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

NWU student is North West Sportsman of the Year

deur Phenyo Mokgothu

North-West University (NWU) student Onalenna Mongale was announced the North West Sportsman of the Year during the North West Provincial Government’s 7th Provincial Sports Awards that took place on 18 February 2023. Onalenna represented South Africa at the International University Sports Federation

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NWU Debating Union hosts annual first-year debate tournament

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The North-West University (NWU) Debating Union on the Mahikeng Campus is dedicated to maintaining the existing skills of public speaking, debating, and critical thinking, and cultivating and maturing these skills in those who would like to learn.

This is according to Kgopotso Sekgobela, chairperson of the union.

The union has…

NWU academic receives Friedrich-Schiller Universitat Excellence Research award

deur Phenyo Mokgothu

North-West University (NWU) academic Prof Erhabor Idemudia has been awarded the 2023 Friedrich-Schiller Universitat Excellence Research award.

He received this award in recognition of his excellent research track record and respected global and international research reputation.

Prof Idemudia’s research focus covers…

ILMA research unit engages on African language media development

deur Phenyo Mokgothu

The Indigenous Language Media in Africa (ILMA) research unit of the North-West University (NWU) wants to find out why businesses in African language media are unstable, and what can be done about it.

The research unit hosted an event on 23 February 2023 to engage with relevant stakeholders to discuss the survival, management and…

NWU alumnus recognised for his role in sport

deur Phenyo Mokgothu

The Department of Arts, Culture, Sports, and Recreation, in collaboration with the North West Sports Confederation, recently honoured North-West University (NWU) alumnus Keorapetse Mashimo for his contribution to sport.

He was announced the Sports Volunteer of the Year as well as Sports Administrator of the Year during the North West…

NWU alumnus recognised as an African trailblazer

deur Phenyo Mokgothu

Dr Bobby Moroe, North-West University (NWU) alumnus and Consul-General of South Africa in Lagos, Nigeria, has been announced as one of the 50 recipients of Business Review Afrika’s African Trailblazers award.

Business Review Afrika is a media house structured exclusively to review and report the business and economic activities of the…

From crossing rivers to crossing continents

deur Phenyo Mokgothu

North-West University (NWU) academic Prof Sithandiwe Mazibuko-Mbeje was able to indulge in a number of her passions last year when she was awarded a University Capacity Development Grant to visit Università Politecnica delle Marche in Italy.

Since October 2022, Prof Mazibuko-Mbeje has been working under Prof Luca Tiano, who specialises…

A-rated researcher to tell us more about Earth’s Evil Twin

deur Phenyo Mokgothu

On 23 February the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences will be hosting a public lecture conducted by A-rated researcher and extraordinary professor, Prof Don Kurtz.

The topic of the lecture is “Venus – Earth’s Evil Twin”.

People often refer to Venus as the beautiful, bright “evening star…

Academic looks at impact of heavy rains and declaration of state of disaster in SA

deur Phenyo Mokgothu

North-West University (NWU) academic in the African Centre for Disaster Studies, Prof Livhuwani Nemakonde says the heavy rainfall experienced in South Africa in recent weeks is due to a combination of factors.

“Climatologists have indicated that this is because of the La Niña phenomenon. La Niña (Spanish for little girl) is the opposite…

Setswana academic has a passion for poetry

deur Phenyo Mokgothu

North-West University (NWU) Setswana lecturer and poet Ogodiseng Mokakale recently published an anthology of 60 Setswana poems, Tswina ya Poko.

Ogodiseng says teaching poetry at schools has lost its way, and that it is difficult to bring university students up to speed when they do not have a proper poetry background.