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Don’t miss the NWU’s National Science Week activities

The North-West University (NWU), in conjunction with South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA), will host various National Science Week activities from 1 to 6 August 2021.

National Science Week (NSW), an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology, is an annual countrywide celebration of science,…

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…

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…

Using plant growth-promoting microorganisms to address food sustainability

Maize production and mining are essential for the economy of the North West Province, and researchers at the North-West University (NWU) are now looking at how microorganisms can protect maize from climate challenges and mining by-products.

Prof Olubukola Oluranti Babalola and two PhD graduates, Saheed Adekunle Akinola and Dr Ayansina…

NWU and University of Venda host an IKS Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Webinar

The North-West University (NWU), in collaboration with the University of Venda (UNIVEN) and Indigenous Terrain, recently co-hosted an Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Webinar series.

This first collaborative student-organised online webinar…

NWU students assist the elderly to register for COVID 19 vaccination

South Africa's self-registration vaccination portal for citizens aged 60 and above commenced in mid-April. So far, the process of registration for the group has been very low due to variety of reasons.

The North-West University (NWU) UNICEF student chapter volunteers on the Mahikeng…

NWU academic embraces winds of change blowing through the legal profession

It is now deemed unethical for a business to demand that prospective candidate attorneys have driver's licenses, or own or have access to the use of vehicles they could use in the course of their employment.

This is the result of a revision of the rules pertaining to practical…

What the partial independence of the Transnet National Ports Authority means

President Cyril Ramaphosa, together with Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan and Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula, announced on 22 June 2021 the establishment of the National Ports Authority as an independent, wholly-owned subsidiary of Transnet in terms of the National Ports Act, 12 of 2005.

North-West University…

Dr Abongile Balarane: An EGGcellent choice in leadership

One man who knows not to count his chickens before they hatch is North-West University (NWU) alumnus Dr Abongile Balarane, the newly appointed chief executive and general manager of the South African Poultry Association’s Egg Organisation.

Getting the Constitution to work for street traders

While the informal economy is lifting hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty, several municipal by-laws hinder the growth of their businesses, and – to some extent – allow for the violation of their rights. A researcher from the North-West University (NWU) believes a possible solution for the protection and development of this sector…