MEDIA RELEASES

  • SPU welcomes biggest first-time entering class
    SPU welcomes biggest first-time entering class

    On Saturday, 8 February 2020, Sol Plaatje University (SPU) welcomed over 700 first-time entering students and their families, its biggest group ever of new students as SPU begins its seventh year of existence. The first session began at 09:00 in the…

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  • SPU’s 5th graduation for 319 graduates
    SPU’s 5th graduation for 319 graduates

    On Saturday, 14 December 2019, Sol Plaatje University held its 5th Graduation Ceremony for 319 graduates from across its four schools.  Students received certificates, diplomas or degrees from the Schools of Economic & Management Sciences, Education, Humanities and Natural &…

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  • Where did the Kamfers Dam’s flamingos go?
    Where did the Kamfers Dam’s flamingos go?

    Dr Doug Harebottle, Senior Lecturer and Head of the Biological and Agricultural Sciences Department, is collaborating with John Werth from PAAZA (Pan-African Association of Zoos and Aquaria) in monitoring the movements of hand-reared Lesser Flamingos that were released back into…

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  • Call by VCs to meet with Ramaphosa to discuss GBV
    Call by VCs to meet with Ramaphosa to discuss GBV

    This statement was issued by Universities SA on behalf of the vice-chancellors of all 26 universities and therefore is endorsed by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Yunus Ballim. “We are experiencing an epidemic of incomprehensible violence. South Africa’s universities are…

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  • SPU management responds to safety concerns: Statement
    SPU management responds to safety concerns: Statement

    The safety of our students is of paramount importance; to this end, we introduced green routes to create a safe environment for our students as they navigate their way between academic and administrative buildings, sporting facilities and the various student…

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  • PICC,  SPU talk about infrastructure development
    PICC, SPU talk about infrastructure development

    Members of the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC) conducted a series of interviews on campus on 14 February 2019, with members of the Senior Management Team (SMT) about the infrastructure developments at SPU since its inception. They also interviewed academics…

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  • Sol Plaatje University welcomes its biggest  first-entering class
    Sol Plaatje University welcomes its biggest first-entering class

    On Saturday, 2nd February 2019 Sol Plaatje University (SPU) welcomed over six hundred first-entering students and their families – its biggest group ever of new students as SPU begins its sixth year of existence. The rapid growth of SPU will…

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  • Portfolio Committee on Higher Education & Training  visit to SPU
    Portfolio Committee on Higher Education & Training visit to SPU

    On Wednesday, 30 January 2019, the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training (PCHET), led by the Chair, Ms Connie September, undertook an oversight visit to Sol Plaatje University to receive reports on: the 2019 registration process, the 2018…

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  • Absa provides R4.5m to SPU for data science
    Absa provides R4.5m to SPU for data science

    At an event held today, Sol Plaatje University (SPU) acknowledged the R4.5 million investment from Absa Bank which will support the data science development endeavours of the University and the Northern Cape Province. The Premier of the Northern Cape Province,…

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  • SPU ready for Registration 2019
    SPU ready for Registration 2019

    Sol Plaatje University was honoured to host the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Buti Manamela and his personal staff on Wednesday, 23 January 2019.  The purpose of Mr Manamela’s visit was to undertake a readiness check on…

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