Mahikeng Campus News

Soccer Institute's u-21 team gears up for the Pirates Cup tournament

By Phenyo Mokgothu and Lerato Tshweu

The North-West University (NWU) Soccer Institute's under-21 team is gearing up for a thrilling challenge as they prepare to compete in the Pirates Cup tournament, one of South Africa's most esteemed youth soccer competitions.

Set to kick off at the Wits Marks Park Sports Grounds, the tournament promises intense matches starting on 28 March.

In the first round the team will face formidable opponents, including Vhembe Cora Academy, TUT Emalahleni and Midlands Academy.

Involvement in the Pirates Cup… Read more

World Art Day: Tradition and technology

by Phenyo Mokgothu

As the world marks World Art Day 2024 on 15 April, Othusitse Maunatlala, an academic in the School of Communication at the North-West University (NWU), shares insights on the significance of art.

World Art Day is an international celebration of the fine arts which was declared by the International Association of Art to promote awareness…

Player joins professional women’s football league

By Phenyo Mokgothu and Lerato Tshweu

Lebohang Mpakanyane from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) women’s football team has joined Tshwane University of Technology, a team in the Hollywoodbets Super League, which is a professional South African women's football league.

She is the second female player…

Alumnus to play host at Vodacom Hack-alympics finale

by Phenyo Mokgothu

Vodacom's Africa Hack-alympics 2024 is gearing up for its highly anticipated finale, and it's all set to be hosted by North-West University (NWU) alumnus and Vodacom cluster specialist Tutu Kgobane.

Taking place from 23 to 24 April in South Africa, the event promises to be a showcase of intense coding, problem-solving and innovation.…

Looking to sustainable agriculture

by Mafumane Tlhapi

Poultry manure could revolutionise farming practices in South Africa, particularly among subsistence farmers in rural areas. This is one of the research findings of Mandisa Mazibuko, a researcher from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences.

Her research delves into the effects of poultry manure on selected maize cultivars and…

IKS Centre signs cooperation agreement with three communities to protect indigenous knowledge

by Phenyo Mokgothu

The North-West University's (NWU’s) Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) Centre has recently sealed a significant cooperation pact with three communities in the North West province.

This agreement aims to safeguard South African indigenous knowledge by ensuring it is managed and utilised for the benefit of the communities and rights…

Debate Union shines at prominent tournament

by Phenyo Mokgothu

The Debate Union on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus recently participated in a debate tournament hosted by Wits University.

The team competed in the Public Speaking and Debate categories, achieving notable results. In Public Speaking, Thato Katametsi secured second place and received the Best Speaker award for the…

Soccer Institute's u-21 team gears up for the Pirates Cup tournament

by Phenyo Mokgothu

By Phenyo Mokgothu and Lerato Tshweu

The North-West University (NWU) Soccer Institute's under-21 team is gearing up for a thrilling challenge as they prepare to compete in the Pirates Cup tournament, one of South Africa's most esteemed youth soccer competitions.

Set to kick off at the Wits Marks Park…

Former professional footballer returns to the Soccer Institute

by Phenyo Mokgothu

By Phenyo Mokgothu and Lerato Tshweu

Former professional footballer Ngunezi Mkhize has re-enrolled at the North-West University (NWU) Soccer Institute to further his football career and complete his studies.

The Soccer Institute is renowned for developing soccer players, coaches and administrators –…

Eagles soar to victory in North West Cricket First Club League

by Phenyo Mokgothu

By Phenyo Mokgothu and Keaoleboga Motshabi

The North-West University (NWU) Eagles cricket team on the Mahikeng Campus walked away as champions in the North West Cricket (NWC) First Club League 2023-2024 season, after a resounding victory over Klerksdorp Travellers IV in the final match on 23 March 2024.

Student Counselling and Development is passionate about student well-being

by Phenyo Mokgothu

By Keaoleboga Motshabi and Phenyo Mokgothu

The Student Counselling and Development (SCD) department at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus took proactive steps to connect with students through a meet-and-greet programme held on 12 March 2024.

The meet-and-greet provided an opportunity for…