Sol Plaatje

Recall unheard voices in South Africa’s history

Adelaide Tantsi Dube’s poem was published in 1913, the year Africans were stripped of their land

A new biography gives  the real Sol Plaatje

The Sol Plaatje biography is a triumph of research to which its length gives testimony.

Sol Plaatje Mayor steps down following reinstatement by the court

The ANC regional executive committee will now provide the provincial executive committee with three potential candidates to become the new mayor

DA applies for interdict demanding mayor’s removal

The Northern Cape High Court will hear an urgent application on Tuesday calling for mayor Mangaliso Matika’s removal.

75 schools closed in Kimberley as violent protests pick up

Sol Plaatje municipality may be facing another shutdown after schools were closed and businesses disrupted on Monday

Kimberley’s Sol Plaatje statue at the heart of new wrangle

A life-sized statue of Solomon Plaatje has been languishing in storage for nine years after objections from his family over the way he was depicted

It’s lit at the M&G’s book fest

Topics include writing since Sol Plaatje to reporting on Marikana – and will continue at the afterparty

‘Native life’ 100 after Sol Plaatje published it

Edited extract of the editors’ introduction in ‘Sol Plaatje’s Native Life in South Africa: Past and Present’ (Wits University Press).

‘Healing’ poets up for Sol Plaatje Poetry Award

​Three poems have been shortlisted for the 2016 Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award.

M&G’s Litfest takes flight, honouring Sol Plaatje on his 140th anniversary

Alongside panels discussing hot topics, shortlisted poets from the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology will receive their awards.

A novel look at diaspora and identity

Academic JU Jacobs explores South African stories that reveal who we are and our journeys here and elsewhere, both physically and psychologically.

The human face of colonialism

The imagining of a friendship between Sol Plaatje and Cecil Rhodes feels particularly relevant right now.

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Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income