Reading development


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.  




As a first-year student of ALDE122, I would like to thank the reading lab for assisting me with my reading. At first, I was struggling and I could not read fast, but through their support and lessons, I made great progress. Thank you very much, reading lab team.  

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

Well, I am grateful. Reading lessons have improved my reading speed. It really helps!  

Reading speed improved from 85wpm to 280+, with 90%+ comprehension, within two months)

Reading centre contacts


Mafikeng Campus

Nomasomi Morule
+27 (0)18 389 2058
Building A3, Block D, Office G79

Potchefstroom Campus

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

Vaal Triangle Campus

Jani Kuhn
+ 27(0)16 910 3680
Building 13, Split level 3, Room 302
Jan-Paul Viljoen
+ 27(0)16 910 3680
Building 13, Split level 3, Room 321