Community News

Building brighter futures: the inaugural SASS programme strives to empower tomorrow’s leaders

By Steve Maphakathe

The Higher Education and Leadership Management (HELM) organisation launched the Student Affairs and Student Success (SASS) programme earlier this year at the Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre in Benoni, Johannesburg.

SASS is a national leadership capacitation programme for…

NWU is looking beyond load-shedding to sustainable greener energy solutions

While addressing the current challenges posed by load-shedding, the North-West University (NWU) is also looking at long-term sustainable and greener renewable energy-generation solutions. This will not only ensure energy security, but also underscore the university’s commitment to just energy transition.

The NWU is already struggling to…

Kohinoor Business School and NWU forge educational tie

A delegation from Kohinoor Business School in Mumbai, India, recently embarked on a week-long visit to the North-West University (NWU).

Ten delegates, including eight master's students and two professors, visited the three NWU campuses, marking a pivotal step in fostering educational and cultural exchanges.

The roots of this…

Empowering change: uniting against gender-based violence

Through a collaborative effort between the North-West University (NWU) and the universities of Pretoria, Venda, and Limpopo, the Ubuntu Community Model in Nursing hosted a poignant gender-based violence (GBV) awareness event at the Mahikeng Provincial Hospital on 21 November.

The event, strategically aligned with the annual 16 Days of…

Stand up and speak out: an assembly against gender-based violence

By Steve Maphakathe

On 13 November, the North-West University (NWU), in collaboration with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Higher Health (HH) and the Vuselela Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College, hosted a gender-based violence (GBV) and femicide assembly.

Youth Learning Festival reaches out to unemployed young people

Teaching the youth community-based research and transversal skills is a valuable investment in the future. It not only benefits the individual by providing practical skills and a sense of purpose, but also contributes to the growth and well-being of the community. This approach helps generate informed, engaged, and responsible citizens who can…

Will young people turn out to register to vote this weekend?

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it is ready for this weekend’s voter registration (18 - 19 November) and is urging the youth to make use of this opportunity to be able to vote in next year's local and national elections.

However, Naledi Modise, lecturer in politics and international relations at the North-West University…

Lifting Dreams stimulates young minds

When we all lend a hand in helping the communities around us, we improve everyone's quality of life. This is what the Lifting Dreams organisation aims to do. Lifting Dreams seeks to transform communities through education – and it should come as no surprise that academics and students from the North-West University (NWU) are part and parcel of…

Honours programme in educational psychology is still empowering Potchefstroom Hospital

The fruits of an eight-year-long, arduous community endeavour are now evident in the Potchefstroom Hospital project. This undertaking has been consistently fuelled by the unwavering passion, dedication and commitment of the staff who have been involved since 2014. The roots of the project can be traced back to the BEdHons in educational…

NWU celebrates Child Health Day with Stadt Primary School

To mark Child Health Day, the Faculty of Health Sciences at the North-West University (NWU) organised some fun activities for the youngsters at Stadt Primary School to highlight the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Learners and parents from the school in Mahikeng’s Montshioa-Stadt village attended the event at the Ratshidi Hall on 12…