Mahikeng Campus News

Students to represent SA at 2024 World Dance Sport Championship

Omphile Makhobosi and Palesa Mphela, members of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) dance team on the Mahikeng Campus, have been selected to represent South Africa at the 2024 World Dance Sport Federation (WDSF) World Championship’s Latin Under-21 competition. The prestigious event will take place on 16 November 2024 in Salaspils, Latvia.

Prince Gontse Motaung, their head coach and manager, has also been selected as national coach and manager, and he will manage and coach the couple.

The National Executive Committee of the Federation of Dance Sport South Africa extended… Read more

Mahikeng Campus celebrates World Intellectual Property Day: making maths fun and fighting hunger

by Vukosi Mathale

The North-West University (NWU) marked World Intellectual Property Day 2024 with vibrant celebrations across our Mahikeng and Potchefstroom campuses on 25 and 26 April. This year's theme, focusing on leveraging intellectual property for the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), drew an enthusiastic crowd comprising students,…

Public lecture emphasises the role of research in sustainable development

by Phenyo Mokgothu

Prof John Victor Mensah from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana recently presented a public lecture at the North-West University’s Mahikeng Campus. He discussed the interconnectedness of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Agenda 2063, and the necessity of research, particularly at postgraduate level.

The lecture…

Academic adds novel to his growing portfolio of publications

by Phenyo Mokgothu

Prof Gilbert Motsaathebe, North-West University (NWU) academic and research professor in the research niche area Indigenous Language and Media in Africa, recently added a significant accomplishment to his literary portfolio with the publication of his novel Dark Leaves.

Published by Evera Publishing-Blackbird Books, Dark Leaves presents…

Building lasting relationships through career empowerment

By Mafumane Tlhapi and Keaoleboga Motshabi

Building and maintaining connections with graduates are crucial for fostering a vibrant community that benefits the North-West University (NWU) and its stakeholders. These relationships provide valuable insights into various industries and career paths, ensuring alumni…

Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management welcomes Fulbright specialist

by Phenyo Mokgothu

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management (UESM) proudly announces the arrival of Prof Nishanta Rajakaruna, a Fulbright specialist and extraordinary professor within the unit.

The Fulbright Specialist Programme is a unique opportunity for academics and established professionals from the United…

Professional development camp equips future educators

In line with its educational vision for 2025, the North-West University's (NWU’s) Faculty of Education recently organised a professional development campus to provide students with a deeper insight into the demands of their future careers.

Hosted by esteemed educators and professionals in the field, the camp sought to immerse students…

Research looks at natural solutions for exposure to health-harming toxins

by Phenyo Mokgothu

Prof Sithandiwe Mazibuko-Mbeje from the North-West University (NWU) recently returned from a sabbatical in Ancona, Italy, where she conducted groundbreaking research in toxicology.

Over seven months, Prof Mazibuko-Mbeje delved into a crucial yet often overlooked area of study: the impact of toxins on human health, particularly in the…

Dr Fortunate wants to eliminate malaria

by Bertie Jacobs

Dr Fortunate Mokoena has a vision. This senior lecturer in biochemistry at the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the North-West University (NWU) wants to make the continent she calls home a better, safer place for its citizens.

She hopes to do this by helping to eliminate malaria.

“Many of us born on the African…

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…