Purple is the colour of excellence, but also of remembrance

During the month of December, the three main gates of the North-West University’s campuses in Mahikeng, Potchefstroom and Vanderbijlpark will be illuminated in purple for a specific reason.

The colour purple symbolically runs through the veins of every staff member, student and stakeholder of the North-West University (NWU).

Since its introduction in 2018 as the NWU’s official colour, purple has become the sign of excellence and unity for every person who walks through the gates of any of the three campuses.

Prof Jan Van Romburgh is ready to serve

With over 16 years of service at the North-West University (NWU), Prof Jan van Romburgh has been appointed as the chief director of the North-West University Business School.

Prof Jan’s appointment is effective from 1 January 2021.  In his new role he is expected to harness the…

NWU tennis wizz to partake in International Premier Tennis Challenge

North-West University (NWU) student Mogami Gideon Thakgwe has been invited to take part in the KM Sports International Premier Tennis Challenge.

The tournament – which will take place from 9 to 14 January 2021 at Selbourne Park in East London…

NWU research entity looks into lifestyle diseases in Lokaleng village

On 28 November 2020 the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Lifestyle research entity in the Faculty of Health Sciences shared its research findings on the lifestyle of the Lokaleng village - situated only a few kilometres from the NWU’s Mahikeng Campus - with its community.

Didintle is a netball superstar

 

North-West University (NWU) alumna Didintle Keebine literally eats, sleeps and breathes netball and her dedication to the sport has paid off.

After participating in the recent Telkom Netball League, she was announced as one of the superstars of the tournament.Didintle, who started playing netball at the age of six, says she…

Purple is the colour of excellence, but also of remembrance

During the month of December, the three main gates of the North-West University’s campuses in Mahikeng, Potchefstroom and Vanderbijlpark will be illuminated in purple for a specific reason.

The colour purple symbolically runs through the veins of every staff member, student and…

Passing away of the Queen Mother of the Royal Bafokeng nation

The North-West University (NWU) community is deeply saddened by the news of the passing away of the Queen Mother of the Royal Bafokeng nation, Semane Bonolo Molotlegi. Since the King of the Royal Bafokeng, Kgosi Leruo Tsekedi Molotlegi became the second chancellor of the NWU in 2009 (and served for two terms until 2019), a very strong working…

NWU Business School examines North West province’s response to Covid-19 crisis

 

On 24 November 2020 the North-West University (NWU) Business School hosted a webinar exploring how institutions in the North West Province – including provincial government departments and the NWU – responded to the Covid-19 crisis.

NWU designers shine once again in major competitions

Students and graduates of the NWU’s Graphic Design subject group have again dazzled with numerous wins and nominations in the recent international Loerie Awards and national Pendoring Awards. They have also excelled in various other competitions.

Their impressive creativity and skills have shone especially bright in…

Three lecturers chosen as TAU fellows

Three North-West University (NWU) academics have been chosen for the South African Teaching Advancement at University (TAU) Fellowship Programme. It is a great honour to be selected by the TAU panel and confirms that the NWU’s academics have a well-deserved reputation for their expertise, hard work and dedication. The three lecturers who have…

NWU researcher helps uncover new data about Earth and the Milky Way

A new study has lifted the veil on some of the mysteries of the Milky Way. It has found that the Earth is moving faster than it used to and is nearly 2 000 light-years closer to the black hole in the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy. This is according to new data, documented over a period of 15 years, by the Japanese radio astronomy project, VLBI…