Student life News

NWU PhD student preserves African heritage through children’s book on Ndebele mural art

North-West University (NWU) PhD student in Indigenous Knowledge Systems Thulisile Bhuda recently wrote a children’s book that focuses on Ndebele mural art.

According to Thulisile the aim of the book is to promote, preserve and disseminate African heritage.

NWU Career Centre: Save these dates

With more than 2 000 students attending the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Virtual Career Fairs in 2020, the Career Centre promises to pull out all the stops in 2021.

The centre will be hosting four virtual career fairs in March 2021.

What an inspiration!

Dr. Marli Dercksen was recently honoured with a special Woman Inspiration award for her work in metabolic diseases by the Federation  of Afrikaans Cultural Societies (FAK). Lets find out more about this remarkable woman.

Tell us a bit about when you were born and where you grew up…

Personality could be the key indicator for performance in the workplace

Prof Ankebe Kruger, counselling psychologist from the Institute of Psychology and Wellbeing in the Centre for Health and Human Performance, recently launched a research project among staff members in the Faculty of Health Sciences across all three campuses of the North-West University (NWU) to investigate participants…

Maintaining healthy relationships

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Employee Relations and Wellness division recently hosted a webinar aimed at educating staff and students on how to maintain healthy relationships.

Dr Shanaaz Hoosain, a senior lecturer in social work at the University of Cape Town, and Dr Tlaleng…

CFAM Porridge Project rewarded by Rotary International

Millions of South Africans suffered under the impact of the national lockdown regulations introduced because of the coronavirus pandemic. A local Potchefstroom engineering company, CFAM Technologies, which is a spin-off company of the Faculty of Engineering of the North-West University, grabbed the bull by the horns…

Are you prepared to publish your social media post on a billboard?

Do not publish anything on social media if you are not willing to see it on a billboard next to a busy highway.

Doing the “billboard test” when engaging with social media is sound advice from Emma Sadleir, a leading expert on social media law and founder of the Digital Law Company,  …

The importance of support

On average it takes a gender-based-violence victim seven attempts before they leave a toxic relationship. It becomes easier for a victim to sum up the courage to finally walk out – and stay away – when they receive support from family and friends.

Tebello Mabusela, a lecturer at the…

Industrial engineering students take part in the Inchainge Global Student Challenge 2020–2021

A team of four third-year Industrial Engineering students, Hendrik Rossouw, Nondumiso Bhengu, Ryno Aust and Carolien Müller, have been invited to participate in the global qualification round (GQR) of the Inchainge Global Student Challenge 2020–2021.

North-West University honours its outstanding researchers

The NWU honoured the best of its best researchers and innovators during a virtual awards evening on 3 December 2020.

Many outstanding staff members were acknowledged at the event for achieving excellence in research during 2019, including researchers with new NRF ratings.