Academic News

International fame may await NWU’s national FameLab® winner

North-West University (NWU) master’s student Letago Kgomoeswana has been announced as the winner of the 2021 national FameLab® competition, one of the biggest science communication competitions in the world.

This competition promotes science and technology by creating a platform for young scientists to find…

Justice Bess Nkabinde receives an honorary doctorate from the NWU

The North-West University (NWU) honoured Justice Bess Nkabinde with an honorary doctorate on 21 October 2021 for her exceptional contribution to the legal profession and to social justice in South Africa.

She was nominated by the Faculty of Law, with which she maintains close ties, not only for her significant contribution to our…

The gift that keeps on giving

Dr Imtiaz Ismail Sooliman, founder of the humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers and holder of an NWU honorary doctorate, was announced Social Justice Champion for 2021.

He obtained his honorary doctorate from the NWU in 2019, and received the 2021 Social…

NWU student walks away with prestigious Mandela Rhodes Scholarship

North-West University (NWU) student Nadia Van der Merwe is beaming with pride. The 22-year-old third-year student, who is studying towards a BSocSc degree in psychology and anthropology, recently scooped the coveted Mandela Rhodes Scholarship. 

The scholarship offers young leaders…

NWU launches multi-sectoral community intervention project at Lokaleng

Leading the North-West University (NWU) delegation, Prof Sonia Swanepoel, acting deputy vice-chancellor for community engagement and Mahikeng Campus operations, launched a multi-sectoral collaboration community engagement project on 15 October 2021 at the Lokaleng village in Mahikeng.

The main aim of this project is to promote multi-…

NWU’s researchers lead conversation on femicide

Time has proven that storytelling is a great tool for making difficult topics considerably more understandable.

We Should All Be Feminists, a published essay in book format by acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie, makes effective use of the “show, don't tell” adage that all authors are expected to follow by connecting with its…

NWU graduate makes waves globally

Shaun Frazao, a North-West University (NWU) graduate and chief strategy officer of Wavemaker South Africa is heading to London as strategy partner at Wavemaker Worldwide.

Wavemaker is one of the five largest media agency networks in the world, with clients such as L'Oréal, Paramount Pictures, Xerox, Colgate-Palmolive, Netflix and…

Be a buddy, not a bully: urges NWU campaign

“Bullying is a public health crisis that affects all schools in South Africa.” This is according to Dr Molekodi Matsipane, director of the School of Nursing at the North-West University (NWU).

The School of Nursing at the Mahikeng Campus, in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education, the Office of the Premier, South African…

Latest rankings highlight NWU’s quality subjects

​The North-West University (NWU) is one of the best tertiary education institutions for education towards a professional career. This has been reconfirmed by the latest rankings by the Times Higher Education (THE) World Rankings, which place the NWU among the top local universities.

THE’s 2022 rankings that were released on 13 October…

The key to success is education

The North-West University (NWU) fully understands that the key to success is education, and over the years its supplementary teaching programme, Ikateleng, has afforded thousands of learners the opportunity to succeed.

This year, the university and Northam Platinum Mine are helping even more learners to reach their goals…