Deputy Chairperson

Louis Jacobs

Director of Corporate Communication at the North-West University

Louis obtained his BA degree as well as Higher Education Diploma from the former Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education. He continued his studies and obtained a national police diploma as well as a higher police diploma, specialising in communication, from the former Technicon SA.

He started his career in the South African Police Service in 1987 and moved to the communication environment within the police in 1993. For the best part of his nearly 21 years in the police, Louis was the spokesperson for the North West Police.

On 1 July 2008, he joined the North-West University (NWU) and was appointed as the director responsible for corporate communication, and he is also the spokesperson for the North-West University. His portfolio includes all internal and external communication, the NWU’s website, social media, corporate publications as well as the production of video content.

Louis’ understanding of the complexity of the higher education landscape and the challenges it poses, makes his job to position the NWU and manage its reputation, second nature. He is passionate about the impact of strategic communication, and how a well-considered plan can make a difference.

He is a member of the National Press Club and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

His loves having friends and family around him and to present them with gourmet dishes, especially when it can be enjoyed in his lushes garden which he has created himself, whilst overlooking the pond where his exotic ducks are playing around.


with Louis