Humanities News

NWU alumnus inspires students

Ontiretse Motingwa

Joseph Senosi, North-West University (NWU) alumnus and currently a trainee script writer of Skeem Saam, was recently invited by the School of Communication to talk to second- and third-year corporate communication students on the Mahikeng Campus.

Joseph, who holds a BA in communication…

Faculty of Education hosts literature week

Oldrin Masowa

Storytelling is regarded as a form of information sharing and at the Faculty of Education they believe that great stories happen to those that can share them. The Faculty hosted  a three day literature workshop on the Potchefstroom…

NWU’s Setswana students celebrate heritage month

By Ontiretse Motingwa

Fourth-year Setswana students on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus celebrated Heritage Day by embracing the Setswana language as future Setswana educators.

The celebration aimed to remind students of their heritage, to encourage them to learn more about other…

Music students depart on exchange programme to Sweden

Four music students from the North-West University (NWU) recently departed for a five-month study trip to Stockholm in Sweden.

This is part of the Linnaeus-Palme Exchange Programme funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), with additional funding from the Hillensberg Trust.

This is the first time…

NWU alumnus and eTV journalist briefs students

By Oldrin Masowa

The early bird catches the worm, the rest stay longing. This is exactly what the School of Communication Studies at the North-West University (NWU) aims to achieve after hosting a media career development skills workshop. The objective of this workshop was to…

Celebrating cultural diversity, broadening horizons, and strengthening respect for each other through multilingualism

By Angeline Marokoane and Ontiretse Motingwa

This annual event takes place across campuses, and aims to showcase the NWU's cultural diversity, to broaden horizons, to strengthen respect for each other, and to enable the renewal of ideas. This year’s theme was “Multilingualism: a powerful resource for inclusion…

Cyberbullying and harmful online content under the spotlight

The Film and Production Board (FPB), in conjunction with the North-West University’s (NWU’s) School of Communication, recently hosted a roadshow as part of an open dialogue with students on online harm, cyber safety and content classification.

The objective of the roadshow, that took place on the NWU’s Mahikeng Campus, was to…

A tale of three cities: NWU webinar reflects on South Africa’s stance on Russian/Ukraine war

This webinar analysed the country’s stance and the extensive criticism it received on its decision not to vote on three United Nations General Assembly resolutions condemning Russia's intervention within Ukraine - with both the United States of America and the Russian Federation equally vying for support from South Africa.

Dr Barend…

Outgoing SCC president has his eye on business

Mojalefa Motaung, North-West University's (NWU's) outgoing Vanderbijlpark Student Campus Council (SCC) president and Student Representative Council (SRC) deputy president, has his sights set on making his mark in the business world. The 22-year-old owns Roar Clothing, a thriving clothing line.  

The line has a number of items in its…

Don’t miss the summer school and conference on digital humanities

Everyone interested in digital humanities is in for a double treat.

The Digital Humanities Association of Southern Africa (DHASA) will be hosting a summer school from 31 October to 3 November 2022, followed by the inaugural digital humanities conference organised by the North-West University's (NWU's) Faculty of Humanities from 2 to 4…