Penelope Motshwene – the fairest of them all
With more than 4 000 women across the country having entered the Clicks Beauty Cover Model Search Competition for 2017, North-West University (NWU) employee Penelope Motshwene was recently crowned the winner – “the fairest of them all”.
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).
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.
NWU’s Graphic Design is number one in South Africa
The North-West University (NWU) has been ranked as the best tertiary institution in South Africa when it comes to graphic design training. This is just one of many accolades NWU Graphic Design received at this year’s Pendoring Awards.
Statement on two new books on NWU merger and its first 10 years
Two books have just been published on the creation of the North-West University (NWU) in 2004. The first decade of the merged university is also covered.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NWU bats smash records
Potchefstroom is not only experiencing a regular rainfall during the past few weeks, cricket runs are also coming down in floods.
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).
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.
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.’
AUTHeR creates awareness for diabetes
Currently 199 million women worldwide live with diabetes. Therefore the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research (AUTHeR) is committed to raise awareness of this condition.
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.
NWU awards honorary doctorate for work in Afrikaans
The North-West University (NWU) has awarded an honorary doctorate to a seasoned and experienced academic who has made an outstanding contribution towards promoting Afrikaans in the Low Countries (the Netherlands and Belgium).
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.
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.
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.
Little African Scientist addressing learners’ urgent science needs
Foundation-level learners in the country are not exposed nearly enough to science and this should urgently be addressed.
NWU Soccer Institute appoints new coach
The North-West University (NWU) Soccer Institute appointed Mr Monde Hlatswayo as the head coach of all football activities on its campus in Mahikeng from 1 November 2017.
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.
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.
NWU hosts successful pertraction workshop
The Focus Area: Chemical Resource Beneficiation and the Technology Transfer and Innovation Support Office of the North-West University (NWU) proudly hosted a Pertraction Metal Refinery Workshop on 11 October 2017.