Humanities News

NWU to host conference on social media, fake news and hate speech

The advent of social media has brought about the democratisation of communication. The public who has always been consumers of messages has now also become producers since social media is open to everyone who has a device, an account, and data or access to the internet.

NWU student and poet shines in Setswana

Lesego Motlhankane, a third-year BEd student on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Potchefstroom Campus, recently published an anthology of Setswana poetry titled Pitsana ya Poko.

The book of poetry, a collaboration between Lesego and renowned author Kabelo Kgatea, consists of 40…

NWU and collaborators launch Community E-Skills project

The North-West University's (NWU’s) NWU-CoLab, in collaboration with the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA), the Mahikeng Digital Innovation Hub (MDiHub) and the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT), recently launched a Community E-Skills project.

NWU academic talks about happiness

Prof Anné Verhoef of the North-West University (NWU) presented an inaugural lecture titled “Transcendence, Chance and Happiness” on 24 June 2021.

The lecture’s focus was on how happiness relates to notions of chance and transcendence. Prof Verhoef specifically looked at the relation…

NWU and University of Venda host an IKS Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Webinar

The North-West University (NWU), in collaboration with the University of Venda (UNIVEN) and Indigenous Terrain, recently co-hosted an Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Webinar series.

This first collaborative student-organised online webinar…

Grant will help SA grapple with its difficult history

South Africa is a society in which a sense of belonging is complicated by a long and deep history of division and dispossession. Four staff members of the North-West University have received an international grant from the African Critical Inquiry Programme* (ACIP) to organise a collaborative workshop that will use…

A decolonising communication research lecture aims to identify new horizons of practice

The North-West University’s (NWU’s)School of Communication Studies and the Social Transformation research focus area hosted an online public lecture on 18 June 2021, titled “Decolonising communication research: Excavating the layers and identifying new horizons of practice”.


Optentia is top of the POPS

Positive organisational psychology (POP) is a fast-growing field, and the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Optentia research focus area is among the top 10 in the world for publications and citations in this field. What’s more, the top three POP researchers have had ties with Optentia, which stands for Enabling Optimal Expression of Individual,…

Public lecture: NWU to examine decolonising communication research

The School of Communication Studies and the Social Transformation research focus area in the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Humanities will be hosting an online public lecture on 18 June 2021 at 16:00 via Zoom.

The lecture, titled: “Decolonising communication research:…

NWU colloquium examines terrorism in Africa

With terrorism activities on the rise in Africa, the School of Government Studies at the North-West University (NWU) recently hosted a colloquium on the prospective trajectories of terrorism on the continent.

At the colloquium national and international experts discussed Africa’s…