The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) fosters excellence and innovation in teaching and learning and is dedicated to research informed guidance and support to lecturers and students in the contemporary higher education context. 

With expert support and a hands-on approach, we invest in our lecturers to enhance their skills and support students on their path to academic success. We offer student support through reading development, supplemental instruction (SI), mentoring and tutoring programmes, and academic advising. We provide lecturers guidance in innovative teaching practices, learning design and development, using technology for teaching and learning and professional development. In collaboration with strategic partners, CTL inspires transformative quality teaching and learning experiences through our four value propositions.


Our value propositions

Professional development and recognition of academics as university teachers.

Enhanced student academic access, retention, attainment and success.

Innovative and professional teaching & learning designs.

Enabling teaching & learning environments.


Prof Willie van Vollenhoven

Chief Director: Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
018 299 4868
Building C1, Office 105
Potchefstroom Campus
Management contact details

Prof Emmanuel Mgqwashu

Director: Faculty Teaching and Learning Support
018 389 2974
Building A3, Office G77
Mahikeng Campus
Directorate Staff

Dr Gerhard du Plessis

Director: Centralised Teaching and Learning Functions
018 299 2722
Building E8, Office 106 (via 108)
Potchefstroom Campus
Directorate Staff

Dr  Esmarie Strydom

Director: CTL – Special Projects and Research
016 910 3064
Building 13, Office SL315
Vanderbijlpark Campus
Directorate Staff

    Student quick links


    Contact the T&L Technologies Helpdesk:

      Log an  eFundi or T&L Technology help ticket

    Click on  “Something is not working”  >>  “T&L Technology Support”.


    eFundi Tutorials for Lecturers

    eFundi Tutorials for Students

    Central Helpdesk number: 018 285 5930

    Mahikeng Campus:
    018 389 2312
    018 389 2447

    Potchefstroom Campus:
    018 299 2003
    018 285 2295

    Vanderbijlpark Campus:
    016 910 3035
    016 910 3038

    Available on weekday 08:00am - 16:45pm