Plans for the NWU Medical School on track

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the enormous stress and burden placed on South Africa’s medical professionals have dramatically strengthened the North-West University’s case for a medical school in North West.

Official NWU documents suggest that despite competing interests and financial pressures due to Covid-19, the pandemic has highlighted the need for the facility.

“This is a matter that we will continue to pursue because we strongly believe that the new NWU Medical School would address the needs of prospective students and the public in terms of enrolment opportunities and public health in our country,” remarks the NWU Council chairperson, Dr Bismark Tyobeka, after the recent Council meeting on 18 March 2021.

North-West University students expelled

Three North-West University (NWU) students have been expelled from the university during the past two weeks because of their illegal actions in two separate incidents recently.

In the first incident, a final-year BEd student has been expelled…

NWU Soccer Institute recreates the fan experience through live streaming

Covid-19 has revolutionised how businesses and other institutions are run. The sports industry is no exception and has been massively affected by the global pandemic. Even though the industry has been broadcasting sports events for more than two decades now, this has been limited to professional…

NWU student makes a difference in her community

It might be cliché to say, “it takes a village to raise a child,” but in reality it is true. North-West University (NWU) honours student in marketing management, Tshepang Mosokwene, knows this very well. 

Tshepang grew up in dire poverty, living in a shack in Evaton, but even after…

Calling all prospective engineers to take part in the NWU’s Engineering Saturdays

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Engineering understands how the minds of young prospective engineering students work.

To this end, the faculty has established Engineering Saturdays; a programme that allows Grade 10 to 12 learners to visit the faculty to get an idea of the different engineering disciplines that…

NWU academic selected for Ubuntu Dialogues Fellowship Exchange Programme

Dr Allison Geduld, an academic at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Law,  was recently selected to take part in the Ubuntu Dialogues Fellowship Exchange Programme.

Ubuntu Dialogues is an exchange project between Stellenbosch University…

NWU off to winning start for Varsity Cup

The Eagles have landed! The NWU got their Varsity Cup campaign off to a winning start by beating the Madibaz from NMMU by 47–28 in Pretoria on Monday, 5 April.

As the score suggests, it was a hard-fought encounter with plenty of tries being poached on both sides. Coach André…

Government commits to find solutions for unemployed IKS graduates

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, has expressed government’s commitment to working with relevant stakeholders to find solutions to unemployment for graduates within the indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) sector.

The Minister was speaking at a two-day virtual summit hosted by North-West…

Plans for the NWU Medical School on track

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the enormous stress and burden placed on South Africa’s medical professionals have dramatically strengthened the North-West University’s case for a medical school in North West.

Official NWU documents suggest that despite competing interests and financial pressures due to Covid-19, the pandemic…

NWU joins in the fight against GBV

During the first three weeks of lockdown last year, gender-based violence (GBV) victims were trapped with their abusers, with no place to hide. During that time the government’s GBV and femicide command centre alone recorded more than 120 000 victims. Later that year police minister Bheki Cele announced that South Africa was still the rape…

The economy, inflation and where to invest

Prof Dawie Roodt from the North-West University’s (NWU) Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences recently hosted a webinar titled “Budget Speech 2021: The effect on wealth and investment”. Prof Roodt who is also a renowned economist, discussed a number of issues during the session, including local and international economies, inflation and…