Most university courses require a great deal of reading and students with well-developed reading skills find it easier to cope with the demands of higher education.    

The Reading Development Centre provides reading enrichment with a computerised reading program that builds reading fluency (learning to read at a fast pace while maintaining excellent comprehension).  The Reading Development Centre administers the reading development component of ALDA/E 112/122  – a compulsory academic literacy module for all first-year students and students registering at the University for the first time. 

Reading development is also available to senior students who want to brush up on their reading proficiency.




Continue reading while learning remotely




The Reading programme will be available via eFundi soon (accessible through laptops/ PC's or cellphones).  

Please note:

Only the English version of "Readers are Leaders" is currently available (Afrikaans version to follow soon).  This is the same programme used in the Reading Lab. Use your normal eFundi credentials to log in.  Your performance on this programme will be recognised and credited. 

For the manual on how to log into eFundi Reading Lab online, click here. 

For more information on eFundi navigation of Reading Lab online using mobile phones, click here. 

Contact the Reading Centre coordinators for more information.


"As a first-year student of ALDE122, I would like to thank the reading lab.  I struggled at first and could not read quickly, but made good progress through the reading lessons."

(Reading speed tripled and comprehension doubled in three months.)

"Well, I am grateful.  The reading lessons have improved my reading speed. "

(Reading speed improved from 85words per minute to 280+, with 90%+ comprehension, within two months)


Reading Centre Coordinators

Mahikeng Campus

Nomasomi Morule
+27 (0)18 389 2482
Building A3, Block D, Office G194

Potchefstroom Campus

Jeanette de Swardt
+27 (0)18 299 2901
Building E8, Room K21

Vanderbijlpark Campus

Jan-Paul Viljoen
+ 27(0)16 910 3680
Building 13, Room SL321