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Botswana should be praised for its conservation efforts, not chastised by Germany

- Africa must take ownership of its own wildlife.

- Botswana has proven how effective it is at sustainable wildlife conservation.

- Hunting is an effective tool to manage wildlife sustainably.

Germany’s proposed ban on the import of hunting trophies over poaching concerns has drawn the ire of Botswana’s President,…

Let us make mining sexy

Professor Quentin Campbell from the Faculty of Engineering at the North-West University (NWU) has an eloquent, soft-spoken way with words. Therefore, when he said, “it is time to make mining sexy”, the attendees at the NWU’s first ever mining indaba immediately took note with a chuckle.

Prof Campbell was serving as moderator during a…

Inaugural mining indaba strikes gold

To unearth potential, you need to dig deep. To break new ground, knowledge is needed. The North-West University (NWU) brought these two themes together on Wednesday, 3 April, when the NWU held its first mining indaba at the Capitol on Park Hotel in Sandton.

Here, mining industry leaders and experts joined a delegation from the NWU that…

Partnership empowers Malawian dietitians

It takes an expert team of doctors and nurses to ensure effective treatment for critically ill patients. A crucial addition to this team is a dietitian, as studies have shown that without the guidance of nutrition experts, many patients become malnourished while in hospital care.

The Dietetics Programme in the School of Applied Health…

Former professional footballer returns to the Soccer Institute

By Phenyo Mokgothu and Lerato Tshweu

Former professional footballer Ngunezi Mkhize has re-enrolled at the North-West University (NWU) Soccer Institute to further his football career and complete his studies.

The Soccer Institute is renowned for developing soccer players, coaches and administrators –…

Public lecture sheds light on Afrocentricity

The North-West University’s Indigenous Language Media in Africa (ILMA) research niche area hosted a hybrid public lecture featuring Prof Molefi Kete Asante, a prominent figure in African American scholarship, on 19 March 2024.

The title of the lecture was “Afrocentricity, communication, and culture: Building a common history".

Largest frog in more than 100 years discovered in Africa

A new species of African bullfrog has been discovered in northeastern Namibia, southern Angola, southwestern Zambia and northwestern Botswana.

It is the largest frog species discovered in more than 100 years.

The largest specimen found is 210 millimetres long and weighs 1 kilogram.

Once there were three, now there are…

Workshop aims to assist students to transition into workplace

The School of Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management at the North-West University (NWU) hosted a work-readiness workshop webinar for third-year and postgraduate students (honours and master’s degree) across all programmes.

On Tuesday, 12 March 2024, NWU students attended the annual work-readiness workshop on the…

Financial Intelligence Centre and North-West University enter into cooperation agreement

The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) is boosting its forensic accounting capacity through a co-operation agreement with the Business School of North-West University (NWU).

The FIC’s Acting Director Pieter Smit, and NWU Vice-Principal and Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Linda du Plessis, signed the agreement on Wednesday, 6 March…

Cambridge calls upon chancellor Dr Anna

The chancellor of the North-West University, Dr Anna Mokgokong, has been invited by the prestigious and world-renowned University of Cambridge Judge Business School to feature as distinguished keynote speaker at the Cambridge Africa Business Conference (CABC).

The theme of the conference is “Kujenga Africa: Forging Global Alliances” and…