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.
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.
In the times in which we currently find ourselves, adequate healthcare and the accompanying screening are of the utmost importance to limit the spreading of the coronavirus.