NWU, Mafikeng Campus, News Archive 2011


Mafikeng Campus News Archive 2011

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Mafikeng – The Soccer Institute of the North-West University, Mafikeng Campus will be defending their University Sport South Africa (USSA) Championship title.       Read more


Mafikeng Campus Excels in Research
Mafikeng – The Mafikeng
campus of the North-West University is gradually moving forward and has made a lot of progress in the field of research.  Read more

Most Internationally Cited Researcher Honoured
Mafikeng – The head of the Physics Department at the North-West University Mafikeng Campus, Prof Eno Ebenso was recently honoured for being named the most internationally cited researcher.  Read more

Campus First to Host Zahara in the Province
Mafikeng – The singing sensation, Bulelwa Mkutukana, better known to her thousands of fans as Zahara was hosted by the North-West University Mafikeng Campus. 
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US Consul General visits Campus
Mafikeng – The US Consul General, Mr Earl Miller together with three of his staff, visited the North-West University Mafikeng Campus on 24 October.  Read more

Radio Station launched on campus
Mafikeng - North-West University FM or NWUfm 105.5 was officially launched by the university on 21 October at the Mafikeng Campus Multipurpose Centre.  Read more

Soccer disaster relived during Book Launch
Mafikeng - The Ellis Park soccer disaster which happened in 2001 was relived on the North-West University Mafikeng. Read more

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries visits Mafikeng Campus
Mafikeng - The National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries recently presented a seminar at the School of Agricultural Economics and Extension Program.  Read more

Sportsmen and Women Awarded
Mafikeng – The North-West University Mafikeng Campus held their annual sports awards on 14 October in the Great Hall on Campus.  Read more


Former Chief Justice honoured by NWU Mafikeng Campus
Mafikeng – Former Chief Justice Pius Langa was honoured by the North-West University Mafikeng Campus by awarding him a Philosophaie Doctor Honoris Causa Degree.  Read more


Japanese Professor Visits Mafikeng Campus
Mafikeng - The President of Asian Rural Sociology Association, Professor Koichi Ikegami from Kinki University, Japan recently visited the North-West University's Mafikeng Campus.  Read more


Pius Langa to Receive Honourary Doctorate
Mafikeng – The North-West University Mafikeng Campus will honour the former Chief Justice Pius Langa with a Philosophaie Doctor Honoris Cousa Degree.  Read more


New Study Opportunities for Students
Mafikeng – The North-West University, Mafikeng Campus has introduced two new programmes that provide more study opportunities to students.
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Super Sport United
Signs SI Player
Mafikeng - The North-West University, Mafikeng Campus, has done it again, this time with the signing of goalkeeper Boalefa Marvin Pule by ABSA Premier Soccer League team SuperSport United.
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Free legal aid from students
Mafikeng – Final year law students at the North West University's Mafikeng campus are doing their part for the community by providing free legal aid to those who cannot afford it. Read more

Mafikeng - The North-West University’s Golden Key Society at the Mafikeng Campus honoured Justice Yvonne Mokgoro with a membership certificate and an honorary badge. Read more

Professor Invited To International Economic Education Conference
Mafikeng – Professor Thomas Assan from the Faculty of Education at the North-West University, Mafikeng Campus is invited to attend and participate in the Economic Education Council’s annual conference. Read more

Good news for Charted Accountants students
The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) has recently announced that selected students at the North West University will receive funding from the Thuthuka Bursary Fund as from 2012.  Read more

Students Jog for Justice
Law and social justice students and lecturers at North West University’s Mafikeng campus held a Jog for Justice.  Read more

Fast launches Post-Grad Society
North-West University launched its first - ever Agricultural Post- graduate society.  Read more

Nursing takes Problem Based Learning under the loop
The Department of Nursing Science hosted a workshop to take the practical and interactive experience with the Problem Based Learning (PBL) approach to education under the loop.
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A BA Communications second year student was the first to write her entire examination in Braille. 
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Multi-million Rand High-Tech Centre Opens on Campus
The Department of Nursing Science, Mafikeng Campus recently opened a multi-million rand high-tech Centre for Simulation Based Learning (CSBL).
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After the tireless efforts undertaken by the campus, finally radio will never be the same again for North-West University. Read more

To Speak or not to Speak
Special Setswana classes are being offered by the Setswana Department of the North-West University, Mafikeng campus for staff who is non Setswana speakers.  Read more

Journal Article Gets International Recognition
A journal article published by Mr. C.N Ateba and Prof M.Mbewe recently got most cited recognition in the 2011 international journal. Read more

The Campus in conjunction with the Department of Education hosted a National Conference (SAASTE).  Read more


18 Year Old Graduates
Whilst other 18 year olds are in their first year at University, some even still completing their matric, Shaah Ahamed Bootha received his B.Com Professional Stream (C A Stream) degree certificate at the Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University during a graduation ceremony held on 6 May 2011.  Read more


Campus Radio Station Manager Appointed
NWU FM, the brand new Radio Station of the Mafikeng Campus has acquired the services of Mr. Peter Vusumusi Manzana as station Manager from 01 April 2011.  Read more

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Soccer Institute has appointed the former Bafana Bafana player and Banyana Banyana coach Augustine”Mthakathi”Makalakalane as their new coach. 
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Golf Day draws big crowd
The NWU-Mafikeng held its second annual golf day at Leopard Park Golf Club last Friday.  Read more

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History book on list of Choice Magazine 
A history book co-written and co-edited by three university professors, including Prof Bernard Mbenga of the NWU’s Mafikeng Campus, recently won a prestigious international accolade.  Read more

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Inaugural Lecture
Prof Burger van Lill presented his Inaugural Lecture on 24 February at the Mafikeng Campus.  Topic:  Is Psychometrics Pathological Science.  Read more

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Two Professors receive NRF ratings
In the recently concluded South Africa National Research Foundation Rating Exercise for 2010, the Mafikeng Campus got two members of staff successfully rated and added to its number of NRF rated researchers. Read more


All Systems ready for 2011 Academic Year
Mafikeng Campus recently had their official opening on Tuesday, 15 February which announced the commencement of the 2011 academic year and the end of student’s registration. Read more

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Warm Welcome for First-Year Students
An estimated 1 200 first year students were welcomed by the Vice-Chancellor of the NWU, Dr Theuns Elof and the Campus Rector, Prof Dan Kgwadi together with the campus management.  Read more

Boxing and Bodybuilding performs at USSA Champs
The Boxing and Bodybuilding teams of the North-West University, Mafikeng Campus recently participated in the University Sport South Africa Championships (USSA) that was held in December 2010 in East Londen.  Read more



The Mafikeng Campus to host the 19th SAARMSTE International Conference
The 19th SAARMSTE International conference will be held at North- West University (Mafikeng Campus), North West Province, South Africa from 18-21 January 2011.  The theme for this conference is Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (MSTE): A bridge to the future.  Read more

Soccer Institute qualifies for Nedbank Cup 
The team of the Soccer Institute (SI) of the North-West University qualified for the 32 teams in the NEDBANK Cup after defeating a very determined Bophirima North West Stars from Vryburg by two goals to nil.  Read more

It is two in a row for Soccer Institute
The Soccer Institute (SI) of the North-West University successfully defended their title as the University Sports South Africa (USSA) Soccer Champions.  Read more