Press Releases

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…

Adv Thuli Madonsela awarded NWU honorary doctorate

On 23 May 2019, the North-West University (NWU) rewarded an experienced and well-respected individual in the field of law for the enormous role she has played in promoting democracy in South Africa, with the promotion of good governance and accountability being her first priority.

Advocate Thulisile Nomkhosi “Thuli” Madonsela was born…

NWU honours Dr Imtiaz Ismail Sooliman for exceptional work

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) high standard for an honorary doctorate was recently met by an individual with extraordinary leadership traits who has made exceptional contributions towards cross-border and international cooperation. Dr Imtiaz Ismail Sooliman’s work speaks for itself and was awarded on 22 May 2019.

Dr Imtiaz…

Prof Monica Ferreira receives an honorary doctorate from the NWU

The North-West University (NWU) honoured Prof Monica Ferreira with an honorary doctorate on 22 May 2019 as the most prominent first-generation exponent of research on and the development of a policy on ageing in Africa.

She was nominated by the Faculty of Humanities for her extensive pioneering work in this field in Africa and…

Full accreditation for NWU’s LLB

The management of the North-West University (NWU) is pleased with the recent announcement by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) that the NWU Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme has received full accreditation. The CHE’s response bears relation to the submission of the NWU Progress Report submitted to them in October 2018.

Vice-…

Progress in regard to the investigation of allegations of plagiarism at the NWU

On 10 May 2017, the North-West University (NWU) received allegations of plagiarism against some of its academics from the Council on Higher Education (CHE). These allegations were viewed in a very serious light, especially when media articles were published in July of the same year that implicated other members of staff than those the…

NWU applauds best-of-the best lecturers

The North-West University (NWU) celebrated its star lecturers during its Institutional Teaching Excellence Awards ceremony (ITEA). This annual event took place on 14 March at the Snowflake venue in Potchefstroom.

Prof Juaneé Cilliers of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and Prof Alfred Brunsdon of the Faculty of…