Adjusting to university life can be overwhelming for any first-year student.  To help you triumph over academic challenges, CTL: SADS invites undergraduate students to take part in the discipline specific Academic Peer Mentor Programme. Academic Peer Mentors support first year students' transition and adjustment to tertiary education, and ensure they connect to the larger NWU community, and their course, school, faculty and peers. The programme focuses on the academic processes, resources and skills required to function and excel in the University environment.  Contact an academic peer mentor and be introduced to university life while being provided the academic support and direction needed to achieve academic success. 

Academic Mentors: Mafikeng Campus

Surname  Initials Cell number Student number Faculty  Year of study
WILLIAMS C 743529502 26273470 EDUCATION 4TH
MASIKELA L.M.R 713118495 27649806 HUMANITIES 3RD
KGANTSHI K.D. 712710881 26724227 EMS 3RD
MABENA A.T 797244407 26199602 HEALTH SCIENCES 4TH
MEKUTE W 765510896 25366920 FNAS 3RD
MCAMENI B.T 781396775 28215192 HUMANITIES 3RD
DIPHOKO T.L 737188486 25483889 EMS 4TH

Academic Mentors: Potchefstroom Campus

The SADS academic peer mentoring programme on the Potchefstroom Campus will be effective in January 2019.  The academic peer mentors were nominated by the Academic Student Associations and will work closely with them to help first year students transition from school to tersiary life and to develop the graduate attributes necessary for academic success.  The program is open to any student at any level who wishes to be assigned a mentor.  Please note that although the academic peer mentors represent a school or faculty, it is the choice of the student to contact any of the mentors for guidance.  

Name & Surname  Email Representative of 

  Isaac Mothupi 

“Feel the fear and do it anyway”

Ad Vivendum

Natural and Africaultural Sciences

  Chané McNicol

“Que sera sera”

PSA (Planners Student Association)

Natural and Africaultural Sciences

  Dàniel Judeel

“The only person you need to improve on, is the person you were yesterday”


Natural and Africaultural Sciences

  France Elize van Niekerk

“Anyone can be anything”



  Chris van Dyk

“Be resilient, diligent and determined”



  Buhlebenkosi Ngcobo

“Mind over matter, God over mind”

SLCP (Student Law Council of Potchefstroom)


  Daniëlle Lourens

“You will be exactly as happy as you decide to be"


Health Sciences



  Amanda Potgieter

“Do for one that you wish you could have done for millions"


Health Sciences


  Monica du Preez

“Seek first to understand than to be understood.  And when you understand, never judge the sinner, but judge the sin"


Health Sciences

  William Nienaber

“In life if you don’t succeed at first, try again”


Health Sciences

  Sune Moos

“Believe in yourself, push your limits, experience life, conquer your goals and be happy"


Health Sciences

  Bernadin Brand

“Be who you needed when you were younger"


Health Sciences

  Janke Boshoff

“You are confined only by the walls you build yourself”

PPSA (Potchefstroom Pharmacy Student Association)

Health Sciences

  Kundai Gwena

“Growth is the new Gangster"


Economic and Management Sciences

  Leandri Oosthuizen

“If your nerve deny you, go above you’re nerve


Economic and Management Sciences

  Thyiscka Bout

“Faith places no limitations on God and God places no limitations on faith"


Economic and Management Sciences

  Brittany Rawlinson

“You can do it. You are brave and you are loved”


Economic and Management Sciences

  Juliana Sousa

“Challenges are what make life interesting… and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.  What defines us is how well we rise after falling”



  Veronica Mhlanga

“Don’t let your background put you back in the ground"




  Logan Ferreira

“Life is a climb, but the view is great"



Academic Mentors: Vaal Triangle Campus 

Mentors work in SADS (Vaal Triangle Campus) for a number of hours every day. They are connected to the faculty and can help you achieve academic success. Please email them for an individual consultation. They will respond with a time and venue where the consultation will take place. You may use the mentors as many times as you wish and consultations are free of charge. If you want to improve your marks, or get that distinction, the mentors are there for you.  

Name & Surname  Email Faculty Can help with...
Tshepiso Mqwathi EMS All ECON modules up to second year 
Sello Vincent Maake EMS All BMAN and BMAR modules up to third year
Relebogile Gift Natash Sekati EMS All IOPS and LARM modules up to third year
Njabulo Mondli Nyembe EMS All Financial and Management Accounting modules up to second year 
Shaun Mohlamme EMS  All EKRP and EKIP modules up to third year 
Elizabeth Msimango HS All Psychology modules up to third year
Carol Ankiewicz HS All Social work modules up to third year 
Phindile Radebe HUM All Public Management and Governance modules up to honours
Simangele Milicent Katsande HUM All Communication modules up to third year 
Tibo Majaji Kiefer  NAS All ITRW modules up to honours
Innocent Teboho Soaisa NAS All Math and Stats modules up to second year
Lekau Amos  Monareng THEO

All BYBV modules up to honours


To be matched with and assigned a mentor, contact: 

Mafikeng Campus

Mittah Malebo Magodielo
+27 (0)18 389 2381
Building A3, Block D, Office G86



Potchefstroom Campus

Sonja van der Westhuizen
+ 27 (0)18 299 2134
Building E8, Room  K24

Vaal Triangle Campus

Freddy Motsoeneng
+ 27(0)16 910 3314
Building 13, Split level 3, Room 319