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  • NMISA to present at SPU
    NMISA to present at SPU
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    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 bonanza for NAS honours students
    Bootcamp bonanza for NAS honours students
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    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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  • Data Science’s Atsile helps put SPU on the map
    Data Science’s Atsile helps put SPU on the map
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    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
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    “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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  • Absa provides R4.5m to Sol Plaatje University for Data Science
    Absa provides R4.5m to Sol Plaatje University for Data Science
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    At an event held today, Sol Plaatje University (SPU) acknowledged the R4.5million investment from Absa Bank which will support the University’s and the Northern Cape Province’s endeavor to develop the field of Data Science.  The Premier of the Northern Cape…

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  • NAS holds first wetlands event at SPU
    NAS holds first wetlands event at SPU
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    Under the auspices of the Northern Cape Wetland Forum, Sol Plaatje University in conjunction with South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) Arid Node, based in Kimberley, hosted a successful World Wetlands Day event on Friday 1 February. Over 30 people…

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  • SPU prepares for 2020-21 buildings
    SPU prepares for 2020-21 buildings
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    Sol Plaatje University continues to expand its infrastructure so that it can meet its goal to accommodate over 7,000 students in the medium term. NAS academic building on Central Campus Planned on Central Campus for occupation at the beginning of…

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  • Rebaone talks about Chinese ICT exchange programme
    Rebaone talks about Chinese ICT exchange programme
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    Huawei, in partnership with Department of Telecommunication and Postal Services (DTPS), has offered the Seeds for the Future programme since 2016.Each year, the partnership invites 10 South African students to China for international training in Beijing and Shenzhen. The students…

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  • Top biological sciences graduate heads to Rhodes
    Top biological sciences graduate heads to Rhodes
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    SPU biological sciences graduate Tshepiso Seshuwane has been awarded a prestigious Rhodes University bursary to complete his honours. This follows a strong recommendation from SPU’s Dr Adebowale based on the student’s exemplary academic track record. The bursary was awarded as…

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  • NAS students show off web skills
    NAS students show off web skills
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    On completion of the first-year multimedia foundations I module for the ICT diploma at SPU, students should be able to understand the essential multimedia concepts for the Web. In addition, students should then be able to plan, design and develop…

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  • NRF approves 4 grants for SPU academics
    NRF approves 4 grants for SPU academics
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    Earlier in December 2018, the National Research Foundation announced that it had awarded four grants to SPU academics. This was made up of one new grant which was was awarded to NAS’ Dr Kamila Sekonya. The remaining two grants made…

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  • SPU gears up for graduation
    SPU gears up for graduation
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    SPU is all set for graduation which is expected to take place on Saturday, 15 December 2018 at the examination hall at Central Campus. Over 200 students will graduate from the Schools of Humanities, Natural and Applied Sciences, and Education.…

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