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NWU Eagles and UFS share the spoils in a goalless draw

Reigning Varsity Football champions, North-West University (NWU) Eagles, and the University of Free State shared the spoils in a goalless draw in the fourth round of the 2021 Varsity Football tournament.

This game was an action-packed encounter, with both teams producing a slew of chances to break the tie, but none coming to fruition.

“It was a very tactical game from both sides. A close call from the assistant referee for the offside denied us a crucial goal in the dying minutes of the game,” says NWU coach Karabo Masehela.

The draw takes the NWU Eagles to seven points and second place on the Varsity Football round-robin log with two wins, one loss and one draw.

The NWU Eagles repeated their 2019 final success by beating Tshwane University of Technology by 2-0 in round three of the tournament.

NWU hosts annual lecture on academic freedom

The North-West University (NWU) hosted its annual lecture on academic freedom on 15 September 2021. The lecture was a hybrid event hosted at the NWU’s Council Chambers in Potchefstroom and via the online platform Zoom.

The guest speaker for this year’s lecture was Prof. Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua, an associate professor from the School of…

Oyster mushrooms could make brown seaweed rich pickings for indigenous chickens

Brown seaweed is known to be a rich source of minerals such as calcium, manganese, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, sulphur and iron. Add oyster mushrooms to the mix and the result could be a highly nutritious source of feed for indigenous chickens. This is the thinking of Godfrey Mhlongo, North-West University (NWU) PhD student in animal health…

How families cope with mental health care issues

The whole family can be affected when living with a family member with a mental disorder, disability or developmental delay. Mechanisms to cope with the resulting stress include escape, avoidance, denial or looking to religion.  This is according to Tshepang Modise, nursing science master’s graduate at North-West University (NWU). Tshepang has…

Plants offer home-grown solutions to healthcare

Approximately 80% of South Africa’s population depend on medicinal plants for their healthcare needs, leading to an increased interest in the commercialisation of plant-based remedies.

Research by Tshepiso Ndhlovu, a PhD candidate at the North-West University (NWU), is shedding light on the potential of medicinal plants in the skincare…

NWU PhD candidate appointed to serve on national ministerial panel

North-West University (NWU) PhD candidate Thulisile Bhuda has been appointed by the Minister of Sport, Arts, and Culture Nathi Mthethwa as a member of the Indigenous Knowledge / Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) National Authentication Panel for three years, from August 2021 to July 2024.

NWU Indigenous Knowledge Systems Centre explores ways to assist indigenous communities with commercialisation

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) Centre, in collaboration with the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the NWU Technology Transfer and Innovation Support office, hosted a hybrid lekgotla on 14 September 2021 to explore ways to assist indigenous communities with the…

NWU Eagles and UFS share the spoils in a goalless draw

Reigning Varsity Football champions, North-West University (NWU) Eagles, and the University of Free State shared the spoils in a goalless draw in the fourth round of the 2021 Varsity Football tournament.

This game was an action-packed encounter, with both teams producing a slew of chances to break the tie, but none coming to fruition.…

NWU to host colloquium on decolonising Christianity

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and Faculty of Theology will be hosting a virtual colloquium on 8 September 2021 on decolonising Christianity and its implications for preparing future ministers.

According to Prof Emmanuel Mgqwashu, CTL’s director for faculty teaching and learning support, one…

NWU female coach is breaking stereotypes in football

Football administration and coaching have long been dominated by men all around the world, but the winds of change are blowing. Recently more women have entered this male-dominated sport, either as administrators or coaches.

One such shining star is Azania Amogelang Moshushu, head coach of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) women’s…

NWU Eagles ready to defend Varsity Football title

With the Varsity Football tournament starting soon, the North-West University (NWU) team and reigning champions are ready to defend the title.

Coach Karabo Masehela says he is confident that his team is 100% ready.

“We know as the current champions that every team will be going all out for us, so we are saying to them, bring it…