Mahikeng Campus News

Alumni Relations office raises funds to support graduating students

To assist struggling final-year students at North-West University (NWU), the Alumni Relations office hosted various events and successfully raised R90 000. This helps students with outstanding debts of R5 000 or less to clear their financial obligations and graduate in 2024.

The cheque was presented to Prof Sonia Swanepoel, deputy vice-chancellor for community engagement and Mahikeng Campus operations, during the staff year-end function on 24 November 2023.

“Paid events hosted by the Alumni Relations office served as a key fundraising mechanism,” says Keabetswe Gopane,… Read more

NWU and IAEA join forces to advance nuclear forensic science training

by Phenyo Mokgothu

-NWU and IAEA collaborate to train students in nuclear forensic science

-The partnership will develop a Nuclear Crime Scene Management Laboratory

-The IAEA has recommended that each of its member states establish a national nuclear forensic library

In a significant step toward enhancing nuclear forensic science…

Physical trainer joins PSL team

by Phenyo Mokgothu

Dino Rangaka, a physical trainer at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Soccer Institute, recently joined Premier Soccer League (PSL) Moroka Swallows FC as a physical trainer for the team.

Dino has been with the Soccer Institute on the Mahikeng Campus for eight years. He holds an introduction to coaching certificate from the Netherlands…

The intricate connection between honeybee foraging and colour preferences

by Phenyo Mokgothu

The mesmerising world of honeybee foraging behaviour has long fascinated scientists, with colour playing a pivotal role in their quest for sustenance. Bees are essential pollinators that hold the key to maintaining the delicate balance of our ecosystems.

North-West University (NWU) student Kimani Waiyaki’s recent research delved into…

Protection Services takes a stand against gender-based violence

by Mafumane Tlhapi

Protection Services on the North-West University's (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus hosted an event – Men's conceptualisation of gender-based violence (GBV) – at the campus' Modiri Park.

This initiative was not merely a gathering, but a determined effort to educate students, staff and members of the community about the profound implications of…

Sports awards honour triumphs

By Lerato Tshweu

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus recognised and celebrated the achievements of student athletes, coaches and teams during a sports awards ceremony on 13 October 2023 at the Great Hall.

The primary focus of the university sports awards ceremony was to honour outstanding…

Celebrating the transformative power of trees during Arbor Week

by Phenyo Mokgothu

In celebration of Arbor Week*, the North-West University's (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus took a bold step toward transforming its surroundings and championing sustainability.

On 10 October 2023, under the leadership of Prof Sonia Swanepoel, the deputy vice-chancellor for community engagement and Mahikeng Campus operations, the university…

Mahikeng schools’ soccer championship showcases young talent

by Phenyo Mokgothu

On 7 October 2023 the North-West University (NWU) hosted the final of the NWU Mahikeng Schools Soccer Championship at the Soccer Institute.

This initiative was born from the vision of educators and coaches from secondary schools in the Mahikeng district to have an annual soccer tournament to foster camaraderie, sportsmanship and healthy…

Transforming MENTalities – one step at a time

By Menziwa Msibi

Student Counselling and Development (SCD) on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus recently hosted a gentlemen’s gala themed “Transforming MENtalities”.

The purpose of the event was to invite men to talk about challenges they experience, and to reach out to one another and…

Alumnus earns a spot in Banyana Banyana team for COSAFA Cup 2023

by Phenyo Mokgothu

North-West University (NWU) alumnus Khensani Nkuna has achieved a remarkable milestone by earning a spot on the Banyana Banyana squad for the 2023 COSAFA Cup. The South African-hosted tournament is currently underway and will end on 15 October.

Khensani's journey from the NWU to the national team has been nothing short of inspiring.…

Bridging the gap by putting chemistry into action

By Menziwa Msibi and Phenyo Mokgothu

The Chemistry subject group at the North-West University's (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus, under the leadership of Prof Lebo Katata-Seru and Prof Thebe Medupe, hosted its inaugural "Chemistry in Action" event on 3 October 2023, marking a significant step toward bridging the gap…