SA’s banking sector to utilise NWU’s operational risk model

Géna Thompson -- Thu, 14/06/2018 - 14:35

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.

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NWU celebrates its multicultural and diverse student community

Géna Thompson -- Thu, 14/06/2018 - 09:18

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.

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Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences committed to community engagement

Géna Thompson -- Wed, 13/06/2018 - 14:39

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.

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Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism: The Role of Business in South Africa

Géna Thompson -- Mon, 04/06/2018 - 09:08

 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.

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NWU alumna named as first Burke scholar

Géna Thompson -- Mon, 28/05/2018 - 09:46

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.

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The NWU shines with 13 ‘Science Oscar’ finalists

Géna Thompson -- Wed, 23/05/2018 - 16:02

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.

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Short learning programme empowers unemployed youth

Géna Thompson -- Mon, 21/05/2018 - 10:02

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.

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NWU graduation ceremonies a celebration of diversity

Géna Thompson -- Fri, 11/05/2018 - 08:33

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.

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A new frontier: The Creative Arts and Law project

Géna Thompson -- Fri, 04/05/2018 - 11:32

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.

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