Vanderbijlpark Campus News

Young female innovators shine during Modiragatsi Youth Innovation Competition

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us and the Faculty of Engineering at the North-West University (NWU) and its partners understand that it is necessary to equip the youth with skills that will benefit them in the long run.

In 2019 the Faculty of Engineering and the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (merSETA) joined forces to develop and support future female innovators through the Modiragatsi Youth Innovation Competition.

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,…

Study shows 45% of young graduates consider themselves to be underemployed

After years of the proverbial blood, sweat and tears that go into studying, most graduates cannot wait to start their careers. With unemployment in South Africa as high as it is currently, getting your dream job is not always guaranteed. While many qualified graduates are able to find employment, some end up underemployed. Dr Precious Mncayi, a…

NWU Enactus team scoops first place

The North-West University (NWU) Enactus team is celebrating two wins after scooping first place in the 2020 Summer Action Challenge and the 2021 Nedbank Ideation Challenge respectively.

In addition to bragging rights, the NWU Potchefstroom Campus team – Anlu Keeve, Claudia Mosupa, Hugo…

Former NWU Enterprising Women Programme participant and awardee shares her success story

According to Lungiswa Mzimba, the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Enterprising Women Programme awardee for 2018, this programme was the best catalyst to kickstart her business.

Initiated in 2013, this six-month flagship programme of the NWU’s bhive Enterprise Development Centre (EDC…