NWU embraces Black Monday

Belinda Bantham -- Wed, 09/11/2019 - 10:00

NWU embraces Black Monday

On Monday 9 September the North-West University (NWU) united to say no to gender-based violence.

From Mahikeng to Potchefstroom to Vanderbijlpark, staff and students took a firm stance and embraced Black Monday with their compatriots across the country.

All three the campuses hosted various activities.

On the campus in Mahikeng proceedings commenced with a solidarity walk, followed by addresses by Student Campus Council chairperson Theo Seepamore and Prof Marilyn Setlalentoa, the deputy vice-chancellor for community engagement and campus operations.

Students and staff on the campus in Potchefstroom were addressed by Prof Daryl Balia, deputy vice-chancellor for campus operations, Dr Corrie Rheeder, campus director for student life, and Mr and Miss Campus also made their voices heard.

Proceedings on the campus in Vanderbijlpark featured addresses by Student Campus Council chairperson Teboho Siziba and Prof Linda du Plessis, the deputy vice-chancellor for planning and campus operations. Staff and students were also treated to a poetry session.

More importantly, all three campuses signed a pledge to combat gender-based violence.

The NWU is proud to have taken part in initiatives such as Black Monday and wholeheartedly supports endeavors such as these.

 On Monday 9 September the NWU united and said no the gender-based violence.