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NWU alumnus and male netball star is shining bright

North-West University (NWU) alumnus Thulani Tlhapi has proven that netball is not a sport only women can excel in.

Thulani, who currently plays for the Ikageng Classics, an all-male team based in Potchefstroom, recently represented the Dr Kenneth Kaunda district at the Spar National Championships.

At the championships he was selected to form part of the new Netball South Africa for Men’s 35-member squad that will represent the country at various competitions.

NWU alumnus and male netball star is shining bright

North-West University (NWU) alumnus Thulani Tlhapi has proven that netball is not a sport only women can excel in.

Thulani, who currently plays for the Ikageng Classics, an all-male team based in Potchefstroom, recently represented the Dr Kenneth Kaunda district at the Spar National…

Father and daughter are both first years at the NWU

They say it’s almost an impossible task to come between fathers and their daughters, because of the special bond they share That is  definitely the case when it comes to Glenville Fransman and his daughter Miché Fransman.

Glenville and his daughter are currently both first years at…

NWU Business School Think Tank – NSFAS and the consequences of government cost cutting

This past week the Business School at the North-West University (NWU) held a think tank focusing on the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), and specifically on the consequences of government cost cutting in the 2021 budget with respect to tertiary education.

There was consensus that the consequences of a capital deficit have…

Greig’s career is in the fast lane at Tesla

Working for Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. is a dream come true for North-West University (NWU) alumnus Greig Swanepoel.

Greig works for electric vehicle and clean energy company Tesla in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, where he is an application engineer for residential energy products in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Headquartered…

NWU athletes shine at SAs

As usual, athletes from the North-West University (NWU) asserted themselves at the recent South African Senior Athletics Championships and the NWU’s trophy cupboard is once again bursting at the seams.

This competition took place in Pretoria from 15 to 17 April.

Solid start for Eagles

The North-West University Eagles are off to a solid start in the 2021 Varsity Cup tournament with two wins from three games. They first beat the Madibaz from NMMU 47–28 and old rivals Shimlas 32–22 before André Pretorius’s side came undone against Tukkies in a resounding 33–15 loss.

Captain Chederick wants to return to form

Chederick van Wyk was born in the year of champions, and that is what he has become. The world first met this future sprinter on 18 February 1995, a few months before the Springboks lifted the Web Ellis Trophy on a historic afternoon at Ellis Park. Destiny also had a plan for the young boy from Prieska.

Calling all prospective engineers to take part in the NWU’s Engineering Saturdays

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Engineering understands how the minds of young prospective engineering students work.

To this end, the faculty has established Engineering Saturdays; a programme that allows Grade 10 to 12 learners to visit the faculty to get an idea of the different engineering disciplines that…

NWU academic selected for Ubuntu Dialogues Fellowship Exchange Programme

Dr Allison Geduld, an academic at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Law,  was recently selected to take part in the Ubuntu Dialogues Fellowship Exchange Programme.

Ubuntu Dialogues is an exchange project between Stellenbosch University…

NWU off to winning start for Varsity Cup

The Eagles have landed! The NWU got their Varsity Cup campaign off to a winning start by beating the Madibaz from NMMU by 47–28 in Pretoria on Monday, 5 April.

As the score suggests, it was a hard-fought encounter with plenty of tries being poached on both sides. Coach André…