Spring is in the air and the campus is a buzz of activity – Prof Linda du Plessis

Annette Willemse -- Fri, 08/26/2016 - 11:32

Spring is in the air and the campus is a buzz of activity – Prof Linda du Plessis

Prof Linda du Plessis, acting campus rector of the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University (NWU Vaal), wishes to share the following message with all members of the campus community.

The afternoon sun feels a bit warmer and somehow the air seems to be a brighter shade of blue. With September knocking at our door, you can sense that spring is in the air. 

September brings with it tests and the final sprint towards the end of the year. Best of luck to our students and academic staff members with the upcoming test series. The election of our new student leaders has almost been concluded. I would like to thank every student for his/her vote and participation in this process. The new CSRC will be inaugurated on 6 September. 

A special word of congratulations to every academic staff member who was recently recognised at the Awards for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Research, for the hard work that they do on our campus. Our academic staff also achieved success on the national front this month: Prof Ansie Fouché has been appointed as the editor of the accredited South African academic journal, The Social Work Practitioner-Researcher.  Congratulations Prof Fouché. Dr Chrisna Botha-Ravyse was shortlisted for the CHE/HELTASA Awards for Teaching Excellence. We wish her the best of luck with her interview and participation in the rest of the process. 

During the past month our campus was bustling with activities. My sincere thanks to everyone who was involved in the successful completion of, among others, the NWU Vaal Alumni Gala Event, NWU Vaal Leadership Summit and the Postgraduate Open Day. The enthusiasm and hard work of our staff members are what makes every NWU Vaal event, a success.   

Dr Chrisna Botha-Ravyse Prof Ansie Fouche



Vaal Triangle Campus
Hendrik van Eck Boulevard Vanderbijlpark
South Africa