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Further information regarding the handling of an alleged incident related to a female residence on the Potchefstroom Campus

The North-West University (NWU) management is seriously concerned about the allegations which surfaced over the past weekend about the programme proceedings of a residence event on the Potchefstroom Campus. The programme allegedly excluded some students from participating and feeling welcome at the event.

Since the matter was reported…

NWU acknowledges Comrades heroes

On Wednesday, 7 September, the North-West University (NWU) recognised two outstanding individuals for their grit, determination and perseverance during the 2022 Comrades Marathon. This took place during an event at which outgoing Council members were honoured for their contribution and services to the NWU. …

NWU welcomes new SRC members

The North-West University (NWU) welcomes its newly elected Student Representative Council (SRC) that officially took office on 6 September.

The incumbent SRC will serve for a period of one year under the leadership of the SRC president, Yikumba Andreas, a graduate in Management Sciences and Marketing Management, and a current bachelor’s…

Exciting new era begins for the NWU

The inauguration of Dr Bismark Tyobeka as the third vice-chancellor of the North-West University (NWU) is the start of an exciting new journey for the university.

Dr Tyobeka, who started his five-year term as principal and vice-chancellor on 1 June 2022, was officially inaugurated on 26 August during a prestige event at the Feather Hill…

The North-West University is home to high-quality subject offerings

Ever wanted to pursue a career in the medical sciences, public health or hospitality and tourism? These are the highest-ranked subject offerings of the North-West University (NWU) according to the latest rankings from the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy.

ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects…

The North-West University mourns the passing of its student

The North-West University (NWU) is saddened by the passing of a 20-year-old student at the Mahikeng Campus in the afternoon of Tuesday, 26 July 2022. The student’s next of kin have been informed, and some family members have already been on the scene where they were accompanied by members of the South African Police Services (SAPS). Ms…

All eyes on Reserve Bank’s rates decision as consumers struggle

Already dealing with soaring food and transport prices, South African consumers await the next blow, the Reserve Bank’s latest repro rate decision.

The bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is expected to announce its decision after its meeting on 21 July, and it appears the committee doesn’t have much room to manoeuvre.

Prof…

NWU principal and vice-chancellor joins world leaders in nuclear science for international webinar

North-West University’s principal and vice-chancellor, Dr Bismark Tyobeka, has been invited by prominent global leaders in nuclear affairs to be a panelist in an international webinar on the role of nuclear and radiology safety in the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology.

The webinar is organised by the…

NWU awards Chancellor’s Medal to Danie Hefer

“Oom Danie!” echoes the voice of the young woman from across the street. For a second, eclectic Stellenbosch, where he is walking around, comes to a halt as Danie Hefer turns around. Only a few moments before he was scanning his surroundings for a restaurant, unaware that his lanky frame had attracted the attention of the woman who is now…

North-West University announces new chairperson and deputy chairperson of its Council

During its meeting on 23 June 2022 the North-West University (NWU) Council elected a new chairperson and deputy chairperson.

Mr Bert Sorgdrager, a seasoned legal professional with more than 30 years’ experience in the private sector, was elected as the sixth chairperson of the NWU Council. Mr Obakeng Mongale, an experienced public…