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Scholarship programme create a brighter future for Olifantshoek youth
Lo-Cresha Olyn, a promising student from Olifantshoek, is the new recipient of a local scholarship programme. She is currently studying law at the University of the Western Cape, having discovered her passion for the field during a programme at Wits University. Her commitment to law was driven by recognising... Read more
Skills programme empowers local youth
A Life Skills Development programme, specifically designed to stimulate youth employment in thefield of technology has yielded a cohort of 16 graduates from the Siyancuma municipalarea that is located in the Northern Cape. Funded by Boikanyo Solar in collaboration with the Advanced Technology Training Institute, theprogramme aims to empower... Read more
Bursary programme opens up possibilities for students
Together with the District Municipality and other stakeholders, Kangnas Wind Farm, funders of a local bursary programme gathered for a meet and greet event with a cohort of 11 beneficiary students. Together with the District Municipality and other stakeholders, Kangnas Windfarm aims to extend the programme beyond the initially... Read more
Prof Debra Meyer is SPU’s deputy VC: Teaching & Learning
Sol Plaatje University is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Debra Meyer as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning, with effect from 1 April 2023. She will be responsible for managing the core academic functions of the University over the next five years. To fill this position, the... Read more
Tertiary study opportunities for John Taolo Gaetsewe communities
Access to tertiary education has been enabled for young people living within the John Taolo Gaetsewe municipal area, owing to the launch of Kathu Solar Park’s Bursary Programme earlier this year.  It is hoped that due to the holistic nature of the programme, coupled with the advantage of only... Read more
Local scholarship offers student opportunities
Currently, five students in the Northern Cape’s Sol Plaatje municipal area are benefiting from a local scholarship programme that offers an opportunity to study at recognised universities and earn accredited bachelor’s degrees. Two of the students are due to obtain their undergraduate degrees at the end of 2022. Launched... Read more
Sol Plaatje University CFO elected to SAICA Council
At the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Annual General Meeting held earlier this year Sol Plaatje University’s Chief Financial Officer, Annalene Marais, was elected as a member of the SAICA Central Region Council and Chairperson of the Kimberley District Association. In her role as Chairperson, Ms Marais... Read more
SPU football player of the year reflects on 2019
For as long as he can recall, SPU’s 2019 soccer royalty, Okuhle Lwana always had a passion for football. Born in Flagstaff, situated in the Eastern Cape, Lwana states that much of his football inspiration is attributed to his older brother, who was once a football player. “As a... Read more
Prof Andrew Crouch is SPU’s new VC
Professor Andrew Crouch will take up the position of Vice-Chancellor and Principal at the University on 1 April 2020, the Sol Plaatje University Council has announced. It said that the University is proud to have Professor Crouch at the helm of the University. “While he is an exceptional academic,... Read more
First Fullbright scholars at SPU
FIRST FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS AT SPU The two American women cycling up the hill daily (on SPU bikes), from Belgravia to SPU, are the University’s first Fulbright Scholars.  Adeola Ajirotutu is from New York City.  She has an undergraduate degree, in Religious and Italian Studies, from the University of Pittsburgh;... Read more

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