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  • SPU remembers female freedom fighter
    SPU remembers female freedom fighter

    On Thursday, 1 August 2019 the SPU community gathered to honour and remember Nokuthula Simelane through an exhibition on her life put together by our Heritage Studies students and to hear her story narrated by her sister Thembi Simelane-Nkadimeng, Executive…

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  • SASAE conference hosted at SPU
    SASAE conference hosted at SPU

    The South African Society for Agricultural Extension kicked off their annual conference at Sol Plaatje University (SPU) in Kimberley earlier this week. About 300 delegates were given a warm welcome by Professor Jean Baxen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic. She informed the…

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  • SPU student takes African short fiction award
    SPU student takes African short fiction award

    SPU Humanities’ student Sisca Julius, who is studying Afrikaans, creative writing, anthropology and heritage studies, was awarded the inaugural K & L prize for her story, Honey Bee. The award which comes with a substantial prize was founded last year…

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  • Benneyworth notches up another book review
    Benneyworth notches up another book review

    Dr Garth Benneyworth has notched up another landmark book review in the internationally acclaimed North-West University journal, New Contree. He reviewed the text of Rusty Bernstein, entitled Memory against Forgetting, which covers the remarkable man’s memoir of a life in…

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  • SPU co-hosts regional archaeology conference
    SPU co-hosts regional archaeology conference

    Sol Plaatje University (SPU) is co-hosting the Biennial Conference of the Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists (ASAPA) in Kimberley which starts today and runs until 5 July 2019. Its co-host is Kimberley’s landmark McGregor Museum. The conference brings together…

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  • French accolade for SPU liberation expert
    French accolade for SPU liberation expert

    SPU’s Head of Department of Heritage Studies, Dr Garth Benneyworth is part of an international team whose work has been included in a recently-published book, Life in the Camp. The book covers issues of forced migration and internment of civilians,…

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  • Africa celebrates
    Africa celebrates

    This year’s guest speaker at SPU’s annual Africa Day Public Lecture was Kehinde Andrews, a professor of Black Studies at Birmingham City University in Birmingham, England. Andrews’ lecture, which was held at the Sol Plaatje University on 24 May 2019,…

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  • Humanities lecturer in 130th commemoration for library
    Humanities lecturer in 130th commemoration for library

    Creative Writing Lecturer, Sabata-mpho Mokae, was invited to deliver a speech at the Beaconsfield Library’s historic 130th anniversary speech. The text follows: “Once upon a time a brightly shining star hurriedly traversed the skies from east to west, splitting the heavens and…

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  • Humanities’ Dr Benneyworth presents on liberation struggle
    Humanities’ Dr Benneyworth presents on liberation struggle

    Dr Garth Benneyworth, a notable authority on the liberation struggle, presented his paper, Reconstructing the Raid, to a conference which brought together veterans from the 1960s era and seven international academics who engaged in a two-day conversation on that era…

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  • SPU research day set for May
    SPU research day set for May

    The Sol Plaatje University Research Day, which is a collaboration with the South African Swedish University Forum (SASUF), will take place on Tuesday, 7 May 2019. The discussion themes are: Education for a sustainable society & social transformation through change…

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  • Humanities to look at cattle history of Southern Africa
    Humanities to look at cattle history of Southern Africa

    Michael Glover from the School of Humanities, Leiden University and International Studies Group, University of the Free State will present a paper entitled, “Cattle history of Southern Africa at 14:00 on Friday, 5 April 2019.  The venue is C016, Humanities…

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  • Seta awards 15 bursaries to honours students
    Seta awards 15 bursaries to honours students

    The Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) has awarded 15 bursaries worth R871,500 to the School of Humanities Honours Social Science Sociology students for this year. This is a shot in the arm for the first postgraduate…

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