinessFeb 28, 2019
NWU, TSA partner for SA's first multi-surface facility
On 26 February, the NWU, Riaan Venter Tennis Academy and Tennis South Africa launched the tennis facility development project.
BusinessFeb 27, 2019
Budget speech: fiscal sustainability depends heavily on boost in growth rate
Prof Raymond Parsons, from the North-West University's Business School, examines the 2019/20 budget speech.
BusinessFeb 21, 2019
Against all odds: Disability is not inability
Letlhogonolo Mafela was born without arms, but he has defied the odds and obtained a BCom degree in economics from North-West University.
BusinessFeb 21, 2019
Poultry studies ensures NWU alumnus has something to crow about
Siyabonga Mhlabane has gone from student to employer and food producer, thanks to hard work and the motivation gained from a module in poultry science.
BusinessFeb 19, 2019
NWU researcher awarded for her fight towards better health for Africans
Prof Alta Schutte, a biomedical scientist and research professor at the North-West University, has become a familiar name in the international sphere of biomedical research of hypertension.
BusinessFeb 13, 2019
Why do we not grow new businesses?
Prof LJ Grobler, a research professor at the North-West University's Faculty of Engineering, shares his opinion on the importance of research for business, and business from research.
BusinessFeb 12, 2019
Successful implementation of policies, projects will be SONA's crucial test
President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address recognised the importance of promoting higher and inclusive economic growth, says Prof Raymond Parsons from the North-West University's Business School.
BusinessFeb 11, 2019
NWU declares its position on decolonisation
The North-West University formulated a declaration on the decolonisation of the curriculum, which was approved by the NWU Senate.
BusinessNov 27, 2018
New Faculty of Law building opens the door to more opportunities
The new building on the Mahikeng campus includes video conferencing facilities and a moot court.
BusinessNov 23, 2018
North-West University Faculty of Law has a firm foundation
The North-West University's Faculty of Law on the campus in Mahikeng can be rightfully proud of its alumni who are carrying out the university's goal to build and enhance communities.
BusinessNov 15, 2018
NWU connects rural students with a brighter future
The NWU Mobile Application Centre has laptops, scanners, a 48-hour power storage system and Internet routers for unlimited WiFi access.
BusinessNov 7, 2018
NWU's researchers receive accolades
The Faculty of Theology took top honours at the vice-chancellor's Research and Innovation Excellence Awards.
BusinessNov 5, 2018
NWU brings education to your doorstep
The university's Unit for Open Distance Learning has recently established two offices in Namibia.
BusinessNov 2, 2018
Youngest PhD graduate in Africa now also Youth Leader of the Year
The Institute of People Management has named 24-year-old Dr Musa Suarombe Youth Leader of the Year for 2018/2019.
BusinessOct 26, 2018
Celebrating the Groot Marico Biosphere Reserve
The Groot Marico Biosphere Reserve is the first biosphere in North West and one of only a handful of internationally recognised biospheres in the country.
BusinessOct 12, 2018
Tito Mboweni is a step in the right direction for SA's economy
Prof Raymond Parsons from the North-West University's Business School says the appointment is a reassuring step for the economy.
BusinessOct 11, 2018
Minister of Science and Technology launches NWU Mahikeng Astronomy Observatory
The campus is the first historically disadvantaged institution in South Africa to develop an observatory for astronomy research.
BusinessSep 11, 2018
NWU tourism expert receives international Lifetime Achievement Award
Prof Melville Saayman recently received the Tourism Educators of South Africa's first Tourism Educators Lifetime Achievement Award.
BusinessAug 23, 2018
NWU LLB students soar in annual competition
Eight groups of second- and third-year students from the three NWU campuses took part in the Juta Mock Trial Competition.
BusinessAug 22, 2018
NWU now hosts UNESCO Chair on Multimodal Learning and OER
The chair will be led by Prof Olivier, professor in multimodal learning in the Faculty of Education.
BusinessAug 17, 2018
NWU choir performs Stabat Mater in style
The North-West University's choir at the campus in Mahikeng held its inaugural concert on 4 August.
BusinessAug 10, 2018
NWU and PESA host land reform seminar
The seminar's main objective was to discuss issues like the history of land dispossession in SA and its contemporary implications.
BusinessAug 8, 2018
NWU hosts public lecture on challenges of energy, water, food security
Guest speaker Dr Lucky Sikhwivhilu said nanotechnology can assist towards plant growth by producing more food and using less energy and water.
BusinessAug 2, 2018
Nuclear does not mean bomb
Prof Manny Mathuthu from CARST delivered his inaugural lecture at NWU on the role of nuclear science in national security.
BusinessJul 25, 2018
NWU boxing team tops USSA Championships
The team secured seven gold, six silver and two bronze medals and was named overall winner during the University Sports SA championship.
BusinessJul 10, 2018
NWU Nursing Sciences participates in Tirisano Training Programme
The training programme is a collaborative programme between the University of California and several South African universities and institutions.
BusinessJul 9, 2018
NWU Winter School to boost Grade 12 results
More than 1 100 Grade 12 learners from three districts in the North West Province are attending the school at the North-West University's campus in Mahikeng.
BusinessJun 29, 2018
NWU academic recommends improvements for municipalities
In his inaugural lecture, Prof David Mello provided an overview of the performance of municipalities, the capacity of councillors, and the local government reform agenda.
BusinessJun 28, 2018
NWU student studies ethno-mathematics in Ndebele art and beadwork
Master's student Monicca Thulisile Bhuda is using ethno-mathematics as part of her research to trace symmetrical geometry in Ndebele mural art and beadwork.
BusinessJun 27, 2018
Law's new chair will help promote environmental sustainability
The chair in Cities, Law and Environmental Sustainability was secured by Prof Anel du Plessis, from the North-West University.
BusinessJun 5, 2018
NWU Council chair presides over international convention
Dr Bismark Tyobeka presided over the International Atomic Energy Agency's sixth Joint Convention Review Meeting.
BusinessJun 4, 2018
NWU shines with 13 'Science Oscar' finalists
Thirteen of the university's researchers and academics are finalists in the annual awards of the National Science and Technology Forum.
BusinessJun 1, 2018
NWU student studies Khoi-San's safe use of plant medicine
Master's student Simangaliso Lesley Mashego's research has confirmed that Khoi-San communities have measures to ensure that the medicinal plants they use are safe.
BusinessMay 31, 2018
NWU Science Centre hosts South African Youth Water Prize competition
The contest aims to give local youth the chance to interact with their peers nationally and internationally to share experience related to water and the environment.
BusinessMay 30, 2018
Department of Science and Technology sponsors NWU's mobile science lab
The Department of Science and Technology sponsored the lab, which aims to help schools, especially ones without lab equipment, with science experiments.
BusinessMay 22, 2018
NWU Student Campus Council members lead by example
Five SCC members showed academic excellence when they graduated from the university during the recent autumn ceremony from 2 to 4 May.
BusinessMay 21, 2018
Maponya law firm sponsors NWU students
Five first-year students receive annual funding of R50 000 per student for their complete study period, subject to academic performance.
BusinessMay 17, 2018
NWU discusses programmes' pros and cons for new teachers
Senior lecturer Dr Andrew Mutsvangwa delivered an address on 20 March during a public dialogue on BEd vs PGCE.
BusinessMar 26, 2018
NWU celebrates human rights with seminar
The university's Student Campus Council organised a human rights seminar on 21 March, in partnership with the South African Human Rights Commission.
BusinessMar 23, 2018
NWU student runs for a good cause
Ronnie Phefo, a student on the North-West University's campus in Mahikeng, uses participation in ultra-marathons to stand against all sorts of abuse.
BusinessMar 22, 2018
NWU alumna appointed UCT vice-chancellor
Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng has been appointed vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town.
BusinessMar 20, 2018
NWU academic elected as fellow of African Academy of Sciences
Prof Simeon Materechera, an academic and director of the Indigenous Knowledge Systems Centre, will serve as a fellow of the African Academy of Sciences.
BusinessMar 15, 2018
Meet the NWU's new Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Mafikeng Campus Operations
Prof Boitumelo Marilyn Patience Setlalentoa has been appointed to this role.
BusinessMar 1, 2018
Physicist looks to the sun for stored power
Solar energy is an intermittent energy resource but can be stored for later use, says NWU's Prof Ashmore Mawire.
BusinessFeb 28, 2018
NWU improves food security with vegetable gardening
The subject group Crop Sciences in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences initiated a vegetable cultivation project for students and surrounding communities.
BusinessFeb 27, 2018
NWU alumnus dances with the stars
Nombulelo Hlathi shined as a contestant in the first season of the much-anticipated reality show Dancing With The Stars South Africa which premiered on 4 February.
BusinessFeb 26, 2018
NWU academic to adjudicate 5th annual National Batho Pele Excellence awards
Prof David Mello from the North-West University's Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences will adjudicate in the National Batho Pele Excellence awards.
BusinessFeb 23, 2018
NWU appoints new deputy vice-chancellor for campus in Mahikeng
Prof Marilyn Setlalentoa is the new deputy vice-chancellor: assigned functions and operations for NWU's campus in Mahikeng.
BusinessDec 6, 2017
Final-year nursing students take the oath of service
The final-year nursing students took part in their oath-taking and awards ceremony at the university's Mahikeng campus on 17 November.
BusinessDec 4, 2017
NWU academic receives prestigious award from Nigerian Psychological Association
NWU's Prof Erhabor Idemudia, who does research on African migrants in Europe, has earned some coveted awards, the latest being a fellowship from the NPA.
BusinessNov 24, 2017
NWU astrophysicist selected as a member of ASSAF
Prof Rodney Medupe was recently selected and inaugurated as a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa.
BusinessNov 2, 2017
NWU Disability Unit hosts campaign in support of Disability Week
The university's awareness campaign was open to those interested in learning more about the work of the Disability Unit.
BusinessOct 26, 2017
NWU School of Tourism hosts Tourism Lekgotla
Growth in domestic tourism was the theme of the Lekgotla, held at the Mahikeng campus of the NWU.
BusinessOct 25, 2017
NWU hosts symposium on pulses
The symposium objectives included, among others, raising awareness about the important role of pulses in sustainable food production.
BusinessOct 24, 2017
NWU alumna makes South Africa proud at the Miss Wheelchair World pageant
Lebogang Monyatsi was ?crowned the First Princess at the Miss Wheelchair World pageant that was held on 7 October 2017 in Warsaw, Poland.
BusinessOct 13, 2017
NWU alumna to represent SA at Miss Wheelchair World
Lebogang Monyatsi is set to represent South Africa at the pageant that will take place on 7 October in Warsaw, Poland.
BusinessOct 12, 2017
NWU seminar honours language pioneers
The Setswana-ka-Setswana seminar honoured the contributions made by Prof SE Setshedi and the late Prof RM Malope, both leading Setswana language pioneers.
BusinessOct 10, 2017
NWU hosts successful pre-marital seminar
The Faculty of Theology at the campus in Mahikeng hosted the event with the theme: "Biblical Principles on Marriage Preparation".
BusinessOct 9, 2017
Premier engages NWU on the NDP and the province's approach
Supra Obakeng Ramoeletse Mahumapelo gave a lecture titled: "The National Development Plan and the North West Province approach".
BusinessOct 6, 2017
NWU students attend African Traditional Medicine Day
Several indigenous knowledge systems students from North-West University visited the village of Moshana, 60km outside Zeerust on 31 August.
BusinessSep 15, 2017
National Library of South Africa honours NWU literary giant
Eileen Pooe received an award in recognition of her continued writing and publishing in Setswana from the National Library of South Africa.
BusinessSep 7, 2017
North-West University appoints new deputy vice-chancellors
Prof Robert Balfour was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning, and Prof Nancy (Refilwe) Phaswana-Mafuya, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation.
BusinessSep 1, 2017
Misunderstanding is apartheid's lasting legacy
Most South Africans have stayed in their cultural bubbles, explains Prof Henri Bezuidenhout from the North-West University's School of Economics.
BusinessAug 31, 2017
NWU celebrates its diverse community
The North-West University's campus in Mahikeng celebrated its female staff and students recently in commemoration of Women's Month.
BusinessAug 29, 2017
NWU's star will be chasing the sun
The 2017 iteration of its solar car, Naledi, will be competing in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge starting in early October in Australia.
BusinessAug 28, 2017
NWU PhD student to present workshop on mushroom cultivation
Sidwell Sihlangu, a PhD student in the Department of Agriculture, will present the training workshop in Windhoek, Namibia.
BusinessAug 24, 2017
NWU students attend University Scholars Leadership Symposium
The symposium, in Thailand, was organised by Humanitarian Affairs Asia in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme for Social Development.
BusinessAug 17, 2017
T.H.I.N.K before you use social media, urges NWU
NWU event highlighted some of the social media challenges the management of the university faces, including defamation, crude language, and serious threats.
BusinessAug 16, 2017
Another former NWU Soccer Institute player selected for national team
Boalefa Pule was included in the national Bafana Bafana team that took part in the African Nations Championship qualifier against Botswana.
BusinessAug 15, 2017
NWU Professor deliberates on the struggle to humanise information systems
Professor Nehemia?Mavetera delivered his lecture under the theme Computer Information Systems Persistent Struggles for Humanism: An Antithesis.
BusinessAug 2, 2017
NWU open day a chance to map the future
More that 1 200 prospective students attended a mini open day at the?North-West University's campus in Mahikeng recently.
BusinessJul 31, 2017
NWU PhD student to present a paper at Young Scientist Conference
Lorato Modise, a?PhD?student in the Department of Biological Sciences, is set to present a paper at the Annual South African Young Scientists' Conference on 19 July.
BusinessJul 21, 2017
Nursing students meet to forge new ethos for the profession
Nursing students from at least 14 South African universities and a Northern Cape-based nursing college recently met at NWU to discuss issues affecting the profession.
BusinessJul 19, 2017
NWU delivers top performances at 2017 USSA tournament
The university recently won a silver medal in karate, and walked away with several other accolades at the? University Sports South Africa tournament.
BusinessJul 18, 2017
NWU shapes tomorrow's leaders
The university, together with the Gauteng Department of Education and the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, presents its winter school?programme?from 1 to 11 July.
BusinessJul 12, 2017
Minister appoints NWU alumnus to Eskom interim board of directors
The Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown, appointed?Dr?Pulane Molokwane as a non-executive director to the interim board of Eskom on 23 June.
BusinessJul 3, 2017
NWU PhD student receives prize for best research journal
Sidwell Sihlangu won the Best Researched Journal in Scientific Innovation award at the recent Provincial Youth in Agriculture Awards.
BusinessJun 27, 2017
Visiting Canadian academic presents lecture about trust
Prof Catherine Kwantes, a visiting professor from the University of Windsor, spoke at the NWU campus in Mahikeng.?
BusinessJun 14, 2017
NWU executive dean delivers public lecture on chemistry
Professor Helen Drummond recently delivered a public lecture titled "Competence in Chemistry: Component Steps to Skills and Strategies".
BusinessJun 9, 2017
NWU student documents Khoi-San medicinal practices
Simangaliso Lesley Mashego?is part of the research group Seboka that is supervised by Prof Abel Pienaar, a Khoi-San health expert, and pharmacist TM Taaka.
BusinessJun 6, 2017
NWU academic talks about reinforcing indigenous healing in mainstream health science practice
This was the subject of Prof Abel Pienaar's inaugural lecture on 25 May.
BusinessMay 30, 2017
NWU academic speaks at international mathematical physics conference
Prof Masood Khalique was the keynote speaker at the fourth International Workshop on Nonlinear and Modern Mathematical Physics conference.
BusinessMay 12, 2017
NWU academic: listening to the sounds of the stars
NWU's Prof Thebe Rodney Medupe's inaugural lecture explored the seismic waves that travel inside stars.?
BusinessMay 9, 2017
NWU produces one of the youngest female PhD graduates in Africa
Musawenkosi Saurombe, 23, received her PhD in industrial psychology at NWU's campus in Mahikeng on 25 April.
BusinessMay 2, 2017
NWU School of Business and Governance hosts African Universities Research Collaboration workshop
The workshop on research collaboration for African universities formed part of the Organisation Research Culture in African Universities project.
BusinessApr 28, 2017
NWU hosts guest lecture by University of Ghana's pro vice-chancellor
NWU's Mafikeng?campus hosted a guest lecture by Prof Bill Puplampu, a professor in organisational behaviour.
BusinessApr 21, 2017
NWU unveils new nursing building
Prof Dan Kgwadi,?vice-chancellor?of the North-West University, led the celebrations on the Mafikeng Campus on 30 March.
BusinessApr 5, 2017
North-West University top SAICA results
With a 94% pass rate for first-time candidates, the NWU achieved the first position in the country in terms of pass rate.
BusinessApr 4, 2017
NWU lecturer to participate in UCLA/South African Trauma Training Research programme
Dr?Lufuno Makhado, a senior lecturer in the Department of Nursing Science, will be taking part in the UCLA/South African Trauma Training Research Programme.
BusinessMar 27, 2017
NWU Mafikeng campus student publishes novel
Gugulethu Sibiya, a second-year law student at North-West University, recently published a novel titled "The Turning Point".
BusinessMar 24, 2017
Dr Phil Ndlela celebrates legacy of literary giant
Dr Phil Ndlela, English literature lecturer on the Mafikeng Campus of the NWU, published a peer-reviewed essay about Prof Ezekiel Mphahlele.
BusinessMar 23, 2017
New chairperson of the Council of the North-West University announced
Dr Mzubanzi Bismark Tyobeka will steer the Council for the next three years.
BusinessMar 22, 2017
US officials visit NWU School of Agriculture
A delegation from the US Department of Agriculture's Borlaug office visited the campus to give an overview of its Borlaug programme and how it could benefit the school.
BusinessMar 22, 2017
NWU economics lecturer set to speak at prestigious academic conference
Economics lecturer Hlompo Panelope Maruping has been invited to be one of the speakers at the Annual International Conference on Business, Law and Economics in Athens.
BusinessMar 20, 2017
NWU academic appointed to Mental Health Review Board
Psychiatry and mental health nursing lecturer Dr Leepile Alfred Sehularo, has been appointed to the North West Provincial Mental Health Review Board.
BusinessMar 17, 2017
NWU academic presents inaugural lecture on micro-econometric modelling
Prof Abayomi Samuel Oyekale, from the Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University, presented the inaugural lecture this week.
BusinessMar 16, 2017
NWU professor documents resilient history of royal Bakwena ba Mogopa tribe
Prof Freddy Samuel Khunou recently published a book: "Mountains of Spirit", about the history and culture of the Bakwena ba Mogopa tribe.
BusinessMar 15, 2017
Jomo Cosmos signs NWU Soccer Institute striker
The new addition to its squad, Thapelo Tlabakwe, is an alumnus of the Soccer Institute on the North-West University's Mafikeng Campus.
BusinessMar 9, 2017
NWU to collaborate with the University of Dar es Salaam
This was confirmed during the visit last week from the 28 February until 3 March by two officials from the University of Dar es Salaam.
BusinessMar 8, 2017
Jonker brothers soar to greater heights
Their newly released JS3 glider features improved technology such as aerodynamics, control systems, dashboard and a brand new set of wings.
BusinessMar 7, 2017
Corporate Communication at NWU centralised
Louis Jacobs is heading the department after a restructuring.
BusinessFeb 28, 2017
NWU Mafikeng Campus now offers an honours programme in logistics
This follows the introduction of a bachelor?programme?in transport economics and logistics management in 2003.
BusinessFeb 27, 2017
NWU wants to manufacture affordable artificial limbs
The North-West University's Faculty of Engineering is now trying its hand at manufacturing prosthetic limbs so that they can be sold for a fraction of the usual price.
BusinessFeb 24, 2017
NWU academic appointed chairperson of National Traffic Law Review Committee
Dr?Kesolefetse Olivia Lefenya, a senior lecturer in Public Law, has been appointed chairperson of the National Traffic Law Review Committee.
BusinessFeb 23, 2017
NWU visiting professor to present public lecture to commemorate Black History Month
Dr Philden Ndlela's public lecture, taking place at Claflin University, in South Carolina, will commemorate Black History Month.
BusinessFeb 22, 2017
NWU Mafikeng Campus kick-starts 2017 academic year
Students, members of the community and council officiates attended the ceremony in the Great Hall on 10 February.
BusinessFeb 17, 2017
NRF recognises NWU professor's research
The National Research Foundation has awarded Prof Eno Ebenso a B3 rating for the considerable international recognition he attained in the field of chemistry.
BusinessFeb 16, 2017
NWU professor speaks at the 4th Biannual International Group Theory Conference
Professor Jamshid Moori was part of a panel of speakers at the fourth annual 2017 Biennial International Group Theory Conference in Kuala Lumpur recently.
BusinessFeb 10, 2017
NWU Vice Chancellor gives warm welcome address to the class of 2017
Professor Dan Kgwadi ?held a meet-and-greet with first years on 23 January, highlighting the opportunities and responsibilities that lie ahead of them.
BusinessJan 30, 2017
Smooth registration process for NWU Mafikeng
Undergraduate students at North-West University Mafikeng can register until 27 January, and classes will begin on 6 February.
BusinessJan 27, 2017
NWU CARST centre director appointed to GIF SA Chapter
Director of the Mafikeng Campus CARST, Professor Victor Tshivhase, was appointed as a member on the GIF Senior Advisory Panel.
BusinessJan 18, 2017
NWU Mafikeng hosts international conference aimed at revitalising African indigenous concepts
The North-West University and Seboka, a non-profit organisation, hosted an international conference last week aimed at revitalising African indigenous concepts.?
BusinessDec 6, 2016
NWU Mafikeng honours excellence in teaching/learning, research and community engagement
The aim of the awards was to celebrate those who have excelled in teaching, learning, and research and community engagement.
BusinessNov 30, 2016
NWU School of Business and Governance relocates to new offices
The new office complex is situated in the Leopard Park Golf Estate and can accommodate more than 85 students in two classrooms.
BusinessNov 29, 2016
NWU graduate crowned female entrepreneur of the year
LLB graduate Nthabiseng Kgobokoe was given this title at the recent annual awards ceremony of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.?
BusinessNov 22, 2016
NWU FM nominated at SA's prestigious Hip Hop Awards
NWU FM's #TheHipHopCorner has been nominated at the fifth South African Hip Hop Awards for Best Hip Hop Radio Show.
BusinessNov 21, 2016
Top honours for campus PhD student at Mathematics Society Conference
Hope Sabao from North-West University Mafikeng Campus scooped top honours in the category of best presentation.
BusinessNov 8, 2016
Book launch, farewell by former NWU employee
Noorie Hammond, a retired employee of the NWU Mafikeng Campus, launched "Letters from my Heart"?last week.
BusinessNov 3, 2016
NWU helps to fight malnutrition
A study of nutrition in infants in SA has found children who consumed a lipid-based nutrient supplement experienced better growth and improved iron levels.
BusinessOct 26, 2016
ILMA Niche Area approved for Mafikeng Campus
Indigenous Language Media in Africa is a new research niche area that has been approved by the institutional Senate for the NWU Mafikeng Campus.
BusinessOct 18, 2016
NWU's solar car rakes in big awards!
After an accident during the time trials, the team managed to fix their car for the start of the race and finished in fourth place, raking in three awards.
BusinessOct 3, 2016
Challenges faced with overweight children and adult drinking, but progress in reducing maternal and child deaths - study
The Global Burden of Disease Study shows?childhood obesity, alcohol consumption and death caused by violence continue to plague many nations.
BusinessSep 30, 2016
NWU's solar car reached halfway mark
The North-West University's solar car team has reached Graaff Reinet, the halfway mark of the?Sasol Solar Challenge, and is on its way to Port Elizabeth.
BusinessSep 29, 2016
NWU's solar car fighting strong winds
The third day of the Sasol Solar Challenge presented crosswinds of up to 60km per hour.
BusinessSep 28, 2016
And they're off...
NWU's solar car is doing great in the Sasol Solar Challenge thus far, despite having to be repaired after it was upended in a freak accident last week.
BusinessSep 27, 2016
NWU's solar car breaks records
It has become the first African team to travel?611km on one day - powered only by the sun.
BusinessSep 26, 2016
Student unharmed after solar car accident
The Sirius X25 from the NWU?s Faculty Engineering came second in the Sasol Solar Challenge, when, in a freak accident, it was upended by a gust of wind.
BusinessSep 26, 2016
Inaugural lecture gives insight into the discipline of economic management sciences
Prof TEB (Tom) Assan of NWU recently delivered his inaugural lecture titled: "Towards an alternative pedagogy in economic and management sciences education".
BusinessSep 21, 2016
Public Protector presents prestige lecture at NWU
The lecture, titled "Challenges faced by institutions of Higher Education: Student Demands/Expectations vs Government responses", was presented on 19 September.
BusinessSep 20, 2016
NWU signs MOU with Puregas
The MOU has a specific focus on the possible use of ammonia gas to improve the quality of fibrous feed materials used in animal diets.
BusinessSep 14, 2016
Inaugural lecture reinforces concept of gender, equity, equality
Prof Connie Zulu, from the Faculty of Education and Training on the Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University, presented her inaugural lecture on 18 August.
BusinessAug 31, 2016
NWU solar car now to brave world champions
The?North-West University?team will defend its title as the best in Africa in the local?Sasol Solar Challenge.
BusinessAug 26, 2016
The verdict is out: Potchefstroom students victorious in NWU mock trials
Third-year law students from NWU's the Potchefstroom Campus beat three other NWU campuses in the annual NWU Juta Mock Trial competition.
BusinessAug 18, 2016
What makes Bolt and Van der Burgh shine in Rio?
According to sports psychologist Professor Pieter Kruger of NWU, one of the psychologists aiding the South African Olympic team, it boils down to a balancing act.
BusinessAug 10, 2016
New animal ambulance will benefit communities
Veterinarians and their teams will now be able to perform minor surgery in the ambulance which is fully equipped to perform these tasks.
BusinessAug 8, 2016
Women empower others in Ikageng
During August, the North-West University will focus on women who make a tangible difference in their communities.
BusinessAug 5, 2016
US Consul delivers public lecture
Brian Phipps gave a public lecture titled "A discussion on bilateral relations between the United States of America and South Africa", at NWU on 27 July.
BusinessAug 4, 2016
Dutch men, Latvian women tallest in world
The research, led by scientists from Imperial College London, used data from most countries in the world, tracking height between 1914 and 2014.
BusinessAug 2, 2016
Campus Academic awarded for best PhD and research publication
Prof Nico Schutte received a prestigious award for best PhD and ?research publications in human resource management.
BusinessAug 1, 2016
Putting the pieces in the jigsaw puzzle
North-West University's Professor Akim Jasper Mturi's inaugural lecture on 21 July was based on research done on sexual and reproductive health.
BusinessJul 29, 2016
History student receives Johan Bergh Historia award
Terence Dhlamini in the Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University ?was given the award for the best final-year student in the 2015 academic year.
BusinessJun 21, 2016
Master's student's research published in respected journal
The research of Ntsoaki Mphuthi, from the Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology, ?was published in the journal, Scientific Reports.
BusinessJun 17, 2016
NWU Mafikeng Campus student secures victory at international multi-sports festival
Tshiamiso Skosana took first place in the?166cm Women's Bikini Fitness category at the?Arnold Classics?Africa competition.
BusinessJun 15, 2016
Visiting Professor gives insight into the pathology of broiler chickens
Visiting NWU, Prof Ivan Dinev reviewed the incidences of some major pathologies of leg skeleton in broiler chickens and broiler breeders related to poor animal welfare.
BusinessJun 9, 2016
NWU academic appointed into Codesria College
Professor Abiodun Salawu has been selected to serve in the College of Senior Mentors of the Council for the Development of Social Science in Africa.
BusinessJun 6, 2016
NWU professor elected as VP of OWSD
Professor Olubukola Babalola from the NWU Mafikeng Campus was named VP for the Africa region of the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World.
BusinessJun 2, 2016
Disability is no barrier to achieving academic excellence
Twenty-four students from North West University living with disabilities graduated with ?various degrees this autumn.
BusinessMay 25, 2016
NWU Mafikeng Alumnus appointed Boxing South Africa CEO
Former Student Representative Council Deputy President Tsholofelo Lejaka has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of Boxing South Africa.
BusinessMay 24, 2016
Sheepdog and her mistress receive a master's degree
Est? Matthew, owner of Jessie (the little sheepdog), trained her dog to detect the scent of frogs below ground for research and conservation purposes.
BusinessMay 19, 2016
NWU improves human computer interaction
The Department of Arts and Culture recently awarded the North-West University's CTexT two new projects to the value of R2,7 million.
BusinessMay 18, 2016
Age is not a factor
Lehlohonolo Phali is the youngest graduate at the North-West University Mafikeng Campus to receive a PhD in applied mathematics.
BusinessMay 17, 2016
Transport Deputy Minister addresses NWU Mafikeng graduations
Sindiswa Chikunga spoke during the graduation ceremony of Commerce and Administration and Law Faculty at NWU Mafikeng Campus.
BusinessMay 16, 2016
Lecturer takes top honours at ITEA awards
Dr Liqhwa Siziba from the Academic Literacy Unit at NWU was the winner in the Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award category.
BusinessApr 19, 2016
North-West University academics receive prestigious international scholarship
Psychiatric Nursing lecturers?Isaac Mokgada and Nombulelo Zulwayo were awarded the Tirisano Scholarship from the University of California in Los Angeles.
BusinessApr 13, 2016
Global environmental change: A warning for South Africa and the world
This will be discussed during the New Frontiers in Global Environmental Constitutionalism symposium, from 12 to 14 April, at the Potchefstroom Campus,?North-West University.
BusinessApr 8, 2016
Community pledged R140 000 to university
The money will be used for bursaries for needy and deserving students at?North-West University, Mafikeng Campus.
BusinessMar 29, 2016
Listening vs hearing to improve your child's well-being
Annelize Bonthuys, a counselling psychologist at North-West University, explains the psychological impact of listening strengths and weaknesses in children. ?
BusinessMar 24, 2016
NWU trusted with further research on nuclear power
The NRF has awarded a third cycle of funding to North West University's School of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering.
BusinessFeb 16, 2016
PhD student awarded first prize at SASM 2016
Bukola Rhoda Aremu, a student in biological sciences, received the firs prize for the best student presentation at SASM in January.
BusinessFeb 15, 2016
NWU student makes it to finals in reality show
Natasha Sesing has been chosen as one of the six finalists in the SABC 1 Reality Show "One-Day Leader".
BusinessFeb 11, 2016
Colour variant hunting: Not all black and white
Prof Peet van der Merwe and the team at TREES carried out the study at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University.
BusinessFeb 9, 2016
New Director wants to make a difference
The new Director: Internationalisation, Fundraising and Community Engagement, Dr Miranda Nomso Mgijima, took up the post on 1 January 2016.
BusinessFeb 8, 2016
Government officials trained in financial management
Four hundred officials graduated in the Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers programme at NWU.
BusinessFeb 5, 2016
NWU now developing trailblazing medicine
A machine that fills hard gelatine capsules with liquid or gel and seals them was received by Prof Anne Grobler, director of the NWU's Centre for Preclinical Drug Development.?
BusinessJan 22, 2016
The price must stay right: the massive numbers behind hunting in SA
The hunting industry supports numerous sectors of the economy to the tune of R8.55 billion, says Prof Melville Saayman and his team of TREES at NWU.
BusinessJan 19, 2016
Campus alumna receives Presidential National Order
The Order of the Baobab was bestowed upon Judge Yvonne Mokgoro in Bronze for her contribution in the field of law.
BusinessDec 11, 2015
Campus academic presents Sol Plaatje memorial lecture
North West University campus academic, Dr Kagiso Seleka, presented the lecture on 30 November at the Sol Plaatje Secondary School.
BusinessDec 10, 2015
Two NWU students part of exchange programme with Norway
Two NWU students will spend their first year of research in Tromso, Norway, while two Norwegian students will continue their postgraduate studies at NWU.
BusinessDec 9, 2015
Thabang Makhoang's memory lives on
Makhoang, who drowned at the NWU Potchefstroom Campus in 2012, was remembered at his tombstone unveiling and through a bursary fund in his name.
BusinessDec 3, 2015
NWU, USA researchers receive sought-after award
NWU's Prof Stefan Siebert,?and Prof Nishanta Rajakaruna, extraordinary professor from the US, won the National Geographic Society award.
BusinessDec 2, 2015
ISIS' grip being felt in global tourism sector
One of the main factors that contribute to the choosing of a tourism destination is a country's safety, says Professor Melville Saayman of NWU.
BusinessNov 26, 2015
NWU introduces new course for Grade R teachers
The three-year Grade R Diploma Practices is specifically designed for Early Learning Centres and Grade R teachers across the North West Province.
BusinessNov 25, 2015
Worldwide shift in heart medication delivery required: study
Many people in the world who need heart medicine do not get it, even in rich countries, says research published in the medical journal The Lancet.
BusinessNov 24, 2015
NWU expert to attend to the nutritional needs of South Africans
NWU's Prof Grieta Hanekom was elected as the new chairperson of the Professional Board of Dietetics and Nutrition of South Africa for the next five years.
BusinessNov 23, 2015
Campus academic advisor a winner of Turnitin Global Innovator Award
Matshidiso Pooe was named the overall winner of the Turnitin Global Innovator Award for Africa and the Middle East.
BusinessNov 20, 2015
Lion industry wants to get its house in order
The SA Predator Breeding Association contacted Prof Melville Saayman and his team at NWU to investigate the value of the industry.
BusinessNov 19, 2015
Faculty of Education and Training hosts research showcase
The Faculty of Education and Training hosted a research showcase recently at Mmabatho Palms Hotel.
BusinessNov 18, 2015
Mafikeng scientist receives SAMS Award for Research Distinction
Prof Jamshid Moori received the South African Mathematical Society Award for Research Distinction.?
BusinessNov 13, 2015
Law faculty hosts judge of Supreme court of Appeal
A number of students from the Faculty of Law at the NWU Mafikeng Campus attended a lecture by Judge Lebotsang Bosielo on 13 October.
BusinessOct 20, 2015
NWU Mafikeng Campus holds spring graduations
A total of 349 students graduated at the ceremonies which were were held from 15 - 16 October at the Great Hall on the campus.
BusinessOct 19, 2015
US Soccer Scholarship awarded to NWU Soccer Institute player
Kyle Amon has been awarded a two-year soccer scholarship at the University of New Hampshire in the United States starting in January 2016.
BusinessSep 28, 2015
School of Accounting honours chartered accountant
The School of Accounting at North West University recently honoured Frazeen Bootha upon her admission as a chartered accountant.
BusinessSep 25, 2015
Campus library makes a difference during National Book Week
The university library donated books and gave support to several school libraries during National Book Week this month.
BusinessSep 18, 2015
China University of Agriculture and NWU Mafikeng join forces on research
The CUA and the Animal Health Centre at NWU Mafikeng Campus worked together on a research project focusing on mastitis and aflatoxin.
BusinessSep 15, 2015
Master's degree student awarded Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
Kenneth Seheri will join a?two-year programme in surface, electro, radiation and photo chemistry?at the Sud Paris Universite, in France.
BusinessSep 10, 2015
Conference on topology, algebra, analysis, geometry honours academic
The topology, algebra, analysis and geometry conference honours Prof Jamshid Moori, founder member of the Mathematics Department at?NWU Mafikeng Campus.
BusinessSep 9, 2015
Developing farmers thrive with Nguni Cattle Project
Beneficiaries of the project have won several awards in the 2015 Agricultural Research Council National Beef Performers Awards.
BusinessSep 4, 2015
Prof Barkhuizen second runner-up at Women in Science awards
NWU's Barkhuizen was second runner-up in the awards which recognise scientific accomplishments, specifically by women, in a field largely dominated by men.
BusinessSep 3, 2015
Indigenous languages key for conveying information
The language in which a development message is disseminated is an important aspect of the message treatment, says NWU's Prof?Abiodun Salawu.
BusinessSep 2, 2015
Mafikeng Campus hosts launch of National Science Week
The DST initiative provides a platform for scientists to instil interest in learners to follow careers in the scientific community.
BusinessAug 4, 2015
NWU law student one of 16 finalists in Miss Commonwealth pageant
Remofilwe Innocentia Mandindi has been chosen as one of the 16 finalists for the Miss Commonwealth South Africa pageant.
BusinessJul 31, 2015
Colloquium on work integrated learning brings theory, practice together
The Faculty of Education and Training at NWU, Mafikeng Campus, explored the approach of?aligning academic and workplace practices.
BusinessJul 24, 2015
Mafikeng Campus to launch project on lifestyle disease
Lifestyle diseases are diseases that appear to increase in frequency as countries become more industrialised and people live longer.
BusinessJul 23, 2015
NWU Mafikeng Campus presents 10th Winter Camp
The programme was attended by 660 grade 12 learners from schools across the North West province.
BusinessJul 17, 2015
Oyster mushrooms produced in Mahikeng
A North-West University Mafikeng Campus master's student did ground-breaking work by growing these mushrooms in a dry climate.
BusinessJun 29, 2015
NWU Mafikeng hosts deputy minister of transport to celebrate youth month
The deputy minister of transport, Sindisiwe Chikunga held a round table dialogue with third-year transport students on transport issues on 12 June.
BusinessJun 24, 2015
Radiation officer awarded WINS certificate
Tebogo Kupi, who?holds a master's degree from NWU, is the first South African to pass the Nuclear Security Management programme.
BusinessJun 23, 2015
NWU Mafikeng Campus introduces new niche area
The new area, called Lifestyle Disease, will be in the Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology in the school of research and postgraduate studies.
BusinessJun 10, 2015
Mafikeng Campus commemorates Africa Day with prestige lecture
Dr Fholisani Sydney Mufamadi presented a lecture on the challenges of racism, ethnicity and xenophobia.
BusinessJun 1, 2015
Research professor appointed as panel member by NRF
The National Research Foundation has named Prof J Moori to serve on the Specialist Committee for Mathematical Sciences.
BusinessMay 27, 2015
NWU professor appointed as chair of national astronomy body
Prof Thebe Medupe has been appointed to chair the National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme Consortium.
BusinessMay 26, 2015
NWU honours former sportsman, administrator
Nick Bester received a?Chancellor's medal award during the graduation ceremony?at the?North-West University's Mafikeng Campus.
BusinessMay 12, 2015
President's office addresses NWU Mafikeng campus graduates
They should become change agents in their societies, Director General in the Office of the state President, Dr R Cassius Lubisi, told Mafikeng Campus ?graduates.
BusinessMay 11, 2015
Curing the disease of the oil curse
The inaugural lecture presented by Prof Victor Ojakorotu from the NWU Mafikeng Campus examined the?oil exploration in the Niger Delta.
BusinessMay 4, 2015
NWU history professor to serve on National Research Foundation
Prof Bernard Mbenga has been appointed to the Historical Studies Specialist Committee of the?National Research Foundation.
BusinessApr 30, 2015
NWU, Mafikeng Nursing Department host international conference
The symposium, hosted by North-West University, Mafikeng Campus,?enabled health practitioners, leaders and students to share their knowledge.
BusinessApr 21, 2015
Experts to address international conference on health science education
The conference, hosted by the North-West University, Mafikeng Campus, Department of Nursing Science, begins today in Boksburg.
BusinessApr 15, 2015
NWU Mafikeng Campus signs agreement with Tribal Authority
The North-West University and Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela Traditional Authority will promote co-operation in strategic and intervention spheres.
BusinessApr 2, 2015
Thabo Mnyamane selected for Bafana Bafana
The former North-West University Soccer Institute player has been chosen to represent SA against Swaziland and Nigeria.
BusinessMar 20, 2015
Inaugural lecture gives perspective on talent management
North-West University Mafikeng Campus researcher, Prof Nicolene Barkhuizen, discussed the importance of talent management in business.
BusinessMar 17, 2015
NWU Mafikeng graduate gets onto chartered accountancy Honours Roll
Shaah Bootha was in the top 10 among a total of 2 050 candidates writing the Certificate in the Theory of Accounting examination.
BusinessMar 6, 2015
Book published by campus academics gains international acclaim
A book by two North-West University academics has been translated into six international languages.
BusinessFeb 24, 2015
Campus academic selected for teaching advancement at university fellowship programme
Dr Liqhwa Siziba, has been selected to form part of the Teaching Advancement University fellowship programme.
BusinessFeb 19, 2015
Scientists from India Tea Research Association visit campus
Two scientists from India Tea Research Association are visiting North-West University Mafikeng Campus as part of the International Research Collaboration Project.
BusinessFeb 18, 2015
Rector declares 2015 a year of creativity and innovation during campus official opening
North-West University rector, Prof Mashudu Davhana-Maselesele, declared 2015 a year of creativity and innovation at the official opening ceremony.
BusinessFeb 12, 2015
Science student takes part in Trilateral programme
Tsholofelo Mollootimile?was chosen to take part in the knowledge-sharing initiative, India-Brazil - South African Trilateral programme.?
BusinessFeb 9, 2015
Nursing Department benefits from Atlantic Philanthropies funding
A Nursing Department of the North-West University is reaping the fruits of funding from Atlantic Philanthropies.
BusinessFeb 6, 2015
Faculty of Law appoints two extra-ordinary professors
The Mafikeng Campus's Faculty of Law has appointed two extra-ordinary professors for the period of three years.
BusinessFeb 3, 2015
Dr Setlalentoa appointed Human and Social Science Executive Dean
Dr Marilyn Setlalentoa has been appointed as an executive Dean of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences at the Mafikeng Campus.
BusinessDec 10, 2014
NWU Mafikeng choir makes university, province proud
The campus choir made the campus won the indigenous category at the Old Mutual National Choir Festival.
BusinessDec 9, 2014