Student life News

Research Support enhances research and innovation through grant writing hybrid workshops

The Research Support division at the North-West University (NWU) recently hosted grant writing hybrid workshops across all three campuses.

These workshops were held in collaboration with the World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organisations (WAITRO) and are…

Erica writes her way to first place

A writer will often say that they find writing more difficult than the average person, but for North-West University (NWU) student Erica Harris writing is seemingly effortless.

Erica, who is pursuing a master’s degree in media studies, was recently announced as the winner of the RSG…

NWU talks to alumni elected as mayors and speakers

North-West University (NWU) vice-chancellor Prof Dan Kgwadi and the Alumni and Convocation office hosted a leadership talk with alumni who have recently been elected as mayors and speakers at municipalities on 8 December.

There are currently 11 mayors and three speakers who are NWU…

Renovation of Education Library

The extension and renovation of the Education Library (C6c) on the Potchefstroom campus will start in January 2022. Site handover will take place on 11 January and the estimated time of completion is July 2022.

The spaces of the current Education library will be renovated and a double storey extension will be added to the front of the…

Worse growth figures confirm damage to economy

“The worse-than-expected gross domestic product (GDP) growth figures for the third quarter of 2021, if taken together with the recent record unemployment numbers, confirm in particular the serious damage that the civil unrest earlier this year and the persistent load shedding have done to the South African economy.”

NWU School of Nursing and stakeholders join hands in the fight against gender-based violence

The School of Nursing at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus is collaborating with various stakeholders to commemorate and support 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (GBV).

16 Days of Activism Against GBV is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every…

The Association of South African Black Actuarial Professionals (ASABA) North-West University Chapter wins the Best University Chapter Award

The Association of South African Black Actuarial Professionals (ASABA) North-West University Chapter won the Best University Chapter Award on the 4th November 2021.

The Association was established in March 2005 to address the death of actuarial and…

Purple signifies excellence, remembrance and above all, hope

During the month of December, the three main gates of the campuses of the North-West University (NWU) in Mahikeng, Potchefstroom and Vanderbijlpark will be illuminated in purple as a symbolic gesture of perseverance during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The lighting will start on Wednesday,…

NWU School of Music does it D-I-Y style 

The School of Music at the North-West University (NWU) started with face-to-face classes very early in the pandemic due to the personal nature of its curriculum. This year they decided to face the challenges they encountered as a result of the pandemic head on.

To ensure that they…

NWU historian maps the way to South African heritage

An academic and historian of the North-West University (NWU) is part of a community engagement project that documents all South Africa’s heritage sites and places of interest (POIs) by listing the location and explaining the meaning of all South African POIs on the Road Trip SA app.