Student life News

NWU alumna steps up the boxing ladder as deputy secretary general for SANABO

Onalenna Tsae, former North-West University (NWU) boxing team coach and alumna, was elected as the deputy secretary-general (DSG) of the South African National Boxing Organisation (SANABO) during its recent annual general meeting.

As a DSG of SANABO, she will be working hand in hand…

Public lecture: NWU to examine decolonising communication research

The School of Communication Studies and the Social Transformation research focus area in the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Humanities will be hosting an online public lecture on 18 June 2021 at 16:00 via Zoom.

The lecture, titled: “Decolonising communication research:…

Our own verified expert on Metafact.io

Prof Cornelie Nienaber-Rousseau is considered by Metafact, an online platform with a quest to dig into scientific information to deliver only verified facts to their audience, to be a verified expert. Their mission is to connect people with trusted evidence on questions that impact their lives, societies and the world around them. Cornelie has…

Congratulations, Olympic Elroy!

The North-West University (NWU) is proud to congratulate Elroy Gelant, a staff member in People and Culture, on making the South African squad that will compete at the Olympic Games from 23 July to 8 August in Tokyo, Japan. He will compete in the marathon event which will be staged on 7 August.

Innovative research addresses abuse of the elderly

Abuse of the elderly is a topic that is often overlooked in our society. For one PhD Social Work student, this did not go unnoticed. Gcotyiswa Mtiya-Thimla completed her PhD in Social Work at the North-West University (NWU) (2020), where she focused her research on elder abuse. She developed a social-work trauma…

NWU animal health hospital bolsters service offerings

As of 1 June, animal owners living within a 25-kilometre radius of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus can look forward to more services from the institution’s animal hospital.

The Dale Bieghle Animal Health Hospital, as it is formally known, is…

Charné is headed to Japan

The 2021 Olympic Games are almost here and 22-year-old NWU hockey captain Charné Maddocks from Kimberley was selected for the South African Hockey team that will be headed to Tokyo, Japan in July.

Charné is currently completing her BEd Honours degree majoring in special needs at the…

NWU joins in the move for health

Over the years there has been a significant increase in the number of people who suffer from lifestyle diseases. This is mostly due to unhealthy eating, alcohol intake, smoking and a lack of physical activity.

To this end, the Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research (AUTHeR…

New NWU fellowship promotes open educational resources

The sharing of knowledge resources is a growing global trend, and the North-West University (NWU) has embarked on a unique South African initiative to promote the creation and use of original open educational resources.

The recently launched…

NWU colloquium examines terrorism in Africa

With terrorism activities on the rise in Africa, the School of Government Studies at the North-West University (NWU) recently hosted a colloquium on the prospective trajectories of terrorism on the continent.

At the colloquium national and international experts discussed Africa’s…