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  • SPU research day set for May
    SPU research day set for May
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    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
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    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
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    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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  • Zakes Mda’s latest book launch for SPU
    Zakes Mda’s latest book launch for SPU
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    World acclaimed writer and South African novelist Zakes Mda is to launch his book, The Zulus of New Yorkat Sol Plaatje University at 18:00 on Thursday, 28 March 2019. The launch, which is to take place at the Library Auditorium…

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  • Rock art book launch for SPU
    Rock art book launch for SPU
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    The Sol Plaatje University, IFAS–Recherche and Wits University Press have the pleasure of inviting you to the launch of a new book on rock art VISIONARY ANIMAL Rock Art from Southern Africa Visionary Animal is a rich collection of essays…

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  • SPU’S Dr Marga Stander tackles plagiarism
    SPU’S Dr Marga Stander tackles plagiarism
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    Dr Marga Stander of the School of Humanities 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 article…

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  • Humanities’ academics in landmark translation project
    Humanities’ academics in landmark translation project
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    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…

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  • 2018 marked a milestone in history of School of Humanities
    2018 marked a milestone in history of School of Humanities
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    The year marked our fifth anniversary, and also came with the first inaugural graduates from our BA degree, with commendable throughput rates. These existing milestones have ushered us into another milestone in our growth as a school. Our three postgraduate…

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  • Carnegie funds associate professor at SPU
    Carnegie funds associate professor at SPU
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    SPU’s School of Humanities received funding from the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to host Prof Jean-Jacques Ngor Sène. Prof Sène is an Associate Professor of History; Cultural Studies; Conflict Studies and Global Focus Coordinator from Chatham University in the…

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  • More accolades for Humanities’ academics
    More accolades for Humanities’ academics
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    Academics in the School of Humanities continue to grow their academic prowess with some notable recent achievements: Palesa Seleke received her MA in Setswana from North-West University in September 2017. Her MA research was on the Context of Gomolemo Mokae’s…

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  • SPU flies flag at African heritage workshop
    SPU flies flag at African heritage workshop
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    Dr Garth Benneyworth represented SPU and South Africa as a panellist on a World Heritage and Educational Institutions in Africa Workshop earlier this year His paper was entitled, “Building futures through developing heritage studies as a learning and economic resource.” …

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  • SPU gears up for graduation
    SPU gears up for graduation
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    SPU is all set for graduation which is expected to take place on Saturday, 15 December 2018 at the examination hall at Central Campus. Over 200 students will graduate from the Schools of Humanities, Natural and Applied Sciences, and Education.…

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