Prof Petra Engelbrecht – legend in South African science
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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'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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.