Faculties News

Top service award for NWU astronomer

​The United Kingdom’s Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) has presented its 2022 Service Award for Astronomy to Prof Don Kurtz of the North-West University (NWU).

"I am delighted to be recognised by the RAS for my outreach and service activities over my 55-year career," says Prof Kurtz.

He joined the NWU’s Mahikeng Campus as…

Erica writes her way to first place

A writer will often say that they find writing more difficult than the average person, but for North-West University (NWU) student Erica Harris writing is seemingly effortless.

Erica, who is pursuing a master’s degree in media studies, was recently announced as the winner of the RSG…

NWU School of Music launches book on musicing and spirituality

On 3 December 2021, authors and members of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Musical Arts in South Africa: Resources and Applications (MASARA) research niche area hosted a hybrid launch of the book titled Ritualised belonging: Musicing and spirituality in the South African context.

Extraordinary professor June Boyce-Tillman, Prof…

Renovation of Education Library

The extension and renovation of the Education Library (C6c) on the Potchefstroom campus will start in January 2022. Site handover will take place on 11 January and the estimated time of completion is July 2022.

The spaces of the current Education library will be renovated and a double storey extension will be added to the front of the…

Professor Phil van Schalkwyk delivers inaugural lecture

Professor Phil van Schalkwyk delivered his inaugural lecture, titled: Die lewende verlede van die letterkunde (Literature’s living past).

His lecture focused on carrying out an exploration of the human relationship with the past, specifically in a literary-artistic context. In the…

NWU Business School first in Africa to receive international BGA accreditation

The NWU Business School at the North-West University (NWU) is a driving force of business education in Africa. Not only has the international prestigious Association of MBAs (AMBA) renewed the MBA accreditation of the NWU Business School, but the school is also now officially the first school on the African continent to receive international…

Worse growth figures confirm damage to economy

“The worse-than-expected gross domestic product (GDP) growth figures for the third quarter of 2021, if taken together with the recent record unemployment numbers, confirm in particular the serious damage that the civil unrest earlier this year and the persistent load shedding have done to the South African economy.”

The Association of South African Black Actuarial Professionals (ASABA) North-West University Chapter wins the Best University Chapter Award

The Association of South African Black Actuarial Professionals (ASABA) North-West University Chapter won the Best University Chapter Award on the 4th November 2021.

The Association was established in March 2005 to address the death of actuarial and…

NWU School of Music does it D-I-Y style 

The School of Music at the North-West University (NWU) started with face-to-face classes very early in the pandemic due to the personal nature of its curriculum. This year they decided to face the challenges they encountered as a result of the pandemic head on.

To ensure that they…

NWU historian maps the way to South African heritage

An academic and historian of the North-West University (NWU) is part of a community engagement project that documents all South Africa’s heritage sites and places of interest (POIs) by listing the location and explaining the meaning of all South African POIs on the Road Trip SA app.