Let the staff games begin!

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus is gearing up to be the host of the 22nd edition of the Southern African Universities Staff Sports Association (SAUSSA) games.

Taking place from 11 to 15 December 2023, the event is poised to draw member universities from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region, promoting a spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie.

Annually convened in December, the games are hosted on a rotational basis among member universities, with staff members participating in recreational sports, arts, and cultural activities.

Submitted on Thu, 12/07/2023 - 07:37

Alumnus and student triumph at North West Sports Awards

The North West Sports Awards took place on 18 November, and the North-West University (NWU) scored two top spots.

Onalenna Tsae, alumnus and former coach of the NWU boxing team, clinched the title of Sports Administrator of the Year.

NWU student and a netballer of note, Elmeré van der Berg, walked away with the Sportswoman of the Year award.

Onalenna's accolade recognises her contributions, in particular her pivotal role in the women's commission of the North West Provincial Sport Confederation.

Submitted on Wed, 11/22/2023 - 11:18

Good sleep routines impact positively on athletic performance

They thrive on adrenaline, excitement and energy, but it is particularly sleep or the lack of it that can impact the performance of athletes. A researcher from the North-West University (NWU) says her research has shown that ensuring good sleeping habits, or sleep hygiene as it is known, not only improves athletic performance and endurance capabilities, but also athletes’ overall well-being.

Submitted on Tue, 11/07/2023 - 14:25

Springboks’ World Cup triumph helps secure R100 000 for 2024 NWU students

It was decided on an impulse, but she knew it would work. Like the Springboks and their millions of supporters, she believed.

When captain Siya Kolisi lifted the Webb Ellis Cup after the Springboks beat the All Blacks 12-11 in the final of the IRB Rugby World Cup in France, Nomvula Chasakara, chairperson of the Potchefstroom Campus Student Council (PCSC) at the North-West University (NWU), and her dedicated team had ensured that R100 000 would be allocated to aid struggling students with their registration fees in 2024.

Submitted on Thu, 11/02/2023 - 08:50

Paulo par excellence

Very few eyebrows lifted on Wednesday, 4 October when Vernon Paulo, the NWU’s ace hooker, was crowned as the Player of the Year by the NWU Rugby Institute.

Paulo was rewarded with the Johan Claassen Trophy for his outstanding play in the Varsity Cup, and was exceptional throughout the series. Not only did he score the most tries in the competition – definitely a rare occurrence for a tight forward – but his work ethic and leadership were also some of the main features in the course of the competition.

Submitted on Wed, 10/11/2023 - 10:57

Alumnus earns a spot in Banyana Banyana team for COSAFA Cup 2023

North-West University (NWU) alumnus Khensani Nkuna has achieved a remarkable milestone by earning a spot on the Banyana Banyana squad for the 2023 COSAFA Cup. The South African-hosted tournament is currently underway and will end on 15 October.

Khensani's journey from the NWU to the national team has been nothing short of inspiring.

Submitted on Mon, 10/09/2023 - 10:19

Soccer Institute talent joins Cape Town City FC for FNB Varsity Player Experience 2023

Lesego Motsepe, a rising star from the North-West University (NWU) Soccer Institute, was selected as one of the 10 standout talents participating in the prestigious FNB Varsity Player Experience 2023 with Cape Town City FC, a Premier Soccer League (PSL) team.

The FNB Varsity Player Experience is a remarkable platform that offers male and female varsity football players the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the life of a professional footballer, all through the generous support of the main sponsor, FNB.

Submitted on Thu, 10/05/2023 - 11:15

Dance Extravaganza showcases dance team’s fancy footwork

by  Menziwa Msibi

The ballroom and Latin dance team on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus recently hosted their fourth annual Dance Extravaganza.

The main aim of the event was to raise awareness about the availability of dance as a sport at the NWU, showcasing the different styles of dancing, and to raise funds for the team.

Submitted on Fri, 09/29/2023 - 08:27