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.
Nov 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.
Nov 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.
Nov 19, 2020
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Next Generation of the Brave
18 Nov

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.

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NWU
17 Nov

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.

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.
Oct 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.
Oct 28, 2020
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NWU
Oct 27, 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.

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School of Mechanical Engineering
Oct 26, 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.

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.
Oct 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.
Oct 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.
Oct 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.
Oct 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.
Oct 5, 2020
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Obriel Takunda Maposa
Oct 2, 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.

NWU promotes inclusion and acceptance
The NWU is currently hosting its annual Gender Awareness Week and Language Awareness Week events, until 2 October.
Oct 1, 2020
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North West University
Sep 30, 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.

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.
Sep 7, 2020
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Times Higher Education
Sep 4, 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.

NWU Career Centre hosts virtual fair
A total of 39 companies joined the fair to showcase and share 172 career opportunities with NWU students.
Aug 25, 2020
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Tebogo Motlhabane
Aug 24, 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.

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NRWDI
Aug 21, 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.

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NWU Disability Rights Unit
Aug 20, 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”.

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Ntsetsao Viola Motsumi
Aug 19, 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.

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Rikkyo University
Aug 18, 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.

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.
Aug 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.
Aug 14, 2020
NWU student housing shortages addressed
Work on residences with hundreds of beds is under way at the North-West University.
Aug 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.
Aug 12, 2020
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Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Aug 11, 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.

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Prof Linda du Plessis
Jul 21, 2020

NWU prof obtains DBA degree

Prof Linda du Plessis is the first in SA to obtain the international DBA degree.

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North West University
Jul 9, 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.

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.
Jul 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.
Jul 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.
Jul 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 24, 2020
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Business
May 28, 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.

4:10
Business
May 22, 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.

1:40
Business
May 21, 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.

2:10
Business
May 20, 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.

3:30
Business
May 18, 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.

1:50
Business
May 15, 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.

3:30
Business
May 14, 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.

5:10
Business
May 13, 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.

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.
May 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.
May 11, 2020
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Business
May 8, 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.

2:30
Business
Apr 23, 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.

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.
Apr 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."
Apr 16, 2020
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Business
Apr 15, 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.

4:10
Business
Apr 14, 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.

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.
Apr 9, 2020
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Business
Apr 8, 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.

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.
Apr 7, 2020
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Business
Apr 6, 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.

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.
Apr 3, 2020
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Business
Apr 2, 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.

2:20
Business
Apr 1, 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.

3:40
Business
Mar 31, 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.

1:30
Business
Mar 30, 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.

6:30
Business
Mar 18, 2020

NWU honours outstanding lecturers

The North-West University celebrated its best-of-the-best lecturers during its Teaching Excellence Awards ceremony.

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.
Mar 17, 2020
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Business
Mar 16, 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.

1:40
Business
Mar 13, 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.

2:50
Business
Mar 9, 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.

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.
Mar 4, 2020
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Business
Mar 3, 2020

NWU academic recognised for outstanding service in clinical psychology

Prof Erhabor Idemudia was awarded the fellowship of the Nigerian Association of Clinical Psychology.

2:20
Business
Mar 2, 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.

4:50
Business
Feb 28, 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.

5:30
Business
Feb 27, 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.

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.
Feb 18, 2020
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Business
Feb 17, 2020

NWU student receives international award as best achiever

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

3:00
Business
Feb 14, 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.

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.
Jan 15, 2020
3:10
Business
Dec 5, 2019

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.

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.
Dec 4, 2019
4:40
Business
Dec 3, 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.

2:10
Business
Nov 19, 2019

Fempreneurs shine during EWP gala event

North-West University paid homage to the 2019 graduating class of the Enterprising Women Programme.

3:00
Business
Nov 18, 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.

2:40
Business
Nov 15, 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.

3:20
Business
Nov 14, 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.

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.
Nov 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.
Nov 1, 2019
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Business
Oct 31, 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.

3:10
Business
Oct 25, 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.

3:00
Business
Oct 21, 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.

1:50
Business
Oct 18, 2019

Property mogul honoured at NWU graduation

The university conferred an honorary doctorate on Keith Bothongo during its annual spring graduation ceremony.

2:40
Business
Oct 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.

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.
Oct 17, 2019
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Business
Oct 7, 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.

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.
Oct 4, 2019
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Business
Oct 3, 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.

2:20
Business
Oct 2, 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.

4:10
Business
Oct 1, 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.

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.
Sep 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.
Sep 13, 2019
2:20
Business
Aug 19, 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.

2:30
Business
Aug 13, 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.

2:30
Business
Jul 30, 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.

2:50
Business
Jul 17, 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.

2:40
Business
Jul 15, 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.

2:40
Business
Jul 11, 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.

1:50
Business
Jul 9, 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.

2:20
Business
Jul 1, 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.

5:40
Business
Jun 19, 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.

3:20
Business
Jun 18, 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.

4:00
Business
May 29, 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.

5:10
Business
May 28, 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.

4:20
Business
May 27, 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.

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.
May 24, 2019
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Business
May 23, 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.

2:50
Business
May 22, 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.

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.
May 21, 2019
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Business
May 20, 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.

2:20
Business
May 16, 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.

3:30
Business
May 14, 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.

NWU student leaders lauded for academic achievements
Three former student leaders qualified in record time and obtained PhDs in their respective fields of study.
May 9, 2019
2:40
Business
May 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.

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.
Apr 17, 2019
2:10
Business
Apr 11, 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.

3:20
Business
Apr 9, 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.

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.
Apr 2, 2019
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Business
Mar 15, 2019

NWU applauds best-of-the best lecturers

Prof Juanee Cilliers and Prof Alfred Brunsdon walked away with the Distinguished Teaching Excellence Awards.

2:10
Business
Mar 13, 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.

2:40
Business
Mar 12, 2019

Celebrating the legacy of a poetry giant

Prof Keorapetse "Bra Willie" Kgosietsile was a South African poet laureate, political activist and academic.

3:30
Business
Mar 1, 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.

3:40
Business
Feb 28, 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.

2:50
Business
Feb 27, 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.

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.
Feb 21, 2019
3:20
Business
Feb 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.

2:50
Business
Feb 19, 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.

3:40
Business
Feb 13, 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.

5:50
Business
Feb 12, 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.

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.
Feb 11, 2019
4:00
Business
Nov 27, 2018

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.

2:10
Business
Nov 23, 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.

6:20
Business
Nov 15, 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.

2:20
Business
Nov 7, 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.

3:00
Business
Nov 5, 2018

NWU's researchers receive accolades

The Faculty of Theology took top honours at the vice-chancellor's Research and Innovation Excellence Awards.

3:00
Business
Nov 2, 2018

NWU brings education to your doorstep

The university's Unit for Open Distance Learning has recently established two offices in Namibia.

1:50
Business
Oct 26, 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.

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.
Oct 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.
Oct 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.
Sep 11, 2018
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Aug 23, 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.

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Aug 22, 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.

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Aug 17, 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.

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Aug 10, 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.

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Aug 8, 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.

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Aug 2, 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.

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Jul 25, 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.

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.
Jul 10, 2018
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Jul 9, 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.

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Jun 29, 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.

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Jun 28, 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.

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Jun 27, 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.

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Jun 5, 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.

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Jun 4, 2018

NWU Council chair presides over international convention

Dr Bismark Tyobeka presided over the International Atomic Energy Agency's sixth Joint Convention Review Meeting.

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.
Jun 1, 2018
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May 31, 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.

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May 30, 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.

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.
May 22, 2018
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May 21, 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.

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May 17, 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.

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Mar 26, 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.

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Mar 23, 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.

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Mar 22, 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.

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Mar 20, 2018

NWU alumna appointed UCT vice-chancellor

Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng has been appointed vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town.

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Mar 15, 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.

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Mar 1, 2018

Meet the NWU's new Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Mafikeng Campus Operations

Prof Boitumelo Marilyn Patience Setlalentoa has been appointed to this role.

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Feb 28, 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.

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Feb 27, 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.

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Feb 26, 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.

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Feb 23, 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.

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.
Dec 6, 2017
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Dec 4, 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.

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Nov 24, 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.

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Nov 2, 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.

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.
Oct 26, 2017
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Oct 25, 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.

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Oct 24, 2017

NWU hosts symposium on pulses

The symposium objectives included, among others, raising awareness about the important role of pulses in sustainable food production.

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Oct 13, 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.

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Oct 12, 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.

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Oct 10, 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.

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".
Oct 9, 2017
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Oct 6, 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".

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Sep 15, 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.

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Sep 7, 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.

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Sep 1, 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.

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Aug 31, 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.

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Aug 29, 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.

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Aug 28, 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.

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Aug 24, 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.

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Aug 17, 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.