Personal problem led to a NWU professor developing an award-winning COVID-19 screening app
Professor Leenta Grobler says she has always questioned everything and looked for problems to solve, a trait that led her to engineering, a field in which she is now an Associate Professor at North-West University (NWU) in Potchefstroom. She has worked with students to develop products for years. However,... Read more
Breastfeeding during Covid-19 – a risk or a benefit?
The Covid-19 pandemic is disrupting normal life globally, and every area of life is touched. The pandemic demands quick action, and as new information emerges, reliable syntheses and guidelines for care are urgently needed. It is no secret that breastfeeding protects mother and child. Its health benefits are undisputed... Read more
NWU Business School Think Tank on local government
The Business School of the North-West University (NWU) held its fourth digital Think Tank on the state of local government in South Africa, with the focus on the section 139 interventions in local government. Four presenters were invited to participate and a lively discussion took place afterwards. Mr Ben... Read more
Celebrating indigenous languages during Heritage Month
As South Africa celebrate Heritage Month, North-West University (NWU) academic and acting director for the Centre for Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Dr Motheo Koitsiwe, says there is a need for the country to celebrate its own indigenous languages. “It is important to restore African indigenous languages, especially since language plays... Read more
Times Higher Education ranks NWU among top six universities in South Africa
The latest rankings of world universities by Times Higher Education (THE) are another feather in the cap for the North-West University (NWU). The NWU has had consistent good showings in rankings by various international ranking agencies this year. This ranking places the university among the top six (6) universities... Read more
NWU alumna now member of National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute board
True to the spirit of Women’s month, female alumni of the North-West University (NWU) are leading the way. Another feather in the NWU’s cap is the appointment of Lerato Makgae to the board of directors of the National Radioactive Waste Disposal Institute (NRWDI). The NRWDI is responsible for the... Read more
Take a 3D online tour of the NWU’s art exhibitions during lockdown
With the country being on lock down for the next few weeks, the North-West University (NWU) Gallery will entertain you from the comfort of your own home. From 2 April until 5 May the gallery will display 3D online exhibitions of Phoka Nyokong and Philiswa Lila, previous winners of... Read more
Panel discussion with indigenous knowledge holders
The North-West University’s (NWU’) Indigenous Knowledge Centre (IKS) Centre hosted a panel discussion with indigenous knowledge holders on 6 March 2020. The aim of this discussion was to share knowledge with students and to ensure they understand the IKS Centre’s goals and its role in academia.Various stakeholders and knowledge... Read more
NWU honours outstanding lecturers
The North-West University (NWU) celebrated its best-of-the-best lecturers during its Teaching Excellence Awards ceremony (TEA). This annual event took place on 12 March at the Snowflake venue in Potchefstroom. Dr Deon van Tonder of the Faculty of Education received the coveted Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award (DTEA).  Deon is the... Read more
BBC World Service visits NWU
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) World Service visited the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng on 25 February 2020 as part of the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award roadshow trip across South Africa. The aim of the roadshow is to introduce budding journalists to the work of Komla... Read more

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