Student life News

NWU alumnus inspires students

Ontiretse Motingwa

Joseph Senosi, North-West University (NWU) alumnus and currently a trainee script writer of Skeem Saam, was recently invited by the School of Communication to talk to second- and third-year corporate communication students on the Mahikeng Campus.

Joseph, who holds a BA in communication…

Faculty of Education hosts literature week

Oldrin Masowa

Storytelling is regarded as a form of information sharing and at the Faculty of Education they believe that great stories happen to those that can share them. The Faculty hosted  a three day literature workshop on the Potchefstroom…

NWU Career Centre helps enrich students’ careers

Oldrin Masowa


Entering the world of work can be challenging particularly in a world which is constantly changing and in demand of new skills and information. Thanks to the North-West University (NWU’s) Career Centre students and alumni are able to reach their full potential through provision of…

US ambassador to South Africa visits NWU Mahikeng Campus

The North-West University (NWU) has welcomed the United States Ambassador to South Africa, Reuben E Brigety II, during a function at its Mahikeng Campus on 4 October.

The ambassador, who officially arrived in the country eight weeks ago, was accompanied by the US Consul General in Johannesburg, Mr Vincent Spera.

NWU principal…

Study looks at ways to enhance safety of social workers

Dr Luce Pretorius, an academic at North-West University’s (NWU’s) Social Work subject group, has recently conducted a study to look at ways to enhance safety of social workers against client violence.

The study was titled “A policy framework to enhance the protection of South African social workers against client violence”.


NWU's Vanderbijlpark Campus celebrates Arbor Month

Student leaders and management of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus recently celebrated Arbor Month by planting 40 trees on campus and outside residences.

The campus chose Dias Cotinifolia, also known as the Pompom tree, Basboom in Afrikaans, Intozani in isiXhosa and Intozwane-emnyama in isiZulu. The Pompom tree…

Honouring legacies and building an inclusive future

When a person dies, the mark the individual leaves on the world represents that individual's legacy. These are the words of Nobel Prize laureate and much celebrated poet Dr Maya Angelou.

History is replete with examples of men and women of stature that not only led a life of service, but who also altered history for generations to come…

NWU students part of SA council launched to stop bullying, body shaming

Four communication studies students from North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus have been inaugurated as part of what will ultimately become South Africa’s first-ever 22-member Youth Online Safety Council (YOSC).

The students are Bokamoso Shame, Faith Monaisa, Itumeleng Mohwasa and Ester Kgaje.

The inaugural event was…

NWU law students show their mettle in annual public speaking competition

By Ontiretse Motingwa

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Law hosted its annual cross-campus public speaking competition on 23 September.

This year marked the fifth Ubuntu Ambassadors Public Speaking Competition, which aims to improve students' public speaking abilities and raise knowledge of…

NWU’s Mahikeng Campus launches One Button Studio, Podcast Studio and Makerspace

Ontiretse Motingwa and Nolwazi Xulu

The Centre of Teaching and Learning (CTL) on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus recently invited students from all faculties to a three-day launch of the One Button Studio, Podcast Studio, and Makerspace at the campus library.

The One Button Studio…