Humanities News

International fame may await NWU’s national FameLab® winner

North-West University (NWU) master’s student Letago Kgomoeswana has been announced as the winner of the 2021 national FameLab® competition, one of the biggest science communication competitions in the world.

This competition promotes science and technology by creating a platform for young scientists to find…

NWU graduate makes waves globally

Shaun Frazao, a North-West University (NWU) graduate and chief strategy officer of Wavemaker South Africa is heading to London as strategy partner at Wavemaker Worldwide.

Wavemaker is one of the five largest media agency networks in the world, with clients such as L'Oréal, Paramount Pictures, Xerox, Colgate-Palmolive, Netflix and…

Latest rankings highlight NWU’s quality subjects

​The North-West University (NWU) is one of the best tertiary education institutions for education towards a professional career. This has been reconfirmed by the latest rankings by the Times Higher Education (THE) World Rankings, which place the NWU among the top local universities.

THE’s 2022 rankings that were released on 13 October…

NWU hosts annual lecture on academic freedom

The North-West University (NWU) hosted its annual lecture on academic freedom on 15 September 2021. The lecture was a hybrid event hosted at the NWU’s Council Chambers in Potchefstroom and via the online platform Zoom.

The guest speaker for this year’s lecture was Prof. Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua, an associate professor from the School of…

NWU PhD candidate appointed to serve on national ministerial panel

North-West University (NWU) PhD candidate Thulisile Bhuda has been appointed by the Minister of Sport, Arts, and Culture Nathi Mthethwa as a member of the Indigenous Knowledge / Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) National Authentication Panel for three years, from August 2021 to July 2024.

NWU Indigenous Knowledge Systems Centre explores ways to assist indigenous communities with commercialisation

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) Centre, in collaboration with the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the NWU Technology Transfer and Innovation Support office, hosted a hybrid lekgotla on 14 September 2021 to explore ways to assist indigenous communities with the…

Cara Stacey wins Young Artist Award for Music

Dr Cara Stacey, senior lecturer in African Music at the School of Music at the North-West University (NWU), has just been named this year's winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Music. This award recognises her exceptional talent as a composer and performer.

Her music is described by the National Arts Festival…

NWU to host colloquium on decolonising Christianity

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and Faculty of Theology will be hosting a virtual colloquium on 8 September 2021 on decolonising Christianity and its implications for preparing future ministers.

According to Prof Emmanuel Mgqwashu, CTL’s director for faculty teaching and learning support, one…

The Covid-19 pandemic and its strain on women

Not only has the Covid-19 pandemic put significant strain on the global economy and public health systems, but it also contributed to greater inequality and discrimination against women.

The North-West University’s (NWU‘s) School of Social…

NWU academic critical on the route taken by IEC for election postponement

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of South Africa recently applied to the Constitutional Court to postpone the local government elections that are due to be held on 27 October 2021.

This is following the Moseneke Commission report which recommended the postponement of the October 2021 local government elections due to the Covid…