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Mafikeng Campus is very community orientated reflecting the NWU’s mission of “being locally engaged, nationally relevant and internationally recognised.”

It is situated in the capital of North-West Province and is the second largest of the North-West University campuses.

In 1913 enrolled 9 000 students and this figure represents students from 24 countries.


  • Agriculture Science & Technology
  • Commerce & Administration
  • Education
  • Human & Social Sciences
  • Law 

Facilities & Sports

  • 17 different sports codes on the campus
  • aerobics,
  • choral and multicultural drama,
  • ju-jitsu,
  • music
  • soccer institute that has promoted the sport locally and further afield
  • softball
  • table tennis.


Mafikeng has 6 residences on Campus and one off campus housing a total of 1 651 students.

Notable Mention

This campus offers some programmes that are not offered in any other university in South Africa, namely :

  • Two qualifications unique in the School of Agriculture and is offered by The Dale Beighle Centre for Animal Health Studies. 
  • A programme that is only offered at Mafikeng is The Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) 
  • An applied radiation study offered by The Centre for Applied Radiation Science and Technology (CARST) is a forerunner in this field.

Honorary Doctorates

  • Mr S T Plaatjie (posthumously) Doctor of Literature, D.Litt Date Conferred: 18/04/1998
  • Kgosi L M Mangope Doctor of Laws, LL.D Date Conferred: 28/04/1984
  • Ruth S Mompati Master of Literature, M.Litt Date Conferred: 20/04/1996

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