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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
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
Shoprite Holdings bursary funding future retail managers
The Shoprite Holdings bursary aims at attracting and funding future Trainee Retail Managers who want to follow an exciting management career at the largest retailer in Africa. The funding is a steppingstone into the company and guarantees candidate’s employment upon the successful completion of their course. After undergoing a rigorous selection... Read more
First post-doctoral fellow at SPU
The School of Natural and Applied Sciences welcomed Dr Zingfa Wala, who is the University’s first post-doctoral fellow, on 1 July 2020.   “The School of Natural and Applied Sciences is excited on this momentous occasion in welcoming the very first post-doctoral fellow at SPU, this plays a significant role towards... 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
HSRC to host Social Sciences Research Conference at Sol Plaatje University
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and Sol Plaatje University (SPU) will, together with their strategic partners, host an international conference from 26th – 28th October 2020 at SPU in Kimberley, South Africa. The event will bring together researchers and stakeholders from across the globe to consider anew the... 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

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