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NWU Business School Think Tank on local government

The Business School of the North-West University (NWU) held its fourth digital Think Tank on the state of local government in South Africa, with the focus on the section 139 interventions in local government.

Four presenters were invited to participate and a lively discussion took place afterwards. Mr Ben Bole, a PhD student at the…

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers at NWU and around the world

The meaning of the term “accretion burst” is expanding. In a rare glimpse at how high-mass stars grow even larger, an astronomer from the North-West University (NWU) has been part of a 15-country research team that has observed star bursts – or growth spurts – previously unknown to humankind.

“It is a privilege to be at the cutting…

Economic indicators forecast for 2020

According to economist Prof Danie Meyer, director of the TRADE research focus area at the North West University, 2020 is expected to be a year full of economic and geopolitical instability and volatility. The year has started on the wrong foot already, with Eskom implementing load shedding as early as the first week of the year. "It is a…

Renewal of the term of the vice-chancellor of the NWU

The first term of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) vice-chancellor, Prof Dan Kgwadi, will come to an end in May 2020. His first term started on 1 April 2014. The NWU Council reappointed Prof Kgwadi for another four years as NWU vice-chancellor during its meeting on 21 November 2019.

Council thanked Prof Kgwadi for his service…

NWU installs Dr Anna Mokgokong as its third chancellor

The North-West University (NWU) installed Dr Anna Mokgokong, renowned business leader and entrepreneur, as its third chancellor during a prestigious event at the Feather Hill venue in Potchefstroom on 20 November. As chancellor she will serve as titular head of the NWU. All qualifications awarded by the university are formally conferred by…

North-West University applauds its research and innovation achievers

Creativity, perseverance and the spirit of enquiry are producing results at the NWU, which is celebrating the achievements of a larger, more diverse pool of researchers than ever before.

The NWU honoured its cream-of-the-crop researchers and innovators during the vice-chancellor’s annual Research and Innovation Excellence Awards in…

Confirmed incident of bacterial meningitis at NWU Potch

On Monday, 21 October 2019 a fourth-year student on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Potchefstroom was admitted to a local hospital after which a case of bacterial meningitis was confirmed on Tuesday morning, 22 October 2019.

The student is not involved with a residence and all indications are that it is an isolated…

Property mogul honoured at NWU graduation

The North-West University (NWU) conferred an honorary doctorate on Mr Keith Bothongo during its annual Spring Graduation ceremony held at its campus in Mahikeng on Thursday, 17 October 2019.

The two-day graduations signalled the end of a long, yet exciting journey for the more than 246 graduates who received their degrees and diplomas…

NWU pays tribute to its icons

The North-West University (NWU) honoured some of its most remarkable alumni at an awards ceremony on 11 October in Sandton.

The university’s prestigious Alumni Awards of Excellence gave recognition in eight categories to nine prominent alumni who have excelled professionally in their respective fields of expertise and who have made…

NWU appoints renowned business leader as its third chancellor

The North-West University (NWU) Council appointed Dr Anna Mokgokong, renowned business leader and entrepreneur, as its third chancellor during its meeting on 20 June.

As chancellor she will serve as titular head of the NWU. All qualifications awarded by the university are formally conferred by the chancellor.

She follows in…