Mahikeng Campus News

NWU alumnus and teacher recognised in Taiwan

By Mokgothu Phenyo and Nolwazi Xulu

North-West University (NWU) alumnus Daniel Mekgwe recently received a Global Lifetime Teacher’s Award from the Erxin Bilingual Elementary School where he is teaching at in Taiwan.

The award was in recognition for his contribution towards Taiwan’s vision to have English as an official language by 2030.

The award forms part of the school’s bilingual programme that aims to develop the curriculum, teaching techniques and methodologies not only for English students, but also for… Read more

Sol Plaatje Secondary wins first NWU Vice-Chancellor Soccer Challenge

By Nolwazu Xulu

The Sol Plaatje Secondary School under-18 football team is the very first champions of the North-West University (NWU) Vice-Chancellor Soccer Challenge.

The tournament took place on 22 October 2022 at the NWU Mahikeng Campus Stadium.

Three schools from each of the towns where the…

Inaugural lecture advocates for better financial inclusion strategies in SA

By Ontiretse Motingwa and Nolwazi Xulu

Prof Howard Chtimira, a professor of securities and financial markets law at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Law, delivered his inaugural lecture on 21 October 2022 at the Mahikeng Campus.

Titled “A legal conspectus of selected challenges affecting…

NWU PhD and master’s students shine in Three Minute Thesis competition

by Mafumane Tlhapi

Can you present your thesis within three minutes? These master’s and PhD students from the North-West University (NWU) proved that it is possible at the university’s second Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

This competition is held annually at more than 200 universities worldwide, and challenges participants to present their…

Gandhi, Fleischack and their North-West University connection

by Willie du Plessis

He is revered as one of the greatest human rights champions and spiritual leaders of all time. Mahatma Gandhi, who advocated non-violent resistance and influenced civil disobedience protests for generations after him, is an international icon with a special connection to Potchefstroom and indirectly to the North-West University (NWU).

NWU alumnus is one of 100 South African Shining Stars

by Phenyo Mokgothu

North-West University (NWU) alumnus Keorapetse Mashimo has been selected as one of the 100 South African Shining Stars  by Inside Education for his contribution to sport in his community.

This was announced during a function hosted by Inside Education and the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) on 20 October in Johannesburg. …

NWU PhD candidate research focuses on treating obesity and type 2 diabetes

By Ontiretse Motingwa

“As a complicated and ever-evolving field, science requires scientists and researchers who are resilient, determined, and knowledgeable. They must also have a great willingness to learn and use new skills and scientific concepts without bias or conformity to what society deems acceptable.”…

NWU inaugural lecture: probing the notion of contextualising practical theology

By Phenyo Mokgothu and Nolwazi Xulu

North-West University (NWU) academic in the Faculty of Theology, Prof Alfred Brundson, presented his inaugural lecture on 13 October 2022 at the NWU’s Mahikeng Campus. The title of the lecture was “Are we there yet? Probing the notion of contextualising practical theology and…

NWU and Stadt Primary School host International Health Day

by Phenyo Mokgothu

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Lifestyle Diseases research niche area and Stadt Primary School hosted an International Child Health Day at Barolong Ratshidi Hall on 14 October 2022.

According to Prof Sonia Swanepoel, deputy vice-chancellor for community engagement and Mahikeng Campus operations, the purpose of the event was to…

Researcher shares findings on psychological issues caused by divorce

By Onitretse Motingwa

“Little attention is given to the mental health of those affected by divorce,” says Dr Lebogang Philda Selahla, a North-West University (NWU) PhD alumnus.

Dr Selahla who recently obtained her PhD, conducted research on mental health issues of men and women who are affected by…

Mahikengs well-known journalist is now an NWU graduate

by Phenyo Mokgothu

One of Mahikeng’s well-known journalists, Sosty Rammutla, received a BA communication degree during the North-West University (NWU) graduation ceremony on 11 October 2022 at the Mahikeng Campus.

Sosty says he is truly grateful and proud of this achievement.

“I would like to thank God for His grace, and I dedicate this…