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The NWU’s one-test lock wonders

There are two flights of stairs leading to the first floor of the North-West University’s High Performance Institute. Traversing these stairs you will find, on the one side, photographs of the sports managers who have led the NWU to the top echelons of varsity glory. Helené Botha guided the NWU netball squad to…

The good, the bad and the ugly of online learning

South Africa, like many other countries, quickly went into lockdown last year due to the rapid spread of the Corona virus. A number of people moved from contact schooling and work to virtual learning and remote work.

While this has come with a number of advantages, there are also…

Psychosocial management of depression among adolescents

Depression in adolescents is the most prevalent mental health problem in Sub-Saharan Africa and a major cause of disability.

In South Africa, depression among adolescents is the leading cause of poor cognitive and social development, posing a…

Higher performance gets a new look

A different jacket, the same splendour. The sports codes of the Potchefstroom Campus at the North-West University (NWU) are soon getting new accommodation when the renovations to Building K2 on the Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds across from the High Performance Institute (K21) have been completed.

NWU extraordinary professor receives another award

The North-West University (NWU) is enormously proud of one of its extraordinary professors, Sam Fullerton, who recently received his 16th best paper award for his research at a top-rated marketing conference.

His most recent award was for the best paper in the Sports Marketing track…

NWU alumnus and male netball star is shining bright

North-West University (NWU) alumnus Thulani Tlhapi has proven that netball is not a sport only women can excel in.

Thulani, who currently plays for the Ikageng Classics, an all-male team based in Potchefstroom, recently represented the Dr Kenneth Kaunda district at the Spar National…

New discovery lands NWU researcher a spot in top science publication

When magnetic fields and long strokes of hot gas known as jets interact, the jets become bent. This is an important discovery and, for his contribution to it, Prof James O Chibueze has earned a space in the prestigious research publication Nature.

Father and daughter are both first years at the NWU

They say it’s almost an impossible task to come between fathers and their daughters, because of the special bond they share That is  definitely the case when it comes to Glenville Fransman and his daughter Miché Fransman.

Glenville and his daughter are currently both first years at…

NWU webinar puts the spotlight on Covid-19 vaccine nationalism

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) School of Government Studies recently hosted a webinar on Covid-19 vaccine nationalism, titled “Covid-19 vaccine nationalism and its socio-economic and geopolitical implications for Africa”.

The main speakers…

In this together

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted how organisations, institutions and people across the globe need to support each other - now more than ever. The North-West University (NWU) has been fortunate to receive donations from various businesses, alumni and friends over the years, and especially during lockdown.