Humanities News

Students showcase their action netball skills.

Action netball is a thrilling and dynamic variation of traditional netball that has recently gained popularity. This fast-paced sport combines the core principles of netball with elements of basketball, making it an exciting and engaging game for participants and spectators alike.

No longer just a sport for women, men and women now play…

Goldfox: An exploration of sound

By Menziwa Msibi

North-West University (NWU) experimental duo project Goldfox – featuring southern African instrument player Dr Cara Stacey and cellist Nicola du Toit (cello) – joined forces with jazz guitarist Keen Ahrends in a sound exploration performance.

This performance formed part of the NWU…

School of Music presents Shubert’s Schwanengesang

By Menziwa Msibi

North-West University (NWU) academics Thomas Erlank (tenor) and Prof Tinus Botha (piano) represented the School of Music in a performance of one of Schubert’s great vocal masterpieces, Schwanengesang (swan song).

The performance took place on Sunday, 10 September at 13:00 at the NWU…

NWU to host regional conference on sustainability

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) School of Social Sciences will be hosting the Planetary Utilisation of Sustainability Strategies (PLUS) Southern African Regional Conference from 11 to 13 September 2023 at its Mahikeng Campus.

The theme of the conference is “Land, landscape, local knowledge, and the pursuit of sustainable ontologies…

Inaugural lecture explores trust in the workplace

Prof Marita Heyns, a researcher at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Optentia research unit on the Vanderbijlpark Campus, recently delivered her inaugural professorial lecture titled "Trust @work".

The hybrid event brought together academics, family members, and friends from various parts of the globe.

Prof Heyns selected one…

Postgraduate students brush up on statistical software to analyse population data

By Menziwa Msibi

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Population Studies and Demography subject group recently hosted a workshop for postgraduate students on its Mahikeng Campus.

The workshop was aimed at creating a space for students to get to know each other and talk about their research projects, and…

Optentia launches two short courses

Mentoring adds value at many levels for mentees, mentors and supervisors and can benefit all parties involved. Developing this relationship helps the parties to learn new things, build their networks, and grow as professionals.

To ensure success in the mentoring relationship, the Faculty of Humanities at the North-West University (NWU)…

Innovative and creative teaching and learning strategies are the key to success

The Faculty of Humanities at the North-West University (NWU) recently hosted an insightful Teaching and Learning colloquium at Khaya Ibhubesi Conference Centre in Parys. The theme of the event was "Transforming teaching and learning in the Humanities: Critical reflection on shifting pedagogies in the post-Covid era”.

The colloquium saw…

Local researcher to collaborate with Cambridge University

The North-West University (NWU) takes pride in the calibre of its academics. The expert work of the NWU’s researchers and lecturers is often recognised internationally, resulting in opportunities to collaborate with some of the most renowned and highest-ranking universities in the world.

Prof Paul Smit, associate professor of and…

Backyard garden partnership springs up in time for Nelson Mandela Day

In an era where food insecurity is a pressing concern, community gardens offer a practical solution by increasing access to fresh, nutritious food. These gardens empower individuals and communities to take control of their food production, reducing dependence on expensive and often unhealthy store-bought alternatives.

All this is…