Human Interest

World Intellectual Property Day celebrations launched

The North-West University (NWU) recently hosted the media launch for the World Intellectual Property Day (WIPD) celebrations in partnership with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), the Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition (DTIC), the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), and the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA).

Submitted on Wed, 04/17/2024 - 12:43

NWU Eagles YG to face Shimlas YG in FNB Young Guns Final

The North-West University (NWU) Eagles Young Guns (YG) are heading to the FNB Young Guns Final after defeating FNB UCT Ikeys YG 31-24 at the Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds on Monday, 15 April.

A rather slow start from the NWU Eagles YG saw the home team nearly getting punished by a missed penalty kick from the Ikeys full back, Monray Daars. Soon afterwards, Jamaine Dampies’ dazzling solo run gave the NWU Eagles YG the lead. UCT Ikeys YG responded with a close-range try from Ali-Amjad Osman.

Submitted on Tue, 04/16/2024 - 14:38

World Art Day: Tradition and technology

As the world marks World Art Day 2024 on 15 April, Othusitse Maunatlala, an academic in the School of Communication at the North-West University (NWU), shares insights on the significance of art.

World Art Day is an international celebration of the fine arts which was declared by the International Association of Art to promote awareness of creative activity worldwide.

Othusitse emphasises the universal nature of art and says it is important to recognise the relationship between art and technology.

Submitted on Tue, 04/16/2024 - 10:12

Vanderbijlpark Campus switches to solar power to tackle load-shedding

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus recently unveiled its new solar carport plant. The plant features 696 solar panels with a peak capacity of 382 kW. It is expected to generate 1500 kWh per day and 505 MWh per year. Electrical and mechanical technician Mike Odendaal says not only will the plant provide green power into the 11 kV network under normal conditions when municipal or grid power is available, but it will also assist the standby generators by increasing the emergency power available during sunny weather.

Submitted on Tue, 04/16/2024 - 08:26

Drs Bam and Petzer join prestigious teaching advancement programme

A nationwide initiative, the Teaching Advancement at Universities (TAU) programme, aims to improve the standard of teaching and elevate teaching and learning in public higher education.

The programme is a component of the national framework for advancing academics as university teachers that is run by the Department of Higher Education and Training, and is coordinated through the Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association of Southern Africa.

Submitted on Mon, 04/15/2024 - 10:25

Player joins professional women’s football league

By Phenyo Mokgothu and Lerato Tshweu

Lebohang Mpakanyane from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) women’s football team has joined Tshwane University of Technology, a team in the Hollywoodbets Super League, which is a professional South African women's football league.

She is the second female player from the NWU to go professional, following in the footsteps of Khensani Nkuna who joined the Royal AM team.

Submitted on Fri, 04/12/2024 - 14:06

NWU Chartered Accountancy students excel in 2024 ITC

The North-West University (NWU) has once again demonstrated its commitment to producing top-tier chartered accountancy professionals, as was evidenced by the outstanding results of its students in the recent South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Namibia (ICAN) Initial Test of Competence (ITC) exams.

Submitted on Fri, 04/12/2024 - 08:57

Vanderbijlpark Campus unveils perspectives in support of gender awareness

By Loveness Hulwane

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus is promoting gender awareness from 8 to 12 April to encourage dialogue and foster understanding about gender awareness.

Themed “Unveiling Perspectives”, the initiative encouraged faculties and student societies to express their interpretations of gender awareness through artistic mediums such as paintings and collages.

Submitted on Fri, 04/12/2024 - 08:51

NWU Alumni Business Breakfast delves into the impact of macroeconomics trends on SA’s landscape

The North-West University (NWU) values its alumni community and is dedicated to making a positive impact on society.

To this end, the Alumni Relations office, in partnership with the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences and the research focus area Afrocentric Governance of Public Affairs, hosted the annual Alumni & Friends of the NWU Business Breakfast on 5 April.

Submitted on Thu, 04/11/2024 - 10:27