Vanderbijlpark Campus News

NWU presents a “Potchpourri” of great music

The North-West University’s annual Potchpourri concert series promises to be a delightful showcase of the many talents of the staff at the NWU’s School of Music and other South African musicians that will thrill enthusiasts of classical music.

The 2021 concert series starts on Tuesday, 30 March at 18:30 with an exciting virtual event that will spotlight a variety of items. Tickets for this event are R100 per person. They can be obtained at Quicket by visiting

NWU student makes a difference in her community

It might be cliché to say, “it takes a village to raise a child,” but in reality it is true. North-West University (NWU) honours student in marketing management, Tshepang Mosokwene, knows this very well. 

Tshepang grew up in dire poverty, living in a shack in Evaton, but even after…

NWU professor and co-author to launch book on community development

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Optentia research focus area will be hosting a virtual launch of a book Does Community Development Work? – co-written by Prof Lucius Botes – on 20 April from 10:00 to 11:30.

Prof Botes, a professor in development studies and the director for…

Covid-19 and the fuelling of global individualism

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Optentia research focus area recently hosted a webinar by Prof Ian Goldin, a world-renowned researcher.

The title of the webinar was “The Covid-19 pandemic: From global crisis to a better world”, during which Prof Goldin talked about the necessity to think about life after Covid-19.

NWU once again offers business development programme for female-owned startups

For the ninth consecutive year, the North-West University’s (NWU’s) bhive Enterprise Development Centre will offer its Enterprising Women Programme for female entrepreneurs.

The programme is geared at supporting early-stage or start-up businesses, to assist them in navigating the current challenging economic conditions.

NWU librarian makes treasure from trash

 Daniel Monyamane describes himself as an assistant librarian by day and an artist all the time in between.  

The 36-year-old father of three hails from Koppies, a small town in the Free State, and is a self-taught trash artist who sees beauty and value where most of us see garbage.

NWU lecturer uses information technology to make a difference 

Chuku Taole, North-West University (NWU) Information Technology (IT) lecturer and Vanderbijlpark Campus alumnus, is committed to making a positive and lasting difference in the Lethabo Power Village where he grew up. 

For the past few years, the former NWU Student Representative Council member, together with a group of former…

Young NWU lecturers making mathematics fashionable

North-West University (NWU) lecturers Tshepiso Mahura (28) and Thokozani Jele (27) have much in common.

Working at the Vanderbijlpark Campus, these best friends are both young academics from disadvantaged backgrounds, both pursuing their PhDs, and both taking the road less travelled – mathematics.

Thokozani – who…

NWU Optentia to host lecture by world-renowned professor on opportunities and challenges of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a profound impact – not only on people’s health, but also disrupting the general way of life.  

To explain how the Covid-19 pandemic can present opportunities and challenges in the future, the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Optentia research focus area will host a virtual lecture by…

NWU professor is global team member and key participant in international theological conference

North-West University (NWU) professor in practical theology, Prof Vhumani Magezi, has been invited to be a global team member and key participant of the Lausanne 2024 Theology Working Group (TWG) Network conference. 

The TWG Network is a large and prestigious international…

NWU alumna makes her mark in the music industry

North-West University (NWU) Vanderbijlpark Campus alumna Bonolo Phiri is a woman with two loves: information technology and music. Throughout her career, this IT graduate and rising Afro-Soul star has seamlessly bounced between her IT career and music. 

A white-collar worker by day…