The North-West University (NWU) hosted its first-ever virtual conferral of degrees and awarding of diplomas due to the challenges posed by social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.
A great deal of courage and grit are needed to open an innings and look a determined opening fast bowler unwaveringly in the eye. However, 22-year-old Ruan Havenga, attacking opening batsman of the cricket team of the North-West University (NWU) in Vanderbijlpark, remains unfazed and dreams of establishing himself as a professional cricketer.
Staff, students and members of the South African language community are mourning the passing of Prof Johannes Lenake – or Oom Johan, as he was fondly known. At 91 years of age, this language veteran still shared his wealth of knowledge with students from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus.
A rugby fraternity is a band of like-minded brothers, a group of men and women who believe that no inch should be yielded in pursuit of winning the game. There are the custodians of the game, the administrators and the various specialists employed to ensure that this goal is reached. However, none are more in the spotlight than the coaches, who know that their profession is akin to a revolving door. Coaches demand excellence, and supporters even more. Their work is judged by thousands and scrutinised by journalists, and their teams are public property. It is not an enviable position and that is one reserved for only the most hardened of characters.
Africa Day is commemorated annually to acknowledge and celebrate the African Union’s successes in its fight against colonialism and apartheid. Furthermore, this event recognises the progress made by the African continent, and also reflects on challenges that Africa continues to face.
Fanie Roos, a lecturer in Sport Management at the North-West University (NWU), is serious about golf – both on the course and in the lecture room.
Amanda Dreyer is a netball coach without equal, and is currently one of only two elite netball coaches in the Sedibeng region. She is also the coach of the netball team of the North-West University (NWU) in Vanderbijlpark.
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) cut the repo rate by another 50 basis points on 21 May. Prof Raymond Parsons, well-known economist and academic from the NWU Business School, says this underscores the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) resolve to provide the necessary monetary support in light of the economic impact of the prolonged Covid-19 lockdown.
On 6 May 2020 North-West University (NWU) alumnus Sydwell Sihlangu walked away as one of the winners of the Regional Connect Health Open Innovation Challenge with his business idea about establishing a mushroom hub.
The first virtual 5-km fun run the North-West University (NWU) hosted on 16 May was a runaway success. More than 600 runners from as far as New Zealand, Germany and China took part in the online event.