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Sol Plaatje University was established by Government Gazette on 23 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.
This factsheet provides a quick summary of the University since its inception in 2013.
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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.
Prof Andrew Crouch leads Sol Plaatje University at an operational level.
Sol Plaatje University is part of the Department of Higher Education and Training aggressive infrastructure programme which targets South Africa’s young universities.
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.