Human Interest News

Question-and-answer session with Gerrie Nel a major success

On 26 May 2021, the Student Law Council of Potchefstroom (SLCP) hosted an event with Adv Gerrie Nel, who spoke about his journey as an advocate.

Students had the opportunity to engage with him and ask him questions they have always wanted to ask him regarding the legal field.

Let your old clothes live!

The Faculty of Law at the North-West University is collecting unwanted clothing, shoes and ties to distribute to communities and students in need.

Dr Neo Morei, executive dean at the Faculty of Law, decided to implement the project.

“When I was…

NWU alumna steps up the boxing ladder as deputy secretary general for SANABO

Onalenna Tsae, former North-West University (NWU) boxing team coach and alumna, was elected as the deputy secretary-general (DSG) of the South African National Boxing Organisation (SANABO) during its recent annual general meeting.

As a DSG of SANABO, she will be working hand in hand…

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:…

Liberal energy supply approach is good for investment

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on 10 June about new rules of engagement on the energy front in South Africa is good for investment sentiment.

Prof Raymond Parsons, an economist from the Business School of the North-West University, says the more liberal approach to…

Our own verified expert on

Prof Cornelie Nienaber-Rousseau is considered by Metafact, an online platform with a quest to dig into scientific information to deliver only verified facts to their audience, to be a verified expert. Their mission is to connect people with trusted evidence on questions that impact their lives, societies and the world around them. Cornelie has…

Congratulations, Olympic Elroy!

The North-West University (NWU) is proud to congratulate Elroy Gelant, a staff member in People and Culture, on making the South African squad that will compete at the Olympic Games from 23 July to 8 August in Tokyo, Japan. He will compete in the marathon event which will be staged on 7 August.

Innovative research addresses abuse of the elderly

Abuse of the elderly is a topic that is often overlooked in our society. For one PhD Social Work student, this did not go unnoticed. Gcotyiswa Mtiya-Thimla completed her PhD in Social Work at the North-West University (NWU) (2020), where she focused her research on elder abuse. She developed a social-work trauma…

University collaboration reaches promising Covid-19 vaccine results

Walter Sisulu University (WSU) and the North-West University (NWU) jointly announced "very promising first results" from preclinical trials on a new Covid-19 vaccine candidate on Tuesday, 8 June. 

The WSU Medical School has a rich history of producing quality medical doctors and nurses for the South African and international health…

NWU animal health hospital bolsters service offerings

As of 1 June, animal owners living within a 25-kilometre radius of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus can look forward to more services from the institution’s animal hospital.

The Dale Bieghle Animal Health Hospital, as it is formally known, is…