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On Friday, 26 November 2021, Professor Andrew M Crouch will be installed as Sol Plaatje University’s 2nd Vice-Chancellor and Principal

We had hoped to have the Installation soon after Professor Crouch took office on 1 April 2020. However, the national lockdown that went into effect at that time and then the health and safety considerations around containing the COVID-19 pandemic meant that we postpone this important event several times.  

The Installation will be held in the SPU Community Hall on our South Campus. There is limited capacity in the hall, and due to COVID-19 health and safety regulations, we have to further restrict the number of in-person guests. However, provision has been made for the entire SPU Community to view the Installation and partake in the celebration.  

Staff and students are invited to watch the ceremony, which will be streamed to the Library auditorium (on Central Campus) at 10:00 on 26 November. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony for those who choose to view it in this venue, and meal tickets will be issued to those present. 

For other staff and students, including the general public, the Installation will be streamed on the SPU YouTube Channel; click here to access the live stream

After the Installation, Professor Crouch will join staff and students on Central Campus for a brief photo opportunity.

We hope that you will either attend in the remote venue or watch this historic event online.