NWU researcher awarded for her fight towards better health for Africans
Prof Alta Schutte, a biomedical scientist and research professor at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Hypertension in Africa Research Team (HART), has become a familiar name in the international sphere of biomedical research of high blood pressure or hypertension. She boasts various accolades and achievements, and recently added another award to... Read more
Luigi flies NWU flag high during national pageant
Luigi Mensah (21) has a good reason for starting the new year with a smile on his face and a bounce in his step. Not only will 2019 see him graduating with a degree in Financial Accounting, but also sporting the title of second runner-up in the prestigious Mr... Read more
NWU’s nuclear programme gets international green light
The North-West University (NWU) is one of only three universities in the world whose master’s degree in nuclear engineering has been recommended for accreditation. This follows after the International Nuclear Management Academy (INMA) recommended that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) accredit the NWU’s master’s degree in nuclear engineering... Read more
Caster runs fastest time this year
It was an outstanding performance by Caster Semenya in the International Association of Athletics Federation’s 800m women’s final last night. The finish which came in incredible 1 minute, 55 seconds was the fastest time for this year, despite being faced by mounting social media criticism on her gender and... Read more
Campus flexes its muscles at USSA 2017
It is official! The North-West University (NWU) is ranked second in the country when it comes to bodybuilding as a competitive sport. During the recent University Sport South Africa (USSA) Championship held in Durban, the team from the NWU’s campus in Vanderbijlpark not only won the overall female section,... Read more
NWU footballers dominate at USSA 2017
The men’s and ladies football teams of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark flew the campus flag high during the recent University Sport South Africa (USSA) Championships that took place in Johannesburg. Both teams took part in the B-division and emerged as proud division winners. The men’s team... Read more
Four NWU researchers in running for science oscars
Four scientists of the North-West University (NWU) are finalists in the National Science and Technology’s (NSTF) prestigious science awards, also known as the “science oscars” of South Africa. Prof Louis du Preez (zoology), Prof Alta Schutte (cardiovascular physiology), Prof Melville Saayman (tourism) and Prof Linda Godfrey (waste research) were announced as finalists in... Read more
NWU PhD student receives prize for best research journal
Sidwell Sihlangu, a PhD student from the North-West University`s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng, received prize money to the value of R20 000 for the best researched journal in scientific innovation at the recent Provincial Youth in Agriculture Awards (YAA) on 23 June 2017 in Wolmaranstad. Sidwell received this prize... Read more