North-West University students told to vacate Mahikeng campus 'until further notice' after violence

2020-01-28 09:52

Students at the North-West University's Mahikeng campus have been asked to vacate the premises after the institution closed the campus.

NWU Mahikeng confers first Setswana PhD

2019-10-19 20:24

Eileen Elizabeth Pooe - a teacher, lecturer and head of North West University's Department of Setswana - has become the Mahikeng campus' first Setswana PhD since the department was establishment in 1980.

NWU council discusses claims of wasteful expenditure, plagiarism

2018-11-25 20:31

An anonymous complaint in a legal letter sent to the North West University alleges that the vice chancellor of the institution resides permanently in Pretoria, Gauteng.

Universities on tenterhooks ahead of Nzimande's 2017 fee announcement

2016-08-11 10:41

Universities around the country are waiting anxiously for an announcement from Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande regarding possible fee increases for the 2017 academic year.

EFF urges NWU students to stand firm against armed security guards

2016-02-24 22:49

The EFF says there are no grounds for having private security personnel at NWU and urged students to stand firm after teargas and rubber bullets were used to disperse protesters.

Suspended SRC president denies causing NWU disruption

2016-02-24 18:02

Suspended leader of the SRC at North West University, Linda Mabengwane, says he was not responsible for violence on the Mahikeng campus, and that students had asked him to address them.

NWU given ultimatum on R10m fraud audit report

2015-12-20 13:30

A non-profit organisation has given North West University 48-hours to publish an audit into allegations of fraud involving R10m.

Petrol bombs found at NWU Mahikeng campus

2015-10-29 16:09

An enormous amount of petrol and a large number of petrol bombs were found at the North West University's Mahikeng campus after it was closed, the university says.

University distances itself from Steve Hofmeyr after he sings Die Stem again

2015-10-15 11:29

The North West University has distanced itself from Steve Hofmeyr’s singing of Die Stem at the Clover Aardklop National Arts Festival.

NWU student paper pulls story from Facebook

2015-09-01 11:36

The North West University student newspaper has been forced to remove a Facebook post after comments bordered on "hate speech", as the university plans to hold a series of discussion with students on its future.


Two NWU astronomers part of star-studded team focusing on previously unknown star bursts

2020-01-14 11:09

Two astronomers from North West University are part of a star-studded research team from 15 countries that has observed star bursts – or growth spurts – previously unknown to humankind, providing a rare glimpse into how high-mass stars grow even larger.

NWU finds evidence of plagiarism against two staff members, ten let off the hook

2019-03-21 09:05

Two staff members at North West University have been implicated in a prima facie case of plagiarism and misrepresentation, while no evidence of plagiarism was found against ten university employees.

Former NWU employee jailed for stealing millions

2017-03-09 23:17

A former North West University senior financial officer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for stealing more than R17 million in student loans.

NWU obtains court order to maintain peace

2016-02-28 17:00

The North West University has obtained a high court order to prohibit the disruption of activities at its Potchefstroom campus.

NWU denies student death

2016-02-24 19:21

The North West University has denied claims that a student was shot dead during clashes with security guards at its Mahikeng campus.

NWU suspends activities after violent clashes on Mahikeng campus

2016-02-24 17:26

Activities on North West University's Mahikeng campus have been suspended, following violent clashes between police and protesters that left a number of students injured.

NWU Mahikeng campus to remain closed until mid-November

2015-10-29 19:59

The Mahikeng campus of the North West University will remain closed until mid-November and students have been urged to leave for their own safety.

AfriForum goes to police over NWU vice chancellor's call to 'fight'

2015-10-15 19:35

AfriForum Youth has lodged a complaint with police claiming North West University vice chancellor Dan Kgwadi incited violence when he told students at a public meeting to “fight”.

EFF students: We won without free KFC, T-shirts

2015-09-03 11:49

The Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command's victory in the SRC elections at NWU's Mahikeng campus was done without celebrities, free food, and free T-shirts, the party says.

NWU Potch campus an 'apartheid enclave' - Nzimande

2014-09-26 17:08

The North West University's Potchefstroom campus is still rooted in apartheid ideas, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says.

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