Our mascot, Eagi, represents the brand attributes of a unitary NWU.


The eagle has a positive meaning across many cultures. It represents much-admired traits that perfectly match the NWU’s strategy and objectives. These include success, aspiration, courage, expansion, renewed life, leadership and freedom.


Eagi symbolises our commitment to approaching life creatively and soaring above the rest. He reflects our talent for finding new opportunities to excel and continuously improve.


Tian du Preez took this picture of Eagi during the NWU’s Varsity Cup match against the Shimlas on 17 February 2020 in Potchefstroom.


News from Eagi

Eagi, our NWU mascot, is on top of everything that happens at the NWU and is eager to share it all with you. So, without further ado, let’s go to our newsroom, where Eagi will give you a bird's eye view of the NWU.

We trust that you will find the following stories interesting and informative:

COVID-19 poses a clear and present danger to SA economy

“Market trends and other economic data confirm that the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) now poses a clear and present danger to the South African economy. The ripple effects from the economic dislocation elsewhere and the immense volatility in financial markets have already reached South Africa.”


This is according to Prof Raymond Parsons, a well-known economist and academic from the North-West University (NWU) Business School.


NWU honours outstanding lecturers

The NWU celebrated its best-of-the-best lecturers during its Teaching Excellence Awards ceremony (TEA). This annual event took place on 12 March.


Dr Deon van Tonder of the Faculty of Education received the coveted Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award (DTEA).


NWU academic appointed to Mental Health Review Board

The North West MEC for Health, Honourable Madoda Sambatha, appointed Prof Leepile Alfred Sehularo, an associate professor in the School of Nursing Science at the campus in Mahikeng, to the North West Mental Health Review Board for a second term.


This appointment is effective from 3 February 2020 until 31 January 2022.





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NWU celebrates international Open Education Week

Hosting several events, the NWU celebrated international Open Education Week from 2 to 6 March 2020.


The global celebration aims to raise awareness about open education and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide.


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