The council of the North-West University (NWU) took the decision to reconsider the university’s proposed marketing plan. This marketing plan proposed, amongst others, that the distinctive maroon of the NWU be changed to purple, as well as that the word “Pukke” be removed from all marketing material of the Potchefstroom campus of the university.
“AfriForum Youth doesn’t agree with these amendments and that is why we launched the #PukBlyPuk campaign a few weeks ago. The Puk, as the Potchefstroom campus of the university is commonly known, doesn’t need to lose its identity in the merging process. The reconsideration of the NWU council means that the unique Puk identity will stay unchanged within the bigger North-West University for the time being,” says Ohann Fourie, AfriForum Youth’s National Coordinator for Campus Structures.
The youth organisation’s Puk branch will also continue to send out the petition to involve future and current students, as well as parents and alumni in this resistance. “We want to inform all interested parties about these developments in order to ensure that decisions such as these are not taken unilateral on the side of the NWU council,” states Fourie further.
Students are encouraged to become involved at AfriForum Youth to subsequently ensure that their opinions are taken into consideration. The youth organisation is encouraging each and every person that has an interest in this matter to sign the petition.
Sign the petition by clicking on the following link: http://afriforumjeug.co.za/pukblypuk/.