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
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
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

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