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NWU Soccer Institute recreates the fan experience through live streaming

Covid-19 has revolutionised how businesses and other institutions are run. The sports industry is no exception and has been massively affected by the global pandemic. Even though the industry has been broadcasting sports events for more than two decades now, this has been limited to professional…

Government commits to find solutions for unemployed IKS graduates

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, has expressed government’s commitment to working with relevant stakeholders to find solutions to unemployment for graduates within the indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) sector.

The Minister was speaking at a two-day virtual summit hosted by North-West…

NWU alumnus appointed as assessor for Legal Essay Writing Competition

North-West University (NWU) alumnus Prof Retselisitsoe Phooko was appointed by the South African Law Reform Commission (SALRC) as one of the assessors for the SALRC Legal Essay Writing Competition.

The competition, is dedicated to the memory of the late Chief Justice Pius…

Evaluating the potential of South African medicinal plants as a treatment for depression

North-West University (NWU) academic Dr Makhotso Lekhooa is investigating the possibility that an indigenous plant can be used to treat depression.

This research is very applicable as the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicates that 4,4% of…

NWU Mahikeng Library makes studies easier for undergraduate students

On 4 March 2021, the library on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus launched new additions to its undergraduate student commons. 

According to Tiyani Mabunda, the director for open scholarship, the new additions include a 24-hour study area with…

Great things on the horizon for Africa’s science students

The sky is the limit for African students interested in a career in the exciting field of astrophysics, and if Prof Don Kurtz has his way, this will be much sooner than later. Prof Kurtz recently joined the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus as extraordinary professor, and has already hatched a plan alongside another world-class…

NWU study: how indigenous fruit trees can benefit food security

“Indigenous fruits have long been collected from the wild for human consumption and other purposes. This concept of ‘one tree, many uses’ speaks to how indigenous fruit trees are valued for many things other than just their fruits.”

This is…

BEWARE: Conditions are ideal for an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever

The good rains that have fallen over the last month in many areas of South Africa have caused ideal conditions for an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever (RVF).

These conditions include flooding and the formation of pans of water in which the Aedes…

Reshaping the branding of small and medium SA businesses post-Covid-19

On the African continent South Africa is among the worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Just as elsewhere in the world, especially in countries with a high incidence of infections, South African small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have been severely affected, with many going out of…

NWU alumna’s dream is coming true

Tumelo ‘Melo’ Mthethwa, a North-West University (NWU) alumna, will be releasing a song with one of South Africa’s biggest female hip-hop artists, Fifi Cooper, and producer GreenFingures.

The song titled “Dream Come True” is an emotional expression of a love so beautiful and amazing…