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  • SPU student takes African short fiction award
    SPU student takes African short fiction award

    SPU Humanities’ student Sisca Julius, who is studying Afrikaans, creative writing, anthropology and heritage studies, was awarded the inaugural K & L prize for her story, Honey Bee. The award which comes with a substantial prize was founded last year…

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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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  • SPU drama group to feature at NAF
    SPU drama group to feature at NAF

    In 2019, the SPU Drama Group will feature at Makhanda’s 45th National Arts Festival on the Fringe Programme with their play Buried Seeds by Thabo Gabogope and Mishka Tobias. Buried Seeds is a dual language play in Setswana and English…

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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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  • SPU’s inaugural intake of PGDip in Public Management
    SPU’s inaugural intake of PGDip in Public Management

    The first intake of students into the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management, offered by the School of Economic and Management Sciences, arrived at SPU on Saturday, 6 April 2019 for their Orientation Programme. The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management is…

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  • Xolani takes gold at top chess championship
    Xolani takes gold at top chess championship

    School of Education 4th year student Xolani Mathebula took a top 10 place at the competitive two-day Ethekwini Open Chess Championship earlier this year. More than 100 players competed in the A-section with another 90 players in the B-section. He…

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  • “First Things First” success at SPU
    “First Things First” success at SPU

    Earlier today, the University’s “First Things First” health and wellness campaign got underway. Leading from the front were Vice-Chancellor and Principal Yunus Ballim and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof Jean Baxen who underwent testing as the day kicked off. “First Things…

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  • University puts health first
    University puts health first

    The University is to hold a health & wellness testing tomorrow (9 April 2019) from 12: 00 to 16:00 on the Central Campus Quad. The testing is part of the nationwide “First Things First” campaign which is a programme supported…

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  • Seta awards 15 bursaries to honours students
    Seta awards 15 bursaries to honours students

    The Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) has awarded 15 bursaries worth R871,500 to the School of Humanities Honours Social Science Sociology students for this year. This is a shot in the arm for the first postgraduate…

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  • Bootcamp bonanza for NAS honours students
    Bootcamp bonanza 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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  • Data Science’s Atsile helps put SPU on the map
    Data Science’s Atsile helps put SPU 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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  • 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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