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Tottenham tourism saga: Right idea, wrong focus

A proposed three-year deal by the Department of Tourism and SA Tourism to sponsor English Premiership club Tottenham Hotspur has caused widespread consternation and has received plenty of condemnation in what many deem an ill-thought venture. According to Prof Peet van der Merwe from the research unit TREES (Tourism Research in Economic…

Write It: a free multilingual programme to support students with academic writing

Academic writing is key to academic success, but getting it right is not easy, particularly for students who are learning in a second or third language. This is where the South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) makes a difference.

SADiLar’s language development and testing node, the Inter-institutional Centre for…

Vanderbijlpark Campus multi-purpose hall nears completion

Management of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus was recently led by Prof Linda du Plessis, deputy vice-chancellor for planning and Vanderbijlpark Campus operations, on a walkabout to see how the construction of the campus’ highly anticipated multi-purpose hall is progressing.

The multi-purpose hall project…

NWU receives another Diamond Arrow Award

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus once again celebrates being recognised for excellence in higher education by the Professional Management Review Africa (PMR.africa).

The NWU received a Diamond Arrow award for the 12th consecutive year at a recent award ceremony held at Ingwe Lodge in Vanderbijlpark.

Alumnus joins prestigious law firm in the United Kingdom

North-West University (NWU) alumnus Thato Mashishi recently joined the corporate group of Walker Morris LLP (Walker Morris), the largest single-site law firm outside of London in the United Kingdom.

This corporate group is highly rated according to the rankings of Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 – two leading global research…

NWU academic wins award for a slogan against Anti-Gender Based Violence

Senior Lecturer and Chartered Accountant in the School of Accounting Sciences within the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, Mr. Kurt Naicker, has recently won the award for the best slogan against Anti-Gender Based Violence.

His slogan that was chosen as the winning entry was:

"You always have a choice never choose…

Management Accountancy students excel in global assessment

Students from the School of Accounting Sciences at the North-West University (NWU) again showed why both the school and its students are so highly regarded when they received an astounding 85% pass rate in the management case study exams of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). This is a global exam with an average pass rate…

Ethical leadership for the new world of work

One of the biggest challenges for leaders in today's increasingly online business world is how to carry out their job as managers. In the past, it was easier for leaders to promote a culture of trust and integrity because they knew what everyone was doing and could see when someone was not performing in accordance with their ethics. But now,…

Under-19 world cup fireworks ignite women’s cricket

How long will cricket still be known as the “Gentleman’s Game”, or is that nickname already a thing of the past? Women’s cricket has grown by leaps and bounds and this trend has continued in 2023 with the ICC Women’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

The event, which was staged in South Africa, took place at three venues, namely the North-…

New chief director for NWU Business School – the man behind the title

So, the word is out, and after much anticipation, Dr Joseph Sekhampu was announced to be the new chief director of the Business School at the North-West University (NWU). But who is Joseph Sekhampu, and what is his vision for the school and for life in general? Who is the man in the golden seat and how does he operate workwise, life-wise and…