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

UNICEF club champions obesity and mental health awareness

by Phenyo Mokgothu

The UNICEF club at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus has taken proactive steps to address pressing health issues by hosting a programme focused on combatting obesity and promoting mental health awareness among students.

UNICEF stands for the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, now officially the…

Bingo brings joy to the elderly

by Phenyo Mokgothu

In a heart-warming initiative aimed at fostering community engagement and supporting the elderly, the office of the deputy vice-chancellor for community engagement and Mahikeng Campus operations at the North-West University (NWU) recently reached out to the Rotarus Home for Senior Citizens in Mahikeng.

Led by deputy vice-chancellor Prof…

Animal Health partners with industry leaders to uphold meat safety standards

by Phenyo Mokgothu

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) subject group Animal Health has joined forces with International Meat Quality Assurance Services (IMQAS) and MAZTECH Consulting and Skills Development to offer an extensive meat inspection short course.

This initiative aims to equip Animal Health students with the essential skills required for the…

Celebrating Social Work Month

by Mafumane Tlhapi

As we commemorate Social Worker Month in March, Prof Retha Bloem, a research director at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) research focus area Community Psychosocial Research (COMPRES) acknowledges the significant influence and unwavering commitment of social workers globally.

She says research played a crucial role in advancing the…

Academic analyses the North West State of Province Address

by Phenyo Mokgothu

A recent analysis by Dr Lindikaya W Myeki from the subject group Agricultural Economics and Extension at the North-West University (NWU) delved into the North West State of Province Address (NWSOPA), with a particular focus on food security issues.

The NWSOPA took place on 20 February 2024, and was presided over by acting premier…

Seminar explores President Gerald R Ford's pragmatic morality approach towards SA during apartheid

by Phenyo Mokgothu

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) subject group History recently hosted a thought-provoking seminar titled "A pragmatic morality: Gerald R Ford and US relations with apartheid South Africa during the mid-1970s".

The event featured keynote speaker Dr Eddie Michel, a distinguished research fellow from the University of Pretoria's…

Inaugural lecture explores mathematics' role in modern theory

by Phenyo Mokgothu

Prof Thekiso Seretlo, a mathematics professor at the North-West University (NWU), delivered a captivating inaugural lecture on 13 March 2024, at the NWU’s Mahikeng Campus.

The lecture, titled "The role of finite simple groups in Clifford-Fischer Theory: group generations, codes and designs", shed light on the significance of finite…

NWU partners with Mahikeng local municipality for security enhancement project

by Phenyo Mokgothu

In a proactive move to bolster the safety and security of its students and staff, the North-West University (NWU) has forged a partnership with the Mahikeng local municipality to launch the "Purple Routes" initiative.

Designed to ensure safe passage from the campus to a nearby shopping mall, this project aims to address safety concerns…

Renowned astronomer to talk about asteroid threats and strategies for Earth's defense

by Phenyo Mokgothu

The North-West University's (NWU’s) Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences will host a guest lecture on 20 March 2024, featuring distinguished astronomer and extraordinary professor, Prof Don Kurtz.

Prof Kurtz, an A1-rated professor based in the United Kingdom, will delve into the intriguing topic of "Impact!" during his lecture…

Celebrating 27 years of cooperation

by Mafumane Tlhapi

North-West University (NWU) academic Kgame Molope represented the South African Chapter of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Academic Group (SA-IORAG) at the celebration of International IORA Day at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

The event, taking place from 7 to 8 March, marked the 27th anniversary of IORA’s establishment.…