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The media is a valued stakeholder of the Sol Plaatje University.  The University understands that the media’s impressive resources help the University reach other important role players who depend on the media for factually correct and timeous, and easily accessible information.

Sol Plaatje University was established by Government Gazette on 22 August 2013. It is one of South Africa’s two youngest universities and is located in Kimberley in the Northern Cape. It is named after Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje, celebrated intellectual, journalist, linguist, politician, translator and writer.


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Latest SPU factsheet

This factsheet provides a quick summary of the University since its inception in 2013.

Latest annual report

The University’s 2018 annual report provides a detailed and audited account of the University’s activities for the latest financial year.

2019 calendar

The 2019 academic calendar outlines the University’s diary.


SPU is one of South Africa’s youngest universities and also has a sizeable collection of research which has been produced by its academic team across all schools.

Our leadership

Prof Yunus Ballim leads to Sol Plaatjie University at an operational level.

Infrastructure development programme

Sol Plaatje University is part of the Department of Higher Education and Training aggressive infrastructure programme which targets South Africa’s young universities.

Community programme

Community is an important part of the Sol Plaatjie University ethos and permeates throughout its strategy and operations.

More about the community programmes, led by the Schools of Economic Management Sciences, Education, Humanities and Natural and Applied Sciences.

nGap Collection of Story Writings 2018

The University has released a 90-page publication – Scholars research writings – that shows off the writing skills of six of the University’s Next Generation of Academics Programme (nGap) cohort.



Prof Patrick FitzGerald


Director, Special Projects

Telephone 053 491 0000

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