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Justice Bess Nkabinde receives an honorary doctorate from the NWUThe North-West University (NWU) honoured Justice Bess Nkabinde with an honorary doctorate on 21 October 2021 for her exceptional contribution to the legal profession and to social justice in South Africa. 26 Oct 2021 Read more

NWU among the best in engineering studiesThe North-West University (NWU) is one of the top institutions in South Africa in engineering studies. This is according to the latest rankings by subject by Times Higher Education (THE) that list the NWU in the third position (the same as last year) among nine local higher-education institutions in the field of engineering. 14 Oct 2021 Read more

NWU to launch project to promote mental health and prevent substance abuseThe high prevalence of mental health problems and substance abuse among adults and young people within communities have been reported across the country, and the North West province is no exception. 14 Oct 2021 Read more

Reading literacy: NWU closes gap between theory and practice"Teaching reading is rocket science." This quote by Louisa Moats underlines the importance of reading literacy, and that is why researchers and teacher educators from the North-West University's (NWU's) Faculty of Education are taking the lead to promote reading literacy in the foundation phase. 16 Sep 2021 Read more

Students rank NWU among the best of the bestStudents rank the North-West University (NWU) among the cream of the crop of South African universities when it comes to student experience and remote learning. This is according to the newly released StuDocu World University Ranking 2021. 15 Sep 2021 Read more

NWU ranked fifth in South AfricaThe North-West University (NWU) has once more been placed among the cream of the crop of local and international universities, reaffirming its place as a regular contender when it comes to high-quality subject offerings and excellence in world rankings. 2 Sep 2021 Read more

Don't miss the NWU Gallery's latest online exhibitionsWith two new online exhibitions, the North-West University (NWU) Gallery is still committed to entertaining art lovers from the safety of their own homes. 2 Sep 2021 Read more

Project team wants all university students to have access to indigenous African languagesUniversity students who have a mother tongue other than English should not be at a disadvantage compared to those who do speak English at home. This is why it is important to level the language playing field. 13 Aug 2021 Read more

North West farmers warned of bovine infections through multidrug-resistant bacteriaLivestock 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. This is necessary to prevent the spread of a bacterial infection that causes abortion, infertility and other reproductive ailments in cattle - and could potentially be passed into the human food chain. 10 Aug 2021 Read more

NWU-Juta Mock Trials - a decade of bridging the gap between practice and theoryThe popular annual NWU-Juta Mock Trial competition celebrated its 10th birthday and finals in a virtual courtroom on 2 August. This was the first time that the entire competition, from the first elimination rounds to the finals, took place online. 6 Aug 2021 Read more

NWU harnesses ozone technology as cost-effective Covid-19 combatantThe North-West University's (NWU) researchers and innovators are working towards solutions to effectively destroy viruses, bacteria and fungi, including the coronavirus, on a large scale. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage, fast-working, low-cost disinfection solutions are essential in tackling the crisis. The NWU has taken up this challenge by revisiting a patent that was filed years ago for producing ozone. 20 Jul 2021 Read more

NWU's prospective chartered accountants shineDespite the many challenges that students had to face during the Covid-19 pandemic, the prospective chartered accountants at the North-West University (NWU) did exceptionally well in their ITC (Initial Test of Competence). 19 Jul 2021 Read more

Why children become bulliesPunishment is the first reaction most people think of when they find out that a child is a bully. They rarely investigate the reason why the child is emotionally, verbally or even physically harming their peers. 6 Jul 2021 Read more

NWU Career Centre warns about an increase in job scamsAccording to the latest data released by Statistic South Africa, youth unemployment in South Africa currently sits at an alarming 46,3%. With so many people seeking employment, scammers have realised they can make a small fortune by preying on desperate job seekers. 24 Jun 2021 Read more

Congratulations, Olympian Elroy!The North-West University (NWU) is proud to congratulate Elroy Gelant, a staff member in People and Culture, on making the South African squad that will compete at the Olympic Games from 23 July to 8 August in Tokyo, Japan. He will compete in the marathon event which will be staged on 7 August. 11 Jun 2021 Read more

University collaboration reaches promising Covid-19 vaccine resultsWalter Sisulu University (WSU) and the North-West University (NWU) jointly announced "very promising first results" from preclinical trials on a new Covid-19 vaccine candidate on Tuesday, 8 June. 10 Jun 2021 Read more

NWU animal health hospital bolsters service offeringsAs of 1 June, animal owners living within a 25-kilometre radius of the North-West University's (NWU's) Mahikeng Campus can look forward to more services from the institution's animal hospital. 8 Jun 2021 Read more

New NWU centre for children with developmental delays will focus on the whole familyWhen children have disabilities or developmental delays, the whole family can be affected. This is why the Care2Kids division of the Centre for Health and Human Performance at the North-West University (NWU) is embracing a family-focused intervention. 27 May 2021 Read more

NWU's partner consortium launches ventilator design competition for studentsFor many Covid-19 patients who experience breathing problems, the difference between life and death is access to working ventilators. During the Covid-19 pandemic, news reports have often highlighted the shortage of this lifesaving equipment and its related services - not only in South Africa, but also globally. This continues to be an issue of grave concern. 21 May 2021 Read more

New deputy vice-chancellor appointed at the North-West UniversityThe North-West University (NWU) is delighted to announce that Professor Maphahlaganye Jeffrey Mphahlele will join the NWU family in the position of deputy vice-chancellor for research and innovation. His appointment was confirmed by the NWU Council recently. 13 May 2021 Read more

New discovery lands NWU researcher a spot in top science publicationWhen magnetic fields and long strokes of hot gas known as jets interact, the jets become bent. This is an important discovery and, for his contribution to it, Professor James O Chibueze has earned a space in the prestigious research publication, Nature. 11 May 2021 Read more

Apply now to study at the NWU in 2022At the beginning of every year, thousands of students across the country can be found scrambling for space at various institutions of higher learning. Applying on time when applications open in the previous year can help students and parents avoid this unnecessary stress. 3 May 2021 Read more

NWU's Mahikeng Campus Science Centre receives another mobile labThe Science Centre on the North-West University's (NWU's) Mahikeng Campus recently received its second state-of-the-art mobile science laboratory, courtesy of the Sasol Foundation. 29 Apr 2021 Read more

Being visually impaired does not hold this NWU alumnus and PhD graduate backDisability is not inability. Advocate Jan Tladi confirmed this statement when he defied the odds and became the first completely blind student to graduate with a PhD from the North-West University's (NWU's) Mahikeng Campus. Jan enrolled at the NWU Business School in Mahikeng in 2017, and successfully completed his degree in 2020. 22 Apr 2021 Read more

Ikateleng helping students get distinctionsSabata Abram Mafobokoane, who was part of the Ikateleng initiative in 2020, made headlines after attaining eight distinctions for his National Senior Certificate. Ikateleng has been in existence for approximately 33 years and provides supplementary teaching in mathematics, economics, business studies, accounting, life sciences, physical sciences and English to high school learners from Grade 10 to Grade 12. 21 Apr 2021 Read more

The link between industrial engineering and the agricultural sectorThe agricultural industry is facing numerous and significant challenges. To remain competitive and sustainable, it needs to find ways to constantly improve. 20 Apr 2021 Read more

NWU fights GBVDuring the first three weeks of lockdown last year, gender-based violence (GBV) victims were trapped with their abusers, with no place to hide. During that time the government's GBV and femicide command centre alone recorded more than 120,000 victims. Later that year police minister Bheki Cele announced that South Africa was still the rape capital of the world, with about 132 incidents per 100,000 people. 8 Apr 2021 Read more

Plans for the NWU Medical School on trackThe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the enormous stress and burden placed on South Africa's medical professionals have dramatically strengthened the North-West University's case for a medical school in North West. 8 Apr 2021 Read more

Prof. Petra Engelbrecht - a legend in South African scienceShe really is the stuff legends are made of. 1 Apr 2021 Read more

A story of hopeFor the past four years, the Hillensberg Trust has been making the dreams of several North-West University (NWU) students come true. 30 Mar 2021 Read more

NWU rewards exceptional lecturersThe North-West University (NWU) celebrated the torchbearers of its teaching excellence during a virtual event. The best-of-the-best lecturers of 2020 were acknowledged for their work in taking teaching and learning to higher levels during the annual Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) ceremony, which was streamed online on 25 March. 29 Mar 2021 Read more

NWU competition discovers and develops next generation of female engineersAre you a high school girl looking at the world around you and imagining ways in which you can make it better? You may be part of the next generation of female engineers who, with fresh, innovative ideas, will make a profound impact not only on South Africa and Africa, but also globally! 25 Mar 2021 Read more

NWU in top 100 of Emerging Economies University RankingThe North-West University (NWU) has once again made its mark in the international rankings with a top 100 placing ? and overall sixth place in South Africa ? in the Emerging Economies University Ranking of Times Higher Education (THE). 15 Mar 2021 Read more

Combatting corruption: Are lifestyle audits part of the answer?Transparency, specifically in relation to uncovering beneficial ownership, is an essential factor in combatting corruption. 11 Mar 2021 Read more

Great things on the horizon for Africa's Science studentsThe sky is the limit for African students interested in a career in the exciting field of astrophysics, and if Professor Don Kurtz has his way, this will be much sooner than later. 9 Mar 2021 Read more

Beware: Conditions are ideal for an outbreak of Rift Valley FeverThe good rains that have fallen over the last month in many areas of South Africa have caused ideal conditions for an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever (RVF). 5 Mar 2021 Read more

NWU has reached capacity - no walk-in students allowed during registration of first-year studentsThe North-West University (NWU) will not allow persons who did not qualify for admission, did not receive an offer to study or who applied late to enter its campuses as so-called walk-ins during the registration period for first-year students in 2021. 18 Feb 2021 Read more

NWU student through to FameLab regional competitionNorth-West University (NWU) MSc student Letago Kgomoeswana will represent the university in the regional FameLab® competition. 17 Feb 2021 Read more

NWU Mahikeng campus welcomes top-rated researcherThe North-West University's (NWU's) Mahikeng campus is proud to welcome Prof. Don Kurtz as an extraordinary professor. 16 Feb 2021 Read more

NWU Business School to host discussion on political stability and democracy in AfricaThe North-West University (NWU) Business School will be hosting a virtual Think Tank discussion on the topic 'Political stability and democracy in Africa - Opportunities and threats for business enterprises' on 18 February 2021. 15 Feb 2021 Read more

North-West University introduces a first-of-its-kind short learning programmeCovid-19 introduced a number of challenges to tertiary education, not the least of which is preparing postgraduate students to become confident researchers in their chosen field of study. This year, the North-West University (NWU) introduces a new online short learning programme (SLP) in research design that will change the way researchers learn their craft. 8 Feb 2021 Read more

NWU to mentally gear up South Africa's Olympic athletesThe Centre for Health and Human Performance (CHHP) at the North-West University (NWU) has only grown from strength to strength since its recent inception. This latest achievement confirms the fact that they are a dynamic centre with serious intent and operating at the highest level. 2 Feb 2021 Read more

NWU alumna makes her mark in the music industryNorth-West University (NWU) Vanderbijlpark Campus alumna Bonolo Phiri is a woman with two loves: information technology and music. Throughout her career, this IT graduate and rising Afro-soul star has seamlessly bounced between her IT career and music. 1 Feb 2021 Read more

Accounting Sciences flies the NWU flag highWhen it comes to academic excellence, the North-West University (NWU) prides itself on being the best. 25 Jan 2021 Read more

NWU Soccer Institute goalkeeper coach joins PSL teamNorth-West University (NWU) goalkeeper coach Thato Haraba has recently joined South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) team Bloemfontein Celtic FC as a goalkeeper coach for the Free State-based outfit. 21 Jan 2021 Read more

NWU Career Centre: Save these datesWith more than 2000 students attending the North-West University's (NWU's) Virtual Career Fairs in 2020, the Career Centre promises to pull out all the stops in 2021. 10 Dec 2020 Read more

North-West University honours its outstanding researchersThe NWU honoured the best of its best researchers and innovators during a virtual awards evening on 3 December 2020. 10 Dec 2020 Read more

Purple is the colour of excellence, but also of remembranceDuring the month of December, the three main gates of the North-West University's campuses in Mahikeng, Potchefstroom and Vanderbijlpark will be illuminated in purple for a specific reason. 9 Dec 2020 Read more

Passing away of the Queen Mother of the Royal Bafokeng nationThe North-West University (NWU) community is deeply saddened by the news of the passing away of the Queen Mother of the Royal Bafokeng nation, Semane Bonolo Molotlegi. Since the King of the Royal Bafokeng, Kgosi Leruo Tsekedi Molotlegi, became the second chancellor of the NWU in 2009 (and served for two terms until 2019), a very strong working relationship developed between the university, in particular the Faculty of Education, and the Bafokeng nation. 8 Dec 2020 Read more

NWU tennis whizz to partake in International Premier Tennis ChallengeNorth-West University (NWU) student Mogami Gideon Thakgwe has been invited to take part in the KM Sports International Premier Tennis Challenge. 7 Dec 2020 Read more

Prof. Jan Van Romburgh is ready to serveWith over 16 years of service at the North-West University (NWU), Prof. Jan van Romburgh has been appointed as the chief director of the North-West University Business School. 7 Dec 2020 Read more

NWU researcher helps uncover new data about Earth and the Milky WayA new study has lifted the veil on some of the mysteries of the Milky Way. It has found that the Earth is moving faster than it used to and is nearly 2,000 light-years closer to the black hole in the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy. 1 Dec 2020 Read more

Help is needed for victimsOver the past five months there have been numerous stories in the media about victims being harassed, attacked and even murdered by their intimate partners. According to Statistics SA, the incidence of gender-based violence (GBV) in South Africa is five times higher than the global average. 27 Nov 2020 Read more

NWU's eye on the cosmos just become biggerThe North-West University's (NWU's) Mahikeng Astronomy Observatory now boasts a new, bigger and better telescope - the New Mahikeng Astronomy Telescope. 25 Nov 2020 Read more

NWU research group contributes to international bird studyThe North-West University's (NWU's) research on the genetic data of the nine lovebird species (genus Agapronis) that are native to Africa and Madagascar has been included in a comprehensive international bird study. This research has also led to a patent and the possible commercialisation of a genomic test developed by the NWU that will be of great value to parrot breeders and conservationists. 13 Nov 2020 Read more

NWU helps with library services for the blind in the NW provinceThe North-West University (NWU) has partnered with the North West Department of Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation (ACSR) and the South African Library for the Blind (SALB) to improve reading access for the blind and the visually impaired in the province. 6 Nov 2020 Read more

Latest rankings reaffirm NWU is among the best in the worldThe latest rankings by Times Higher Education (THE) World Rankings and the 2021 Best Global University Rankings again, like various previous rankings, recognised the good standing of the North-West University (NWU) among the best tertiary-education institutions. This is not only locally but also internationally, as measured in international rankings. 2 Nov 2020 Read more

Project launched in Masccom Training CentreWe are living in times in which we are required to support our learners to acquire new ways of learning and the competencies needed for them to enter and be successful in their studies and careers in engineering. These are challenging times in which we need to empower learners for the "new normal" to study and work in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 23 Oct 2020 Read more

Smarketing: Putting your money where your nose isMarketers and retailers are finding increasingly ingenious ways to lure prospective buyers to their products. And, according to Dr Roland Goldberg, a senior lecturer in marketing at the North-West University (NWU), your wallet is more closely connected to your nose than you might think. 19 Oct 2020 Read more

Heroes return for Cape Town MarathonPerseverance in the time of an epidemic. Undaunted in a time of doubt. In trying times we live vicariously through our heroes. Their accomplishments are our triumphs. That is why we watch them, why we root for them, why we celebrate them. These heroes are our sportspeople. 14 Oct 2020 Read more

NWU academic is recipient of prestigious Oppenheimer FellowshipNorth-West University (NWU) professor Abiodun Salawu recently received a fellowship under the prestigious Oppenheimer Fund, and will be spending time at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. 13 Oct 2020 Read more

NWU lecturer appointed as acting High Court judgeMr Mandla Motha, a part-time lecturer at the North-West University's Faculty of Law on the Vanderbijlpark Campus, was recently appointed as an acting judge of the North Gauteng High Court. 13 Oct 2020 Read more

NWU's Prof. Kellner appointed on ministerial advisory boardProfessor Klaus Kellner from the North-West University (NWU) was recently appointed by the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy, to serve on the Conservation Advisory Board. 30 Sep 2020 Read more

NWU promotes inclusion and acceptanceThe North-West University (NWU) is constantly working towards building a culture of inclusion and acceptance. To this end, it has put in place policies and programmes that promote gender and language equality. 23 Sep 2020 Read more

NWU boasts two of Mail & Guardian's most outstanding young South AfricansAn academic and an alumna of the North-West University (NWU) have been announced as two of the winners of the 2020 Mail & Guardian 200 Most Outstanding Young South Africans on 11 September 2020. 21 Sep 2020 Read more

NWU to host virtual career fairWith the unemployment rate at an alarming 30,1% in South Africa, the North-West University's (NWU) Career Centre is pulling out all the stops to ensure that its graduates find employment. 18 Sep 2020 Read more

Times Higher Education ranks NWU among top six universities in South AfricaThe latest rankings of world universities by Times Higher Education (THE) are another feather in the cap for the North-West University (NWU). The NWU has had consistent good showings in rankings by various international ranking agencies this year. This ranking places the university among the top six universities in South Africa. 8 Sep 2020 Read more

Malan receives prestigious innovation management awardA senior commercialisation specialist at the North-West University's Technology Transfer and Innovation Support (TTIS) office has won the Department of Science and Innovation/Sarima Professional Excellence Award for Innovation Management. 3 Sep 2020 Read more

North-West University weathers pandemic storm with great success in first semester of 2020Hard work, creativity and perseverance have enabled the North-West University (NWU) to deliver significantly higher pass rates despite the Covid-19 pandemic having wreaked havoc in the higher-education sector since March 2020. The university's commitment to continuously improving the quality of teaching and learning support to ensure high module success rates yielded good results in the first semester after a solid foundation had been laid in 2019. 31 Aug 2020 Read more

NWU Student Recruitment embraces the digital revolutionDue to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the North-West University (NWU) has adopted a new digital recruiting approach. 6 Aug 2020 Read more

Quality steers NWU to ranking excellenceThe quality subject offerings in the fields of atmospheric science, clinical medicine, education, hospitality and tourism management, and public health at the North-West University (NWU) have elevated the university in global rankings. It is also a great achievement for the NWU to be ranked first in the region for mathematics. 3 Aug 2020 Read more

NWU student housing shortages addressedThe North-West University is not allowing the Covid-19 pandemic to interfere with its commitment to dealing with student accommodation. Work on residences with hundreds of beds is under way. 31 Jul 2020 Read more

Major data and connectivity boost for NWU studentsIn line with a previous commitment by the North-West University (NWU) to support its students with data and devices during the Covid-19 pandemic, the institution says it is making steady progress. 26 Jun 2020 Read more

NWU engineers walk away with international award for tackling Covid-19An initiative from the Faculty of Engineering at the North-West University (NWU) was recently honoured with an international award from the Covid-19 Innovation Challenge of the United Nations (UN) Africa Innovation and Investment Forum 2020. 23 Jun 2020 Read more

NWU again ranked among the cream of the cropThe consistent good achievements of the North-West University (NWU) in world rankings is further celebrated with the announcement that it has been ranked in the top 4,7% of 20,000 universities globally. 9 Jun 2020 Read more

NWU engineers create solution for school-based Covid-19 screening congestionIn the times in which we currently find ourselves, adequate healthcare and the accompanying screening are of the utmost importance to limit the spreading of the coronavirus. As the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, recently announced that grade seven and grade 12 learners will be able to return to schools come 1 June, the same risk-prevention priorities apply. 26 May 2020 Read more

Brand-new qualification in Mechatronic Engineering for the NWUThe Faculty of Engineering at the North-West University (NWU) is proud to announce that we will be adding a brand-new engineering qualification to our existing range of programmes. The Bachelor of Mechatronic Engineering programme has been approved by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and will allow graduates to compete internationally on the world stage. This programme will be offered as from 2021. 6 May 2020 Read more

NWU launches campaign to support students amid Covid-19As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to disrupt and affect our lives in the most unprecedented and unpredictable ways, the North-West University has launched the NWU Covid-19 Response Fund. 4 May 2020 Read more

NWU engineers rising to the Covid-19 challengeThe world, and now more recently our nation, is faced with difficult times as the recent Covid-19 pandemic turns life as we know it upside down. A team at the Faculty of Engineering from the North-West University (NWU), in collaboration with other experts involved in this unsettling battle, is rising to the challenge to support our government in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. 9 Apr 2020 Read more

Teaching and learning go online as NWU takes education to peopleThe Covid-19 pandemic has fundamentally disrupted teaching-learning activities in South Africa and across the globe. It also challenges how we think about education and assessment, in general. 31 Mar 2020 Read more

SADiLaR takes the lead in digitising 11 national languagesDigitising South Africa's 11 official languages could go a long way towards creating a truly multilingual society. Various projects are currently in progress at the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR), located at the North-West University (NWU), to create digital resources for the country's official languages. 31 Mar 2020 Read more

Department of Science and Technology sponsors NWU's mobile science labThe Department of Science and Technology (DST), through the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA), recently sponsored a mobile science laboratory for the Science Centre on the North-West University's (NWU's) campus in Mahikeng. 30 Mar 2020 Read more