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Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje

South African politician, writer and linguist

1876   -   1932

country of citizenship: South Africa
language of expression: English
occupation: politician, translator, journalist, writer

Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje (9 October 1876 – 19 June 1932) was a South African intellectual, journalist, linguist, politician, translator and writer. Plaatje was a founder 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.
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