Jul 7, 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.

North West University
Jul 1, 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.

Jun 23, 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.

North West University
May 30, 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

Apr 28, 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.

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.
Apr 28, 2022
Prof Mulunda Mwanza
Apr 13, 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.

Mar 24, 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.

Prof Linda du Plessis
Mar 16, 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.

North West University
Mar 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 University
Mar 3, 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.

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.
Mar 1, 2022
Feb 18, 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.

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.
Feb 17, 2022
Feb 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.

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.
Dec 10, 2021
North-West University Council
Nov 23, 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
Nov 22, 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.

Justice Bess Nkabinde
Oct 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.

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.
Oct 12, 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.
Sep 15, 2021
Reading literacy
Sep 15, 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.

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.
Sep 1, 2021
Johan Blaauw
Aug 12, 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.

Aug 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.

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.
Aug 4, 2021
NWU-Juta Mock Trials
Aug 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 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.
Aug 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.
Jul 19, 2021
Jul 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.

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.
Jul 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.
Jun 23, 2021
Elroy Gelant
Jun 11, 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.

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.
Jun 10, 2021
Jun 8, 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.

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.
May 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.
May 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.
May 14, 2021
Professor Maphahlaganye Jeffrey Mphahlele
May 13, 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.

Prof James O Chibueze
May 6, 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'.

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.
May 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.
Apr 29, 2021
Jan Tladi
Apr 22, 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.

Apr 21, 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.

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.
Apr 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.
Apr 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.
Apr 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.
Apr 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.
Mar 30, 2021
North West University
Mar 29, 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.

Prof Roelof Burger
Mar 26, 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 Don Kurtz
Mar 15, 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.

Reshaping the branding of SMEs in SA after COVID-19
Branding should include three foundational requirements – technological, socio-economic and educational imperatives.
Mar 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.
Mar 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.
Mar 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.
Mar 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”.
Mar 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.
Mar 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.
Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Feb 23, 2021
NWU reaches capacity
No walk-in students are allowed during registration of first-year students.
Feb 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”.
Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Feb 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
Feb 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.
Dec 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.
Dec 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.
Dec 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.
Dec 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.
Dec 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.
Dec 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.
Dec 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.
Dec 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.
Nov 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.
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
Next Generation of the Brave
Nov 18, 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.

Nov 17, 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.

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
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.

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
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
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
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
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.

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.

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”.

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.

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
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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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
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.

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
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
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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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
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
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.

Nov 19, 2019

Fempreneurs shine during EWP gala event

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

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

Oct 18, 2019

Property mogul honoured at NWU graduation

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

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
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
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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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
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.

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.

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