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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

‘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).

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

‘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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