Calling all female entrepreneurs: Enter NWU’s Enterprising Women Programme now

Géna Thompson -- Fri, 12/01/2018 - 11:11

Calling all female entrepreneurs: Enter NWU’s Enterprising Women Programme now

The new year brings with it yet another exciting and potentially life changing opportunity for female entrepreneurs in central South Africa by means of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Enterprising Women Programme (EWP).

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Bridging the digital divide one township at a time

Géna Thompson -- Thu, 11/01/2018 - 12:20

Bridging the digital divide one township at a time

As the youngest-ever CEO of Project Isizwe  – the innovative Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) behind Africa’s most successful free Wi-Fi network – Dudu Mkhwanazi (26) has her sights set on bridging the digital divide in South Africa.
More so, she is advising all South Africans to step-up and do their bit to increase internet access to low-income communities.

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Alfred and Munyaradzi hold NWU’s name high at national teaching awards

Géna Thompson -- Thu, 30/11/2017 - 08:48

Alfred and Munyaradzi hold NWU’s name high at national teaching awards

Two academics from the North-West University (NWU), Prof Munyaradzi Manjoro and Prof Alfred Henrico, received commendations during the National Excellence in Teaching Awards 2017 during the HELTASA Conference held from 21 to 24 November at the Durban University of Technology.

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Caster makes it three in a row

Géna Thompson -- Tue, 28/11/2017 - 08:36

Caster makes it three in a row

Caster Semenya can’t stay off a podium. She grabs gold and headlines with almost monotonous regularity and at the recent Sport Awards of the North-West University’s (NWU) campus in Potchefstroom, it was no different.

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Demi-Leigh crowned Miss Universe

Géna Thompson -- Mon, 27/11/2017 - 12:28

Demi-Leigh crowned Miss Universe

NWU alumna Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned as the new Miss Universe. On Sunday night in Las Vegas the 22-year-old beauty and current Miss South Africa beat more than 90 participants from across the globe to be named the first South African to hold this prestigious title since Margaret Gardiner 39 years ago.

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NWU appoints new deputy vice-chancellor for campus in Mahikeng

Géna Thompson -- Fri, 24/11/2017 - 15:41

NWU appoints new deputy vice-chancellor for campus in Mahikeng

The North-West University (NWU) Council appointed Prof Marilyn Setlalentoa as the new deputy vice-chancellor for assigned functions and operations for its campus in Mahikeng during its meeting on 23 November. She is appointed for a term of five years.

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NWU shines at 2017 Pendoring Awards

Géna Thompson -- Wed, 22/11/2017 - 12:34

NWU shines at 2017 Pendoring Awards

The North-West University (NWU’s) name was held high at the recent Pendoring Awards in Johannesburg, with four wins in this annual competition that recognises the best efforts in promoting and stimulating advertising in all of South Africa’s indigenous languages.

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Bridging The Mathematical Gap 2018 – taking the sting out of mathematics

Géna Thompson -- Wed, 22/11/2017 - 11:24

Bridging The Mathematical Gap 2018 – taking the sting out of mathematics

Four years since the inception of the Bridging The Mathematical Gap (BTMG) learning programme at the North-West University’s (NWU's) campus in Vanderbijlpark, many learners have not only overcome their anxiety for mathematics, but are also flourishing as students pursuing their university studies within the BCom and BSc fields.

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NWU academic receives prestigious award from Nigerian Psychological Association

Géna Thompson -- Mon, 20/11/2017 - 10:58

NWU academic receives prestigious award from Nigerian Psychological Association

Ground-breaking research on African migrants in Europe has earned Prof Erhabor Idemudia some coveted awards and accolades. The latest is a prestigious fellowship from the Nigerian Psychological Association (NPA).

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Young NWU academic features on SA’s Power of 40 list

Géna Thompson -- Thu, 16/11/2017 - 14:46

Young NWU academic features on SA’s Power of 40 list

At just 31, Dr Jabulile Makhalima – a lecturer in international trade at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark – is blazing a trail of excellence within her field of expertise. This, together with her tenacity for life, has earned her a well-deserved spot on the Destiny magazine’s high-status Power of 40 list for 2017.

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Reaccreditation: NWU Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme

Géna Thompson -- Wed, 15/11/2017 - 15:00

Reaccreditation: NWU Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme

The Council on Higher Education (CHE) has informed the North-West University (NWU) that the accreditation outcome of the review of the LLB programme has been revised from ‘Notice of withdrawal of Accreditation’ to ‘Reaccreditation subject to meeting specified conditions.’

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For they are jolly good (TAU) fellows

Géna Thompson -- Fri, 10/11/2017 - 14:34

For they are jolly good (TAU) fellows

Two North-West University (NWU) academics have been chosen for the South African Teaching Advancement at University (TAU) Fellowship Programme. The great honour of being selected by the TAU panel again confirms that the NWU’s academics have a well-deserved reputation for their expertise, hard work and dedication.

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Protea star appointed NWU coach

Géna Thompson -- Mon, 06/11/2017 - 10:48

Protea star appointed NWU coach

Former Protea star and North-West University (NWU) stalwart, Elsunet du Plessis, has been appointed as the new NWU netball coach starting on 1 January 2018. Elsunet takes over the Potchefstroom-based team’s reins from Dorette Badenhorst.

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Rugby World Cup 2023: Don’t wait SA, start preparing now

Géna Thompson -- Mon, 06/11/2017 - 10:42

Rugby World Cup 2023: Don’t wait SA, start preparing now

World Rugby has announced that South Africa is their preferred choice to host the IRB 2023 Rugby World Cup. South Africa beat France as well as Ireland, and although an official vote will take place on 15 November, the independent World Rugby’s recommendation – a body comprised of rugby experts, business and commercial analysts – should hold true.

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NWU’s top researchers are a hard act to follow

Géna Thompson -- Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:05

NWU’s top researchers are a hard act to follow

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences again took top honours at this year’s Excellence in Research Awards on 27 October. The faculty won the titles of Most Productive Senior Researcher and Most Productive Junior Researcher, just as they did last year.

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Social participation in the inclusive classroom under the spotlight

Géna Thompson -- Wed, 25/10/2017 - 12:32

Social participation in the inclusive classroom under the spotlight

“We all like to be loved and accepted, just the way we are.” These words from Prof Susanne Schwab, newly appointed extraordinary professor at the Optentia research focus area on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark, ring true for people from all walks of life, in every situation. 

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NWU empowers staff members

Géna Thompson -- Wed, 25/10/2017 - 11:48

NWU empowers staff members

Successfully completing a qualification and graduating is a milestone many a person look forward to. On 12 October a total of 18 staff members from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campuses in Mahikeng, Potchefstroom and Vanderbijlpark celebrated the completion of their business administration course with a private graduation ceremony.

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