Potchefstroom Campus News

Prof Bismark: NWU Young Guns, you are champions, again!

You did it again, boys. Today, I can barely contain my pride after your immense performance in the 2024 Varsity Young Guns final against Shimlas in Bloemfontein. Not only did you beat your opponents on their home turf 39-36, but you did so in spectacular fashion with a try at the death.

In doing so, you have ensured that the North-West University (NWU) is Young Guns champions for the second consecutive year. What an achievement!

As defending champions, you did not rest on your laurels, and you didn’t shy away from any challenge. When you fell, you stood up. When you chased… Read more

Career coaching sessions empower students with essential skills and insights

The North-West University (NWU) Career Services recently presented career coaching sessions focusing on diversity and inclusivity for 29 students on the Potchefstroom Campus.  

This opportunity provided a platform for students to delve into important topics, exchange ideas with peers, and gain invaluable insights into the ever-evolving…

NWU Faculty of Theology Hosts Career Day for Aspiring Students

North-West University's Faculty of Theology recently held a successful career day at the Govan Mbeki Hall in Potchefstroom. The event explicitly targeted high school students from disadvantaged areas who are interested in pursuing tertiary studies in Theology. It aimed to provide participants with invaluable insights into various career paths…

Prof Christa steps down as editor of PER/PELJ

She is renowned for her legal acumen and dedication to her profession. She has a list of accolades and accomplishments as long as the horizon, but after 22 years of dedicated service, Prof Christa Rautenbach is stepping down from her current role as editor-in-chief of the Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal (PELJ). It is known as the…

Student rewarded for innovative digital project in ABSA competition

Through its digital innovation competition – which is designed to identify and support digital payment innovators – Absa recently honoured students from selected universities who took part in the competition.

As part of Absa’s inaugural commercial payments competition awards ceremony, the group of student finalists convened at the…

Prof Bismark: NWU Young Guns, you are champions, again!

You did it again, boys. Today, I can barely contain my pride after your immense performance in the 2024 Varsity Young Guns final against Shimlas in Bloemfontein. Not only did you beat your opponents on their home turf 39-36, but you did so in spectacular fashion with a try at the death.

In doing so, you have ensured that the North-West…

Meet our researchers

Researchers across the faculties at the North-West University (NWU) continue to produce exciting work in their fields of expertise.

Prof Andries Monyeki is the director of the research focus area Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation (PhASRec).

Dr Nicholin Scheepers is the programme leader at the Quality in Nursing…

Researcher uses artificial mussels to monitor water pollution

Water pollution is a significant environmental issue with far-reaching impacts on society. It is not confined to local or regional boundaries and is exacerbated by climate change, leading to human health risks.

In dealing with such unprecedented risks to our water resources, what is needed is innovation – the kind of innovation embodied…

Colonial texts with a difference provide insight for today

The ongoing influence of colonialism can be seen across the world, as it has had a lasting impact on societies and cultures. In South Africa, the repercussions of colonialism have been particularly profound, marked by periods of Dutch and British rule.

A research project titled "Colonial Pasts and Transnational Futures", led by Dutch…

Plastic pollution is the downside to celebrations

Ten million tiny pieces of plastic are estimated to be lying on the lawn in front of the North-West University (NWU) Law Faculty in Potchefstroom, and the soil in the Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds also has high levels of plastic pollution. This is the downside of the celebrations that are often held in these spaces, where glitter poppers and…

“A Faculty Who Cares” goes the extra mile for learners

Grade 12 learners are on the brink of adulthood, facing decisions about their future careers and lifestyles. The weight of these decisions and expectations from parents, teachers and society can be overwhelming.

Amid their stresses and worries, they can count on the support of mentors such as Prof Fazel Freeks, associate professor and…