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Manufacturing sector not out of the woods yet – Dr Andre Mellet

The South African Economy showed negative growth in the final quarter of 2016. This negative growth can be contributed to the decline in two sectors, namely: mining and manufacturing. During an interview with RSG, well-known economist, Dr Andre Mellet from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus, commented on the negative growth figures for the final quarter of 2016.

NWU academic presents inaugural lecture on micro-econometric modelling

Prof Abayomi Samuel Oyekale from the Mahikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU) kick-started the first of six inaugural lectures for the 2017 academic year on 14 March 2017 with his lecture “Micro-econometric modelling in applied economic research: The pains, pitfalls and paradoxes”.

NWU Seminar tackles decolonisation of university education

On Friday, 10 March 2017 the Mahikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU) hosted a Professionalism Seminar at the Mmabatho Palms resort. The seminar, “Decolonising University Education” was aimed at finding possible approaches and solutions to achieving quality decolonised education in higher learning institutions.

NWU Seminar tackles decolonisation of university education

On Friday, 10 March 2017 the Mahikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU) hosted a Professionalism Seminar at the Mmabatho Palms resort. The seminar, “Decolonising University Education” was aimed at finding possible approaches and solutions to achieving quality decolonised education in higher learning institutions.

SOWASK puts cancer on the agenda

Social work students of the Vanderbijlpark Campus of the North-West University (NWU) recently did their part in the battle against cancer.

NWU professor documents resilient history of royal Bakwena ba Mogopa tribe

Prof Freddy Samuel Khunou, an associate professor on the Mahikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU), recently published a book - Mountains of Spirit - on the history and culture of the Bakwena ba Mogopa tribe.

NWU-navorsing kyk na die ervaring van werkloosheid

Drie PhD-studente van die Optentia-Navorsingsfokusarea op die Vanderbijlparkkampus van die Noordwes-Universiteit (NWU) het onlangs rolspelers uit die gemeenskap genooi om saam met hulle om die konferensietafel te sit om die uiters tersaaklike probleem van werkloosheid te bespreek.  

Three former NWU students on SAICA’s honours roll

Three former students from the North-West University (NWU) again underlined why the School of Accounting Sciences is an institute par excellence. 

Avril’s entrepreneurial journey from office clerk to organic vegetable grower

Two years ago Avril Bromfield from Henley on Klip took a giant leap of faith: she quit her job in office administration to become a fulltime entrepreneur. Initially she did not start out as an entrepreneurial expert – as is the case with many start-up business owners. Apart from an enormous amount of hard work, starting a business without money or financial backing was a daunting endeavour.

International research collaboration to focus on female entrepreneurship

Economists, academics alike are in agreement: female entrepreneurs are an under-tapped force that can revive economic growth. Having said this, Natanya Meyer – a lecturer within the School of Economic Sciences on the Vanderbijlpark Campus of the North-West University (NWU), will join an international research team to collaborate on a research project titled: “Women for Women Entrepreneurship Development.”