Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje

1876 - 1932

photo credits: Wikimedia Commons

country of citizenship:  South Africa
languages spoken, written or signed:  English

Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje (9 October 1876 – 19 June 1932) was a South African intellectual, journalist, linguist, politician, translator and writer. Plaatje was a founding member and first General Secretary of the South African Native National Congress (SANNC), which became the African National Congress (ANC). The Sol Plaatje Local Municipality, which includes the city of Kimberley, is named after him, as is the Sol Plaatje University in that city, which opened its doors in 2014. Source: Wikipedia (en)


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