Botswana should be praised for its conservation efforts, not chastised by Germany

- Africa must take ownership of its own wildlife.

- Botswana has proven how effective it is at sustainable wildlife conservation.

- Hunting is an effective tool to manage wildlife sustainably.

Germany’s proposed ban on the import of hunting trophies over poaching concerns has drawn the ire of Botswana’s President, Mokgweetsi Masisi. Botswana is home to the world’s largest elephant population, which has grown to more than 130 000.

Submitted on Thu, 04/04/2024 - 12:19

Let us make mining sexy

Professor Quentin Campbell from the Faculty of Engineering at the North-West University (NWU) has an eloquent, soft-spoken way with words. Therefore, when he said, “it is time to make mining sexy”, the attendees at the NWU’s first ever mining indaba immediately took note with a chuckle.

Prof Campbell was serving as moderator during a group discussion, and his quick wit summed up a few of the delegates’ comments. The NWU’s mining indaba served to bring together leaders in the mining industry with the NWU to discuss establishing a mining school in the Rustenburg area.

Submitted on Thu, 04/04/2024 - 11:19

Partnership empowers Malawian dietitians

It takes an expert team of doctors and nurses to ensure effective treatment for critically ill patients. A crucial addition to this team is a dietitian, as studies have shown that without the guidance of nutrition experts, many patients become malnourished while in hospital care.

The Dietetics Programme in the School of Applied Health Sciences at the North-West University (NWU) has many years of experience in training quality dietitians in South Africa.

Submitted on Wed, 03/27/2024 - 12:28

Former professional footballer returns to the Soccer Institute

By Phenyo Mokgothu and Lerato Tshweu

Former professional footballer Ngunezi Mkhize has re-enrolled at the North-West University (NWU) Soccer Institute to further his football career and complete his studies.

The Soccer Institute is renowned for developing soccer players, coaches and administrators – producing well-rounded individuals with tertiary qualifications, as a football career is usually short-lived.

Submitted on Wed, 03/27/2024 - 10:28

Public lecture sheds light on Afrocentricity

The North-West University’s Indigenous Language Media in Africa (ILMA) research niche area hosted a hybrid public lecture featuring Prof Molefi Kete Asante, a prominent figure in African American scholarship, on 19 March 2024.

The title of the lecture was “Afrocentricity, communication, and culture: Building a common history".

Prof Asante, a distinguished professor in the Department of Africology at Temple University in Philadelphia and president of the Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies, stands as a beacon in shaping discourse on Afrocentric education.

Submitted on Tue, 03/26/2024 - 13:25

Workshop aims to assist students to transition into workplace

The School of Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management at the North-West University (NWU) hosted a work-readiness workshop webinar for third-year and postgraduate students (honours and master’s degree) across all programmes.

On Tuesday, 12 March 2024, NWU students attended the annual work-readiness workshop on the Potchefstroom Campus. The main aim of the webinar was to equip the students with the skills and knowledge they need to successfully transition into the world of work.

Submitted on Tue, 03/19/2024 - 09:06