Academic News

Low borrowing costs are important for business and consumer confidence

The decision by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to keep interest rates unchanged again was in line with market expectations and similar to its approach at its previous meeting in May 2021.

Prof Raymond Parsons, an economist from the Business School of the North-West…

Star athlete Chederick speaks from Tokyo  

One of the favourite sons of the North-West University (NWU), Chederick van Wyk, currently finds himself in Tokyo, Japan, in the company of a hand-picked group of South Africans who will fly the country’s flag at the Olympic Games. Van Wyk, who will take part in the 4 X 100 m relay, took some time after supper to…

NWU flexes its muscles as it awaits medical school approval

The North-West University (NWU) is pulling out all stops in its quest to finally secure governmental approval for a medical school.

One such display of the capabilities of its Faculty of Health Sciences was evident this past weekend when more than 3 000 staff and community members were vaccinated in the fight against the Covid…

Refugees in South Africa face challenges with processes and delays

Although welcomed by South Africa, refugees and asylum seekers encounter a number of obstacles when they want to exercise their rights with regard to international law, the South African Constitution and refugee law.

This is according to North-West University (NWU) academic in the…

Top sports psychologist behind SA’s Olympic campaign

There is no greater athletics stage than the Olympic Games, and there are few sports events with such a colourful history.

For every glorious Game filled with dramatic, rich memories, there are also the Games that were accompanied by terrible heartache. London 2012 and Atlanta 1996…

NWU-Juta Mock Trial competition celebrates tenth anniversary with online trials

The popular annual NWU-Juta Mock Trial competition is celebrating its tenth anniversary. This year the competition will take place in an online format.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Juta Mock Trial competition did not take place in 2020 but is continuing this year in its mission to give law students the opportunity to gain…

Bridging the digital divide

With the global community having moved into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Dr Kaizer Ndlovu from the North-West University (NWU) believes that there is a plethora of benefits that come with bridging the digital divide.

Dr Ndlovu currently teaches technology management in the NWU’s MBA programme, and says he is excited about…

NWU to host conference on social media, fake news and hate speech

The advent of social media has brought about the democratisation of communication. The public who has always been consumers of messages has now also become producers since social media is open to everyone who has a device, an account, and data or access to the internet.

NWU online colloquium shares the wonder of the Mahikeng Astronomical Observatory

The Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (FNAS) at the North-West University (NWU) hosted an online colloquium about its Mahikeng Astronomical Observatory (MAO) on 12 July 2021.

The title of the colloquium was “NWU Mahikeng Astronomical Observatory: science cases and usage…

NWU harnesses ozone technology as cost-effective Covid-19 combatant

The North-West University’s (NWU's) researchers and innovators are working towards solutions to effectively destroy viruses, bacteria and fungi, including the Coronavirus, on a large scale. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage, fast-working, low-cost disinfection solutions are essential in tackling the crisis. The NWU has taken up this…