SPU’s Xolani takes gold at top chess championship
Sol Plaatje University 4th year BEd student Xolani Mathebula took a top 10 place at the competitive two-day Ethekwini Open Chess Championship earlier this year. More than 100 players competed in the A-section with another 90 players in the B-section. He says that the Durban championship has gained popularity in... Read more
SPU’s Dr Marga Stander tackles plagiarism
Dr Marga Stander of the Department of English in the School of Humanities at Sol Plaatje University has recently had a research article published in the Journal of Further and Higher Education. Entitled, “Strategies to help university students avoid plagiarism: a focus on translation as an intervention strategy” the... Read more
SPU academic researcher appointed to CHE Accreditation Committee
Director for Teaching, Learning and Programme Development, Dr Nhlanhla Mpofu was appointed as a member of the Council of Higher Education (CHE) Accreditation Committee from February 2019 to February 2022.  The Council on Higher Education is responsible for the accreditation of public and private higher education institutions’ learning programmes... Read more
SPU Humanities’ academics in landmark translation project
Three School of Humanities’ academics are contributing to a landmark project which will see seven novels and one work of non-fiction translated from English to Setswana. The seven works, known as The Repatriation of Letters, is part of a two-year project which involves four other translators: Wame Molefhe, Lorato Trok, Tuelo... Read more
Dr Audrey Msimanga appointed SPU head of School of Education
Dr Audrey Msimanga has been appointed as the new Head of the SPU School of Education. She holds a PhD in Science Education from the University of the Witwatersrand as well as an MSc in Zoology; BSc Hons in Biological Science and a BSc in General Botany and Zoology. Her... Read more
Absa provides R4.5m to Sol Plaatje University for Data Science
At an event held today, Sol Plaatje University (SPU) acknowledged the R4.5million investment from Absa Bank which will support the University’s and the Northern Cape Province’s endeavor to develop the field of Data Science. The Premier of the Northern Cape Province, Ms Sylvia Lucas said that she is increasingly excited about the... Read more
SPU welcomes biggest 1st-entering class
On Saturday, 2 February 2019, Sol Plaatje University (SPU) welcomed over six hundred first-entering students and their families – its biggest group ever of new students as SPU begins its sixth year of existence. The rapid growth of SPU will have a positive impact on the social and economic... Read more
Historic sod-turning marks further SPU development
On 12 December 2018 an historic sod turning event symbolised a major milestone in the ongoing development of SPU. In 2014, the University purchased a property, close to Central Campus, later designated as South Campus; a site which is to be developed primarily for students combining sports activities, student... Read more
Sol Plaatje University  ready for Registration 2019
Sol Plaatje University was honoured to host the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Buti Manemela and his personal staff on Wednesday, 23 January 2019. The purpose of Mr Manemela’s visit was to undertake a readiness check on our arrangements for Registration which begins on Monday, 25... Read more
SPU prepares for 2020-21 buildings
Sol Plaatje University continues to expand its infrastructure so that it can meet its goal to accommodate over 7,000 students in the medium term. NAS academic building on Central Campus Planned on Central Campus for occupation at the beginning of 2020 is the NAS Academic Office Building which includes... Read more