Vanderbijlpark Campus News

NWU’s Vanderbijlpark Campus officially opens new ring road

The ring road on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus was officially opened for use this week amidst fanfare and excitement. To celebrate the milestone, new ring road users were treated to muffins handed out by the NWU’s mascot Eagi.

The road forms part of the R15 600 000 worth project entailing 630 m of road plus a new parking area and stormwater services.

This project is one of the campus’ key infrastructure projects aimed at creating a more modern and collaborative environment for students and staff, and forms part of the masterplan to transform… Read more

NWU's Vanderbijlpark Campus celebrates Arbor Month

by Zenoyise John

Student leaders and management of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus recently celebrated Arbor Month by planting 40 trees on campus and outside residences.

The campus chose Dias Cotinifolia, also known as the Pompom tree, Basboom in Afrikaans, Intozani in isiXhosa and Intozwane-emnyama in isiZulu. The Pompom tree…

NWU’s GBV awareness campaign encourages humanity to speak out

by Zenoyise John

Recent crime statistics show that 898 women were killed in South Africa from January to March 2022, and 282 cases of attempted murder against women were reported. During this period 10 818 women reported rapes, of which 4 653 took place at the home of the rape victim or the home of the rapist.

Students associate the NWU with excellence

by Zenoyise John

According to a 2022 report presented by Universum, the North-West University’s (NWU’s) students associate the university with academic excellence and safety.

Universum is a global data-driven, insight-led employer branding agency that focuses on brand perception based on students’ experience. The agency surveys students and alumni from…

A tale of three cities: NWU webinar reflects on South Africa’s stance on Russian/Ukraine war

by Angeline Marokoane

This webinar analysed the country’s stance and the extensive criticism it received on its decision not to vote on three United Nations General Assembly resolutions condemning Russia's intervention within Ukraine - with both the United States of America and the Russian Federation equally vying for support from South Africa.

Dr Barend…

NWU’s Vanderbijlpark Campus honours administrative professionals

by Zenoyise John

The North-West University's (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus recently celebrated Administrative Professionals' Day 2022 in recognition of the important contribution that administrative professionals make each year in the workplace.

The event held at the Small Lapa saw secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other…

Outgoing SCC president has his eye on business

by Zenoyise John

Mojalefa Motaung, North-West University's (NWU's) outgoing Vanderbijlpark Student Campus Council (SCC) president and Student Representative Council (SRC) deputy president, has his sights set on making his mark in the business world. The 22-year-old owns Roar Clothing, a thriving clothing line.  

The line has a number of items in its…

Organisational leaders can optimise their risk management investments by exploring new methods

by Angeline Marokoane

All public and private organisations must deal with the systemic risks of our complex world. However, such inherent complex risks are difficult to manage even where significant resources have been utilised in implementing formal risk management frameworks and related processes.

It is therefore important for organisational leaders to…

NWU's Vanderbijlpark Campus Enactus team president to compete for international honours

by Zenoyise John

Jodey Adrian Foster, president of the Enactus team on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus, is over the moon. This is after Ford selected his team to attend the Enactus international competition in Puerto Rico.

The NWU participated in the national competition on 14 July at the Sandton Convention Centre. The Central…

NWU launches history seminar series

by Zenoyise John

The North-West University (NWU)'s subject group History recently held its inaugural seminar in a newly established hybrid history seminar series.

This series aims to create a discussion platform for scholarly works in progress and intellectual exchange within the NWU and the wider academic community, sharing cutting-edge research on…

NWU to launch a GBV awareness campaign

by Zenoyise John

The Vanderbijlpark Campus of the North-West University (NWU)will launch a Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Awareness campaign on 1September.

The campaign is a collaborative effort between the NWU’s Student Judicial Services, Employee Wellness and Alumni Relations, and will run until 11 October.

Themed “Silence allows violence - Speak…