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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.


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…

Condolences from the NWU: Passing of Prof Melville Saayman

It is with great sadness that the North-West University (NWU) community learnt about the passing of Prof Melville Saayman on 14 March at the age of 53.

He started his career at the NWU on 1 January 1992. Prof Melville’s passion for tourism led him to become a world-renowned researcher in the field. He worked as director of the…

Condolences from the NWU: Passing of Prof Anis Mahomed Karodia

The North-West University (NWU) community mourns the loss of Prof Anis Mahomed Karodia. Prof Anis lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday, 27 February.

His contribution to South African politics, social issues, education, agriculture, and veterinary science and research has been an astounding journey against all odds.

Condolences from the North-West University: Passing of Prof Tjaart van der Walt

It is with great sadness that the North-West University (NWU) community learned about the passing of the 85-year old Prof Tjaart van der Walt during the night of 22 February 2019.

Prof Tjaart van der Walt has done it all. Apart from the fact that he was rector of the former Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (PU…