NWU awarded for excellence in the Sedibeng District

Belinda Bantham -- Wed, 02/07/2018 - 10:30

NWU awarded for excellence in the Sedibeng District

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) campus in Vanderbijlpark started the new year on a high note by being awarded the Professional Management Review’s (PMR) Diamond Arrow Award for a seventh consecutive year.

The award was handed over at a PMR business breakfast in Vanderbijlpark and the event saw top decision makers, businessmen, members of government, professionals and educators of the Sedibeng region gather for recognition. The keynote speaker was Cllr BM Baloyi, executive mayor of the Midvaal Local Municipality.

The campus regularly features in the PMR survey and has taken home an award on several occasions. The Sedibeng region includes the municipalities of Emfuleni, Lesedi and Midvaal. This region has been identified as a growth point and potential investment area for international and local developers and investors.

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PMR provides ratings, strengths and weaknesses whilst producing benchmarks for business, government, professionals, educators and the labour sector. This unique strategic intelligence – which is of great value to analysts, investors, financiers and prospective customers – is offered to top rated companies within different regions in South Africa. Awards are made in the following categories: Diamond (which represents the highest rating), Gold, Silver and Bronze Arrow Awards.

The NWU Vanderbijlpark was awarded a Diamond Arrow Award in the category: Higher Education Institutions, which was accepted by Prof Herman van der Merwe, the deputy dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences and Prof Susan Susan Coetzee-van Rooy, the acting executive dean of the Faculty of Humanities.

Prof Herman van der Merwe and Prof Susan Coetzee-Van Rooy proudly display the PMR Diamond Arrow Award.