SA’s banking sector to utilise NWU’s operational risk model
A new methodology for determining economic capital for operational risk was recently proposed by the North-West University’s (NWU’S) Centre for Business Mathematics and Informatics (BMI). This model was subsequently successfully introduced to the South African financial services sector and is now being implemented by Absa as part of their operational risk processes.
NWU celebrates its multicultural and diverse student community
More than 200 North-West University (NWU) students representing approximately 30 countries from around the world recently attended the International Welcome and Multicultural Day that was hosted by the NWU’s Office of Global Engagement.
Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences committed to community engagement
Staying true to its mission statement, the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the North-West University (NWU) is committed to being socially relevant. This is evident from the faculty’s involvement in several community projects across the country.
NWU scores an impressive Four Stars in its latest QS rating
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has awarded the North-West University (NWU) an overall four star rating in its latest assessment. The NWU was previously awarded three stars in 2012.
NWU examines free online access
In the ever-changing world of emerging technologies, the North-West University (NWU) is looking at publishing its research differently to keep up with the times.
Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism: The Role of Business in South Africa
With South Africa having turned the corner politically and President Ramaphosa promising a ‘new dawn’, many people are cautiously optimistic about the prospects of an economic turnaround in the country. However, in looking forward to a better future, it is important to remember – and extract relevant lessons from – the past, to which most of South Africa’s most pressing challenges these days can be traced.
MBA graduation day: Double gold for the cream of the crop
The North-West University (NWU) Business School had a successful graduation day, and made history this year with two top achievers scoring gold.
NWU Council chair presides over international convention
The chairperson of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Council, Dr Bismark Tyobeka, presided over the international Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) sixth Joint Convention Review Meeting.
Law’s new chair will help promote environmental sustainability
The Faculty of Law at the North-West University (NWU) has just received its first-ever Research Chair under the National Research Foundation’s South African Research Chair Initiative (SARChi).
NWU alumna named as first Burke scholar
The inaugural Burke Scholarship, aimed at advancing democracy by developing promising young journalists, has been awarded to Khethokuhle Ayanda Mthethwa, from Tsakane, Gauteng. Ayanda is an alumna of the North-West University (NWU) and obtained her BA Communication degree at the university’s campus in Vanderbijlpark.
The NWU shines with 13 ‘Science Oscar’ finalists
Thirteen of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) esteemed researchers and academics are finalists for the prestigious annual awards of the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF). The NSTF-South32 Awards, also known as the ‘Science Oscars’, are sought after each year by the who’s who of science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa.
NWU discusses the virtue of rice
With a number of farmers in the North-West province currently struggling to produce maize due to climate change and global warming, it is clear that South Africa needs crop diversification in order to promote food security.
Faculty of Engineering designing a better future
There is a shortage of special skills in the country and engineering is no exception. The Faculty of Engineering at the North-West University (NWU) is not only addressing this need, but is also ensuring that the seeds are planted for future growth in this all-important field.
Short learning programme empowers unemployed youth
The North-West University’s Unit for Continuing Education (UCE), and the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences recently joined forces with the Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) to facilitate a skills training programme within the hospitality sector. The short learning programme was aimed at empowering unemployed youth.
Entrepreneurship 101: Grow as you go!
Ask any seasoned entrepreneur and they will tell you: there is no magic recipe for success. Yes, the potential rewards of business ownership are many, but so are the challenges.
Mr and Miss NWU 2018 shine bright
A star-studded night oozing sheer glamour, the recent Mr and Miss NWU pageant set the standard on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng.
NWU graduation ceremonies a celebration of diversity
The third day of the four-day graduation ceremony of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark did not only represent the culmination of years of study for graduates, but also bore witness to the rich cultural diversity evident at the institution.
Maponya law firm sponsors NWU students
The Faculty of Law at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng hosted a luncheon on 8 May 2018 to announce its new partnership with local law firm, Maponya Attorneys Inc.
A new frontier: The Creative Arts and Law project
“All aspects of society are effected by law therefore we encourage interdisciplinary cooperation,” explains one of the most popular lecturers at the North-West University (NWU), René Koraan. That is why the Faculty of Law, in conjunction with the Faculty of Education, launched the Creative Arts and Law project.