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The impact of a second chance

A second chance in life is not destined for everyone, and when it comes across your way, you have to grab it with both hands and make the best of it. This is exactly what 33 young people at the North-West University's (NWU’s) Faculty of Engineering did when they enrolled in  the Xcel programme at the beginning of the year.

International centre will fight neuromuscular diseases

The North-West University (NWU) will play a prominent role in establishing a new International Centre for Genomic Research in Neuromuscular Disease, and South Africa’s participation in this virtual centre. The centre will bring scientists, academics and clinicians from six nations in four continents together in the fight against neuromuscular diseases.

NWU astronomers play a role in bid to host first General Assembly of IAU in Africa

The 32nd General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) will be hosted on African soil for the first time in 2024 with the help from two astronomers of the North-West University (NWU).

Research explores preferences of game meat eaters

Earlier this year, Statistics SA stated that over six million South Africans are currently unemployed. With the country’s current economic climate resulting in shrinking opportunities for formal employment, more and more South Africans are turning to entrepreneurship.

Paving the way for women entrepreneurs

Opportunity should be without bias. There is a dearth of female entrepreneurs in the country and the North-West University (NWU) is addressing this problem through the Enterprising Women Programme (EWP).

How resilient are SA’s female entrepreneurs?

South African policy makers and researchers are in agreement: a thriving small, medium and micro enterprise (SMME) sector is the key to job creation, economic sustainability and ultimately positive growth. With the National Development Plan (NDP) predicting that by 2030 SMMEs will generate 90% of the 11 million new jobs targeted, the future could be very bright.

NWU academic discusses chemical education as heart of central science

Prof Helen Drummond presented her inaugural lecture on 23 August 2018 at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Mahikeng. The title of her lecture was “Chemical education as the heart of the central science”.

South Africa’s most economic significant leisure activity is under severe threat

The extreme pollution in a number of South Africa’s rivers, dams and marine systems is posing a threat to the country’s R52 billion recreational fishing industry.

NWU professor inducted into Nigerian Academy of Letters

Prof Abiodun Salawu, the director of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Indigenous Language Media in Africa research entity on the campus in Mahikeng, was recently inducted into the Nigerian Academy of Letters.

An opportunity for constitutional redemption: Zimbabwe, Chamisa and Mnangagwa

Prof Ilyayambwa Mwanawina, a law expert from the North-West University (NWU), shares his opinion on the impending ruling of the Zimbabwean Constitutional Court on the challenge lodged by Nelson Chamisa of the Zimbabwean Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).