Vanderbijlpark Campus News

Chief electoral commissioner encourages voter participation

The Faculty of Law at the North-West University (NWU) recently collaborated with the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) to organise a guest lecture at the Vanderbijlpark Campus in celebration of World Day of Social Justice.

The lecture, titled "Elections, democracy, and citizen participation," was delivered by Sy Mamabolo, the chief electoral commissioner of the IEC. The event also coincided with the proclamation of the general election date – 29 May 2024. This general election will mark 30 years of freedom and democracy in South Africa.

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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…

International event: NWU academic says AI is shaping our future

by Zenoyise John

Kurt Naicker, a senior lecturer and chartered accountant at the North-West University's (NWU) School of Accounting Sciences, recently shared his insights about how artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionising the South African landscape and shaping our future with postgraduate students from Kohinoor Business School in Mumbai, India.

Take a stand against plastic pollution

by Zenoyise John

The North-West University (NWU) has recently launched a campaign to address the issue of plastic pollution. The campaign was initiated after the vice-chancellor, Prof Bismark Tyobeka, earlier this year challenged all staff and students to fight plastic pollution.

The launch of the campaign, #BeatPlasticPollution #StopUsingPlasticBottles…

NWU and Emfuleni Local Municipality strengthen partnership to impact communities positively

by Zenoyise John

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus recently hosted a meeting with the executive mayor of the Emfuleni Local Municipality (ELM), Cllr Sipho Radebe, to strengthen their partnership and to further explore possible opportunities that would positively impact the surrounding communities.

During the meeting, Prof Linda…

Insightful public lecture looks at harnessing strengths in the workplace

by Angeline Marokoane

Prof Marianne van Woerkom examined the importance of identifying and utilising the strengths and talents of employees in the workplace during a recent public lecture hosted by the Optentia research unit on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus.

Prof Van Woerkom, a professor of positive psychology and human resource…

HELTASA's annual (un)conference explores innovation in higher education teaching and learning

by Zenoyise John

The Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA), in collaboration with the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), held its annual (Un)conference at the Tsebonokeng Hall on the NWU’s Vanderbijlpark Campus from 24 to 26 October 2023.

Colleagues from across Southern…

Experts share insights on latest trends in human resource management

by Zenoyise John

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) School of Industrial Psychology and Human Resource Management on the Vanderbijlpark Campus recently organised an Industry Day to expose students to human resource management in the workspace.

According to the event organiser, Zama Chacha, the event was aimed at encouraging students to pursue careers…

Thought-provoking inaugural lecture provides insight into innovative teaching

by Angeline Marokoane

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…