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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
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
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
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 student receives international award as best achiever
Although the BHSc degree in occupational hygiene is relatively new to South Africa and Africa, the North-West University (NWU) recently raised its hand and received excellent praise and accolades in the global arena in this discipline. The International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA) has generously sponsored the Bachelor of Health... Read more
If South Africa is to meet the National Development Plan’s target of creating 11 million jobs by 2030, entrepreneurship – especially among women – needs to be encouraged. In this regard, the North-West University (NWU) is stepping to the fore as an entrepreneurial enabler by means of its annual... Read more
According to economist Prof Danie Meyer, director of the TRADE research focus area at the North West University, 2020 is expected to be a year full of economic and geopolitical instability and volatility. The year has started on the wrong foot already, with Eskom implementing load shedding as early... Read more

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