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

Enhancing animal health through collaborative effort

deur Mafumane Tlhapi

The subject group Animal Health at the North-West University (NWU) and North West Veterinary Services will be collaborating to enhance animal health initiatives.

Under the supervision of Prof Mulunda Mwanza, the objective of this collaboration is to train animal health technicians in advanced disease detection and eradication processes…

UNICEF club champions obesity and mental health awareness

deur Phenyo Mokgothu

The UNICEF club at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus has taken proactive steps to address pressing health issues by hosting a programme focused on combatting obesity and promoting mental health awareness among students.

UNICEF stands for the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, now officially the…

Bingo brings joy to the elderly

deur Phenyo Mokgothu

In a heart-warming initiative aimed at fostering community engagement and supporting the elderly, the office of the deputy vice-chancellor for community engagement and Mahikeng Campus operations at the North-West University (NWU) recently reached out to the Rotarus Home for Senior Citizens in Mahikeng.

Led by deputy vice-chancellor Prof…

Animal Health partners with industry leaders to uphold meat safety standards

deur Phenyo Mokgothu

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) subject group Animal Health has joined forces with International Meat Quality Assurance Services (IMQAS) and MAZTECH Consulting and Skills Development to offer an extensive meat inspection short course.

This initiative aims to equip Animal Health students with the essential skills required for the…

Celebrating Social Work Month

deur Mafumane Tlhapi

As we commemorate Social Worker Month in March, Prof Retha Bloem, a research director at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) research focus area Community Psychosocial Research (COMPRES) acknowledges the significant influence and unwavering commitment of social workers globally.

She says research played a crucial role in advancing the…

Academic analyses the North West State of Province Address

deur Phenyo Mokgothu

A recent analysis by Dr Lindikaya W Myeki from the subject group Agricultural Economics and Extension at the North-West University (NWU) delved into the North West State of Province Address (NWSOPA), with a particular focus on food security issues.

The NWSOPA took place on 20 February 2024, and was presided over by acting premier…

Seminar explores President Gerald R Ford's pragmatic morality approach towards SA during apartheid

deur Phenyo Mokgothu

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) subject group History recently hosted a thought-provoking seminar titled "A pragmatic morality: Gerald R Ford and US relations with apartheid South Africa during the mid-1970s".

The event featured keynote speaker Dr Eddie Michel, a distinguished research fellow from the University of Pretoria's…

Inaugural lecture explores mathematics' role in modern theory

deur Phenyo Mokgothu

Prof Thekiso Seretlo, a mathematics professor at the North-West University (NWU), delivered a captivating inaugural lecture on 13 March 2024, at the NWU’s Mahikeng Campus.

The lecture, titled "The role of finite simple groups in Clifford-Fischer Theory: group generations, codes and designs", shed light on the significance of finite…

NWU partners with Mahikeng local municipality for security enhancement project

deur Phenyo Mokgothu

In a proactive move to bolster the safety and security of its students and staff, the North-West University (NWU) has forged a partnership with the Mahikeng local municipality to launch the "Purple Routes" initiative.

Designed to ensure safe passage from the campus to a nearby shopping mall, this project aims to address safety concerns…

Renowned astronomer to talk about asteroid threats and strategies for Earth's defense

deur Phenyo Mokgothu

The North-West University's (NWU’s) Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences will host a guest lecture on 20 March 2024, featuring distinguished astronomer and extraordinary professor, Prof Don Kurtz.

Prof Kurtz, an A1-rated professor based in the United Kingdom, will delve into the intriguing topic of "Impact!" during his lecture…