Media Releases

Sustainable growth strategies and African Union (AU) Agenda 2063 - Interview with Minister Naledi Pandor

The North-West University Business School's Prof Raymond Parsons interviews Minister Naledi Pandor and unpacks the Department of International Relations and Cooperation’s (DIRCO’s) vision and mission in Africa and to examine whether the relationship between DIRCO and business can be strengthened for this purpose.

To this end the role of…

NWU deeply saddened by untimely passing on of its student, Onkgopotse Kgeletsane, at the Mahikeng Campus

The North-West University (NWU) community is deeply saddened by the death of 23-year-old, Onkgopotse Kgeletsane, who was found dead in his room in the James Moroka residence on the Mahikeng Campus on Sunday, 12 June 2022. Onkgopotse was a second-year student in Public Administration.

The university will continue to cooperate and provide…

More corruption-fighting forensic accountants are on the way

The battle against the scourge of fraud and corruption plaguing South Africa is raging and the country needs a brave new generation of forensic accountants ― of whom there is currently a dire shortage ― if it wants to win the fight.

Disadvantaged youth are at the forefront of the push against corruption through a new partnership that…

NWU academic reviews mental health in an unequal world

Prof Leepile Sehularo, an associate professor in the North-West University’s (NWU’s) School of Nursing, conducted a literature review in line with the theme for World Mental Health Day 2022 – “Mental Health in an Unequal World”.

The World Federation for Mental Health has encouraged researchers to share their knowledge about mental…

NWU appoints new principal and vice-chancellor

The North-West University (NWU) Council is proud to announce the appointment of alumnus Dr Bismark Tyobeka as its new principal and vice-chancellor.

Dr Tyobeka who is recognised as one of the leading nuclear power experts in the world, will steer the NWU for the next five years, commencing on 1 June 2022. He follows in the footsteps of…

Press release following the NWU’s media networking session on 24 February 2022

The North-West University (NWU) today held a successful media networking session to update members of the media fraternity on progress on the commencement of its 2022 academic year.

The institution hosted its official academic opening on Friday, 18 February, while classes commenced this week on Monday, 21 February.

Registrations…

NWU stargazer helps capture spectacular images of a magical cosmic “firework”

Faster than the blink of an eye, bigger than our entire galaxy and pulsating with unimaginable intensity, it is one of the most energetic cosmic events visible from earth observed and captured on record ― a shock wave that extends for 6,5 million light years.

Observing and capturing this magical “firework” in detailed images took…

Project team wants all university students to have access to indigenous African languages

University students who have a mother tongue other than English should not be at a disadvantage compared to those who do speak English at home. This is why it is important to level the language playing field.

The North-West University (NWU) is one of four tertiary education institutions in South Africa to work with three European…

NWU receives favourable rankings from international agencies

The North-West University (NWU) continues its impressive performance in various global rankings with a 120th-place ranking in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings.

The latest THE Young University Rankings, published on 23 June 2021, place…

Top scientists unite to launch Pan-African Disease Foundation

A consortium of African universities and research institutions led by the Walter Sisulu University from South Africa, today announced the founding of the Sisulu Foundation for African and Pandemic Disease Response ("The Sisulu Foundation").

The Foundation will…