Sol Plaatjie University (SPU)

The Sol Plaatje University, which had provisionally been referred to as the University of the Northern Cape, opened in Kimberley, South Africa, in 2014, accommodating a modest initial intake of 135 students. The student complement is expected to increase gradually towards a target of 7 500 students by 2024.


Welcome to the Sol Plaatje University (SPU) institution page! SPU is situated in the Northern Cape. They have 2 campuses in the heart of Kimberly and offer a variety of programmes.

Sol Plaatje University Pages

Faculties & Schools in SPU

SPU offers various faculties, all of which offer their own degrees or diplomas.

  • School of Economics & Management Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Natural & Applied Sciences 
  • School of Humanities

Programmes on Offer?

Spu’s Economic and Management Science Programmes

SPU offers three economic and management science programmes:

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Diploma in Retail Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management

Spu’s Humanities Programmes

SPU offers three humanities programmes:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences Honours – Sociology

Spu’s Natural and Applied Science Programmes

SPU offers five natural and applied science programmes:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Data Science
  • Diploma in ICT in Applications Development
  • Advanced Diploma in ICT – Applications Development
  • Bachelor of Science Honours – Data Science

Spu’s Education Programmes


SPU offers four education programmes:

  • Bachelor of Education – Intermediate Phase
  • Bachelor of Education – Senior & FET Phase
  • Bachelor of Education Honours – Curriculum Development

Contact Details

Have questions about your application?

Tel: 053 491 0000

Need to find the institution?

Physical Address:
Chapel Street & Bultfontein Road, Civic Centre, Kimberley, 8301


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