Mahikeng Campus News

US ambassador to South Africa visits NWU Mahikeng Campus

The North-West University (NWU) has welcomed the United States Ambassador to South Africa, Reuben E Brigety II, during a function at its Mahikeng Campus on 4 October.

The ambassador, who officially arrived in the country eight weeks ago, was accompanied by the US Consul General in Johannesburg, Mr Vincent Spera.

NWU principal and vice-chancellor, Dr Bismark Tyobeka, said the ambassador’s visit was important as the university was considering partnering with the Colorado School of Mines to assist in establishing an NWU School of Mining.

“Our plan is to take mining to… Read more

NWU alumnus inspires students

Ontiretse Motingwa

Joseph Senosi, North-West University (NWU) alumnus and currently a trainee script writer of Skeem Saam, was recently invited by the School of Communication to talk to second- and third-year corporate communication students on the Mahikeng Campus.

Joseph, who holds a BA in communication…

Inaugural lecture examines literary-linguistic-cultural representations

By Phenyo Mokgothu and Ontiretse Motingwa

Prof Muchativugwa Liberty Hove presented his inaugural lecture on the evening of 30 September 2022 to a hall filled with luminaries, friends and family.

He started the lecture with what he considers a timeless poem, A Dream Deferred (…

US ambassador to South Africa visits NWU Mahikeng Campus

by Christopher Motabogi

The North-West University (NWU) has welcomed the United States Ambassador to South Africa, Reuben E Brigety II, during a function at its Mahikeng Campus on 4 October.

The ambassador, who officially arrived in the country eight weeks ago, was accompanied by the US Consul General in Johannesburg, Mr Vincent Spera.

NWU principal…

Study looks at ways to enhance safety of social workers

by Mafumane Tlhapi

Dr Luce Pretorius, an academic at North-West University’s (NWU’s) Social Work subject group, has recently conducted a study to look at ways to enhance safety of social workers against client violence.

The study was titled “A policy framework to enhance the protection of South African social workers against client violence”.

“The…

Honouring legacies and building an inclusive future

by Phenyo Mokgothu

When a person dies, the mark the individual leaves on the world represents that individual's legacy. These are the words of Nobel Prize laureate and much celebrated poet Dr Maya Angelou.

History is replete with examples of men and women of stature that not only led a life of service, but who also altered history for generations to come…

NWU students part of SA council launched to stop bullying, body shaming

by Christopher Motabogi

Four communication studies students from North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus have been inaugurated as part of what will ultimately become South Africa’s first-ever 22-member Youth Online Safety Council (YOSC).

The students are Bokamoso Shame, Faith Monaisa, Itumeleng Mohwasa and Ester Kgaje.

The inaugural event was…

NWU law students show their mettle in annual public speaking competition

By Ontiretse Motingwa

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Law hosted its annual cross-campus public speaking competition on 23 September.

This year marked the fifth Ubuntu Ambassadors Public Speaking Competition, which aims to improve students' public speaking abilities and raise knowledge of…

NWU’s Mahikeng Campus launches One Button Studio, Podcast Studio and Makerspace

Ontiretse Motingwa and Nolwazi Xulu

The Centre of Teaching and Learning (CTL) on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus recently invited students from all faculties to a three-day launch of the One Button Studio, Podcast Studio, and Makerspace at the campus library.

The One Button Studio…

NWU academic shares his thoughts on indigenous mining

by Phenyo Mokgothu

North-West University (NWU) academic Otsile Maditsi says indigenous mining has a space to influence conventional mining.

“Indigenous mining is one of the 16 disciplines identified under the Indigenous Knowledge Act no 6 of 2019 as an early scientific method by indigenous communities of South Africa,” he says.

The technology and…

NWU plays its part in rolling out 6BRICKS® initiative

By Ontiretse Motingwa

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Educational Psychology subject group, together with the North West Department of Education, recently reached out to Retlametswe Special School in Mahikeng to empower teachers to better support their learners.

This project forms part of the…