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Boshof community bursary celebrates graduation
The local solar plant’s initiative to empower the youth of the Boshof community through education has borne fruit. Two graduates from the inaugural bursary programme intake have been celebrated. Notably, both successful candidates are women, underscoring the programme’s commitment to enhancing educational access for females in the community. In... Read more
AECOM officially hands over three SPU campuses in Kimberley
Globally trusted infrastructure firm AECOM has officially handed over the threeSol Plaatje University (SPU) campuses in Kimberley in the Northern Cape, one of the largestinfrastructure projects are undertaken in South Africa in recent times, where provided a programmemanagement services. Project Manager Chris de Billot, who is currently managing the... 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
SPU student awarded Turkish scholarship
Sol Plaatje University Data Science graduate Sylvester Molawa has been awarded the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities scholarship to study for a Master’s degree in Informatics Systems at Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey. Türkiye Scholarships is a government-funded higher education scholarship program run by the Republic of Türkiye... 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
Professor Andrew Crouch installed as Sol Plaatje University’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal
Sol Plaatje University (SPU) installed its second Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Andrew M Crouch, at a ceremony held at the SPU Community Hall on Friday, 26 November 2021. Professor Crouch took up office on 1 April 2020, but due to the national lockdown that went into effect at that... Read more
Henley Africa’s Sol Plaatje scholarship winners announced.
THABISO Thakali has won this year’s Sol Plaatje scholarship to study his MBA at Henley Africa Business School. The Sowetan executive editor was one of the two inaugural winners of the scholarship, along with investigative journalist Pauli van Wyk, when they were selected at the start of 2020. Thakali... Read more
AECOM expects Phase 2 of Sol Plaatje University precinct to be completed in mid-2022
From the initial involvement in 2014, premier infrastructure delivery company AECOM is forging ahead with Phase 2 of the R800 Million Sol Plaatje University (SPU) precinct in Kimberley in the Northern Cape. While the current involvement is expected to continue until at least mid-2022, AECOM has been awarded a... Read more
12 months Graduate Internship Programme at Sol Plaatje University
The University invites all final year students and alumni who reside in the Sol Plaatje Local Municipality, Northern Cape, to apply for a 12 months Graduate Internship Programme (18.2) at Sol Plaatje University to gain valuable work experience. The aim of this programme is to create an opportunity for students... Read more
First female president of the SRC at SPU
On Tuesday, 30 June 2020, the 2019-2020 SRC at Sol Plaatje University met to elect a new President, as the post was vacant following the departure of the previous president. Ms Ntesang Makutu was elected by a majority vote and assumed her position from 1 July 2020. She is... Read more

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