Announcements

Announcements

Important arrangements: Travel to and from China (Coronavirus)

10 February 2020

The NWU will not allow official visits by students to China (and other affected countries as and when identified) until further notice.

In the case of private visits to China (and other affected countries as and when identified), the student should inform the relevant campus’ director for student life before the planned visit, including the expected return date. Upon return, the student should notify the relevant campus Occupational Health Centre of his or her return and then remain off campus for 14 days.

This is applicable to ALL contact students and distance students (in case a distance student has to visit a particular campus for some or other reason).  

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Previous announcements:

SCC Mahikeng memorandum of demands, dated 29 January 2020

31 January 2020

The memo with demands sent to members of the UMC on 29 January 2020, which was resent on 31 January 2020 has reference. 

Herewith, please find the written response to the matters raised.

 


Reopening of the Mahikeng Campus

30 January 2020

The Mahikeng campus was closed on Monday, 27 January, when the safety of staff and students was threatened. Measures to enhance the safety of our staff and students have now been put in place.
 
The campus will be open from tomorrow, 31 January, until Sunday, 2 February, to allow students to register and for accommodation to be allocated.
 
The academic programme and classes will commence on 3 February as planned.
 
We look forward to a successful academic programme for all our students for 2020.
 

 

Closure of the North-West University’s (NWU) campus in Mahikeng due to incidents of violence

28 Janauary 2020

The NWU management is deeply concerned about the incidents of violence at our campus in Mahikeng. In solidarity with the call from the South African Union of Students (SAUS) to shut down campuses across the country, a group of students has been preventing people from entering the campus since yesterday (27 January) morning.

During the evening of 27 January, a group of senior students assaulted other students and damaged university property. These unacceptable actions were reported to the South African Police Service (SAPS) and a case of assault has also been opened at the Mmabatho police station. The safety of students and staff on campus is increasingly in jeopardy. Therefore, the university management has, after consultations with relevant stakeholders including the SAPS, resolved to close the campus until further notice to ensure the safety and security of stakeholders. 

All students are requested to vacate the campus by Tuesday, 28 January at 15:00.  

The disruptive actions have already had a negative impact on a number of services, including the registration of first-years as well as returning students, and also the assistance to NSFAS students awaiting financial clearance.

We regret the inconvenience to all our stakeholders and reiterate our commitment to safety and a conducive environment for teaching and learning, research and an engaged student life. 

Kind regards
Prof Dan Kgwadi
Principal and Vice-Chancellor 


Expected continued protest action on the Mahikeng Campus

27 January 2020

As a result of the expected ongoing protest action by students on the Mahikeng Campus, normal activities will not be able to continue on 28 January.

We regret the inconvenience to parents, students and all other stakeholders of the university, who could not be attended to and who had to make alternative arrangements.

Management reiterates its commitment to provide our students and other stakeholders with the necessary service and support.

Kind regards
Prof Dan Kgwadi
Principal and Vice-Chancellor 

Activities to continue as normal on the Vanderbijlpark Campus 

27 January 2020

All activities on the Vanderbijlpark Campus will continue as normal on 28 January 2020. First-year and returning students who could not register today as a result of the protest action, are requested to report at the campus on 28 January to commence with the process. Registration of students initially scheduled for 28 January, will continue as planned.

Kind regards
Prof Dan Kgwadi
Principal and Vice-Chancellor  

Protest action: Mahikeng and Vanderbijlpark campuses

27 January 2020

Please note that, due to protest action by students at the Mahikeng and Vanderbijlpark campuses as part of the national call for mass action (by the South African Union of Students - SAUS), staff at these campuses was requested not to report for duty today. 
No violent actions have been reported, but students are preventing people from entering these campuses.

As a result of this, services on these campuses may be negatively affected.

Kind regards
Prof Dan Kgwadi
Principal and Vice-Chancellor  


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