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Senior lecturer, Sol Plaatje University

Dr Cobus Rademeyer is currently Senior Lecturer in History at the Sol Plaatje University in Kimberley. His PhD research investigated the role of sports isolation as a factor in the struggle for a new political dispensation in South Africa during the period 1980 to 1992. Apart from a lecturing stint abroad, he has lectured at tertiary level for most of his academic career in the central region of South Africa. Before joining SPU in March 2015 as a Senior Lecturer in History, he was a history lecturer on the QwaQwa Campus of the University of the Free State. His research interests include sports history, the history of disability sport and the historical interaction between Eastern European, South Africa and Africa since 1900.
Research interests include sports history, sport for people with disabilities in Africa and South Africa, South African sports history, international sport and politics, brand history (especially in sport) and comparative studies on the history of South Africa and Poland influenced by the history of the 500 Polish orphans who were sent to Oudtshoorn during the Second World War.


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    Senior lecturer, Sol Plaatje University