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Faculties News

Survivor to thriver:  creating a brighter future for victims of sexual abuse

The heart-wrenching reality of childhood sexual abuse is a global scourge which two researchers from North-West University (NWU) are tackling by assisting survivors to deal with their trauma and thrive.  

Social sciences the Rubik’s Cube of humanity – Prof Herman van der Merwe

Did you know that it took the Hungarian inventor and professor of architecture Erno Rubik one month to master his own mechanical puzzle, the Rubik’s Cube? With 42 Quintillion possibilities but only a few correct solutions, the Rubik’s Cube is the epitome of human society: with each block representing a social science topic.

Prof Ermie Steenkamp’s dream comes true

This month the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences on the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University (NWU) proudly opened the doors of its Centre for Economic Literacy.

NWU builds a first-in-the-world reactor for better sustainability, cleaner air

Chemical engineers at the North-West University (NWU), together with experts in the industry, just released a first-in-the-world reactor that will hold great benefits for industries and the man on the street.

Alumna scoops Denel’s Top Young Achiever Award

“The answer is in front of you, you just need to look for it and see it!”

This is Chanelle Vermaak’s mantra. Not only did it help to keep her motivated during her undergraduate and later postgraduate studies in Information and Computer Science (BSc), but it is also what carries her trough every challenge that life may pose.

Are tax payers getting value for their money?

Prof Danie Meyer and Dr Andre Mellet from the North-West University’s Vaal Triangle Campus (NWU) and experts in Local Economic Development (LED) and Monetary Economics respectively, is of the opinion that South African tax payers are not reaping any rewards from increased taxation.

NWU law student publishes debut novel

Another student from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mafikeng Campus has self-published a book. Gaopalelwe Lesley Mathiba, a third-year law student, published his debut novel titled “The Essence Behind Motherhood: 'Behold your mother' ~John 19:27”.

Campus legal hopefuls take center stage at symposium

The Law Faculty on the Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU) recently hosted a symposium at the campus multi-purpose student centre. The well-attended event saw second-year LLB students go against the final fourth-year students on the topic “The legacy of legal positivism and constitutional supremacy in South Africa”.

NWU lecturer to participate in UCLA/South African Trauma Training Research programme

Dr Lufuno Makhado, a senior lecturer in the Department of Nursing Science on the Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU), , will be taking part in the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA)/South African Trauma Training Research (Phodiso) Programme.

Minister appoints two NWU experts

A national honour recently bestowed two experts of the North-West University (NWU). Prof Jeanetta du Plessis and Prof Richard Gordon, both from the Centre of Excellence in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacen), were appointed as members of the National Health Research Committee.