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NWU professor documents resilient history of royal Bakwena ba Mogopa tribe

Prof Freddy Samuel Khunou, an associate professor on the Mafikeng 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 Vaaldriehoekkampus 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 Vaal Triangle 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.” 

Collaboration paves way to Sharpeville 2020 Development Plan

Creating a better world requires teamwork, partnerships and collaboration, as we need an army of companies to work together to build a better world. This statement by Prof Danie Meyer, senior lecturer in the subject group for Economics on the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University (NWU), sums up the collaborative prowess of the NWU, the VAAL LED Warriors and the local community of Sharpeville.

Teacher Education for Inclusion: All stakeholders join hands

The Optentia research focus area on the Vaal Triangle Campus and the Faculty of Education Sciences on the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University (NWU) is hosting the 2nd Bi-Annual Symposium on Teacher Education for Inclusion in collaboration with De Vlaamse Vereniging voor Ontwikkelingsamenwerking en Technische Bijstand. 

Universities must do more to accommodate risks

In what is being described as required reading for all South African university vice-chancellors and risk managers – especially in light of increasing intimidation and violent disruptions of lectures, seminars, talks by scholars, Senate and Council meetings, a recent opinion article by Prof Hermien Zaaiman of the North-West University’s (NWU) Vaal Triangle Campus is proving that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

NWU researchers receive significant funding to tackle huge threat in Africa

A portfolio of clinical research programmes are set to launch on South African soil with the potential to enhance the scientific understanding of what is expected to become the most common cause of death in South Africa - non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Researchers studying cardiovascular diseases and it’s risk factors at the North-West University (NWU) just received significant funding to help alleviate this huge African risk.

Robofest 2017: NWU Vaal takes robotics beyond science class

If the excitement of the South African rendition of Robofest 2017 was anything to go by, then the stage is set for a stellar international championship in June. On Saturday, 4 March 2017, the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University (NWU Vaal) hosted the South African National Robofest 2017 Championship in collaboration with Trophy Robotics.