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 2019

Surname  Initials Cell number Faculty 
KHOSA TFM 0762115161 LAW
DUBE GG 0658886897 LAW
TSUKUDO A 0737008997 LAW
NTHEBE K 0796497351 LAW
SEOLOLO G 0784693657 HS
SETLHAKO K 0612088505 HS
MONAGENG AK 0783784851 HS
MDLULI P 0740161175 HUM
KHULU OSY 0618676884 HUM
MALANGE NO 0769399725 HUM
MASAU K 0785245925 EMS
SELOGILE T 0817331423 EMS
MOKWALA E 0732669314 EMS
DHLADHLA N 0780042706 EMS
MAHLAOLE TE 0729079575 EMS

Academic Mentors: Potchefstroom Campus 2019

The academic peer mentors are nominated by the Academic Student Associations and 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 however 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  Motto Email Representative of 

Isaac Mothupi 


“Feel the fear and do it anyway”

Ad Vivendum

Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Chané McNicol


“Que sera sera”

PSA (Planners Student Association)

Natural and Agricultural Sciences

 Dàniel Judeel


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


Natural and Agricultural 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 2019

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 Availability Life Quote
Njabulo Nyembe

EMS:  Financial accounting modules Monday to Friday 4pm to 8pm, Satuday 8am to 12pm. "The future has many names for the fearful is unattainable for the ignorant is vague for the bold it is ideal"
Kobus Kleyn EMS: BMAN, BMARand all recreational subjects 1st to 3rd year Monday - Wednesday 12:00-15:00 and appointments to be arranged for Thursdays "Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine"
Leroy Munyai EMS:  Undergraduates with EKRP and ECON modules Tuesdays and Thursdays (10:00 - 14:00) "There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking" ~ Brian Tracy
Xoliswa Mnxobolo EMS:  Economics and Risk Management Mostly available on Mondays, Wednesday and other dates upon appointment "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit"
Brandon Kleynhans

EMS:  BMAN, BMAR from 1st year to 3rd year 11h00 - 16h00 Mondays and Tuesdays  "Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change” - Wayne Dyer
Ayanda Jebe EMS:  BMAN, BMAR and 2nd year WVES By appointment "Its the possibility of a dream come true that makes life interesting"
Katlego Nkosi EMS:  Industrial Psychology and Labour Relations modules By appointment. Different schedule every week. "It's not about the dress you wear, but it's about the life you lead in the dress" - Diana Vreeland
Carla Pretorius Health Sciences:  All psychology modules from 1st year to Honours  By appoinment only for the following dates: 30 July to 2 August; 26-30 August; 2-20 September. Will try to be on campus at least once a week outside of those dates.  Life is not without its challenges - Stan Lee
Monique Swanepoel Health Sciences:  Undergrad Psychology and Sociology modules & Honours Psychology modules By appointment only, any day of the week. Excluding these time slots: 12:00 to 15:00 "You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be GREAT"
Gerhard Rodgers Health Sciences:  All psychology modules 1st year to Honours By appoinment only for the following dates: 30 July to 2 August; 26-30 August; 2-20 September. Will try to be on campus at least once a week outside of those dates.  "The most important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity had its own reason for existing" - Albert Einstein
Matshotetsi Tsotetsi Health Sciences:  All social work modules from 1st year to 2nd year By appointment: Wednesdays 11:00-17:30 and on Fridays 10:00-17:30 "If you listen to people, and if you let people project their fears onto you, you won't live" -Taraj P
Onica Moabi  Humanities:  1st & 2nd year communications modules and Filmora video editor and Adobe InDesign  Monday(11:00-14:15), Wednesday(9:30- 14:30), Thursday(11:00-16:00) friday  all day

"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud" - Maya Angelou

Boipelo Nthaudi Humanities:  Communication modules, indesign, website design with dreamweaver Tuesdays (09:00-11:00; 13:00-16:00), Wednesdays (14:30-18:00). "Time flies when you are in a "comma"
Rethabile Pieterson Humanities:  1st and 2nd year Sotho and communication modules, indesign and filmora Tuesdays 10h00 to 15h00 and by appointments. "Great things never comes from comfort zone"
Hlengiwe Gulube umanities:  All history modules from 1st year to 3rd year Mondays & Tuesdays (11:00-15:00), Thursdays (12:00-16:00) "Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave" ~ Frederick Douglass
Karabo Mosia

Humanities:  Afrikaans, ALDE&AGLE, ENLS &ENLL first year & Language practice Thursdays and Fridays 11am-3pm and Tuesday by appointment "You can do anything that you put your mind too"
Merriam Ndlovu

NAS:  Math,Statistics and BWIA 121,BWIA271 Mon 07:30-09:15,Tuesday 07:30 -11:00, Wed09:30-12:45, Thursday 09:30-10:45,Fri 14:30-16:00. “There is no substitute for hard work” -Thomas Edison 
Teboho Matsabu

NAS:  IT & Statistics modules  Available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 until 15:00  "Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected"
Jacob Phumo

NAS:  Mathematics,statistics and BWIA Mondays (11:00-17:45), Tuesdays (11:00-14:15), Thursdays (13:00-17:45), Fridays (13:00-17:45) "You dont have to be great to start but you have to start to be great" - Zigler Z.
Kagiso Sekete NAS:  Statistics, calculus and math and stats Tuesdays 09h30 - 13h00, Thursdays 11h00 - 14h00 "I live for a better tomorrow, help one then help all"
Makhosazana Benedicta Nzimande NAS:  Only (java1 and c#1 from first year) and all second and third year modules 11h00 - 16h00 Thursdays and Fridays "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"
Sune de Kock Theology:  All 1st and 2nd year Bible modules Mondays and Tuesdays (11:00 -12:30) "Therefore whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all things to the glory of God" - 1 Corinthians 10:31
Nonhlanhla Mazibuko Theology:  BYBV 1st - 3rd years, ENLL 1st and 2nd years, HIST 1st - 2nd years Mon 14:00 - 16:00, Wednesday or Thursday 09:30 - 11:00, appointments can be arranged for other times "umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu" - Xhosa proverb


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
Anna Motlogi
+27 (0)18 389 2381
Building A3, Block C, Office G65



Potchefstroom Campus

Sonja van der Westhuizen
+ 27 (0)18 299 2134
Building E8, Room 136

Vaal Triangle Campus

Diné du Preez
+ 27(0)16 910 3311
Building 13, Split level 3, Room 309
Jani Kuhn
+ 27(0)16 910 3680
Building 13, Split level 3, Room 302