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Prof Bismark lauds Springboks as Newsmaker of the Year

The World Cup winning Springboks were named the 2023 Newsmaker of the Year by the National Press Club on Wednesday 17 April. The event is sponsored by the North-West University (NWU) and was held at the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens. Prof Bismark Tyobeka, principal and vice-chancellor of the NWU, lauded the Springboks for their immense…

NWU Eagles YG to face Shimlas YG in FNB Young Guns Final

The North-West University (NWU) Eagles Young Guns (YG) are heading to the FNB Young Guns Final after defeating FNB UCT Ikeys YG 31-24 at the Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds on Monday, 15 April.

A rather slow start from the NWU Eagles YG saw the home team nearly getting punished by a missed penalty kick from the Ikeys full back, Monray…

Player joins professional women’s football league

By Phenyo Mokgothu and Lerato Tshweu

Lebohang Mpakanyane from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) women’s football team has joined Tshwane University of Technology, a team in the Hollywoodbets Super League, which is a professional South African women's football league.

She is the second female player…

Dominant victory propels Young Guns into semi-finals

The North-West University (NWU) Young Guns (YG) stormed into the semi-finals of the FNB Young Guns 2024 after demolishing the UWC YG by 41-14 in Bellville on Monday, 8 April 2024.

After serving up an electrifying first half, the NWU YG led by 20-0 at the break, with the UWC YG not looking to come back. A thumping second-half display by…

Sanmarie Visser persists with her netball dream

On the corner of Ds Abrey Beukes Drive and Jan de Klerk Way in the suburb of Oosterville you find the words: “Persevere and Conquer”. This is the motto that learners of the Duineveld High School in the sizzling Upington see every day. This is what Sanmarie Visser of the North-West University (NWU) does on the netball court every day.

Tennis continues to triumph at the NWU

Languages with origins from across the world were heard, and the tennis courts at the Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds at the North-West University (NWU) became a global village during the recent hosting of two junior ITF tournaments.

The upsurge in the number of tennis tournaments hosted by the NWU has been something to behold, and can be…

Soccer Institute's u-21 team gears up for the Pirates Cup tournament

By Phenyo Mokgothu and Lerato Tshweu

The North-West University (NWU) Soccer Institute's under-21 team is gearing up for a thrilling challenge as they prepare to compete in the Pirates Cup tournament, one of South Africa's most esteemed youth soccer competitions.

Set to kick off at the Wits Marks Park…

Former professional footballer returns to the Soccer Institute

By Phenyo Mokgothu and Lerato Tshweu

Former professional footballer Ngunezi Mkhize has re-enrolled at the North-West University (NWU) Soccer Institute to further his football career and complete his studies.

The Soccer Institute is renowned for developing soccer players, coaches and administrators –…

Eagles soar to victory in North West Cricket First Club League

By Phenyo Mokgothu and Keaoleboga Motshabi

The North-West University (NWU) Eagles cricket team on the Mahikeng Campus walked away as champions in the North West Cricket (NWC) First Club League 2023-2024 season, after a resounding victory over Klerksdorp Travellers IV in the final match on 23 March 2024.

Eagles top Varsity Cup log

Well, isn’t that a pretty picture? The North-West University (NWU) Eagles are sitting on top of the Varsity Cup log after beating CUT Ixias 53-46 in Bloemfontein.

In what was perhaps a case of complacency, the Eagles allowed a generous half-time lead of 37-12 to be systematically etched away by the home side, especially in the last 10…