On Saturday, 11 February 2023, allegations surfaced that first-year students from the town residences were excluded from the official welcoming event in the Amphitheatre on the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University (NWU). According to the allegations, the decision was due to the lack of diversity within these residences.
Press Release (Not NWU front page)
The North-West University (NWU) is saddened by the passing of a 20-year-old student at the Mahikeng Campus in the afternoon of Tuesday, 26 July 2022. The student’s next of kin have been informed, and some family members have already been on the scene where they were accompanied by members of the South African Police Services (SAPS). Ms Mmathabo Cornelia Sesinyi, a first-year BA Communication student was a resident at the GaTholo off-campus residence. The SAPS have commenced with investigations and would be best suited to answer any questions regarding this tragic incident.
NWU deeply saddened by untimely passing on of its student, Onkgopotse Kgeletsane, at the Mahikeng Campus
The North-West University (NWU) community is deeply saddened by the death of 23-year-old, Onkgopotse Kgeletsane, who was found dead in his room in the James Moroka residence on the Mahikeng Campus on Sunday, 12 June 2022. Onkgopotse was a second-year student in Public Administration.
The recent new member recognition ceremony of the Golden Key International Honour Society saw a total of 250 students from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark being welcomed into the fold.
Following the remarks made by Mr Theo Venter in an interview on RSG on 5 June 2018, the executive dean of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences has engaged with Mr Venter on the matter.