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  • Empowering tomorrow’s leaders: Spotlight on SPU’s star at SUSI
    Empowering tomorrow’s leaders: Spotlight on SPU’s star at SUSI

    Sol Plaatje University (SPU) is celebrating the remarkable achievement of one of its own, Lesedi Bonokwane, as he embarks on an international journey of leadership and learning. Selected for the prestigious Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders Program…

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  • SPU ranked among the top 10 coolest universities
    SPU ranked among the top 10 coolest universities

    For a university that’s just hit its 10-year mark, Sol Plaatje University (SPU) is making waves among South Africa’s younger generation. The institution recently secured a spot in the top 10 coolest universities, as revealed at the 2023 Sunday Times…

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  • SPU Senior Manager appointed to IPADA Board
    SPU Senior Manager appointed to IPADA Board

    Sol Plaatje University (SPU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Buntu Mnyaka, the Senior Manager for Student Life and Development in the Division of Student Affairs, as an additional Non-Executive Board Member of the International Conference on Public…

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  • SPU’s trailblazing master’s graduates
    SPU’s trailblazing master’s graduates

    Sol Plaatje University (SPU) takes immense pride in introducing its first two master’s graduates, Vhugala Mulaudzi and Kagiso Moroane, who are breaking new ground in their respective research fields of rural health services and the gig economy. Ms Mulaudzi and…

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  • SAICA appoints SPU’s CFO as Deputy Chair
    SAICA appoints SPU’s CFO as Deputy Chair

    We are delighted to announce that Sol Plaatje University’s (SPU) Chief Financial Officer, Ms Annalene Marais, has been appointed as Deputy Chairperson for the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Central Region Public Sector Committee. In her three-year term,…

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  • SPU recognised globally for a decade of ITS management system success
    SPU recognised globally for a decade of ITS management system success

    Sol Plaatje University (SPU) proudly sent ten of its staff members to represent the institution at the prestigious annual ITS Integrated User Group (ITSIUG) Conference, held in Windhoek, Namibia, from 13 to 15 March 2023. The ITS Integrator System is…

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  • SPU celebrates staff excellence at the Vice-Chancellors Excellence Awards
    SPU celebrates staff excellence at the Vice-Chancellors Excellence Awards

    Sol Plaatje University (SPU) Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Andrew Crouch hosted the prestigious annual Vice Chancellor’s Awards on 9 December 2022 at the Multipurpose Community Hall, South Campus. The second Vice-Chancellor’s Awards recognised and rewarded excellence in the SPU community,…

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  • SPU Scoops Diamond Arrow at PMR.africa NC Business Excellence Awards
    SPU Scoops Diamond Arrow at PMR.africa NC Business Excellence Awards

    Sol Plaatje University was awarded a 2022 Diamond Arrow at the PMR.africa Northern Cape Provincial Survey Business Excellence Awards on 26 October 2022. The PMR.africa Awards measure companies, institutions, government entities and individuals on their contribution to the economic growth…

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  • Sol Plaatje University turns 9 today
    Sol Plaatje University turns 9 today

    Since its inception in 2013, Sol Plaatje University has made significant progress and has grown to become a permanent presence in Kimberley, the Northern Cape, and the South African Higher Education Sector. Today we reflect on our purpose, and the…

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  • #Breadchallenge drives soup kitchen
    #Breadchallenge drives soup kitchen

    Buza Ndebele, a second-year BEd student at SPU, started a Facebook and WhatsApp challenge using the #breadchallenge during the national lockdown that turned into a community benefit project aimed at feeding the underprivileged community of Wolmaransstad. “We have a lot…

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  • “I know what it’s like to have nothing”
    “I know what it’s like to have nothing”

    Period poverty, which refers to a lack of access to sanitary protection, continues to be a debilitating concern – especially for a developing country such as South Africa. However, Vanessa Madito, a first-year Heritage Studies student at SPU, managed to…

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  • Shoprite Holdings awards bursary
    Shoprite Holdings awards bursary

    The Shoprite Holdings bursary aims at attracting and funding future Trainee Retail Managers who want to follow an exciting management career at the largest retailer in Africa. The funding is a steppingstone into the company and guarantees candidate’s employment upon…

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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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