Vanderbijlpark Campus News

Thought-provoking inaugural lecture provides insight into innovative teaching

Prof Verona Leendertz, deputy dean for research and innovation in the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, recently presented her inaugural lecture on the Vanderbijlpark Campus.

Tilted “Igniting innovative teaching: Connecting multifaceted dimensions for immersive learning”, the lecture provided insight into the complexity of learning and the multiple aspects which influence the future of education and how technology can be used to enhance learning.

According to Prof Leendertz, immersive technologies can range from user interface,… Read more

Public lecture to evaluate District Development Model and service delivery

by Zenoyise John

The North-West University (NWU), in collaboration with the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), will host a public lecture on 14 March 142024 from 17:00 to 21:00 at the NWU’s Potchefstroom Campus.

Themed "Evaluating the functionality of the District Development Model (DDM) in enhancing service delivery: reflective…

Vanderbijlpark Campus launches Community Engagement Garden project

by Zenoyise John

The North-West University's (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus recently launched the HaReJeng (Let Us Eat) Community Engagement Garden project, an innovative plan aimed at promoting sustainable food production, service learning, and community engagement.

Preparation has started on a 40m x 41m rectangular area on campus which will initially…

Vanderbijlpark Campus welcomes new director for student life

by Zenoyise John

 The North-West University’s (NWU's) Vanderbijlpark Campus recently welcomed Chris Williams as the new director for student life.

This former Capetonian says he chose the NWU because it is regarded as one of the top universities as far as student life is concerned.

"Also, the NWU is an institution with values similar to my own.…

Partnership will enhance campus security

by Zenoyise John

The North-West University’s (NWU's) Vanderbijlpark Campus has partnered with the Vaal Business Corporation (VBC) to enhance the security of the campus and surrounding area. The VBC is a non-profit organisation that was set up by businesses in Vereeniging and Vanderbijlpark to uplift the Vaal area.

The VBC and NWU partnership aims to…

Vanderbijlpark Campus again named top higher education institution in Sedibeng district

by Zenoyise John

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijilpark Campus has once again been recognised as the highest-rated institution for higher education at the prestigious 2023 PMR.africa Business Excellence Awards.

PMR.Africa is a leading South African consultancy and research company. It publishes a business journal, together with an online…

Senior lecturer explores impact of 4IR on academia

by Zenoyise John

Kurt Naicker CA(SA), a senior lecturer at the North-West University’s (NWU)’s School of Accounting Sciences, recently published an article in the asa (Accountancy South Africa) magazine titled "Impact of the 4IR on academia", highlighting the challenges and opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

In his…

Academics gain insight into the internationalisation of higher education

by Zenoyise John

North-West University (NWU) academics Prof Babs Surujlal, executive dean of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, and Prof Ephrem Redda, from the School of Management Sciences, recently participated in the 6th InterUni 2023 Forum of Internationalisation of Higher Education, organised by the WSB University in Poland.

The forum…

Vanderbijlpark Young Alumni Chapter: empowering underprivileged students

by Angeline Marokoane

Giving back to the community and supporting underprivileged individuals holds immense value in shaping a better future for all. The Young Alumni Chapter of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus showcased its commitment to making a difference by donating a significant sum of money towards the education fees of deserving…

Voices of the River Choir showcases their excellence.

by Belinda Bantham

The Voices of the River choir from the North-West University (NWU) recently participated in The Lengau Choral Music Association (LECMA) competition. They came second in the wafa wafa large category.

They performed an extract from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, Macbeth, even though it is regarded as one of the most dramatic and vocally…

Community engagement takes centre stage at annual GeeXpo event

by Zenoyise John

Showing their commitment to community engagement, the North-West University’s (NWU’s) School of Computer Science and Information Systems recently organised the annual GeeXpo event. 

GeeXpo is a technology and innovation exhibition that showcases cutting-edge research, products and services from various industries, including information…