Sol Plaatje

 
A bicycle ride through Namibia’s sheltering desert
A bicycle ride through Namibia’s sheltering desert
Planning a cycle ride in Namibia, I came across the story of two German pacifists who hid in the desert for more than two years during World War II...
Northern Cape prefers status quo
Northern Cape prefers status quo
The ANC in the Northern Cape says the chances of the party falling below 50% in the provincial election are near nonexistent. But the Democratic...
A new biography gives  the real Sol Plaatje
A new biography gives  the real Sol Plaatje
Sol Plaatje was a man of prodigious talents. He had mastered seven languages before the age of 20 and was a writer of prevailing prose. He was a...
Sol Plaatje Mayor steps down following reinstatement by the court
Sol Plaatje Mayor steps down following reinstatement by the court
The executive mayor of Sol Plaatje municipality Mangaliso Matika has resigned after months of unrest in the Northern Cape capital, Kimberley.
DA applies for interdict demanding mayor’s removal
DA applies for interdict demanding mayor’s removal
Democratic Alliance councillors in the Sol Plaatje Municipality have applied for an urgent interdict forcing mayor Mangaliso Matika to step down....
75 schools closed in Kimberley as violent protests pick up
75 schools closed in Kimberley as violent protests pick up
Seventy five schools in the Sol Plaatje municipality sent learners home after violent protests began again on Monday morning.
Kimberley's Sol Plaatje statue at the heart of new wrangle
Kimberley's Sol Plaatje statue at the heart of new wrangle
For nine years, a life sized statue of Kimberley resident and South African icon Solomon Thekiso Plaatje, commissioned by the Northern Cape...
It's lit at the M&G's book fest
It's lit at the M&G's book fest
How much has storytelling in South Africa changed over the past 100 years? The seventh annual M&G Literary Festival, affectionately known as...
'Native life' 100 after Sol Plaatje published it
'Native life' 100 after Sol Plaatje published it
Sol T Plaatje’s ground-breaking work Native Life in South Africa was published 100 years ago in 1916. Janet Remmington, Brian...
‘Healing’ poets up for Sol Plaatje Poetry Award
‘Healing’ poets up for Sol Plaatje Poetry Award
Three poems have been shortlisted from the more than 600 submitted for the 2016 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award.
M&G's Litfest takes flight, honouring Sol Plaatje on his 140th anniversary
M&G's Litfest takes flight, honouring Sol Plaatje on his 140th anniversary
The seventh annual M&G Literary Festival, popularly known as the Litfest, will take place at Sci-Bono in Newtown, Johannesburg, on October 8 and 9....

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