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
Investigating the role of African medicine during a pandemic
The North-West University (NWU), in collaboration with the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) hosted its inaugural research webinar on 6 August 2020. This inaugural webinar is the first of a seven-part series aimed at unpacking Covid-19 and its impact on higher education, with insights from humanities, social... 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
Mobile science laboratory to bring science to life for North West learners
On Thursday, 5 March 2020, the Sasol Foundation donated a mobile science laboratory to the North-West University (NWU) that will deliver practical science education to thousands of learners around the North West Province. When fully utilised, this state-of-the-art mobile laboratory is able to serve up to 30 schools per... Read more

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