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  • New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers at NWU and around the world14 January 2020, 3:56 pm
    New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers at NWU and around the world The meaning of the term “accretion burst” is expanding. In a rare glimpse at how high-mass stars grow even larger, an astronomer from the North-West University (NWU) has been part of a 15-country research team that has observed star bursts – or growth spurts – previously unknown to humankind...
  • NWU choir wins European competition10 December 2019, 11:22 am
    NWU choir wins European competition With their angelic voices, capturing the hearts and souls of their audiences, the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Potchefstroom Campus choir came out on top at the recent Prague Advent and Christmas Choral Festival. The choir was not only announced as the festival winners, but also won gold in the big mixed choir category. The choir said they ...
  • ATP Challenger tennis returns to South Africa9 December 2019, 8:03 am
    ATP Challenger tennis returns to South Africa Local tennis has been boosted by the news that Tennis South Africa (TSA) has secured the rights to bring an ATP Challenger tournament to the country in 2020. The ATP Challenger 50 event will take place from 9 March 2020 at the new tennis complex at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Potchefstroom. Challenger events are, afte...
  • Former president tells NWU there is hope6 December 2019, 3:14 pm
    Former president tells NWU there is hope “I am not ‘moedeloos’ (in despair). I haven’t lost hope for the future but I am deeply concerned about where we are at the moment.” These are the words of former president, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former chancellor of the North-West University (NWU), Mr FW de Klerk. He said although he is worried about the position ...
  • NWU puts language policy into action5 December 2019, 11:31 am
    NWU puts language policy into action The North-West University (NWU) is on a mission to be a university where everybody will feel welcome in their languages, and can use their own language to teach, learn and interact freely. It aims to be an institution where students will be able to complete their studies while also using their mother tongue, for example Setswana, together with any of the...
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  • We-cannot-allow-Fort-Hare-or-any-other-university-to-fail20 January 2020, 8:49 am
    Page Content: ​UJ Chair of Council and the CEO of Seriti Resources, Mr Mike Teke, recently published an opinion piece published in the Daily Maverick on 20 January 2020.Each year around this time, the news is awash with articles about matric results, the scramble for university spaces, higher education funding and the quality of such education. Radio talk shows are equally cloaked with calls...
  • How-are-social-grant-beneficiaries-using-grants-to-generate-income-news20 January 2020, 8:43 am
    Page Content: South Africa has an extensive social assistance programme reaching almost 40% of the population, with positive impacts on poverty levels and several human development outcomes. Despite the positive benefits of social protection in South Africa, these transfers are often insufficient to cover the basic needs of the beneficiaries. Chibuikem Nnaeme’s qualitative study was conducte...
  • Men-and-the-child-support-grant20 January 2020, 8:16 am
    Page Content: ​Cash transfer programmes have become a popular social protection mechanism across the developing world. South Africa's Child Support Grant (CSG) follows international trends where the overwhelming majority of caregivers who receive the grant are women. Very little is known about men who receive child-centred cash transfers, in South Africa or elsewhere. Zoheb's doctoral work a...
  • MA-Counselling-student-presents-at-the-2nd-Global-Conference-Sexual-and-Gendered-Violence-in-Prague,-Czech-Republic17 January 2020, 9:18 am
    Page Content: ​Deepesh Dayal, who is registered for the Master's degree in Counselling Psychology attended the 2nd Global Conference: Sexual and Gendered Violence in Prague, Czech Republic in December 2019. At the conference Deepesh presented a paper entitled "South African Gay Indian Men's Accounts of Sexual Microaggressions". According to the conference organizers, "The paper was well rece...
  • Registration-at-UJ-The-Registrars-Update16 January 2020, 3:59 pm
    Page Content: ​It is registration time for the 2020 academic year at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and it is all systems go! Over a third of the student population at UJ (a quarter of 48k+) have registered and more students are expected to register online in the next two weeks. Registration closes on the 31st of January 2020, with lectures scheduled to start on Monday, 03 February 2020...

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