Sport

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

Vanderbijlpark Campus bodybuilding team excels

The bodybuilding team on the North-West University’s (NWU's) Vanderbijlpark Campus has again brought home significant wins. The team recently participated in the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) National Championships in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga, and emerged victorious in several categories.

Mandlakayise Jonga was named the overall winner in the Senior Men's Physique category, while Moses Paneng took third place and Mthokozisi Zuma sixth place. Ayanda Piyo emerged as the winner in the Senior Man Classic Physique category.

Submitted on Fri, 09/15/2023 - 09:07

What is the economic impact of the Rugby World Cup?

The first shots of the IRB Rugby World Cup have been fired in France, titans have been sunk, changing rooms are rife with the walking wounded and rugby fever is at a pitch.

But, the impact of the Rugby World Cup far exceeds entertaining crowds with breathtaking tries and eliciting jeers from aggrieved crowds for off-the-ball scuffles. There are numerous economic factors that fluctuate with the fortunes of the respective teams.

Submitted on Wed, 09/13/2023 - 15:08

NWU and NW Cricket changing the game and collaborating towards greatness

By Steve Maphakathe

The objective of the North-West University (NWU) to invest in and increase its impact across communities has become fundamentally connected with community engagement.

The launch of the 2023/24 cricket season took place at the Willows Garden Hotel on Thursday, 7 September, with attendees including representatives from the NWU and North West (NW) Cricket.

Submitted on Wed, 09/13/2023 - 12:59