Faculties News

NWU team secures second position in Student Datathon Challenge

Students from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) School of Computer Science and Information Systems secured second position in the annual Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA) Student Datathon 2022 Challenge.

Themed "Using social media data to develop innovative solutions", the challenge aimed to demonstrate how…

Renowned Judge Dennis Davis to present seminar for small business enterprises

Esteemed Judge Dennis Davis will lead a seminar for small business enterprises on Thursday, 9 March 2023 at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus.

The seminar is organised by the Companies Tribunal in partnership with the NWU's Faculty of Law. It is aimed at small and upcoming businesses in Mahikeng and NWU students,…

School of Computer Science and Information Systems secures third place in Cyber Security Challenge finals

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) School of Computer Science and Information Systems secured third place in the Cyber Security Challenge finals hosted by the South African National Research Network (SANReN) during the Centre for High Performance Computing’s national meeting.

Students Heinke Lubbe, Nico kemp, and Aaryadev Ghosalkar…

Delegation from Kogakkan University share insight into new team-teaching style

A delegation from Kogakkan University on the island of Mie, Japan, visited the Vanderbijlpark Campus of the North-West University (NWU) from 20 to 24 February 2023 to demonstrate their new team-teaching style – Lesson Study Approach (LSA).

This teaching style, developed by Kogakkan University, is aimed at preservice teachers as part of…

NWU Debating Union hosts annual first-year debate tournament

The North-West University (NWU) Debating Union on the Mahikeng Campus is dedicated to maintaining the existing skills of public speaking, debating, and critical thinking, and cultivating and maturing these skills in those who would like to learn.

This is according to Kgopotso Sekgobela, chairperson of the union.

The union has…

There is nothing small about nanotechnology at the North-West University

One thousand-millionth of a metre. Or, to put it differently: one billionth of a metre. This unfathomably small number is called a nanometre and the world of nanotechnology operates at between 1 and 100 nanometres. This is also where the North-West University (NWU) is unearthing new ways to combat disease, to help protect the environment and to…

Top music practitioners to facilitate African Music workshop series

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) School of Music is bringing top African music practitioners to share their knowledge and expertise as part of an African Music workshop series.

The first three workshops will be held during the first semester of 2023, and each of these will be open to all NWU staff and students, free of charge.

Zimbabwe collaboration could bring formal early childhood education skills to grannies and moms

For children up to seven years old to reach their full potential, early childhood education is essential. Across Africa, many caregivers are grannies and mothers without formal qualifications. Filling this gap is one of several areas for fruitful collaboration between researchers from the North-West University (NWU) and their counterparts in…

Regulation and automation could push up operational risk for banks

Operational risk has been identified as the primary source of reputational risk for South African banks. This is according to new research by Prof Suné Ferreira-Schenk, Finance and Investment professor at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences of the North-West University (NWU).

Though banks have been subject to operational…

Improving service delivery in the public sector is researcher’s aim

Poor service delivery is a problem throughout South Africa, but one North-West University (NWU) academic, Prof Costa Hofisi, is doing something about it. Using his research expertise, he has set his sights on contributing to service delivery improvements in the public sector.   

His research focuses on the extent to which the public…