Alumni Relations office raises funds to support graduating students

To assist struggling final-year students at North-West University (NWU), the Alumni Relations office hosted various events and successfully raised R90 000. This helps students with outstanding debts of R5 000 or less to clear their financial obligations and graduate in 2024.

The cheque was presented to Prof Sonia Swanepoel, deputy vice-chancellor for community engagement and Mahikeng Campus operations, during the staff year-end function on 24 November 2023.

Submitted on Wed, 11/29/2023 - 08:46

Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi and others tackle the topic of building state capacity

They pulled no punches, they were honest in their assessment of the troubles plaguing South Africa and they did not shy away from providing possible solutions. These were some of the hallmarks of the inaugural annual public lecture by Dr Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, Suzanne Paxton and Prof Somadoda Fikeni that was hosted by the executive committee of the Convocation of the North-West University (NWU).

Submitted on Tue, 11/14/2023 - 15:16

North-West University recognises its trailblazer alumni

The alumni of the North-West University (NWU) continuously shine in their respective fields of expertise, both nationally and internationally. The NWU recognised ten of these remarkable career professionals during the university’s prestigious Alumni Awards of Excellence event in Pretoria on 9 November.

These awards acknowledge exceptional alumni who are making impactful contributions in their careers and to society.

Submitted on Fri, 11/10/2023 - 06:34

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

Alumnus nominated for film and television awards

by  Menziwa Msibi

North-West University (NWU) alumnus and acclaimed South African filmmaker Stefan Enslin has been nominated for two South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAS).

His film War Dogs and I, which tells the gripping story of Kobus Olivier who refused to leave his four dogs behind as war broke out in Ukraine, has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature, while the inspirational Against All Odds: The Alwyn Uys Story, has been nominated for Best Achievement in Cinematography – Documentary.

Submitted on Fri, 09/29/2023 - 13:41

NWU alumnus honoured for teaching excellence

North-West University (NWU) alumnus and dedicated educator Tumelo Malebelela clinched the prestigious Teacher's Award in the "Excellence in Secondary Teaching" category during the North West Provincial Teaching Awards ceremony on 18 August 2023.

"I am deeply honoured to stand among the accomplished winners of the Teaching Awards. The flood of congratulatory messages I have received is truly overwhelming. I never imagined that one day I would represent our entire province on a national platform," says Tumelo, and educator at ZM Seatlholo Secondary School in Lotlhakane, Mahikeng.

Submitted on Tue, 08/22/2023 - 16:17

Alumnus shines as designer of Miss South Africa crown

Kealeboga Pule, a North-West University (NWU) alumnus and LLB graduate, has gracefully woven his creative brilliance into the fabric of the Miss South Africa pageant.

As managing director and co-founder of Nungu Diamonds, Kealeboga’s design excellence is responsible for crafting the dazzling new Miss South Africa crown that has captured the nation's imagination.

Submitted on Mon, 08/21/2023 - 07:36