Humanities News

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…

Archive of Kindness proves all is not lost

Even though the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the ugly side of the country, including some unpalatable acts of thievery, it has also revealed another side of South Africans – generosity and kindness. 

In her book, Archive of Kindness, North-West University's (NWU’s) Dr Jess Auerbach…

NWU academic invited to a renewed research stay in Germany

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has invited North-West University (NWU) research professor Erhabor Idemudia for a renewed research stay at the German foundation for a further collaboration with Prof Klaus Boehnke.

The renewed research stay is in recognition…

NWU student in the national top 20 of FameLab® 2021

North-West University (NWU) master’s student Letago Kgomoeswana has made it to the national top 20 of FameLab®, one of the biggest science communication competitions in the world.

FameLab® is an international science communication competition that promotes science and technology by…

NWU IKS Centre and DSI host 2021 National IKS Expo

The North-West University (NWU) and the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) hosted the National Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) Expo on 17 August 2021. 

According to Shumi Pango, deputy director for advocacy and policy development at…

Become a language technologist and be a wizard with programming, languages ​​and information systems

Did you know that language and computer programming can be a match made in heaven? Register now at the North-West University for the recurriculated three-year degree in language technology to explore the possibilities of this unusual combination.

This field of study specialises in…

New PhDs are music to the ears

Uncertainty reigns and doubt about the future is fostered in all but the most optimistic minds. What has remained a constant is the North-West University’s (NWU’s) superlative research output and our researchers’ indefatigable pursuit of excellence.

At the May and June graduation ceremonies, 136 PhDs were awarded, with more ceremonies…

Middle English fires the imagination of top-rated researcher

With a B2 rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF), Prof David Scott-Macnab is the highest rated researcher currently employed in the Faculty of Humanities at the North-West University (NWU).

To receive a B2 rating, an academic needs to have published a substantial body of research in top-tier, high-impact international…