An academic and an alumna of the North-West University (NWU) have been announced as two of the winners of the 2020 Mail & Guardian 200 Most Outstanding Young South Africans on 11 September 2020.
They are senior lecturer and researcher in physiology Dr Lebo Gafane-Matemane, and alumna advocate Thabang Pooe.
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.
South Africa’s basic policy priorities now lie with urgently implementing overdue economic reforms and ensuring security of electricity supply to boost investor confidence, says NWU Business School economist, Prof Raymond Parsons.
It was an almost unfathomable feat. It was as close to perfection as a bowler can hope to get. What Graeme Pieter Bouwer, an alumnus of the North-West University’s Vanderbijlpark Campus, accomplished in 1991 was unreal.
We had an uncommonly cold winter that had our teeth chattering. Now, with spring in full swing, Hector Chikoore, an associate professor at the North-West University (NWU) who specialises in meteorology, climatology and climate change, looks back on the past season and gazes ahead at what the weather has in store for us.
With the unemployment rate at an alarming 30,1% in South Africa, the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Career Centre is pulling out all the stops to ensure that its graduates find employment.
On 21 October the Career Centre will host a virtual career fair for all NWU students from 09:00 to 16:00.
“Everybody should be cautious when they get unsolicited emails or telephone calls. Do not give out any sensitive information and be cautious of what is called ‘social engineering’ attacks. People who have certain soft skills and try to pose as a person with authority, persuading the individual being contacted to divulge personal information, can be seen as social engineers. This can lead to identity theft using your personal and sensitive information to the attacker’s advantage.”
North-West University (NWU) law student Nicolene Steyn recently won second prize for best speaker/presentation at the 9th Environmental Law Association (ELA) student’s online conference.
Several NWU law students attended the conference themed “(Re)configuring environmental law amidst Covid-19” and hosted by the University of Pretoria.
Our dreaded enemy, our mortal foes. The Australian cricket team elicits a special kind of response from South Africans (and every other test-playing nation), most notably in the form of vitriol and expressions not fit for the printed or digital page. Battles between our respective bests, especially in the red ball format, are the stuff of legend.
The North-West University (NWU) successfully hosted its second annual public lecture on academic freedom on 2 September. This year’s lecture was presented by Dr Sijbolt Noorda, the current president of the Magna Charta Observatory in Bologna, Italy.