Cobus Rademeyer is a Senior Lecturer in History at Sol Plaatje University in Kimberley. Between 2018 and February 2022 he was the Head of Department for Human and Social Sciences at SPU and since December 2021 he has been acting in the position of Head of School for Humanities at SPU.
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. His research interests include sports history, the history of disability sport and the Eastern European connection in South Africa and Africa since 1900. Dr Rademeyer’s research projects cover Polish diaspora to Africa, Paralympic- and disability sport history and the interaction between sport and politics, with special reference to South Africa.