Universities must prepare students to face a changing job market, but also to be able to adapt to and thrive within a shifting social context.
South Africa is a country is a country renowned for being diverse in every possible way. Such diversity also means that psychological tests must be adapted for the different beliefs and contexts of various culture groups.
He was 30 years in the South African Police Service where he worked extensively in intelligence gathering, infiltrating crime syndicates and testified in court. Today he is retired from the SAPS and a practising advocate.
A staggering 15% of all South Africans are set to be dependent on either alcohol or drugs. This came to light during the North-West University's (NWU's) Vaal Triangle Campus’s participation in the recent HEAIDS Silent Protest Campaign aimed at drawing attention to issues such as sexual violence and substance abuse.
“It starts with a choice – and the right choice at that. It is a choice that only you can make. Make that choice today!” With these words Jan Combrinck, from UTurn Drug Awareness, opened his address during the recent HEAIDS Silent Protest Campaign on the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University (NWU Vaal).
Silence is also a form a violence and should not be tolerated. This is according to Ms Maggie Matsaneng, social worker and member of the directorate Student Counselling and Development (SCD) on the North-West University's (NWU's) Vaal Triangle Campus after the recent HEAIDS (Higher Education HIV/Aids) Silent Protest campaign.
“I’m a social worker first and an academic second,” says Dr Ansie Fouche, social work lecturer at the NWU Vaal Triangle Campus’ School of Behavioural Sciences. She took part in the NWU's Institutional Teaching Excellence Awards earlier this year and has recently been shortlisted for the CHE/HELTASA National Excellence Teaching Awards.
Riette Botha (58) is the proud owner of Red Lipstick, an Image and Beauty Consultancy as well as a graduate of the Enterprising Women Programme as hosted at the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University (NWU Vaal).
Four students from the School of Education Sciences on the North-West University's (NWU's) Vaal Triangle Campus did the practical teaching required in the fourth year of the BEd degree in a unique setting.
One test does not fit all, especially not those from different cultural groups. In a quest to help academics and professionals in the field of psychology and related fields with test adaptation and acculturation, the Optentia Research Focus Area on the North-West University's (NWU's) Vaal Triangle Campus will host a workshop with Prof Fons van de Vijver from Tilburg University in the Netherlands.
The Optentia Research Focus Area on North-West University’s (NWU's) Vaal Triangle Campus strives to discover what makes people and organisations reach their optimal potential. On 29 September Optentia will host a workshop, Building Meaning in Life, presented by one of the focus area’s esteemed extraordinary professors, Prof Michael Steger from Colorado State University, USA.
It is national Arbor Week and the Vaal Triangle Campus community is celebrating in accordance with this year’s theme: “Forests and People: Investing in a sustainable future.”