NWU – the home of tennis
The North-West University (NWU) will be home to a number of national and international tennis players during February. Last year the university was announced as the official venue for the week one and week two tennis tournaments of the Ilana Kloss international events. These tournaments form part of the... Read more
Digital Arts Student shortlisted for the Yogi Sip Young Creators Network competition
Digital Arts honours student, Mr Zico Mthethwa, was recently shortlisted for the Yogi Sip Young Creators Network competition. He was selected from over 600 creatives from across the country who submitted their best work to take part in this year’s Young Creators’ Network competition. The selected artists stand a... Read more
Engineering student designs bespoke golf putter
Mechanical Engineering student, Wian van Aswegen from Port Alfred, has designed and created a unique 3D metal printed golf putter. Wian is a former youth national and provincial golf champion and a member of the Advanced Engineering Design Group (AEDG) in the School of Engineering at Mandela University. In... Read more
DUT’S bay curbside job seeker scores job opportunity
Community support, perseverance and hard work have landed Durban University of Technology (DUT) Mechanical Engineering graduate, Vukile Gumede a job at a mining company in Durban. The 23-year-old from Mtubatuba drew attention of strangers two months ago when he stood for days at a busy intersection in Richards Bay,... Read more
NWU Soccer Institute goalkeeper coach joins PSL team
North-West University (NWU) goalkeeper coach Thato Haraba has recently joined South Africa Premier Soccer League team Bloemfontein Celtic FC as a goalkeeper coach for the Free State-based outfit. Thato has been with the NWU Soccer Institute as a goal keeper coach since January 2020. He says the exposure gained... Read more
Accounting Sciences flies the NWU flag high
When it comes to academic excellence, the North-West University (NWU) prides itself on being the best. The School of Accounting Sciences recently added another feather to the university’s cap when the school walked away with four awards during the international Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Academic Partner Excellence... Read more
African bronze for Madibaz judo star
Madibaz judo star, Lwazi Mapitiza, achieved a major career highlight when he returned with a bronze medal from the African Judo Championships in Madagascar recently. The tournament, which took place in Antananarivo, saw the 30-year-old Nelson Mandela University sport management student competing in the under-100kg category. He described his... Read more
University of Pretoria (UP) scientists Professor Tahir Pillay and Professor Celia Abolnik were part of teams that won prizes in the annual Gauteng Accelerator Programme (GAP) Innovation Competition, run by the Innovation Hub and Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. The prizes were awarded in the Biosciences category. Prof Pillay,... Read more
Professor Khathutshelo Percy Mashige appointed as Dean and Head: School of Health Sciences
Professor Khathutshelo Percy Mashige has been appointed as Dean and Head: School of Health Sciences as from 1 January 2021. Professor Mashige was born in Limpopo. After becoming a victim of a devastating motor vehicle accident, he was left a quadriplegic. Despite this blow, he rose above his serious... Read more
Mandela student makes MaskBook Project mask for Paris Agreement Climate Summit
Nelson Mandela University’s Institute for Coastal and Marine Research (CMR), together with Visual Arts student Mr Luke Rudman had the opportunity to be involved in the international artistic initiative the MaskBook Project, which recently formed part of the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement. The MaskBook project addresses and... Read more

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