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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 joins forces with Black Lawyers Association to deliver market-ready litigators 

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Law and the Black Lawyers Association Legal Education Centre (BLA-LEC) has committed to producing market-ready lawyers through a memorandum of agreement signed on 11 November 2021.

 The agreement, signed at the NWU’s Mahikeng Campus is for a period of three years.

The primary aim is…

Textbook addresses ongoing inequalities in aspects of law

North-West University (NWU) research professor and professor in securities and financial markets law, Prof Howard Chitimira, recently published a textbook along with two other editors.

The book, Global Jurisprudential Apartheid in the Twenty-First Century: Universalism and…

NWU alumnus receives NRF research award

North-West University (NWU) alumnus Prof Retselisitsoe Moses Phooko’s research prowess recently earned him a National Research Foundation (NRF) research award in the category Early Career/Emerging Researchers.

The award ceremony took place on 2 November 2021 during a hybrid event…

Virtual excursions capture students’ imaginations

The new normal during the Covid-19 pandemic has necessitated things having to be done differently.

Look no further than the North-West University's (NWU’s) novel approach towards its popular excursions. To ensure students do not miss out on these due to Covid-19 restrictions, the university is taking students on virtual excursions.…

Latest rankings highlight NWU’s quality subjects

​The North-West University (NWU) is one of the best tertiary education institutions for education towards a professional career. This has been reconfirmed by the latest rankings by the Times Higher Education (THE) World Rankings, which place the NWU among the top local universities.

THE’s 2022 rankings that were released on 13 October…

NWU student aims to empower learners with his book on academic excellence

North-West University (NWU) final-year LLB student Thapelo John Segoabe has put pen to paper to share his thoughts on academic excellence.  The 22-year old Thapelo hails from Madikwe township and his academic prowess speaks for itself.

Before he enrolled for his LLB degree, he completed a BCom Law degree at the NWU and boasts 15…

It’s time to put environmental regulations to work

With calls for safer, cleaner environments, a North-West University (NWU) researcher suggests that local governments use and enforce existing environmental regulations to ensure a better quality of life for all. Maricélle Botes, part of the research team at the Faculty of Law's South African Research Chair in Cities, Law and Environmental…

NWU Faculty of Law to host virtual workshop on Role of Women in Traditional Governance

There are numerous examples where women’s rights are still being disregarded in a traditional setting and an important aspect that has been neglected thus far is the role of women in Traditional Governance.

According to Prof Christa Rautenbach, a Professor of Law at the North-West…

Former Lesotho national goalkeeper scores an NWU PhD

Former Lesotho national football goalkeeper Phoka Matete has recently scored himself a PhD in law at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) June graduations.

Phoka obtained his master’s degree in labour law at the NWU’s Potchefstroom Campus in 2014 and registered for his PhD in 2015.…