with media proves its worth

There’s a saying that

“your network is your net worth”.

The value of networks was aptly demonstrated at two networking sessions that the NWU recently held  to further strengthen its relationships with journalists from various media houses.


The first event was held in Pretoria on 25 October and saw the NWU collaborating with the National Press Club in hosting journalists from print, digital and broadcast media.


Representing the NWU as speakers at the event were Clement Manoko, executive director for corporate relations and marketing, Prof Albert Helberg from the Faculty of Engineering on the campus in Potchefstroom and Prof Herman van der Merwe, Deputy Dean: Teaching and Learning of the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences.


Clement informed the media about the new structure of the university and the 2018 university fees, and spoke about the phenomenal people the institution has produced. Herman briefed journalists on how the university is focused on empowering entrepreneurs, and Albert thanked all the journalists for giving the solar car initiative so much exposure.


Vice-chancellor thanks journalists

On 3 November, Prof Dan Kgwadi, NWU vice-chancellor, addressed members of the media at a local news networking session on the campus in Potchefstroom.


Prof Dan kicked off the event by thanking the journalists for the relationships they have built with the university. He thoroughly explained how the NWU has since moved from a federal to a unitary model with its new structure.


He also touched on the number of students who have already registered to study at the NWU in 2018, and spoke about university fees and the NWU’s new brand identity.


Commenting on the networking events, Clement said: “The NWU appreciates all the exposure and continued support from members of the media. We look forward to a great working relationship in 2018.”