We’re cooking!


Dear colleagues,


The people at the NWU are cooking – literally and figuratively. For proof of the pudding, as they say, look no further than this edition of Eish!.


Firstly, Katlego Ramagaga, the radio station manager on our campus in Mahikeng, is an excellent cook – so good, in fact, that she appeared in a televised cooking competition. Read more about her participation in the TV show Come Dine with Me South Africa in the article “Katlego swaps headphones for a culinary hat”.


Besides Katlego, there are lots of other colleagues of whom we can – in a more figurative sense – say: Wow, you’re cooking!


Take those staff members, for instance, who are diligently working to ensure that the NWU’s dream of establishing a School of Medicine comes true. (Find out what Prof Awie Kotzé, the executive dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, says about the impact such a school would have on the university.)


Or those who hosted a workshop where they, together with experts from other South African higher education institutions, worked on a national framework for two early childhood care and education qualifications.


Then there are our exceptional students who are also “cooking” in their own way. Featured in this Eish! is Jestus Fouché, a first-year student who overcame many odds to achieve academic success and was announced Gauteng’s top learner with special education needs at the end of last year.


With autumn leaves falling all around us and winter on its way, we must not run out of steam. “All hands and the cook”, as the saying goes, should keep up the good work to make this academic year another great success.


Keep on cooking!