Bringing the past back with a play!

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March 2, 2016 by Student 24/7 Blog

Fifty years is a LONG time… If you look at it… It can be broken down into 599 months, 2 weeks, 2 days, 13 hours (give or take a few hours)…

This year, 2016, sees our lovely Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University (NWU Vaal) celebrating 50 YEARS as a site of delivery for higher education in the Vaal Triangle AND the Gauteng Province.


A play for students by students

The script for the play was researched and written by Ms Kinga Siejek – Student Communication Officer within the Marketing and Communication Department, and saw the tale of a family of three generations of NWU Vaal alumni and students unfold.  The cast was made-up by David Zungu (2016s son), Palesa Theletsane (1980s mom), Cindy Mathete (2016s daughter), Lindiwe Mthimkulu (1960s grandmother) and Tydent Villet (1960s grandfather) – all current students of the Vaal Triangle Campus.

The actors took the audience back to a New Year’s Eve party and just before the countdown to the New Year starts, each of the family members reminisce about the good old days as students at the Vaal Triangle Campus. The play draws to a close with the following toast: “A toast to a family (NWU) we can be proud of and a wish that all your dreams come true. To all the students who are working towards a better life for themselves and their families! To all staff on Campus for keeping the institution running – no matter what happens! We would not have been where we are today without this Campus being our home away from home, and shaping us to be better people! To 50 years that have gone and 50 years more!”

But Wait! There was more!

Another unique add-on to the event was the introduction of the so-called “Talking models”. These students (majority being affiliated to the Ch@s peer support society), each represented a year on the timeline of the Campus and they shared information pertaining to these years with the students. All students then had the opportunity to complete a questionnaire about the history of the Campus. The winners will be announced in due course.

The highlight of the event saw staff and students leaving their thumb print on a T-shirt which is going to be framed and presented to the Campus Rector.


Written by: Annette Willemse (Marketing and Communication)

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