Human Interest News

Worse growth figures confirm damage to economy

“The worse-than-expected gross domestic product (GDP) growth figures for the third quarter of 2021, if taken together with the recent record unemployment numbers, confirm in particular the serious damage that the civil unrest earlier this year and the persistent load shedding have done to the South African economy.”

NWU School of Nursing and stakeholders join hands in the fight against gender-based violence

The School of Nursing at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus is collaborating with various stakeholders to commemorate and support 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (GBV).

16 Days of Activism Against GBV is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every…

Purple signifies excellence, remembrance and above all, hope

During the month of December, the three main gates of the campuses of the North-West University (NWU) in Mahikeng, Potchefstroom and Vanderbijlpark will be illuminated in purple as a symbolic gesture of perseverance during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The lighting will start on Wednesday,…

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.

African Continental Free Trade Agreement - Minister Ebrahim Patel talks to the NWU Business School

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA) is a project of the African Union (AU). Founded in 2018, it ambitiously aims ‘to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of business persons and investments’. Virtually all of the 55 AU member states have signed the agreement.   While some negotiations…

NWU academic aims to boost environmental sustainability through industrial engineering

Meelan Roopa, a lecturer in the North-West University’s (NWU’s) School of Industrial Engineering, is currently conducting research on new ideas and strategic ways of achieving environmental sustainability for developing countries through industrial engineering.

His research explores the synergies, divergencies and needs of ensuring…

NWU staff recognised for their service to the North West Province

Two staff members of the North-West University (NWU) were recognised during the Bokone Bophirima Gospel Music Awards (BBGMA) that took place on 27 November 2021 at Glory Ministries International (GMI) in Potchefstroom.

NWU vice-chancellor Prof Dan Kgwadi received an award for his…

NWU’s Letago is a FameLab International runner-up

On Thursday, 25 November 2021, the world’s greatest science communication competition hosted its final showdown, where 10 young researchers and professionals battled it out for the title of world’s best science communicator in the FameLab International 2021 online final.

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Letago Kgomoeswana represented…

North-West University honours iconic alumni

The North-West University (NWU) honoured some of its most remarkable alumni at an awards ceremony in Sandton on 26 November.

The university’s prestigious Alumni Awards of Excellence gave recognition in nine categories to prominent alumni who have excelled professionally in their respective fields of expertise and who have made exemplary…