Student life

Paving the way to a brighter future

Lightstone, a leading provider of real time data and analytics insights to the property and automotive industries, has always placed great emphasis on investing in the future generation.

One of its subsidiaries, Loop, has recently taken a step further in this direction by donating laptops and laptop bags valued at approximately R100 000 to eight deserving students from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus on 5 April 2024.

Submitted on Mon, 04/08/2024 - 14:52

Debate Union shines at prominent tournament

The Debate Union on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus recently participated in a debate tournament hosted by Wits University.

The team competed in the Public Speaking and Debate categories, achieving notable results. In Public Speaking, Thato Katametsi secured second place and received the Best Speaker award for the tournament. In Debate, representatives Lethabo Mathatho and Makhosini Dlamini reached the finals in the novice category, securing second place.

Submitted on Fri, 04/05/2024 - 08:52

Unleashing the power of emotional intelligence

The postgraduate students (honours and master’s degree) of the Centre for Business Mathematics and Informatics (CBMI) were treated to a transformative workshop on emotional intelligence on Friday, 8 March 2024. The workshop is part of a series of engagements presented by ABSA to assist the North-West University (NWU) in preparing the students for the work environment.

Submitted on Wed, 04/03/2024 - 10:52

Student Counselling and Development is passionate about student well-being

By Keaoleboga Motshabi and Phenyo Mokgothu

The Student Counselling and Development (SCD) department at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus took proactive steps to connect with students through a meet-and-greet programme held on 12 March 2024.

The meet-and-greet provided an opportunity for students to learn about the role of SCD in enhancing their academic and personal welfare, and that all these services are available not only to on-campus students, but also to those residing off-campus.

Submitted on Wed, 03/27/2024 - 10:16

UNICEF club champions obesity and mental health awareness

The UNICEF club at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus has taken proactive steps to address pressing health issues by hosting a programme focused on combatting obesity and promoting mental health awareness among students.

UNICEF stands for the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, now officially the United Nations Children's Fund. This agency of the United Nations provides humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide.

Submitted on Mon, 03/25/2024 - 13:49

Celebrating Social Work Month

As we commemorate Social Worker Month in March, Prof Retha Bloem, a research director at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) research focus area Community Psychosocial Research (COMPRES) acknowledges the significant influence and unwavering commitment of social workers globally.

She says research played a crucial role in advancing the profession by providing insight into societal dynamics and developing effective intervention strategies.

Submitted on Fri, 03/22/2024 - 08:05

NWU partners with Mahikeng local municipality for security enhancement project

In a proactive move to bolster the safety and security of its students and staff, the North-West University (NWU) has forged a partnership with the Mahikeng local municipality to launch the "Purple Routes" initiative.

Designed to ensure safe passage from the campus to a nearby shopping mall, this project aims to address safety concerns and enhance security measures along designated routes.

Submitted on Fri, 03/15/2024 - 09:39

Celebrating 27 years of cooperation

North-West University (NWU) academic Kgame Molope represented the South African Chapter of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Academic Group (SA-IORAG) at the celebration of International IORA Day at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

The event, taking place from 7 to 8 March, marked the 27th anniversary of IORA’s establishment. Themed "Enhancing a sustainable Indian Ocean for future generations: our ocean our life", the event reflected on IORA's achievements since its inception on 7 March 1997, driven by the vision of former President Nelson Mandela.

Submitted on Tue, 03/12/2024 - 08:48

Oscar is amplifying the voice of South African youth in Russia

North-West University (NWU) student Oreneile Oscar Mosenogi has been chosen to represent the South Africa at the prestigious World Youth Festival in Sochi, Russia from 29 February to 8 March 2024.

Oscar is currently serving as the stakeholder relations officer of SABYA.

The World Youth Festival is the largest l youth event in the world and offers a platform for open conversation and opinion exchange to foster collaboration and to address critical global youth issues.

Submitted on Mon, 03/04/2024 - 15:46