NWU launches Lekwena Weather Radar
On 22 March 2018, the minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, officially launched the North West University’s (NWU’s) Lekwena Weather Radar, a weather radar network that provides a high-end scientific tool to study and quantify storms and precipitation.
NWU alumna appointed UCT vice-chancellor
Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng, an alumna of the North-West University (NWU), has been appointed as the new vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT).
Basic education system pivotal to realisation of free higher education
A much welcome result of the #FeesMustFall movement is that over the next three years, the South African government spending framework has made provision for the allocation of R57 billion towards fee-free higher education and training. However – according to Prof Ilyayambwa Mwanawina, associate professor at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Law, there is still a lot of groundwork to be done.
Budding scientists to rub shoulders with Nobel Laureates
Two exceptional young researchers of the North-West University (NWU) will embark on a life-changing journey to Lindau, Germany where they will be rubbing shoulders with Nobel Laureates.
Consultation is key in revision of NWU’s language policy
The five-yearly revision of the North-West University's (NWU's) Language Policy and Plan (LPP) is taking place presently and includes an intensive consultation process with various structures and stakeholders. All policies of the NWU are in the process of being reviewed following the adoption of a new strategy, structure and statute.
Meal-a-Day programme receives a boost
The Meal-a-Day programme at the North-West University (NWU) received a major boost early in the year with the food retailer Tiger Brands agreeing to increase the food provisions it supplies to needy students on the three campuses.
African Academy of Sciences honours NWU’s deputy vice-chancellor
Prof Refilwe Phaswana-Mafuya, the North-West University’s (NWU’s) deputy vice-chancellor for research and innovation, was elected as fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS).
NWU psychology students board trains to help community
Six master’s students from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng will be on board the Phelophepa trains from 19 to 28 March 2018 to render clinical psychology services to community members in and around Ulundi in Kwazulu Natal.
NWU to host first Africa Positive Psychology Conference
The North-West University (NWU), in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg, will host the first-ever Africa Positive Psychology Conference at the NWU’s campus in Potchefstroom.
School of Medicine is on the cards for the NWU
South Africa has a shortfall of approximately 60 000 doctors in comparison to its peer countries. The North-West University (NWU) is looking into opening a school of medicine to help bridge this gap and to offer quality healthcare services to community members.
Career Centre’s survey gives insight on NWU graduates
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NWU FM station manager shows off culinary skills
Katlego Ramagaga, radio station manager on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng, showed off her culinary skills as one of four contestants on the popular television cooking show Come Dine with Me South Africa in a bid to be crowned the winner and kitchen wiz.
CEO of Thabo Mbeki Foundation to discuss SA’s current affairs
Who better to share his take on the current state of South Africa’s affairs than a Constitutional Law expert and judge of the High Court?
Try the NWU’s cookbook on traditional Tswana cuisine
Impressing your family and friends with traditional Tswana dishes has just become easier. Dr Nicole Claasen from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research (AUTHeR), together with 129 women, has compiled a Tswana traditional food cookbook, A Taste of Vaalharts.
Budget 2018: Decision to raise VAT was inevitable
According to renowned economist Prof Raymond Parsons from the North-West University’s School of Business and Governance, the 2018/2019 Budget remains a tough budget, despite its laudable goals and commitment to the National Development Plan.