A change of

At the end of the year, Prof Fika Janse van Rensburg (left) will retire as deputy vice-chancellor on the campus in Potchefstroom. Prof Daryl Balia will take the helm in January 2019.


Saying goodbye to one person and welcoming another is always a bitter-sweet experience. This is indeed true with Prof Fika Janse van Rensburg retiring as deputy vice-chancellor on the campus in Potchefstroom, and Prof Daryl Balia taking over the reins from him.




He likes his filtered coffee, is not one for too many formalities and believes in making the most of his time.


This is Prof Daryl Balia, the newly appointed deputy vice-chancellor for the campus in Potchefstroom.

We asked him to tell us more about himself and how he sees his future role.



 Let every minutecount, says Prof Daryl Hover here to read more.

When reading the articles about these two people, it’s clear their hearts are in the right place.


During his career, Prof Fika has given his all for the good of the NWU and especially the campus. Similarly, Prof Daryl has every intention of seeing the university and the campus prosper.


Hover on the images on the left to get a glimpse not only of their visionary minds, but also their caring hearts.






They call him Moses, Father Christmas, Manjafika, but actually this impressive man with the snow-white hair is a rock, which as a matter of fact is also what his name means in Sesotho.


Prof Fika Janse van Rensburg shares some of his highlights, anecdotes, challenges and special moments.



 What a manjafika journey! Hover here to read more.