Key targets must be achieved to avert financial Dunkirk

“The key economic and fiscal targets in the budget must be achieved and growth policies implemented if South Africa still wants to avert a financial Dunkirk later.”

NWU study: how indigenous fruit trees can benefit food security

“Indigenous fruits have long been collected from the wild for human consumption and other purposes. This concept of ‘one tree, many uses’ speaks to how indigenous fruit trees are valued for many things other than just their fruits.”

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NWU Engineering encourages entrepreneurship in communities through I2P Lab

The Faculty of Engineering on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Potchefstroom Campus recently added an Idea2Product (I2P) Lab to their technology arsenal.

The I2P Lab is a national initiative funded by the Department of Science and…

Key targets must be achieved to avert financial Dunkirk

“The key economic and fiscal targets in the budget must be achieved and growth policies implemented if South Africa still wants to avert a financial Dunkirk later.”

Prof Raymond Parsons from the Business School at the…

Take a 3D tour of the NWU Gallery’s latest exhibition

South Africa has been on lockdown for almost year, and businesses across the country have had to find innovative ways to continue operating.

The North-West University (NWU) Gallery is no different, and after Covid-19 restrictions were enforced, it started hosting its art…

Young NWU lecturers making mathematics fashionable

North-West University (NWU) lecturers Tshepiso Mahura (28) and Thokozani Jele (27) have much in common.

Working at the Vanderbijlpark Campus, these best friends are both young academics from disadvantaged backgrounds, both pursuing their PhDs, and both taking the road less travelled – mathematics.

Thokozani – who…

Daniels is NWU Varsity Cup captain

Ladies and gentlemen, buckle your seatbelts and secure your helmets: the adrenalin-fuelled rugby rollercoaster that is the Varsity Cup is around the corner.

Leading the charge for the North-West University (NWU) will be Lincoln Daniels, who has been named captain.

Akker a European colossus

There cannot be a more contrasting display of two rugby players’ personalities than the punch-up between Schalk Brits and Akker van der Merwe in 2019.

The two Springbok hookers – Brits donning the blue of the Bulls, Van der Merwe the black of the Sharks – had a no-holds-barred brawl…

NWU Optentia to host lecture by world-renowned professor on opportunities and challenges of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a profound impact – not only on people’s health, but also disrupting the general way of life.  

To explain how the Covid-19 pandemic can present opportunities and challenges in the future, the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Optentia research focus area will host a virtual lecture by…

BEWARE: Conditions are ideal for an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever

The good rains that have fallen over the last month in many areas of South Africa have caused ideal conditions for an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever (RVF).

These conditions include flooding and the formation of pans of water in which the Aedes…

A story of hope

For the past four years the Hillensberg Trust has been making the dreams of several North-West University (NWU) students come true.

The trust was established in the late 1970s and the bursary grant was launched in 2017. Since its inception, students at the NWU have received…