SPU academic wins SA Literary Award
Sol Plaatje University’s Sabata-Mpho Mokae, a Lecturer in Creative Writing in African Languages, has won a South African Literary Award (SALA) on 8 November for his novel, Moletlo wa Manong.  It was a tight race in the novel category where his novel was up against “Die Troebel Tyd” by... Read more
International award for SPU’s library
Sol Plaatje University’s Library and Resource Centre, on Central Campus, has won an international architecture award at this year’s 14th edition of the 2019 International Architecture Awards. Founded in 2005, the International Architecture Awards is one of the oldest annual public celebrations of global architecture and is dedicated to public... Read more
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