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The decade of healthy ageing – responsibilities and prospects for the Africa we want

While Africa is a continent with a rapidly growing population of young people, it is crucial for the region to pay attention to the global agenda on ageing.

The United Nations declared the years 2021 to 2030 as the "Decade of Healthy Ageing". This global collaboration, aligned with the last 10 years of the Sustainable Development Goals, seeks to improve the lives of older people, their families and the communities in which they live.

Submitted on Tue, 02/27/2024 - 14:20

Visit by Ashesi University delegation opens door to collaboration

In a bid to explore opportunities for international collaboration, a delegation from Ashesi University in Accra, Ghana, recently visited the North-West University's (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus.

The delegation, which included Rose Dodd, executive director of the Education Collaborative, Vanessa Sam, senior operations and member institutions coordinator, and Rowland Opoku, digital communications officer, met with various campus leaders and colleagues from the career centre during their one-day visit.

Submitted on Tue, 02/27/2024 - 09:17

Chief electoral commissioner encourages voter participation

The Faculty of Law at the North-West University (NWU) recently collaborated with the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) to organise a guest lecture at the Vanderbijlpark Campus in celebration of World Day of Social Justice.

The lecture, titled "Elections, democracy, and citizen participation," was delivered by Sy Mamabolo, the chief electoral commissioner of the IEC. The event also coincided with the proclamation of the general election date – 29 May 2024. This general election will mark 30 years of freedom and democracy in South Africa.

Submitted on Fri, 02/23/2024 - 14:53

Lecturer to present at Curriculum Development and Planning Summit 2024

North-West University (NWU) senior lecturer and chartered accountant Kurt Naicker will be part of a panel of experts that will present at the Curriculum Development and Planning Summit, which is set to take place on 18 and 19 April 2024.

The summit aims to bring together academic leaders and researchers to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of curriculum development and planning.

Submitted on Thu, 02/22/2024 - 09:21

Vanderbijlpark Campus welcomes new director for student life

 The North-West University’s (NWU's) Vanderbijlpark Campus recently welcomed Chris Williams as the new director for student life.

This former Capetonian says he chose the NWU because it is regarded as one of the top universities as far as student life is concerned.

"Also, the NWU is an institution with values similar to my own. There is an organisation-person fit. Looking at the NWU’s vibrant student life, one cannot help to feel the liveliness and want to join in," he adds.

Submitted on Fri, 02/16/2024 - 14:19

Upcoming international Kahoot! webinar to showcase the power of dynamic polling tools

North-West University (NWU) senior lecturer and charted accountant Kurt Naicker will be presenting at the international Kahoot! webinar for higher education on 21 February 2024 at 09:00 AM CST / 04:00 PM CET.

The webinar is titled "Elevate student engagement: Kahoot!'s dynamic polling tools" and will be hosted by Kahoot!.

Kurt says the webinar will showcase the power of dynamic polling tools designed to give every university community member a voice.

Submitted on Thu, 02/15/2024 - 08:38

Vanderbijlpark Campus again named top higher education institution in Sedibeng district

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijilpark Campus has once again been recognised as the highest-rated institution for higher education at the prestigious 2023 PMR.africa Business Excellence Awards.

PMR.Africa is a leading South African consultancy and research company. It publishes a business journal, together with an online version, serving as a vehicle for sharing the results of its various surveys. Through these surveys companies and institutions with potential are identified and recognised for excellence across all industry sectors.

Submitted on Wed, 02/14/2024 - 12:09