Human Interest News

NWU PhD student preserves African heritage through children’s book on Ndebele mural art

North-West University (NWU) PhD student in Indigenous Knowledge Systems Thulisile Bhuda recently wrote a children’s book that focuses on Ndebele mural art.

According to Thulisile the aim of the book is to promote, preserve and disseminate African heritage.

NWU Soccer Institute goalkeeper coach joins PSL team

North-West University (NWU) goalkeeper coach Thato Haraba has recently joined South Africa Premier Soccer League team Bloemfontein Celtic FC as a goalkeeper coach for the Free State-based outfit.

Thato has been with the NWU Soccer Institute as a goal keeper coach since January 2020…

Accounting Sciences flies the NWU flag high

When it comes to academic excellence, the North-West University (NWU) prides itself on being the best.

The School of Accounting Sciences recently added another feather to the university’s cap when the school walked away with four awards during the international Chartered Institute of…

South Africa post-2020: Covid-19 and the economy (part 2)

It was not the aftermath of the storm. Indeed, the rain was still pelting down, but South Africa’s economic ship needed to be steered towards lost prosperity. In this, the second part of a series of articles, Professor Raymond Parsons from the Business School at the North-West University (NWU), looks at how the easing of the lockdown…

South Africa post-2020: Covid-19 and the economy (part 1)

The year 2020 will be remembered as one of unprecedented uncertainty, and 2021 looks set to not buck its predecessor’s trend. Prof Raymond Parsons from the Business School at the North-West University (NWU) looks ahead at what the new year will hold for the South African economy and consumers alike. This is the first part of a series of…

Innovation Hub applauds NWU achievers

Two technology projects recently received honours at this year’s Innovation Hub GAP awards that were held on 10 December 2020.

The Innovation Hub, the innovation agency of Gauteng is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency.  It was…

NWU Career Centre: Save these dates

With more than 2 000 students attending the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Virtual Career Fairs in 2020, the Career Centre promises to pull out all the stops in 2021.

The centre will be hosting four virtual career fairs in March 2021.

What an inspiration!

Dr. Marli Dercksen was recently honoured with a special Woman Inspiration award for her work in metabolic diseases by the Federation  of Afrikaans Cultural Societies (FAK). Lets find out more about this remarkable woman.

Tell us a bit about when you were born and where you grew up…

Personality could be the key indicator for performance in the workplace

Prof Ankebe Kruger, counselling psychologist from the Institute of Psychology and Wellbeing in the Centre for Health and Human Performance, recently launched a research project among staff members in the Faculty of Health Sciences across all three campuses of the North-West University (NWU) to investigate participants…

Maintaining healthy relationships

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Employee Relations and Wellness division recently hosted a webinar aimed at educating staff and students on how to maintain healthy relationships.

Dr Shanaaz Hoosain, a senior lecturer in social work at the University of Cape Town, and Dr Tlaleng…