NWU Main Campus
NWU Main Campus, The Potchefstroom campus of the North-West University (nicknamed “Pukke”) was formerly known as the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (abbreviated PU for CHE). Tuition is mainly in Afrikaans on the Potchefstroom campus and in English on the other campuses in Mafikeng, and the Vaal Triangle.
This is the largest of the NWU’s campuses, having had 35,174 students registered in 2008, of which more than 18,800 were enrolled for distance learning programmes. The Potchefstroom Campus also accounts for most of the NWU’s research output and National Research Foundation-rated researchers.
The Potchefstroom Campus has eight faculties: Arts; Natural Sciences; Theology; Education Sciences; Economic and Management Sciences; Law; Engineering, and Health Sciences.
The Campus has 20 research entities, as well as many academic and research centres of excellence.
N12 FROM JOHANNESBURG
Follow the N12 to Potchefstroom. At the fifth robot after entering Potchefstroom, turn right into Govan Mbeki Drive (old Mooirivier Drive). The Mooi Rivier Mall will be on your right hand side. Follow the road past the Riverwalk shopping centre, McDonald’s and Kentucky, all on your left. Turn left into Chief Albert Luthuli Drive (Von Wielligh Street). Continue to the four-way stop (the first one after the robot at the Shell Garage) and turn right into Hoffman Street. The street ends at the main and security entrance to the Potchefstroom Campus.
N12 FROM KLERKSDORP
At the third robot, turn left into Beyers Naudé Avenue (Kruger Street), directly after crossing the bridge. Carry on straight. At the fourth stop sign, Beyers Naudé Avenue becomes Hoffman Street. Continue along this street – it ends at the security entrance to the Potchefstroom Campus.
R53 FROM VENTERSDORP
After passing the artillery school mess hall on your left, turn left at the robot into Meyer Street. Follow the road past the Medi-Clinic hospital on your right. Continue through two four-way stop streets and across a bridge. Directly after the bridge, turn left into Hoffman Street. The street ends at the security entrance to the Potchefstroom Campus.
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