Theology News

NWU rewards exceptional lecturers

​The North-West University (NWU) celebrated the torchbearers of its teaching excellence during a virtual event. The best-of-the-best lecturers of 2020 were acknowledged for their work in taking teaching and learning to higher levels during the annual Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) ceremony, which was streamed online on 25 March. The NWU is…

NWU boasts two academics on Most Influential Young South Africans list

Two academics from the North-West University (NWU) were recently featured in Avance Media's 100 Most Influential Young South Africans list for 2020.

Dr Lerato Moekoena and Dr Lebo Gafane-Matemane were recognised for being the best in their respective fields.

The list, put together by public relations firm…

NWU professor is global team member and key participant in international theological conference

North-West University (NWU) professor in practical theology, Prof Vhumani Magezi, has been invited to be a global team member and key participant of the Lausanne 2024 Theology Working Group (TWG) Network conference. 

The TWG Network is a large and prestigious international…

Teaching and learning go online as NWU takes education to people

The Covid-19 pandemic has fundamentally disrupted teaching-learning activities in South Africa and across the globe. It also challenges how we think about education and assessment, in general.

“Disruptions are opportunities to reflect on assumptions made about teaching, learning and learners,” says Prof Robert Balfour, the North-…

Former president tells NWU there is hope

“I am not ‘moedeloos’ (in despair). I haven’t lost hope for the future but I am deeply concerned about where we are at the moment.”

These are the words of former president, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former chancellor of the North-West University (NWU), Mr FW de Klerk. He said although he is worried about the position the country…

NWU postdoctoral fellow to attend prestigious MSCA master class in Norway

Dr Isabella Bonati, an international postdoctoral fellow at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Theology, will soon join a group of preselected researchers in Oslo, Norway, to attend the annual master class for applicants to the prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) – Individual Fellowship Scheme.

The MSCA…

Church must bring communities together

“The church is profoundly irresponsible as it disconnects itself from the realities on the ground.”

The Methodist Church’s Bishop Paul Verryn was blunt when he said the above during a recent North-West University (NWU) Pastors’ Conference.

Pastor Verryn was a guest speaker at the conference hosted by the Faculty of Theology…

Faculty of Theology and religious leaders deliberate on death, dying and funerals in SA

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Theology recently hosted a dialogue session with various religious leaders, representing different denominations, on the topic of “Contending Theologies, Liturgies and Practices: Death, Dying and Funerals in South Africa”.

The dialogue – in partnership with the Vaal Pastor’s Fraternal…

Formalised curiosity at the Faculty of Theology

“Research is formalised curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose,” said the American novelist Zora Neale Hurston. It is a sentiment that rings as true today as it did all those many decades ago. It is also a maxim that the Faculty of Theology at the North-West University (NWU) has embraced with a fervour.

The does not merely…

Faculty of Theology at the centre of the global village

The world is getting smaller and countries are more interconnected than ever before. Those unwilling to reach out will be left behind, but the Faculty of Theology at the North-West University has no intention of letting that happen.

The faculty boasts an international reach like few other and this is especially evident when looking…