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19th Psychological Society of South Africa Congress

The month of September saw the 19th congress of PsySSA. The event hosted a number of Unisa staff members and students who were presenting. It also saw our Prof. Juan Nel selected as the president elect of the society. Other members of our department were also recognised with Prof. Eduard Fourie elected as the chair of the Community and Social Psychology division, Dr. Puleng Segalo was selected as an executive of the same division and Mr. Angelo Fynn was elected as the student division chair. Our congratulations to them all.

Prof. Juan Nel
President Elect of PsySSA

Prof. Eduard Fourie
Chair: Community and Social Psychology division
Dr. Puleng Segalo
Vice chair: Community and Social Psychology division;
Research Psychology division
Mr. Angelo Fynn
Chair: PsySSA student division

New staff in the department

We recently welcomed new members to the department and would like to introduce them to you.

Ms Janice Moodley Ms Helena Erasmus Mr Fana Simelane Dr Monica dos Santos Ms Vhuwavho Nekhavhambe

We also welcome Dr. Andronica Gumani (not pictured).

PhD Candidate Yaseen Ally interviewing Peace Kiguwa during the Southern African Psychology Students Conference 

The People Behind the Papers are looking for interviewees!

The People Behind the Papers project is aimed at lifting the veil on what it is like to be a practising researcher in psychology - and related fields - in South Africa. The intention is to do this through interviews with the goal of publishing these interviews as publically available texts. The interviews are available at the official website for the project: People Behind the Papers. If you know of an interesting psychologist in South Africa you would like to meet and interview, please email us their bio. You can contact Prof. Eduard Fourie at