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Innovative research addresses abuse of the elderly

Abuse of the elderly is a topic that is often overlooked in our society. For one PhD Social Work student, this did not go unnoticed. Gcotyiswa Mtiya-Thimla completed her PhD in Social Work at the North-West University (NWU) (2020), where she focused her research on elder abuse. She developed a social-work trauma…

University collaboration reaches promising Covid-19 vaccine results

Walter Sisulu University (WSU) and the North-West University (NWU) jointly announced "very promising first results" from preclinical trials on a new Covid-19 vaccine candidate on Tuesday, 8 June. 

The WSU Medical School has a rich history of producing quality medical doctors and nurses for the South African and international health…

NWU joins in the move for health

Over the years there has been a significant increase in the number of people who suffer from lifestyle diseases. This is mostly due to unhealthy eating, alcohol intake, smoking and a lack of physical activity.

To this end, the Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research (AUTHeR…

Protecting our children

According to the South African Crimes Statistics, there were 943 murders and 24 000 sexual offences against children from April 2019 until March 2020. Although these statistics are slightly lower than the previous year, the data still leaves a lot to be desired.

In light of national…

NWU engineers and biokineticists brainstorm for 2024 Bionic Olympics

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) engineers and biokineticists are preparing to take on universities from around the world in the 2024 International Cybathlon, which will see athletes with physical disabilities competing to complete everyday tasks using state-of-the-art technical assistance systems. 

CHHP helps promote literacy skills development

The Centre for Health and Human Performance: Care2Kids at the North-West University (NWU) recently got involved in a literacy enhancement programme for young learners. The aim is to create awareness of the importance of family literacy activities for the development of learning, self-regulation, and executive function skills in children.

NWU Student Life and School of Nursing celebrate nurses

International Nurses and Midwives Day is celebrated annually on 12 May, and this year the North-West University (NWU) paid tribute to all nurses for the key role they play in society, and especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Student Life shows appreciation

The Student Life department on the Mahikeng Campus celebrated the day…

NWU’s HART keeps tabs on blood pressure

The Hypertension in Africa Research Team (HART) in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the North-West University (NWU) is doing its part to promote blood pressure awareness and measurement during the whole of May Measurement Month (MMM) and on World Hypertension Day on 17 May.

HART is…

NWU supports local football team

The Ten Stars Football Team recently received their second batch of soccer kits and equipment from Prof Pieter Kruger, director of the Centre of Health and Human Performance (CHHP) at the North-West University (NWU).

The CHHP manages this…