In the Spotlight

Pioneering Novel Tuberculosis Vaccine

In this captivating introductory video, we dive into the SAVAC project, a collaboration between North-West University and Walter Sisulu University, to revolutionise the fight against tuberculosis. Join us as we interview Professor Depfenhart, a German-born plastic surgeon, inventor, and entrepreneur with a strong peptide, protein, and nucleotide design background. 

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9th Scientific Merit Awards - Bronze Award - Prof Lusilda Schutte

The South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) recently held its 9th SAMRC Scientific Merit Awards to recognise excellence in health research. The Awards, among the most prestigious in the country, are conferred upon individual researchers who have published work that has made groundbreaking contributions, providing impactful world-class science and health research to advance South Africans' lives.

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Brightest Young Minds

North-West University (NWU) staff member, Mamello Maema, has recently been selected as one of the 100 Brightest Young Minds in the World Food Programme (WFP) for Southern Africa.

Mamello is a senior NWU’s Consumer Sciences subject group laboratory technician. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in consumer sciences. Her studies focus on barriers and drivers of plant-based protein consumption in South Africa.

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Royal College of Physicians honoured North West clinician

The North West Department of Health's MEC, Madoda Sambatha, has conveyed warm and proud words of appreciation to Prof. Binu Luke for his achievements. He was honoured by the Royal College of Physicians.

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