Vanderbijlpark Campus News

Former Johannesburg mayor calls out service delivery at business breakfast

Service delivery issues came under the spotlight when the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus recently hosted the annual Alumni and Friends Business Breakfast in partnership with the NWU’s bhive Business Enterprise Development Centre (EDC).

This year’s event was themed “Stabilising South Africa through fast-tracking service delivery”, and featured a panel discussion led by internal and external experts who spoke about service delivery issues.

With former Johannesburg mayor Dr Mpho Phalatse as the main guest speaker, the event also featured NWU experts such… Read more

NWU campus unveils lecture hall complex

by Zenoyise John

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus recently celebrated the completion of the new Lecture Hall Complex as part of the official academic opening that took place on 23 February 2023.

Positioned at the heart of the campus and designed by multi-award-winning architects Mathews & Associates Architects, the building…

NWU is shaping tomorrow’s business pioneers

by Angeline Marokoane

The North-West University (NWU) kicked off the student entrepreneurship season with bootcamps on the Vanderbijlpark and Potchefstroom campuses on 15 and 16 February.

Volunteers from the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, NWU Business School, Technology Transfer and Innovation Support Office (TTIS), and bhive Enterprise…

Vanderbiljlpark Campus community welcomes Dr McCallaghan’s appointment

by Zenoyise John

Dr Sean McCallaghan, recently appointed director for student life on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Vanderbijlpark Campus, says his vision for Student Life is to continue creating a differentiating and inclusive environment for students.

Dr McCallaghan, who holds a PhD in business administration and management from the NWU, will…

NWU sign MoU to boost technological development in Vaal economic zone

by Angeline Marokoane

On Friday, 20 February 2023, the North-West University (NWU) and the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate with the Vaal Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

This is to ensure that Gauteng investors and industry players in high technology sectors are supported in the development of new…

Staff rally to help a flood-hit colleague

by Zenoyise John

North-West University (NWU) staff members have demonstrated a tremendous ethic of care, kindness and support for a colleague who suffered losses due to the recent floods that wreaked havoc in many parts of the Vaal area.

The flooding followed the opening of 12 of the Vaal Dam's sluice gates to relieve water pressure after the dam…

Dutch education and science attaché in South Africa visits Optentia

by Angeline Marokoane

On 27 January 2023 the Netherlands' education and science attaché in South Africa paid a visit to the Optentia research unit of the North-West University (NWU).

Berto Bosscha met with senior management to share information on the newly created position of education and research attaché at the Netherlands Embassy in South Africa.

The Capability Model of Work: “The Sound of Justice”

by Angeline Marokoane

Over the past five years, the Optentia research unit of the North-West University (NWU) has conducted various research projects about sustainable employment, specifically using the Capability Model of Work.

Prof Jac van der Klink, an extraordinary professor at Optentia, recently delivered a prestigious lecture in support of this…

Nico’s sailing team cruises its way to national championships

by Zenoyise John

North-West University (NWU) senior IT technician Nico Kroucamp is brimming with pride as his sailing team, Albatross, won three regattas in the last three months.

The three regattas the four-member team won, were the SA Sailing 75th Anniversary Regatta, the King of the Vaal Regatta and the L26 Class 2023 Free State provincials. The team…

Optentia hosts prestige lecture on how research impacts daily lives

by Zenoyise John

Research should not only be an academic activity but should also have a positive impact on society.

This view was shared by Prof Darelle van Greunen, an extraordinary professor at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Optentia research unit during a recent prestige lecture at the Vanderbijlpark Campus.

During the lecture titled “…

NWU professors co-author book on age-inclusive ICT Innovation

by Zenoyise John

Although a lot is known about how older people in developed countries use and benefit from information and communication technology (ICT), the subject has not been fully explored in developing countries.

Globally, it is expected that the care needs of older-growing populations will surpass available resources. Sub-Saharan Africa lacks…