Starting out on your journey as a university student is an adjustment. Although it is a time filled with excitement, it is a stressful process for everyone – more so for a disabled student. Think about it: apart from missing home, making new friends, finding your place in the residence and memorising your class timetable – to mention but a few challenges, disabled students will experience the same worries and more.
Every student knows the frustration of having to deal with lost or misplaced items. Think about the example of leaving your keys in the computer room and only realising it when you stand in front of your car. Thanks to the innovative thinking and programming skills of Phumudzo Muvhango, retracing your steps and finding your misplaced keys have just become a lot easier.
South Africa is experiencing an exponential crisis in terms of mathematics and science education. For the third year in a row the country has finished last in the World Economic Forum’s mathematics and science education quality rankings. In effect this means that SA’s performance in mathematics and sciences is lower than that of Nigeria, Mozambique, and Malawi.
The annual NWU Leadership Summit once again proved to be a very successful undertaking. Hosted on Thursday, 10 August 2017, the summit saw six of South Africa’s most brilliant business, private sector and entrepreneurial minds come together to share their expertise and experiences with delegates.
What better way to celebrate Women’s Month than to congratulate a young alumna of the North-West University (NWU) on being appointed as the CEO of Project Isizwe – the innovative Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) behind Africa’s most successful, large-scale free Wi-Fi network.
Being a gentleman isn’t a quirky personality trait. It is not an action you can turn on and off like a light switch. It is a lifestyle.
Students on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark were recently treated to a public dialogue on service delivery and the role of the media in promoting good governance. The municipalities in the area - Sedibeng District Municipality and Midvaal Local Municipality - were invited to weigh in on the issue.
The past weekend saw top-class basketball action at the Sasol NWU Vanderbijlpark Junior Basketball Tournament. The tournament took place at the Harry Gwala Sport Complex in Zamdela.
Did you know that women represent more than half of the 1,2 billion African population? Even more interesting is the fact that more than 50% of these women are under 25 years of age. Young women therefore represent the potential to rewrite the future of the continent.
Members of North-West University (NWU) management, academics, researchers and faculty members paid homage to the legacy of the late Dr Andre Mellet during the annual NWU Spokespersons of the Year awards evening.
It is once again time for the annual NWU Junior Basketball Tournament as hosted by the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark. This year will see teams from across South Africa taking to the basketball court from 28 to 30 July 2017.
Are you serious about local economic development? Do you believe that sustainable transformation can be achieved through dynamic partnerships between government, business and civil society? If so, 3 August 2017 should be a red-letter day on your calendar.