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Anti-immigrant violence adjourns African economic integration efforts

The resurgence of anti-immigrant violence in Johannesburg and Pretoria has send shockwaves across the continent and prompted calls for robust dialogue and pro-active interventions to stamp out xenophobia.

Economy to suffer if lion breeding is banned

What is the economic value of lion breeding in South Africa? This was the question Prof Melville Saayman and Prof Peet van der Merwe of the research unit TREES (Tourism Research in Economic Environs and Society and members of the South Africa Predators Association) asked when certain pressure groups again asked for captive lion breeding to be banned.  

NWU Mafikeng Campus now offers an honours programme in Logistics

2017 saw the Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU) offering a one-year full-time honours programme in logistics.

NWU wants to manufacture affordable artificial limbs

Losing a limb is certainly a traumatic experience. Making matters wors is that it usually goes with astronomical medical bills. Although the last thing that you would want to worry about is having sufficient funds to afford a prosthetic limb, this is a great concern for most people who have lost a limb.

Students share expertise to address local needs

Students at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University (NWU) have discovered that soap in hotels and guest houses are often used only once and then thrown away. They then came up with an initiative to recycle this waste soap in order to be used again.

NWU academic appointed chairperson of National Traffic Law Review Committee

Ms Dipuo Peters, the national Minister of Transport, appointed Dr Kesolefetse Olivia Lefenya, a senior lecturer in Public Law at the Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU) and admitted advocate of the High Court of South Africa, as chairperson of the National Traffic Law Review Committee.

World renowned theatre group in Potchefstroom

World renowned vocal theatre group, Carmina Slovenica, will be performing in Potchefstroom on 21 of February at 19:30 in the NWU Conservatory. This group, under the direction of Karmina Šilec, is known for its innovative programming. Carmina Slovenica incorporates contemporary music, drama and movement on stage and performs with an artistry that inspires.

Chemical engineer a favourite on The Voice South Africa

Marco Basson, a former chemical engineering student at the North-West University (NWU) has recently been given a four-chair turnaround of the judges during the latest episode of the popular TV singing competition, The Voice South Africa. Marco blew the audience away with his version of Nick Jonas' "Jealous". Bobby van Jaarsveld was the lucky judge that was given the opportunity to welcome Marco to his team.

Why the Constitution will always Trump the Executive

Why the Constitution will always Trump the Executive

The following article represents an opinion piece by Dr Ilyayambwa Mwanawina, an academic staff member of the North-West University’s Vaal Triangle Campus. Dr Mwanawina specialises in the fields of regional integration, international law, good governance and human rights. He continues to publish his research in scientific journals on contemporary African perspectives in these fields.

NWU student develops mobile app that will save lives

According to the Automobile Association, driver fatigue is one of the leading causes of collisions in South Africa. Although some luxury vehicles are equipped to warn drivers of this danger, not many people can afford them. An engineering student at the North-West University (NWU) addressed this problem as part of his final-year study by developing a mobile app that alerts the driver when driver fatigue sets in.