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  • SPU takes closer look at Afrikaans in Northern Cape
    SPU takes closer look at Afrikaans in Northern Cape

    SPU, with particular efforts by its Schools of Education and Humanities, hosted a symposium entitled “Afrikaans: Kom saam/Come along” in October. The Northern Cape province represents the largest number of speakers of Afrikaans in South Africa. According to the 2011…

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  • SPU connects with regional and international universities
    SPU connects with regional and international universities

    In July 2019, Professor Jesmael Mataga, Head of the School of Humanities, spent time at one of Zimbabwe’s young universities.  The Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) was established in 1999 and is located in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. Hosted by the Centre for…

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  • Sabata-Mpho Mokae wins SA Literary Award
    Sabata-Mpho Mokae wins SA Literary Award

    Rre Sabata-Mpho Mokae, a Lecturer in Creative Writing in African Languages, at Sol Plaatje University, has won a South African Literary Award (SALA) last night, (7 November 2019) for his novel Moletlo wa Manong.  It was a tight race in…

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  • SPU’s Benneyworth publishes again
    SPU’s Benneyworth publishes again

    Dr Garth Benneyworth’s article, Reconstructing the Raid, in the 80th edition of The Thinker provides further insight into the historic Liliesleaf farm raid in the 1960s. Dr Benneyworth says that the raid was “certainly not a police solo strike. Rather…

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  • Humanities’ second seminar series launched
    Humanities’ second seminar series launched

    The School of Humanities has launched its second seminar series for 2019.  The series aims to promote robust academic engagement across the University community. It comprises nine seminars which began on 7 August 2019 with Professor David Shinn from George…

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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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