Community News

Celebrating inclusivity in vibrant colour

On 19 April, the North-West University's (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus was transformed into a kaleidoscope of colours for the Run with Colour Fun event as part of Gender Awareness Week.

Staff and students eagerly joined this lively and meaningful celebration, setting aside their busy schedules to participate in a unique demonstration of…

Tennis continues to triumph at the NWU

Languages with origins from across the world were heard, and the tennis courts at the Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds at the North-West University (NWU) became a global village during the recent hosting of two junior ITF tournaments.

The upsurge in the number of tennis tournaments hosted by the NWU has been something to behold, and can be…

Reserve Bank remains highly cautious amid uncertainties

“While most analysts believe that, barring shocks, rates have now peaked in South Africa, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) for understandable reasons still sees inflation risks as being on the upside.”

In commenting on the decision by the MPC on 27 March to again leave interest rates unchanged…

Academic explores customary law among Khoi-San communities

Prof Christa Rautenbach, a lecturer at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Law, recently delivered a keynote address titled "Reviving and recognising customary law: traditional leadership and governance among Khoi-San communities" at the Commission on Khoi-San Matters Research Symposium in Cape Town.

The symposium was a…

NWU and ABSA: strategic partnership to drive innovation and financial collaboration

Banks provide financing options for various projects and initiatives, and in partnering with ABSA Bank Limited, the North-West University (NWU) can enhance the process of dealing with financing matters for the staff and students.

On Monday, 26 February delegates from ABSA met with dignitaries from the NWU at the Potchefstroom Campus to…

VC calls for introduction of meritocratic approach to appointment of executives and board members in SOEs

A continued downward trajectory is the only possible forecast for South Africa’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs) if political appointments in SOEs continue to take precedence over expertise.

This is according to Prof Bismark Tyobeka, principal and vice-chancellor of the North-West University (NWU). Prof Tyobeka says this is not only an…

Partnership empowers Malawian dietitians

It takes an expert team of doctors and nurses to ensure effective treatment for critically ill patients. A crucial addition to this team is a dietitian, as studies have shown that without the guidance of nutrition experts, many patients become malnourished while in hospital care.

The Dietetics Programme in the School of Applied Health…

Student Counselling and Development is passionate about student well-being

By Keaoleboga Motshabi and Phenyo Mokgothu

The Student Counselling and Development (SCD) department at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus took proactive steps to connect with students through a meet-and-greet programme held on 12 March 2024.

The meet-and-greet provided an opportunity for…

Eagles top Varsity Cup log

Well, isn’t that a pretty picture? The North-West University (NWU) Eagles are sitting on top of the Varsity Cup log after beating CUT Ixias 53-46 in Bloemfontein.

In what was perhaps a case of complacency, the Eagles allowed a generous half-time lead of 37-12 to be systematically etched away by the home side, especially in the last 10…

A community unites to shatter world records and nourish 10 000 souls

On Saturday, 16 March, the Vaal Triangle community witnessed an unprecedented event that not only broke records but also warmed hearts and filled stomachs.  

One of the highlights of the "Rocking the Vaal" event on the grounds of the Emerald Resort and Casino was a monumental potjiekos cook-off. This venture saw 84 North-West University…