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NWU students play in Fastnet Championship

Potchefstroom - Shelly Norris, the NWU Potchefstroom Campus's main netball trainer, hit the nail on the head when she said: “Somewhere we are doing something right."

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NWU comes second in JSE and Liberty Investment challenge

Mafikeng -  Amongst the 35 South African universities and colleges participating in the 2010 JSE/Liberty Investment Challenge, North-West University (NWU) took the second place. 

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Prof gets dollars from Google

Vanderbijlpark - Prof Etienne Barnard from the School of Information Technology received a research grant from Google in the amount of 67 900 USD for his research project: “Voice search for under-resourced languages”.

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Campus awarded substantial grant to participate in HP Catalyst Initiative

Vanderbijlpark - The Vaal Triangle Campus recently received a grant valued at $150 000 (American Dollar) to participate in Hewlett Packard’s (HP) Catalyst Initiative.

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The needy get a foot in the door on Potchefstroom Campus's barefoot day

Potchefstroom - One of the highlights on the Student Rag Community Services' (SRCS) calendar is the annual Barefoot Day that takes place on the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University.

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Prof takes the lead against pollution substances, ozone

Potchefstroom -  Not only does the North-West University's Potchefstroom Campus dispose of one of the country's foremost "green ambassadors", but also now a panel member in the scientific and technical advisory panel for the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

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Meet the NWU Institutional Student Representative Council 2010/2011

Institutional Office - The North-West University (NWU) Institutional Student Representative Council (ISRC)  for 2010/2011 was recently inducted by Dr Edward Sedibe, Institutional Director: Student Affairs and Sport.

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Jonker brothers among the top five in the world

Potchefstroom - The well-known Jonker brothers in gliding took another step on their road to success at this year's world gliding championship in Hungary.

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NWU boasts only regional office for Supplemental Instruction in the world

Institutional Office - The NWU recently became the first university in the world whose request was granted to set up a regional office for Supplemental Instruction (SI) in a country that already has a national SI office.

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NWU students receive R1,2 million worth of bursary money from Rio Casino

Potchefstroom - More than fifty students of the North-West University’s Potchefstroom Campus will benefit from the donation of R1,2 million from the Rio Hotel Casino Convention Resort  in Klerksdorp.

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NWU students take part during FIFA World Cup

Potchefstroom - Twenty-three NWU students completed Host Broadcasting Services (HBS) internships at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg during the FIFA World Cup.

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Science Week celebrated on the NWU Potchefstroom Campus

Potchefstroom - A large number of schools in North West will be visiting the Potchefstroom Campus this week as part of National Science week that is being celebrated.
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Engineering student walks away with winning prize

Potchefstroom - A Nuclear Engineering student of North-West University’s Potchefstroom Campus recently walked away with the first place at an international congress in Cape Town.
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Top SA referees trained at NWU

Potchefstroom - Fifty of South Africa’s top soccer referees attended the South African Football Association’s (SAFA) annual referee seminar at the sports facilities of the North-West University (NWU). 

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Korean University honours prof Dan Kgwadi

Mafikeng - Professor Dan Kgwadi, Mafikeng Campus Rector of the North-West University received an honorary PhD in Management from the Hanseo University in South Korea.
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Charity organisations go from strength to strength

The Hope Village, a Potchefstroom-based charity that grew out of one of the projects of the Community Engagement Department in the Institutional Office of the North-West University (NWU), is going from strength to strength.
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Spanish soccer team is in Potchefstroom

Potchefstroom – After months of planning and preparation, the Spanish national soccer team is in Potchefstroom.

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Immortalised name

Potchefstroom - Dr Jonathan Taylor, curator of the South African National Diatom Collection housed by the School of Environmental Sciences of the North-West University (NWU), had a species of diatoms named after him.

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Well-done to our Comrades runners

Institutional Office -  Staff members and University Club runners did us proud at the 85th Comrades marathon.

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North-West University supports Comrades 2010

No less than 18 athletes, consisting of NWU staff members and University Club runners, will participate in this year’s 85th Comrades marathon.

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North-West University students take part in Global Challenge

Four North-West University (NWU) students and their mentor will represent SA in the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (Cima) Global Challenge in Malaysia in August.
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Hard work does pay

Institutional Office - Hard work does pay – and Galaletsang Isiang, a third-year BCom Economics student from Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU) can testify to this.
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NWU Sports Village officially opened

Potchefstroom - The new NWU Sports Village, which will be housing the Spanish soccer team during the coming Soccer World Cup, was recently officially opened.
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Lecturer from the Faculty of Engineering reaches new heights

Potchefstroom - Two brothers from Potchefstroom’s dream of manufacturing a world-class glider has finally come true.
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Academy for Science and Arts honours three academics and writer

Institutional Office - Three academics of the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University were recently honoured by the Academy for Science and Arts for their research.
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NWU takes the lead in Chartered Accountancy

Vanderbijlpark –  The North-West University  (NWU) is regarded as one of the best institutions with regard to Chartered Accountancy in South Africa after receiving a pass rate of 87% for the Part one exam that took place in June 2009.
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Best History students honoured

Mafikeng - Mr Itumeleng Mokgatle an Honours student from  the Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU) was recently awarded one of only three Absa Group Merit Awards in Historical Studies for 2010.
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Phase 1 of the web redevelopment project finalised! - 29 March 2010
The first phase of the web redevelopment project has been finalised and it is a great pleasure to welcome you to our new landing page!
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Students reach out and give

Vanderbijlpark – If you thought varsity was all about studies and socializing, think again!
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Law students compete in Tanzania

Mafikeng - The Law Faculty on the Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU)  participated at the International Humanitarian Law moot Competition at Arusha, Tanzania for the first time in its history. 
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Campus flexes muscles at USSA Championship

Vanderbijlpark – Body Building as an emerging sport code on the Vaal Triangle Campus is going from strength to strength – literally!
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Potgieter to represent South African space science community

Potchefstroom - Prof Marius Potgieter of the Research Unit for Space Physics on the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University has been nominated by the National Research Foundation to represent the South African space science community.
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 NWU student amongst the best in South Africa

Mafikeng - Martha Sithole, a student from the Mafikeng Campus of The North-West University (NWU), reached the top ten of  the 2009 Nedbank and Old Mutual Budget speech competition.
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 Technology in the language of your choice

Potchefstroom - CTexT™ at the North-West University has once again completed software that will enable South Africans to use technology in the language of their choice.
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NWU welcomes the first-years of 2010

Institutional Office - The North-West University (NWU) recently welcomed thousands of first-year students at its three campuses.
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NWU receives sought-after award

Institutional Office - The North-West University (NWU) again received a Diamond Arrow Award from the Professional Management Review (PMR).
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NWU and City Council visit Spain

Potchefstroom - During the second half of January 2010 a delegation from Potchefstroom visited Madrid, the capital of Spain, to settle a number of matters after Spain’s confirmation that they will have their home-base in Potchefstroom during the World Cup Soccer Tournament. 
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