Vanderbijlpark Campus News

Worse growth figures confirm damage to economy

“The worse-than-expected gross domestic product (GDP) growth figures for the third quarter of 2021, if taken together with the recent record unemployment numbers, confirm in particular the serious damage that the civil unrest earlier this year and the persistent load shedding have done to the South African economy.”

NWU female basketballers blaze a trail

Over the past few years the North-West University’s (NWU) Vanderbijlpark Campus female basketball team has made ground-breaking strides within the sporting fraternity.

Not only did the team walk away with Team of the Year award at the recent Sedibeng Women in Sports Awards, but Enid …

NWU’S Vanderbijlpark Campus hosts a crime summit 

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus recently hosted a crime summit to discuss the university’s safety initiatives.

The summit, organised by Protection Services, took place in a blended format, and was aptly themed “Act against crime together”.

The event came against the backdrop of the…

NWU student walks away with prestigious Mandela Rhodes Scholarship

North-West University (NWU) student Nadia Van der Merwe is beaming with pride. The 22-year-old third-year student, who is studying towards a BSocSc degree in psychology and anthropology, recently scooped the coveted Mandela Rhodes Scholarship. 

The scholarship offers young leaders…

NWU alumna helps young people to choose the right career paths

North-West University’s Mafikeng Campus alumna, Sphiwe Kabini, found that high school students had no way to learn about the opportunities that fit their personality, so she decided to start a mentorship initiative.

The 31-year-old, who holds a Bcom in Information Systems, started this initiative early this year after she was called by…

The Covid-19 pandemic and its strain on women

Not only has the Covid-19 pandemic put significant strain on the global economy and public health systems, but it also contributed to greater inequality and discrimination against women.

The North-West University’s (NWU‘s) School of Social…

Archive of Kindness proves all is not lost

Even though the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the ugly side of the country, including some unpalatable acts of thievery, it has also revealed another side of South Africans – generosity and kindness. 

In her book, Archive of Kindness, North-West University's (NWU’s) Dr Jess Auerbach…

NWU's Vanderbijlpark Campus officially opens its new Administration Building 

Despite pandemic-induced delays, the new Administration Building on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus was finally opened on 27 August 2021.

The ceremony took place on the front steps of the new building, situated across Hendrick Van Eck Boulevard. NWU…

NWU and collaborators launch Community E-Skills project

The North-West University's (NWU’s) NWU-CoLab, in collaboration with the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA), the Mahikeng Digital Innovation Hub (MDiHub) and the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT), recently launched a Community E-Skills project.

NWU alumnus’ book takes a critical look at church leadership

It has long been believed that faith rejects the rational, but North-West University (NWU) alumnus and former employee, Dr Tsietsi John Maloma, dispels this notion.

In his recently launched book, Church Leadership: Mega Churches as Reflection, Dr Maloma shows the importance of the…

Optentia is top of the POPS

Positive organisational psychology (POP) is a fast-growing field, and the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Optentia research focus area is among the top 10 in the world for publications and citations in this field. What’s more, the top three POP researchers have had ties with Optentia, which stands for Enabling Optimal Expression of Individual,…