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  • SPU to host 2nd IMITEC conference
    SPU to host 2nd IMITEC conference

    SPU’s School of Natural and Applied Sciences will host the 2020 2nd IMITEC conference from 25 to 27 November 2020. The conference will be held in conjunction with the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Computer Society, IEEE South…

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  • Dr Kamela Sekonya passes on
    Dr Kamela Sekonya passes on

    It is with great sadness that we inform you that Dr Kamela Sekonya, a Lecturer in Physics within the Department of Physical and Earth Sciences in the School of Natural and Applied Sciences, passed away on Friday, 15 August 2020. …

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  • First post-doctoral fellow at SPU
    First post-doctoral fellow at SPU

    The School of Natural and Applied Sciences welcomed Dr Zingfa Wala, who is the University’s first post-doctoral fellow, on 1 July 2020.   “The School of Natural and Applied Sciences is excited on this momentous occasion in welcoming the very…

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  • “My vision to succeed kept me going”
    “My vision to succeed kept me going”

    With a strong mathematics, statistics and computer science core, the BSc degree in Data Science is one of the most challenging programmes offered at SPU. As the only University on the African continent that offers an undergraduate Data Science degree,…

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  • SPU hosts Ilifu Big Data Hackathon 2020
    SPU hosts Ilifu Big Data Hackathon 2020

    Sol Plaatje University hosted the Ilifu Big Data Hackathon from 12 – 13 March 2020. The Ilifu Human Capital Development and Outreach Committee in partnership with SPU’s School of Natural and Applied Sciences aims to promote active usage of ilifu…

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  • Where are Kamfers Dam’s flamingos?
    Where are Kamfers Dam’s flamingos?

    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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  • SPU takes 2nd place in national competition
    SPU takes 2nd place in national competition

    For the second time in a row, SPU’s Dumela team has taken second prize in a national hackathon competition with a score of 82% from the judges. Dumela was one of the three teams from Kimberley which competed against 12…

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  • First data science honours class for SPU
    First data science honours class for SPU

    The School of Natural and Applied Sciences introduced its honours in data science programme this year, successfully enrolling six students, all of whom had completed their BSc in Data Science at the University last year. The popular programme covers modules…

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  • NMISA to present at SPU
    NMISA to present at SPU

    The National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) will present on human capital development in the Library Auditorium (Central Campus) from 10:00 to 15:00 on Monday, 8 April 2019. The Institute is responsible for maintaining the SI units, and for maintaining…

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  • Bootcamp for NAS honours students
    Bootcamp for NAS honours students

    Three academics from the School of Natural and Applied Sciences accompanied six Data Science Honours students to an intensive week-long bootcamp at the University of Pretoria. The team stayed at Future Africa, which is aiming to be a centre for…

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  • Atsile puts SPU Data Science on the map
    Atsile puts SPU Data Science on the map

    SPU’s Data Science Honours programme began on a high note this year with the University receiving a mention in Minister Ebrahim Patel’s speech at the closing of the SONA debate. In the speech, which highlighted the need for new skills…

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  • NAS positive for 2019
    NAS positive for 2019

    “We exhibit and are committed to professionalism, integrity and high work ethics at all times. We produce high calibre students who are innovative and independent thinkers through excellent teaching. “We provide a friendly working environment which promotes life-long learning. We…

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