Humanities News

Erica writes her way to first place

A writer will often say that they find writing more difficult than the average person, but for North-West University (NWU) student Erica Harris writing is seemingly effortless.

Erica, who is pursuing a master’s degree in media studies, was recently announced as the winner of the RSG…

NWU School of Music launches book on musicing and spirituality

On 3 December 2021, authors and members of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Musical Arts in South Africa: Resources and Applications (MASARA) research niche area hosted a hybrid launch of the book titled Ritualised belonging: Musicing and spirituality in the South African context.

Extraordinary professor June Boyce-Tillman, Prof…

Professor Phil van Schalkwyk delivers inaugural lecture

Professor Phil van Schalkwyk delivered his inaugural lecture, titled: Die lewende verlede van die letterkunde (Literature’s living past).

His lecture focused on carrying out an exploration of the human relationship with the past, specifically in a literary-artistic context. In the…

NWU School of Music does it D-I-Y style 

The School of Music at the North-West University (NWU) started with face-to-face classes very early in the pandemic due to the personal nature of its curriculum. This year they decided to face the challenges they encountered as a result of the pandemic head on.

To ensure that they…

NWU historian maps the way to South African heritage

An academic and historian of the North-West University (NWU) is part of a community engagement project that documents all South Africa’s heritage sites and places of interest (POIs) by listing the location and explaining the meaning of all South African POIs on the Road Trip SA app.

NWU rewards its exceptional achievers

During a virtual ceremony on 25 November the North-West University (NWU) acknowledged staff for their exceptional contributions to teaching and learning, research and community engagement.

These torchbearers were honoured during the first ever NWU Excellence Awards ceremony. The…

NWU awards honorary doctorate to Dr Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi

The North-West University (NWU) saluted Dr Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi with an honorary doctorate on 19 November 2021 for her exceptional contributions to the South African political landscape and society.

Dr Fraser-Moleketi served as the Minister of Public Service and Administration from 1999 to 2008. She…

NWU designers still on a winning streak in top competitions

Students and graduates of the Graphic Design subject group at the North-West University (NWU) have again shone at the recent international Loerie Awards and national Pendoring Awards.

Their distinctive creativity…

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…