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NWU study investigates anti-apartheid themes in Setswana poetry
North-West University (NWU) academic Karabo Mangwekea recently conducted a study to explore the prevalence of anti-apartheid themes in transitional and modern Setswana poetry. The study focused on selected poems from the period before 1948 – when the apartheid rule was introduced – until just after 1994, when the apartheid... Read more
Moira Lekalakala wins NWU Faculty of Theology’s Language competition
Moira Lekalakala, a third-year theology student on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus, was recently announced the winner of the Faculty of Theology’s Language competition. The competition formed part of the faculty’s approach to become more inclusive in terms of the NWU’s multilingual Language Policy, and aimed to involve... Read more
NWU has reached capacity – no walk-in students allowed during registration of first-year students
The North-West University (NWU) will not allow persons who did not qualify for admission, did not receive an offer to study or who applied late to enter its campuses as so-called walk-ins during the registration period for first-year students in 2022. The NWU has reached full capacity for its... Read more
NWU Business School first in Africa to receive international accreditation
The NWU Business School at the North-West University (NWU) is a driving force of business education in Africa. Not only has the international prestigious Association of MBAs (AMBA) renewed the MBA accreditation of the NWU Business School, but the school is also now officially the first school on the... Read more
WSU granted R3.5 million to develop COVID-19 vaccine
A Memorandum of Agreement between Walter Sisulu University (WSU) and the Chemical Industries Education & Training Authority (CHEITA) was signed in November 2021 to conduct pre-clinical trials to test the efficacy of candidate COVID-19 vaccines which have been already developed. This comes after CHIETA boosted the university and the... Read more
CHIETA invests R3.5 million in Pan African vaccine development platform
A number of locally made candidate vaccines – including one for COVID-19 – received a boost recently after a landmark grant was awarded by the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA). R3.5 million has been invested in much-needed research and skills transfer at Walter Sisulu University (WSU) and... Read more
Stylish student is going places
North-West University (NWU) final-year B.Admin student Mbulelo Mbiphi has made it to the top 10 on the South African men’s fashion magazine GQ’s Best Dressed List for 2021. GQ’s Best Dressed List is an annual competition where fashionistas and the country’s most stylish individuals are invited to show off their dapper style... Read more
Cyber Security Awareness at the NWU
The IT department at the North-West University (NWU) recently launched a series of online training sessions for staff and students at the university. Themes included mobile cyber security, remote working and cyber security and phishing. The sessions of forty-five minutes each included a quiz at both the start and the end... Read more
Cyber Security Awareness at the NWU
The IT department at the North-West University (NWU) recently launched a series of online training sessions for staff and students at the university. Themes included mobile cyber security, remote working and cyber security and phishing. The sessions of forty-five minutes each included a quiz at both the start and the end... Read more
The North-West University’s (NWU’s) NWU-CoLab, in collaboration with the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA), the Mahikeng Digital Innovation Hub (MDiHub) and the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT), recently launched a Community E-Skills project. The project – a brainchild of the DCDT – aims to provide community members with... Read more

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