Jong plantkundige bevorder navorsing wat vir gemeenskappe relevant is

Afrika het volop plante wat vir voedsel en medisyne gebruik kan word, en ’n jong plantkundige aan die Noordwes-Universiteit (NWU) en sy navorsingsmedewerkers is vasbeslote om te verseker dat gemeenskappe self uit die ryk plantlewe rondom hulle voordeel trek.

Medeprofessor Oladapo Aremu van die Inheemse Kennisstelsels in die Fakulteit Natuur- en Landbouwetenskappe by die NWU sê die wetenskaplike ekostelsel moet relevant wees vir die huidige nasionale behoeftes indien navorsing werklik ’n impak op die lewens van gemeenskappe moet hê. Om dit te bereik, is daar ’n behoefte aan ’n… Read more

Alumnus joins prestigious law firm in the United Kingdom

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North-West University (NWU) alumnus Thato Mashishi recently joined the corporate group of Walker Morris LLP (Walker Morris), the largest single-site law firm outside of London in the United Kingdom.

This corporate group is highly rated according to the rankings of Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 – two leading global research…

Another NWU Soccer Institute player joins a professional team

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Another player of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Soccer Institute has been scooped up by a professional team. Tshepiso Mahlangu joined Tuks FC in January 2023.

Tuks FC, a South African Association football club representing the University of Pretoria, currently plays in the National First Division.

Tshepiso, who captained…

NWU staff member is one of the Brightest Young Minds

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North-West University (NWU) staff member Mamello Maema has recently been selected as one of the 100 Brightest Young Minds in the World Food Programme (WFP) for Southern Africa.

Mamello says the programme aims to build networks across Africa for young and upcoming leaders from various spheres allowing them to connect, inspire and…

Bank failures in Zimbabwe are due to poor regulatory supervision

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The rampant failure of banks in Zimbabwe in the past 20 years has now been explained: a major reason is inadequate supervision of banking institutions by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) and other regulatory bodies.

This is according to the doctoral study of Menelisi Ncube, who recently graduated from the North-West University (NWU)…

Alumnus: old chilli seeds and new hot sauce make for ‘unique hotness’

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North-West University (NWU) alumnus Tlotlo Kokeletso Palai recently launched her own hot sauce brand

The name of Tlotlo’s hot sauce is Deddi’s hot sauce, a name dedicated to her father, who is a farmer.

She says her hot sauce is made using her father’s seeds from 10 years ago. “The chilli itself is unique and so is the hotness…

NWU crowned champion at Debate Challenge

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The North-West University (NWU) Debating Union on the Mahikeng Campus was recently invited to take part in the SA FM University Debate Challenge against the University of Pretoria.

The invitation is the result of the union's exceptional performance, despite this being their first venture into participating in external competitions.…

NWU delegation attends international conference on Russia–Ukraine crisis

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North-West University (NWU) academics recently attended an international conference themed "The Russia–Ukraine Crisis and its Impact on Africa".

The conference, jointly organised by the Institute of African Diaspora Studies (IADS) and GLOTAN Research Services at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, took place on 16 and 17 November 2022.…

NWU alumnus has his eye on the world

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North-West University (NWU) alumnus Mbulelo Mbiphi recently collaborated on an international campaign with the California-based eyewear brand Arnette.

Mbulelo completed a Bachelor of Administration in public administration at the Mafikeng Campus in 2021.

Arnette is an easy-going eyewear brand aimed at young people with an active…

NWU student wins national Three Minute Thesis competition

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North-West University (NWU) PhD student Bongiwe Zungu walked away with the spoils at the 2022 national Three Minute Thesis competition.

Bongiwe from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences represented the NWU along with Heleen Dreyer from the Faculty of Health Sciences.

They competed against 18 participants from Rhodes…

NWU students and researchers receive seven SAIOH awards

Postgraduate students and researchers from the North-West University (NWU) won seven awards at the Southern African Institute for Occupational Hygiene’s (SAIOH’s) annual conference that took place from 26 to 28 October 2022 in Boksburg, and during the gala dinner the best students and research articles were awarded.

According to Prof…