Student life News

NWU alumna helps young people to choose the right career paths

North-West University’s Mafikeng Campus alumna, Sphiwe Kabini, found that high school students had no way to learn about the opportunities that fit their personality, so she decided to start a mentorship initiative.

The 31-year-old, who holds a Bcom in Information Systems, started this initiative early this year after she was called by…

NWU PhD candidate appointed to serve on national ministerial panel

North-West University (NWU) PhD candidate Thulisile Bhuda has been appointed by the Minister of Sport, Arts, and Culture Nathi Mthethwa as a member of the Indigenous Knowledge / Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) National Authentication Panel for three years, from August 2021 to July 2024.

Latest rankings reaffirm NWU’s quality subjects

Are you a health professional or psychologist, or would you like to study these subjects?  It has been confirmed. The North-West University (NWU) is just the right place to be for a quality education in these fields. Like previous rankings this year, the latest rankings by Times Higher Education (THE) World Rankings by subject have recognised…

NWU Eagles and UFS share the spoils in a goalless draw

Reigning Varsity Football champions, North-West University (NWU) Eagles, and the University of Free State shared the spoils in a goalless draw in the fourth round of the 2021 Varsity Football tournament.

This game was an action-packed encounter, with both teams producing a slew of chances to break the tie, but none coming to fruition.…

NWU alumnus scoops Man of Honour Award

On 28 August 2021, North-West University (NWU) alumnus Ofentse Rabaji walked away with a 2021 SA Heroines Award in the category Man of Honour.

The Heroines Awards event is an annual award celebration, founded by Caroline Mosiamo in 2012, to honour and promote selfless women in…

Flexibility and staying positive are key to boosting tourism

A North-West University (NWU) academic at the School of Tourism Management is calling for fresh and innovative thinking to boost the local tourism sector, which has declined by almost 80% since 2019.

Prof Peet van der Merwe says there has recently been a slight increase in international visitors to South Africa, but nowhere near the…

Reading literacy: NWU closes gap between theory and practice

“Teaching reading is rocket science.” This quote by Louisa Moats underlines the importance of reading literacy, and that is why researchers and teacher educators from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Education are taking the lead to promote reading literacy in the foundation phase.

NWU AUTHeR successfully presents first Africa Conference on transdisciplinarity

With nearly 500 registered participants from all around the globe, the first Africa Conference on Transdisciplinarity (ACT-1) conference was a roaring success.

Hosted by the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research (AUTHeR), the online event themed “…

NWU celebrates multilingualism: Language Awareness Week

Language Awareness Week (LAW) is all about celebrating multilingualism at the North-West University (NWU) this year. LAW 2021 is anchored by the Faculty of Education in collaboration with the Language Directorate and will be presented online from 13 to 17 September.

NWU Eagles ready to defend Varsity Football title

With the Varsity Football tournament starting soon, the North-West University (NWU) team and reigning champions are ready to defend the title.

Coach Karabo Masehela says he is confident that his team is 100% ready.

“We know as the current champions that every team will be going all out for us, so we are saying to them, bring it…