Boasting a colourful tapestry


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Dear colleague,


In the latest article in the regular Eish! series, “A tapestry of different customs”, Noory Yusuf from the Vaal Triangle Campus tells us more about Halaal food. Reading this article reminded me of the colourful tapestry that symbolises life at the NWU.


The NWU community boasts a wide variety of customs, cultures, languages, interests and talents and the contents of this Eish! reflect this enriching variety. Our interests and talents range from law expertise (see the article about the Faculty of Law’s mock trials) to proficiency in communication (see the article about Clement Manoko).


People also reveal their caring nature in different ways. Some reach out to people through song (see the article in the series “Our people”) while others do far more than what is expected of them to be of service (see the article in the “Extra mile” series).


Our passions also differ – some like to write or read prose ("Byderhand Haven Stories in De Jonge Akker") while others find the world of modern information technology fascinating ("Tools to enable research in the 21st century").


I wholeheartedly agree with the words of the American judge, Sandra Day O’Connor:

"We don't accomplish anything in this world alone... whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads form one to another that creates something."


Happy reading.