North-West University honours iconic alumni

The North-West University (NWU) honoured some of its most remarkable alumni at an awards ceremony in Sandton on 26 November.

The university’s prestigious Alumni Awards of Excellence gave recognition in nine categories to prominent alumni who have excelled professionally in their respective fields of expertise and who have made exemplary contributions to society – nationally and internationally.

The honour roll for this year’s recipients includes an advocate for the development of and research into the origins of Afrikaans, a leading light in the international training and development community, a born teacher who shares the secrets of code, a star athlete involved in developing the next generation of champions, a legend in university management, an academic ahead of his time, an advocate at the forefront of fighting corruption, an acclaimed opera singer and a world-class tenor.
        
Alumni Award winners

North-West University honours iconic alumni

The North-West University (NWU) honoured some of its most remarkable alumni at an awards ceremony in Sandton on 26 November.

The university’s prestigious Alumni Awards of Excellence gave recognition in nine categories to prominent alumni who have excelled professionally in their respective fields of expertise and who have made exemplary…

NWU rewards its exceptional achievers

During a virtual ceremony on 25 November the North-West University (NWU) acknowledged staff for their exceptional contributions to teaching and learning, research and community engagement.

These torchbearers were honoured during the first ever NWU Excellence Awards ceremony. The…

Unveiling of world-class laboratory to boost South Africa's pharmaceutical manufacturing capability

South Africa is set to save billions of rands it currently spends on importing active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) with the launch of the API Technology Innovation Cluster.

APIs are the biologically active components used to make finished pharmaceutical products such as tablets and capsules, and South Africa's heavy reliance on API…

NWU female basketballers blaze a trail

Over the past few years the North-West University’s (NWU) Vanderbijlpark Campus female basketball team has made ground-breaking strides within the sporting fraternity.

Not only did the team walk away with Team of the Year award at the recent Sedibeng Women in Sports Awards, but Enid …

Prof Lesley inducted into ACES and ASSAF

Prof Lesley Wood, a research professor at the North West University (NWU), was recently nominated as a member of the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES).

She came to South Africa in 1981 and studied Social Work at Unisa and worked as a social worker before entering the…

Investing in equity

The Community Psychosocial Research (COMPRES) entity in the Faculty of Health Sciences recently donated eight computers (including screens, keyboards and mouses) to the Hoër Volkskool Potchefstroom. The desktop computers were no longer being used at the NWU, as they are not compatible with Windows 10. However, the…

NWU appoints new deputy vice-chancellor for campus in Mahikeng

The North-West University (NWU) Council appointed Prof Sonia Swanepoel as the new deputy vice-chancellor for Community Engagement and Mahikeng Campus Operations during its meeting on 18 November. She will serve a three-year term.

As an industrial psychologist, Prof Swanepoel has extensive knowledge and experience in various areas of…

NWU awards honorary doctorate to Dr Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi

The North-West University (NWU) saluted Dr Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi with an honorary doctorate on 19 November 2021 for her exceptional contributions to the South African political landscape and society.

Dr Fraser-Moleketi served as the Minister of Public Service and Administration from 1999 to 2008. She…

Arguments for raising repo rate are not persuasive

The arguments offered by the majority of the members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) for raising the repo rate by 25 basis points at this stage are not persuasive.

This is the view of Prof Raymond Parsons, economist from the Business School of the North-West University (NWU…

NWU designers still on a winning streak in top competitions

Students and graduates of the Graphic Design subject group at the North-West University (NWU) have again shone at the recent international Loerie Awards and national Pendoring Awards.

Their distinctive creativity…