Staff News

New appointment

We welcome Gloria Ramaboea to the NWU LIS team.

Gloria was appointed as Librarian: Undergraduate Support in the Information Commons, Potchefstroom from 1 October 2018.   She obtained her BInf ED degree in 2000, and  BInf Hons in 2014 from UNISA.   She gained experience in several types of libraries, mostly academic libraries.  For the past five years she has worked as a Subject Librarian at the University of Limpopo.

We wish her the best in her new position!


Staff news

New appointment

Congratulations to Willem Phaladi who was appointed as Library Clerk in the Administration Section of Potchefstroom Library.  Willem is from Tembisa and worked in several clerical positions since 2003.

We welcome Willem as part of the LIS team!

Staff News

New appointments

Congratulations to the following two colleagues who were appointed in new positions from 1 August 2018:

thuli-xabaThuli Xaba was appointed in the position of Librarian: Cataloguing at Potchefstroom.  Thuli obtained her BTech and a National Diploma in Library and Information Studies at Durban University of Technology.  Since her graduation she worked at Dassenhoek Library, Edminson Library, SASRI (South African Sugarcane Research Institute Library) and the Workers College.  She left a cataloguing position at the EThekwini Municipal Library where she worked since September 2014 to join the NWU LIS.

asha-hembly.pngAsha Hembly was appointed as Administrative Assistant in Potchefstroom Library.  She worked as Cashier in the Financial Administrative Section on the Potchefstroom Campus since 2013.

We welcome Thuli and Asha as part of the LIS family, may you experience success and fulfillment in your new roles!

Staff News

sakhele-magodlaWe say goodbye to a Potchefstroom colleague, Sakhele (Godfrey) Magodla.

Sakhele started as a Clerk in the Potchefstroom Library in December 2015.  He was later appointed as Library Assistant at Information Services in September 2017, where he was a valued member at the Information Desk.

He accepted a position as a Laboratory Technician at Biological Sciences and has already started there on 1 July 2018.  We will miss him and wish him well in his future career path.

Vanderbijlpark colleague passed away

paulinah_morokeIt is with great sadness that we inform you that Ms Paulinah Moroke passed away on Monday morning.  She has not been well for quite some time.  Paulinah started her career in 1987 at Vista Library and moved later on to Vanderbijlpark Library, where she worked for many years at Loan Services.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and colleagues during this difficult time.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

The funeral service will be on Saturday 23 June.

Staff News

Goodbye to two Potchefstroom colleagues.

berna_bradleyBerna Bradley started her library career in the Journal Section in 1989.  She was in different sections of the library in permanent or part time positions for 24 years.  She worked in the Information Resources Section for many years and also assisted with projects in this section.  For the past six years she was Assistant Librarian at the Theology Library.  Berna will be leaving the LIS end of June 2018.

wilna_stavast.jpgWilna Stavast worked in the library for just more than five years.  For the past three years she was at Interlibrary Loans where she assisted in a contract position that expired end of May 2018.


We want to thank both of them for their friendly and professional work ethic and dedication that contributed to the quality service level of the LIS.

We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavours.

New appointments

Congratulations to the following three LIS colleagues who were appointed in new positions from 1 June 2018:

dina-mashiyaneDina Mashiyane was appointed in the position of Faculty Librarian at Mahikeng where she will be taking responsibility for Education Sciences. She was Librarian Undergraduate Support at Potchefstroom for the past year.


glenda-makate-news.jpgGlenda Makate was appointed as Senior Librarian, Information Services at Mahikeng, also from 1 June 2018. She was Faculty Librarian at Vanderbijlpark for five years.



marolay_vanderwaltMarolay van der Walt was appointed as Library Assistant in the Cataloguing Section, Potchefstroom. She has been in the Ferdinand Postma Library since 2011 as a Clerk, thereafter as an Administrative Assistant in Loan Services.



May you experience success in your new roles!


Noni Makhathini

New Manager: Information Resources

Ms Noni Makhathini was appointed as the Manager: Information Resources from 1 June 2018. She has extensive experience working in academic institutions. She was Assistant Director: Acquisitions at the University of the Free State Library. Before that, she held managerial portfolios in the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Rhodes University Library in Circulation Services, Information Services and User Services in support of Teaching & Learning.

We welcome her as part of the NWU LIS family, and hope that she will find her career at the NWU most rewarding.

Potchefstroom Library


Lungile Dlamini was appointed as Temp Librarian in the Cataloguing department in the Potchefstroom Library from 1 April – 30 June 2018.

She has also worked as an Intern in the Cataloguing Department in the Mahikeng Library.  Before joining the NWU LIS, Lungile was a volunteer at Magudu Primary School as an Administrative Officer.

Potchefstroom Library

alta_vandenbergWe wish to congratulate Alta van den Berg for being appointed as Senior Librarian: Cataloguing with immediate effect.  She has already been in the Cataloguing department for 7 years.  Before joining the NWU, Alta worked at the Potchefstroom Community Library for 20 years.   On behalf of LIS Management, we wish her success in this new role.

Farewell to Jubrie

jubrie-oosthuizenJubrie Oosthuizen will be dearly missed as she leaves the library form 1 March. She started her career in the Ferdinand Postma Library in 1976;  promoted to Head: Acquisitions in 1980. Since 2000 she served as the Head: Acquisitions and Processing, and lately as Manager: Information Resources. She is grateful for having seen many changes in the library environment, such as : The development from a card catalogue to the online catalogue that is in use today. Also the various formats in which information was being made available to users: first printed catalogues, then microfiche, CDRom and now the electronic format.  For 42 years working in the library has been a very stimulating career and all the wonderful colleagues who shared her life is something that she will always cherish. She wishes everyone the best and a very fulfilling career.