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Women in Science awards

Women were the largest untapped global reservoir of talent, the audience was reminded at the Women in Science awards, where the country’s leading female...

A first for Africa: graduating with an indigenous knowledge degree

It’s Africa Month so we take a look at the degree in indigenous knowledge systems offered at North West University. The first batch of...
Play Your Part Roadshow Cube

Play Your Part Cube makes its way to North West

Brand South Africa is inviting young and old in North West to engage with the Play Your Part Cube in the latest edition of...

South Africa’s role in clean energy discussed at Mining Indaba

Production will start at South Africa's first fuel cell component plant by December, it was announced at the Investing in African Mining Indaba. Fuel...

Refentse Morake: from busker to the stage

Musician Refentse Morake was discovered giving Afrikaans pop music a unique African flavour on the streets on Vereeniging in 2015 by Cecilia Marchionna.  Brand South...

New South African telescope to promote the sciences

A new telescope installed at North West University is expected to help find answers to some of the age-old questions humans ask, such as where do we come from. It will also be used in outreach efforts to inspire an interest among students and others in the sciences.

New growth for South African crop scientist

Oyster mushrooms may be known to prefer a temperate or sub-tropical climate, but a Masters student in the northern reaches of South Africa has successfully grown the sought-after fungus in dry conditions. It could help small scale farmers and future food security.

Sharpeville students receive Brand South Africa bursaries

Recognising that education is a driving force behind South Africa's continued economic success, Brand South Africa has selected two gifted Soweto students to receive bursaries to study at North West University. 

Brand South Africa Plays its Part for education

Brand South Africa is awarding bursaries to two students from the Lekoa Shandu Secondary School in Sharpeville to further their studies in marketing and...

Down the !Gariep River by kayak

Three Cape Town scientists paddled more than 2 000km from its source in the Lesotho highlands, across the continent, and ended with the fishermen of Alexander Bay. They came back with great stories and vital data for conservation, botany and climate change.
Paddling through Northern Cape paradise