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

Restitution of land rights in South Africa in the spotlight

By Phenyo Mokgothu and Nolwazi Xulu

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Law, in collaboration with the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights, hosted a guest lecture titled “Restitution of Land Rights in South Africa” on 25 May 2025. The lecture was presented in a hybrid format, with the physical…

Golden Key student receives outstanding member award

deur Phenyo Mokgothu

Reston Mawononga, a third-year social work student at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus, has been announced the winner of the 2022 Golden Key Outstanding Member Award.

This award celebrates outstanding Golden Key (GK) members who demonstrate exceptional achievement in all three of the GK pillars, namely academic…

NWU appoints alumnus and consul-general as professor of practice

deur Phenyo Mokgothu

Dr Bobby Moroe, North-West University (NWU) alumnus and the consul-general of South Africa in Lagos, Nigeria, has been appointed as a professor of practice in the research focus area Afrocentric Governance of Public Affairs (AGoPA) from 1 June 2023 to 31 May 2026.

In his new role, Dr Moroe will play an active part in training both…

Theology reunion aims to foster long-lasting connections

By: Menziwa Msibi

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Theology organised a special alumni reunion on 10 May 2023 at the Mahikeng Campus.

The purpose of this event was to foster connections among the faculty's alumni, current students and staff, and to encourage their involvement in the NWU…

Security officer defies the odds to graduate

by Phenyo Mokgothu and Thuso Molefi

Victor Thambe, a security officer employed by the Mi7 Group, has defied all odds and graduated with a bachelor's degree in education, specialising in the foundation phase, from the North-West University (NWU) on 15 May 2023.

The NWU has contracted the services of Mi7…

Recognition of Sign Language a progress step for inclusivity

deur Phenyo Mokgothu

North-West University (NWU) academic Prof Moses Phooko has lauded the National Assembly’s approval of South African Sign Language as the 12th official language on 2 May 2023.

The South African Constitution previously provided for 11 official languages, which include Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda, Xitsonga, Afrikaans,…

NWU joins the fight against diabetes

Article by Nolwazi Xulu and Menziwa Msibi

The Faculty of Health Sciences at the North-West University (NWU), together with the subject groups Biochemistry and Physiology, the Lifestyle Diseases research niche area, and the Mahikeng Campus Health Centre hosted a diabetes drive on 10 May 2023 to raise awareness…

Recalibrating teacher training in African higher education

deur Phenyo Mokgothu

Three North-West University (NWU) academics, Dr Sifiso Sibanda, Prof Gideon van Tonder and Prof Washington Dudu are the proud editors of the book Recalibrating teacher training in African higher education institutions: A Focus on 21st-century pedagogical challenges.

The book, which critically examines the role of governments in…

Exploring indigenous knowledge to combat cattle diseases

deur Phenyo Mokgothu

For centuries small-scale livestock farmers have been relying on plants to ensure the health of their animals, knowledge which could benefit veterinary science.

“Cattle farming is a traditional agricultural system that contributes to the rural economic, social and cultural values of communities. Cattle, and other livestock are affected…

NWU dancers twirl their way to the top

deur Mafumane Tlhapi

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) ballroom and Latin dance team on the Mahikeng Campus secured no less than 24 trophies and 14 medals in the South African Dance Federation Championship Super Series that took place at the Springs Civic Centre in Gauteng on 22 April.

More than 30 well-established dance teams participated in the…