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Office of the Ombudsman officially open

  If you are aggrieved by the inadequate service and administrative malpractice, exhausted by internal complaints procedures and frustrated by staff who refuse to help, there is help available.

2012/07/31
 
 

CSET students at work

  Three students from the College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) successfully found employment during the last phase of their studies.

2012/07/31
 
 

Ekurhuleni RSC touches the life of a brilliant young student

  Ntombifuthi Mashimini’s life has changed for the better, thanks to the Ekurhuleni Service Centre.

2012/07/31
 
 

Diepsloot takes the chance to advance

  Diepsloot takes the chance to advance The Diepsloot community came out in numbers to take advantage of Unisa’s Chance 2 Advance programme which was held from 16 to 28 July 2012

2012/07/30
 
 

How did the Unisa community use their 67 minutes to make a diffe

  The Unisa community opened their hearts (and their wallets) this year in honour of former South African President, Nelson Mandela.

2012/07/27
 
 

I-SET and Chance 2 Advance bring robotics to Diepsloot

  About thirty students accepted the invitation to attend the I-SET Robotics coach and mentor training as part of the Unisa Chance 2 Advance Programme in Diepsloot on 19 July 2012.

2012/07/27
 
 

Twelve ISET robotics teams participated in WRO Regionals

  On 21 July 2012, 60 teams arrived at TUT to participate in the WRO Regionals Competitions.

2012/07/27
 
 

Human trafficking is modern day slavery

  On Tuesday 17 July, 2012 approximately 150 participants attended a public lecture on human trafficking organised by Unisa-KwaZulu Natal.

2012/07/27
 
 

Nompumelelo Institute of Leadership (NIL) students visit Unisa

  Nompumelelo Institute of Leadership (NIL) is a non-profit organisation based in Kwa-Mashu.

2012/07/27
 
 

Unisa to feature prominently at the ICP

  With approximately 5000 delegates in attendance, the 30th International Congress of Psychology (ICP) taking place from 22 to 27 July 2012 will be the largest international psychology conference in Africa and the southern hemisphere.

2012/07/27
 
 

Unisa's flag flew high at the IPSA 22nd World Congress

  The Unisa flag flew high at the 22nd World Congress of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) held from 8 to 12 July 2012 in Madrid, Spain.

2012/07/25
 
 

'South African education: unequal, inefficient and underperformi

  The South African (SA) government spends the equivalent of $1225 per child on primary education, yet accomplishes less than the government of Kenya which spends only the equivalent of $258 per child.

2012/07/25
 
 

Millennium Development Goals: progress achieved and future targe

  With three important targets on poverty, slums and water having been met, a new United Nations report stresses the need for true global partnerships to achieve the remaining Millennium Development Goals by the 2015 deadline.

2012/07/23
 
 

Happy birthday Tata Madiba

  Braving the cold, the warm hearts and voices of the Unisa community came together to sing a happy 94th birthday to Madiba.

2012/07/20
 
 

African identity requires education transformation

  The Department of Curriculum and Learning Development (DCLD) and the South African Research Chair Initiative (SARChI) presented a seminar on 6 July 2012.

2012/07/20
 
 

A window of opportunity for students

  The careers fair 2012 had its usual buzz with students meeting and engaging with potential employers and learning more about the companies that exhibited at the fair.

2012/07/18
 
 

CEMS well prepared for new SAICA exams

  Changes to the two most important examinations in a chartered accountants life, will affect new students from 2013.

2012/07/18
 
 

Social cohesion: the art of the impossible?

  If politics, as we have been taught, is the art of the possible, then, social cohesion, antithetically, appears to be the art of the impossible.

2012/07/18
 
 

Organ concerts salute the classics

  Johann Sebastian Bach, Arnold Schoenberg and François Couperin are some of the world’s most famous composers and classical artists.

2012/07/18
 
 

Cell phones: tools for learning or cyber bullying?

  Although cell phones can be used to educate learners, access to the internet via cell phones also provides a foundation for cyber bullying.

2012/07/17
 
 

Greater Service Delivery for Unisa customers

  As a distance learning institute, service delivery to students is a critical component in order for education objectives to be met and surpassed.

2012/07/12
 
 

Our understanding of the universe is about to change...

  Physicists around the world waited in anticipation and excitement on Wednesday 4 July 2012 for the announcement of the discovery of a new subatomic particle that looks like the Higgs boson.

2012/07/12
 
 

SA garden grabs gold at London flower show

  Three Unisa Ornamental Horticulture students displayed their green fingers at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea flower show in London and made South Africa and Unisa proud.

2012/07/11
 
 

South Africa forges closer ties with Chile

  About 9000 kilometres separate South Africa and South American nation, Chile, but, economic and cultural exchanges between the two countries are about to bring them much closer.

2012/07/10
 
 

Independent students are successful students

  The most successful students are less dependent on lecturers, Prof Hellicy Ngambi, Executive Dean of CEMS told undergraduate students during a recent visit to the Cape office in Parow.

2012/07/09
 
 

Community policing: the African context

  The dawn of democracy came with a realisation that police alone cannot win the battle against crime. It is on this premise that community policing is emphasised in the SAPS Act.

2012/07/06
 
 

Exploring non-sexism in the Zion Christian Church

  Speaking in the spirit of the College of Human Sciences’ Africa Speaks lecture series, South African born scholar, Prof Boatamo Mosupyoe delivered a thought-provoking and engaging lecture.

2012/07/05
 
 

Unisa alumnus making Wiki waves

  Dumisani Ndubane is a man on the “Wiki walk”. The Tembisa lad and Unisa Diplomandi will be jetting off to Washington D.C. in the USA to attend the Annual International Wikimedia Conference.

2012/07/05
 
 

Dealing with the global drug trade

  The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), southern Africa, delivered the 2012 World Drug report on 28 June 2012, with special emphasis on the African continent.

2012/07/05
 
 

Our living environment and our health

  The College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) hosted their African Visiting Scholar of the month lecture series on 25 June 2012.

2012/07/05
 
 

Sexuality, health and democracy in constructing early childhood

  Comparison of notes on local and international experiences of dealing with issues of sexuality in early childhood education was the order of the day on 21 June 2012 at a College of Education (CEDU) seminar.

2012/07/05
 
 

Unisa urged to partner with SAFA for football development

  Unisa and higher education institutions can be instrumental in football development by identifying areas where critical research is required.

2012/06/28
 
 

Making cents of SA's economic future

  To a large extent, South Africa has been sheltered from the immediate stress of the world's economic turbidity; however, this does not mean that the country and its businesses don’t feel the pressure.

2012/06/28
 
 

SBL scoops eight awards at conference

  The outstanding achievement of the students has proven that SBL is committed to fulfil the mission of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply in Southern Africa.

2012/06/28
 
 

Peering into the psyche of police

  The Youth Research Unit at the Bureau of Market Research (BMR) hosted a respected forensic psychologist on 20 June 2012.

2012/06/28
 
 

Prof Gugu Moche joins the HEQC Accreditation Committee

  Prof Moche's appointment to the HEQC accreditation committee will strengthen her insights into the internal process of creating education programmes at Unisa.

2012/06/28
 
 

Prof Makhanya appointed to Executive Committee of HETL

 

Unisa's Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mandla MakhanyaIn a move that confirms Unisa’s growing international stature, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mandla Makhanya has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL).



2012/06/21
 
 

A conducive economic climate for young entrepreneurs?

 

A conducive economic climate for young entrepreneurs?Some people murder the entrepreneur in themselves, and some allow it to emerge, blossom, learn and grow. The challenge faced in this country is releasing as many entrepreneurs as possible from inside the chests of millions of South Africans.



2012/06/21
 
 

SBL broadens horizons for girl children

 

SBL broadens horizons for girl childrenThe School of Business Leadership (SBL) invited 11 Grade 11 girls from Summit College to spend the Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day at the Business School.



2012/06/21
 
 

Music to Prof Makhanya's ears

 

Prof Makhanya invited to Unisa Music Foundation School of Music in SoshanguveProf Mandla Makhanaya, Unisa Principal and Vice-Chancellor recently visited the Unisa Music Foundation School of Music in Soshanguve to officially open the garden that Unisa Estates upgraded at this facility. His distinguished presence and address inspired all present. He encouraged students to persevere in pursuing their dreams.



2012/06/21
 
 

Scaling up the South African research enterprise

 

Dr Albert van Jaarsveld (CEO of the National Research Foundation) and Prof Mamokgethi Setati (Vice-Principal: Research & Innovation, Unisa)Engaging with Unisa academics, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, CEO of the National Research Foundation made ‘Scaling up the South African research enterprise’ the focus discussion on 14 June 2012.



2012/06/21
 
 

Partial absenteeism and late coming at public secondary schools

 

Dr LP BoshegoWhy do learners of the GDE continue to arrive late to school, bunk classes, and why are they always seen roaming the streets in full school uniform during school hours irrespective of the presence of the GDE Circular 13 promulgated in 2002?



2012/06/21
 
 

College of Law host MIT research workshop

 

College of Law host MIT research workshopThe workshop attendees gained valuable insight into the various MIT methodologies and approaches in preparation for the International MIT Conference which will be held from 13 to 15 August 2012.



2012/06/21
 
 

The early bird catches the worm

 

Hopeful students flocked to the Es’kia Mphahlele registrations hall to register for the second semester.Hopeful students flocked to the Es’kia Mphahlele registrations hall to register for the second semester.

2012/06/21

 
 

Grooming Africa's leaders

  The Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI), held a two-day colloquium on 14 June 2012, with an overarching theme on the role of African leaders in uplifting the continent.

2012/06/19
 
 

CSET water research flagship seminar

  The Water research flagship in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology hosted a seminar themed Hydrology and water resources modelling on 31 May 2012.

2012/06/19
 
 

Hacking for humanity

  The School of Computing (SOC) in the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology (CSET) hosted its first Computing Pro Bono event.

2012/06/19
 
 

Unisa Limpopo hosts the First Things First HIV counselling and t

  The Limpopo Region held the First Things First HIV counselling and testing session in partnership with HET, HEAIDS and HESA at the Library Centre in Polokwane.

2012/06/19
 
 

Graduates honoured at the Unisa Limpopo graduations

  Unisa's 2012 autumn graduations were held in Polokwane on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 June 2012 respectively.

2012/06/19
 
 

History in the making

  Prof Veronica McKay (Deputy Executive Dean of the College of Education) attended the Basic Education Budget Vote Speech.

2012/06/19
 
 

CEMS and CIMA empower learners from Unisa's surrounding communit

  The aim of the event, which was held on 30 May 2012, was to introduce the learners to professions within the accounting streams.

2012/06/19
 
 

Dani Wadada Nabudere honoured and IDRA launched

  The memory of the late Prof Dani Wadada Nabudere was brought to life at a commemoration seminar.

2012/06/14
 
 

The future of online teaching and learning

  The Institute for Open and Distance Learning invited three accomplished academics to an interactive three-day seminar.

2012/06/14
 
 

Judge Zondo masters law

  Judge Zondo also holds a BUris and an LLB, both from Unisa.

2012/06/14
 
 

Unisa Radio roundtable

  June marks an important period in our young democracy as we remember the immense contribution made by the country’s young people in the struggle for freedom, justice and equality.

2012/06/14
 
 

Africa through the eyes of its youth

  In commemoration of Youth Month, the Institute for African Renaissance Studies (IARS) hosted the South African Youth Indaba on 6 June 2012.

2012/06/14
 
 

Dynamics of violence in schools research project at CEDU

  Ten researchers at the College of Education (CEDU) are researching the dynamics of violence in schools.

2012/06/14
 
 

The Institute for Dispute Resolution in Africa

  The IDRA's function is research and community engagement with the focus on dispute processing and resolution in Africa.

2012/06/08
 
 

Mandela and Mbeki's leadership analysed

  Mandela and Mbeki merit great consideration, not only because of the intrinsic worth of their styles of leadership, but also because they embody something about South African society today.

2012/06/08
 
 

Why the green economy makes cents

  World Environment Day was observed on 5 June 2012 with the aim of educating global citizens about the dangers that threaten natural environments.

2012/06/07
 
 

Participants praise Gauteng Region for its Take a Girl Child to

  All the young ladies who participated in the initiative praised the Gauteng Region for giving them an opportunity to be exposed to the workplace environment.

2012/06/07
 
 

Collaborative research between the Department of Physics and Rus

  The Department of Physics at Unisa organised the first DST-UNISA-JINR Symposium in the Kruger National Park.

2012/06/07
 
 

CSET at Science tuBE in Kuruman

  The College of Science, Engineering & Technology (CSET), were part of the 2012 Science tuBE exhibition held from 23 to 26 April 2012.

2012/06/07
 
 

Teaching and understanding Generation Y

  Unisa, in collaboration with the Department of Education: Libode District, recently held a Life Orientation Teachers Workshop in Libode outside Mthatha, Eastern Cape.

2012/06/07
 
 

Florida RSC offers career guidance to Soweto and Hillbrow

  The first place visited by the team from the Florida RSC was Lobone High School in Soweto.

2012/06/07
 
 

Towards sustainability and social transformation

  Unisa’s 2011 Communication on Progress (COP) report, submitted earlier this year to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), has received positive feedback from the global compact.

2012/06/06
 
 

Graduation ceremonies held in Durban

  Nine graduation ceremonies were held from 22 to 25 May 2012 in Durban.

2012/06/06
 
 

Launch of the Bright Site project in Durban

  The Durban Bright Site project is a Unisa strategic project that aims to provide Unisa Durban-based students with relevant social work related learning opportunities.

2012/06/06
 
 

TAGCTW celebrates 10 years

  This year marks the 10th anniversary of Cell C’s Take a Girl Child to Work Day project.

2012/06/05
 
 

Imparting particles of knowledge on advanced materials

  On 28 May 2012, eminent scientists from India and South Africa participated in a core discussion forum focusing on the latest areas of materials science.

2012/06/05
 
 

SKA reaches for the stars

  It may be a relatively long time still to go, but eventually, the world will be able to view Galaxies far, far, away.

2012/06/01
 
 

What is African librarianship?

  The 5th Annual Unisa/IFLA Regional Office for Africa Public Lecture on 25 May 2012 coincided with the commemoration of Africa Day.

2012/06/01
 
 

Nurses contributing to the future of nursing

  The unique contribution that nurses make can be described as 'Science and Art'. Their extraordinary skills in delivering care, both empathetically and scientifically are the special attributes that make nurses invaluable.

2012/05/30
 
 

Chance 2 Advance visits the Eastern Cape

  The communities of Lusikisiki and Flagstaff in the Eastern Cape were the latest beneficiaries of the Chance 2 Advance programme.

2012/05/30
 
 

The Department of Physics celebrates its research successes

  The Department of Physics celebrated its 2011 research successes on Thursday 3 May 2012 with a lunch in the Kgorong building.

2012/05/30
 
 

CSET staff teach in Atteridgeville

  During the school visits, CSET members covered different topics in Science, Mathematics and Technology which were highlighted by educators as challenging to learners.

2012/05/30
 
 

College of Law hosts prominent academic

  The Department of Mercantile Law’s lecture series hosted an acclaimed international academic on 22 May 2012.

2012/05/30
 
 

CEDU trains teachers in Mpumalanga

  This initiative will provide special assistance to underperforming schools which have been identified by the former Minister of Education, Naledi Pandor.

2012/05/30
 
 

Authentic and adequate leadership needed for Africa

  The type of leaders required by Africa are men and women of reason, who are qualified and capable of holding their own in world affairs, and who can be trusted in their dealings with people and resources.

2012/05/28
 
 

Identifying innovators and solutions that work

  Innovation is not the sole domain of research – it is found in all aspects of life.

2012/05/28
 
 

Bloemfontein graduations

  About 500 Unisa students were conferred their degrees during a graduation ceremony in Bloemfontein on 18 May 2012.

2012/05/28
 
 

Mobility, migration, development and environment

  The international symposium on Mobility, Migration, Development and Environment aims to highlight the complementary and contradictory approaches to population movements and the developing environmental crisis which characterise the old and new mobilities.

2012/05/25
 
 

I-SET coach and mentor information day

  I-SET invited a number of schools, potential sponsors and other interested parties to a coach and mentor information day on 19 May 2012 in the Senate Hall at Unisa.

2012/05/24
 
 

Theatre spreads the HIV/Aids message

  Unisa hosted the 29th Annual International Aids Candlelight Memorial Commemoration on 18 May 2012.

2012/05/22
 
 

Introduction to Particle Image Velocimetry

  This technique seeks to measure flow velocities through an imaging method rather than measuring by physical parameters.

2012/05/22
 
 

Unisa Library peer review

  The peer review involves the impartial evaluation of the Library services by experts in the Library and Information profession against specified criteria aligned with national and international standards.

2012/05/22
 
 

Unisa provides learning opportunities for all

  'We need to adopt the culture of critical thinking, innovation, creativity and originality. South Africa needs you to be critical in thoughts, original and formative, to create jobs for the citizens, continent and the world.'

2012/05/22
 
 

Unisa Institutional First Things First HIV in Mpumalanga

  We can never talk enough about HIV/AIDS and the consequences it presents to individuals, communities and the nation at large.

2012/05/22
 
 

Port Elizabeth establishes lively Regional Student Forum

  The Unisa Port Elizabeth Region hosted a successful function to establish a Regional Student Forum for students with disabilities.

2012/05/22
 
 

Realising their dreams

  Mrs Dikeledi (FD) Mahlo and Mrs Jacomina (JMC) Motitswe, under the supervision of Prof Hugo and Prof MW Maila respectively, both realised their dreams of graduating this year.

2012/05/22
 
 

CEMS senior researcher invited to Cambridge University

  Prof Fouché, who has a B1 rating from the NRF, is from the Department of Decision Sciences and the leader of the CEMS research flagship focusing on computability, complexity and randomness in decision sciences.

2012/05/22
 
 

Promoting health and dignity at the AIDS Candlelight Memorial

  Tens of thousands of people worldwide who are seeking to raise awareness about HIV will be participating in the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial this year.

2012/05/18
 
 

Gauteng Regional SRC member achieves academic excellence

  It is often said that student leaders who participate actively in student politics do not always complete their qualifications and that if they do, it takes them several years to complete them.

2012/05/18
 
 

Chance 2 Advance: Diepsloot learning ambassadors

  From 16 to 28 July 2012, the community of Diepsloot in Johannesburg will benefit from over 100 classes which are designed to cater for the specific learning needs of the township.

2012/05/18
 
 

Students applaud CEMS' first M&D orientation week

  What started as a lonely expedition turned into an exciting journey for more than 170 students.

2012/05/18
 
 

Harp trio gives 'death by chocolate' performance

  The Johannesburg Harp Trio performed at the Promusica Theatre just across the road from the Unisa Florida Campus on Friday 11 May 2012.

2012/05/18
 
 

BMF seminar highlights transformation

  The Black Management Forum Student Chapter (BMFsc) held their 3rd annual transformation seminar on 8 May 2012.

2012/05/18
 
 

Unisa honour for Human Rights Commissioner

  One of South Africa’s most respected activists, Navanethem Pillay, was conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws (HC) by Unisa on 14 May 2012.

2012/05/17
 
 

Prof Harrison Atagana elected as a fellow of the Society of Biol

  Prof Harrison Atagana, Head: Institute for Science and Technology Education at Unisa, an active and well published environmental biotechnologist and science education researcher, has been elected as a fellow of the Society of Biology in the United Kingdom.

2012/05/17
 
 

Africa speaks on theory, ideology and totalitarianism

  The line between theory and ideology is impeccably thin. Reflecting on this through the Africa Speaks lecture series, the College of Human Sciences (CHS) hosted visiting scholar, Dr Gordon Ade-Ojo, of the University of Greenwich, London on 9 May 2012.

2012/05/17
 
 

No shortcuts to diversity

  Diversity, or lack thereof, still dredges up feelings of repression and pain for many people in the post-1994 era and it seems conversations just aren’t enough.

2012/05/16
 
 

Unisa student launches his first book

  “Oh Yes You Can and Eight Keys to Progress” is a product of six years of hard work and dedication.

2012/05/15
 
 

Unisa Radio broadcasts success

  Unisa’s inaugural Radio Day was held on 26 April 2012, marking one year since Unisa Radio was launched.

2012/05/14
 
 

South African Jazz legend receives honorary doctorate

  Prodigious Jazz musician, Jonas Gwangwa was conferred the degree of Doctor of Literature and Philosophy (Honoris Causa) by Unisa on 3 May 2012.

2012/05/11
 
 

Celebrating Archie Mafeje's intellectual legacy

  The launch of the Archie Mafeje Research Institute (AMRI) on 4 May 2012 proved that the drive for social transformation is still very much alive.

2012/05/10
 
 

Archie Mafeje Research Institute to be launched on 4 May

 

The Archie Mafeje Research Institute is a great institute, established & hosted by a great university, in honour of a great manThe Archie Mafeje Research Institute is a great institute, established & hosted by a great university, in honour of a great man.



2012/05/03
 
 

CEMS in a meeting of minds with TTS

 

CEMS in a meeting of minds with TTSPeople must have a fair opportunity to obtain jobs that use their current and future competencies.



2012/05/03
 
 

Students at the heart of Unisa

 

Students at the heart of Unisa - Prof MakhanyaProf Makhanya urged students to dream big and study to get doctorates or higher qualifications.



2012/04/26
 
 

Final year fee relief for students

 

Final year fee relief for studentsA lifeline for those students who owe final year fees.



2012/04/26
 
 

Unisa's pledge towards an HIV free generation

 

Unisa's pledge towards an HIV free generationThe focus of the First Things First campaign is to get staff and students tested and know their status.



2012/04/26
 
 

Africa's decade of change

 

Leadership development should focus on utilising resources to promote human rights and alleviate poverty.



2012/04/25
 
 

Gandhi-inspired exchange: Unisa & the University of Mumbai

 

Gandhi-inspired exchange between Unisa & the University of MumbaiPassion, drive, hospitality, a positive attitude towards life, patience, hard work, ethics...



2012/04/25
 
 

Unisa student excels in Nedbank & Old Mutual 2011 competition

 

Unisa Economics student excels in Nedbank & Old Mutual 2011 Budget Speech CompetitionThe competition aims to seek out, stimulate and reward the country’s brightest young minds and biggest thinkers.



2012/04/25
 
 

First things first: testing tomorrow's leaders today

 

Transformation is personal and touches the hearts and minds of people. It begins with you. Transformation is personal and touches the hearts and minds of people. It begins with you.



2012/04/23
 
 

School of Accounting Sciences excels in QE1 exam

 

Mr Wiid Rossouw obtained the fourth highest marks in the examination1 987 students passed the examination; one Unisa student obtaining the fourth highest marks in the examination.



2012/04/23
 
 

CSET boosts astronomy awareness in Botswana

 

CSET boosts astronomy awareness in BotswanaEnthusiastic learners were treated to talks on the evolution of stars and the large-scale structure of the Universe.



2012/04/23
 
 

New student funding drop-off procedure

  Student Funding has created a new procedure aimed at alleviating long queues during the funding application periods.

2012/04/05
 
 

The glass of Chibuene

  Thousands of glass beads and shards have made the site of Chibuene in southern Mozambique their home.

2012/04/05
 
 

The uncertainty of water in a changing environment

  Water conservation and water demand management are imperative strategies that will ensure water security for South Africa.

2012/04/05
 
 

Community engagement on the African continent

  As the largest university in the country, Unisa can make decisive contributions to development of South Africa and Africa.

2012/04/03
 
 

First completion phase for Florida's new science labs

  The role of the university is to ensure that the country grows educationally, politically, economically and socially.

2012/04/03
 
 

Karretjie People story told at long last

  Being an anthropologist, my business is people and I always tell my students that there is no place like people.

2012/03/29
 
 

Reaching the leaders of tomorrow through innovative youth resear

  When you’re changing a girl’s life, it’s not just that life. You start to affect a family, a community, a nation.

2012/03/29
 
 

Innovative research in action

  The exhibition allowed people to physically see things and understand them, rather than just asking questions about them in a panel discussion.

2012/03/29
 
 

Researchers honoured for their critical role in society

  We believe that research is more than an isolated intellectual exercise. It's about finding practical solutions to real-world problems.

2012/03/23
 
 

College of Education

  A major milestone in Unisa’s history and development.

2012/03/22
 
 

Limpopo installs assistive devices for the visually impaired

  The 'Eye Pal solo reader' and the 'Smart Synergy Desktop' devices will enable visually impaired students to study more effectively.

2012/03/20
 
 

To commercialise innovation or not?

  To commercialise or not? The answer is yes. The question is how?

2012/03/20
 
 

Discourse on innovation sparks lively debate

  The words 'innovation' and 'invention' are often used interchangeably, but is there an undesirable side to innovation as well?

2012/03/19
 
 

Finding messages and meaning through art

  The 'Messages and Meaning' exhibition consists of 140 unique pieces from South Africa and Africa.

2012/03/16
 
 

Nanotechnology symposium highlights Indo-South African ties

  India and South Africa agree that Nanotechnology, a cutting-edge, revolutionary technology, will drive the Industrial Revolution of the 21st century.

2012/03/15
 
 

Research and Innovation Week kicks off

  Unisa's much-anticipated Research & Innovation Week got under way in the Senate Hall on Monday 12 March 2012.

2012/03/14
 
 

Donate your lovely locks for cancer

  CANSA shavathons will be held all over SA from 1 to 4 March.

2012/02/24
 
 

Research, a strategic focus area for Unisa

  Unisa wishes to advance its research profile and establish itself as a research-intensive university.

2012/02/16
 
 

Unisa pioneers first translated legal textbook

  This book, shelved at the Unisa Library, is a symbol of international academic relationships.

2012/02/16
 
 

Unisa Library celebrates Wole Soyinka

  An exhibition of this kind allows staff and students to interact with the works of this lion of Africa.

2012/02/16
 
 

Winner of the 12th Unisa International Piano Competition

 

Winner of the 12th Unisa International Piano CompetitionLukáš Vondráček walked away with prize money amounting to R546 500 after impressing judges with his impassioned and unrivaled performances during the competition.



2012/02/10
 
 

Center stage for Collaborative Research: ECD

 

Center stage for Collaborative Research: ECDOffering quality education for all children in early childhood and by collaborating with international researchers, CEDU aims to merge inclusive education and early childhood development.



2012/02/07
 
 

Chance 2 Advance team encourages Soweto high school students

 

Chance 2 Advance team encourages Soweto high school studentsThe workshop conveyed the importance of lifelong learning, and how it can contribute to greater choices and ample opportunities in the post-school period.



2012/02/06
 
 

Research and Innovation starts the year at high speed

 

Research and Innovation Portfolio starts the year at high speedNanotechnology is not just a new field of science, engineering and technology conducted at the nanoscale, but a multidisciplinary field of study that has great potential for technological innovation. It brings together researchers from the sciences, engineering, and even social sciences and law.



2012/02/03
 
 

What is Africa? What is African?

 

What is Africa? What is African?Addressing the issue of African languages and the discourse on colonialism, Prof Soyinka said without development in communication, a distortion of other people’s languages is likely to occur.



2012/02/02
 
 

The final round of the 12th Unisa Piano Competition

  Six finalists to perform in the final round of the 12th Unisa International Piano CompetitionThe six finalists, representing six different countries, will each play two piano concerti accompanied by the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra in the final round of the competition this week.

2012/01/31
 
 

Call for traditional ANC values to resurface

  Mr Kgalema Motlanthe & Prof MakhanyaFor us as a university - whose fundamental responsibility is to construct knowledge, understand the meaning of life and how people create meaning, and unearth novel ideas, systems and processes which are beneficial for the development of societies, communities and ecologies - this event was important because it provided us with an opportunity and invitation to search for lessons, limitations, challenges and prospects for the present and future.

2012/01/31
 
 

Italians dominate the semi-final round of the piano competition

  The twelve semi-finalists of the 12th Unisa International Piano Competition have been announced. They are Angelo Arciglione (Italy), Enrique Bernaldo de Quiros (Spain), Johann Blanchard (Germany), Sebastian Di Bin (Italy), Stanislav Khristenko (Russia), Heejae Kim (Republic of Korea), Pavel Kolesnikov (Russia), Christopher Janwong McKiggan (United Kingdom), Luka Okrostsvaritze (Georgia), Daniele Rinaldo (Italy), Lukáš Vondráček (Czech Republic), Gehui Xu (People’s Republic of China).

2012/01/26
 
 

A key event: the 12th Unisa International Piano Competition

  In less than a week, one of the most anticipated classical music events in the country for 2012 is starting: the 12th Unisa International Piano Competition.

2012/01/17
 
 

CEDU dialogue for the better development and care of children

 

CEDU dialogue for better development and care of little childrenThe College of Education hosted an Early Childhood Development and Care (ECDC) colloquium on 29 November 2011 to promote dialogue around issues in ECDC with the aim of improving service delivery in the sector.



2011/12/08
 
 

SRC elections declared free and credible

 

SRC elections declared free and credibleNearly 20 000 Unisa students participated in the recent student representative council elections, of which the results were announced by Unisa’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on 28 November 2011.



2011/11/29
 
 

Unisa's banking details have changed

  Unisa's banking details have changedUnisa recently changed its banking operator from Absa to Standard Bank. This is important to remember, because it means that our banking details have changed completely. When paying your tuition fees please use the new banking details which can be found on www.unisa.ac.za/paymentinfo.

2011/11/23
 
 

A curriculum relevant to Africa

  Prof George Dei hosted a series of lectures for the College of Education entitled 'Towards an African-sensitive Curriculum'.

2011/11/21
 
 

Department of Geography helps Pretoria boy win first prize

  Two regional competitions organized by the department allow Robert Breebaart to reach finals in Paris.

2011/11/21
 
 

Rebuilding SA through innovation, science and technology

  The Founders lecture gave accomplished speakers an opportunity to inform and inspire attendees that South Africa, and Unisa, can be a world player in the fields of innovation, science and technology.

2011/11/10
 
 

Unisa launches the Research and Innovation Portfolio

 

Innovative experiences as Unisa launches Research and Innovation portfolio"I have learnt in life that success comes not from that which is given to you; but from fighting for the things you are passionate about, from a strong belief and will, and a curious and insatiable appetite for knowledge and progress." This poignant sentiment was expressed by the Vice-Principal: Research and Innovation, Prof Mamokgethi Setati, when she hosted various stakeholders at the launch of this important portfolio on 7 November 2011.



2011/11/08
 
 

What does 7 billion people mean?

 

What does 7 billion mean? The world welcomed the birth of its 7 billionth resident this week. Prof Gretchen du Plessis gives us her insight into the implication of this, both nationally and globally.



2011/11/04
 
 

SRC Elections have closed

  SRC Elections have closed on Friday 28 October 2011

2011/11/01
 
 

Just one day left to vote!

  Unisa's 2011 SRC election closes tomorrow, Friday 28 October 2011, at 19:00 electronically and 16:00 at Regional Offices. Remember to cast your vote before it's too late!

2011/10/27
 
 

Have you voted yet?

  Unisa's 2011 SRC elections will soon be entering its second and final week. A huge number of votes have already been submitted. If you haven't had a chance to make your voice heard yet then don't delay - you have until Friday 28 October 2011 to submit your vote before the elections close.

2011/10/21
 
 

Vote now for your SRC candidate

  Vote now for your SRC candidateUnisa's new voting system is easier to use than ever before - all you need is a web-enabled phone or a computer with an internet connection to vote electronically.

2011/10/17
 
 

Gandhi's legacy spread across Mumbai and Pretoria

  Unisa welcomes students from the University of MumbaiA cohort of 10 students from the University of Mumbai (UOM) will be visiting Unisa from 1 October to 6 October 2011. Their visit follows an agreement between Unisa and the UOM to initiate 'Gandhi Inspired Talks', an exchange programme in celebration of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi on 2 October and commemoration of his death on 30 January.

2011/10/10
 
 

Unisa's SRC elections postponed to 17 October 2011

  SRC elections postponedFollowing a decision by the IEC, Unisa's SRC elections have been postponed and will now take place between 17 and 28 October 2011.

2011/10/05
 
 

Viva Musica - a bird's eye view of music at Unisa

  New book details Unisa's achievements in nurturing musical talents.

2011/09/15
 
 

Use your cellphone to vote in Unisa's upcoming SRC elections

 
 

The myUnisa system has been up and down since Monday 29 August

 
 

Unisa visits India

  Prof Narend Baijnath led a high-level delegation to visit selected academic institutions in India.

2011/08/26
 
 

CLAW Lekgotla on curriculum transformation

  With the issues of ubuntu, humanisation of law and epistemology as its bedrock, the College of Law (CLAW) held a two day lekgotla.

2011/08/19
 
 

Prof Makhanya's commitment to Unisa women

  Prof Makhanya's commitment to Unisa women.

2011/08/12
 
 

SBL launches academic scholarship in honour of Judge President

  SBL launches academic scholarship in honour of Judge President Ngoepe.

2011/07/26
 
 

4th Unisa National Piano Competition semi-finalists announced

  Seven young pianists, four from the Western Cape and three from Pretoria, have been chosen as semi-finalists of the 4th Unisa National Piano Competition.

2011/07/15
 
 

SRC election date announced

  “By the power given to me by the constitution of the SRC approved by the 2006 Council, article 2 subsection 2.1 of the electoral policy, and on behalf of the National Executive Committee of the SRC, I hereby declare the date of the 2011 SRC election to be 5 September 2011.”

2011/07/11
 
 

Iranian conductor to lead Unisa Symphony Orchestra

  Iranian Alexander Rahbari, who has played with more than 120 European orchestras (including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), will be conducting the Unisa Symphony Orchestra during the final rounds of the National Piano Competition.

2011/07/07
 
 

2011 World Drug Report: the state of illicit drugs

  While global markets for cocaine, heroin and cannabis have either declined or remained stable, the production and abuse of prescription opioid drugs and new synthetic drugs has risen, according to the World Drug Report 2011. Illicit cultivation of opium poppies and coca remained limited to a few countries. Although there was a sharp decline in opium production and a modest reduction in coca cultivation, the overall manufacture of heroin and cocaine was still significant.

2011/06/30
 
 

Take the lead: a call to action

  “Let us be clear on one thing, government does not create jobs – that is the role of the private sector. However, government creates an enabling environment and support for businesses to thrive. Such support comes in various forms, including tax breaks, subsidies or incentives. Nonetheless, even if the government creates this environment successfully, we will only achieve limited success if we are short on one important ingredient: entrepreneurship,” said Dr Thabo Mosala, guest speaker at the recent SBL graduation dinner at Gallagher Estate, Midrand, celebrating DBL, MBA and MBL graduates.

2011/06/23
 
 

Mama I am crying with joy

  The University of South Africa conferred an honorary degree, Doctor of Literature and Philosophy (Honoris Causa) on Mothobi Mutloatse last night at a graduation ceremony held in the ZK Matthews Great Hall on the Muckleneuk campus. Mutloatse is the founder of Skotaville Publishers, co-founder of the literary magazine Staff-rider, and now chairperson of the Mutloatse Arts Heritage Trust.

2011/06/10
 
 

Many Mozambicans seek education at Unisa

  Unisa has long been recognised as a leader in distance education and has provided opportunities for many students from different countries and colonies to obtain their degrees. This was the view expressed by former President of Mozambique, Joaquim Chissano, who received an honorary doctorate from Unisa on 24 May 2011.

2011/05/26
 
 

Basic Education Minister's daughter receives LLB degree

  The daughter of Basic Education Minister, Mrs Angie Motshekga, recently received her LLB degree from Unisa in Pretoria. The excited Makgatho Mmathari Motshekga has been studying towards her degree while juggling a demanding work schedule.

2011/05/24
 
 

Reputation of FET Colleges needs to improve

  “The reputation of South Africa’s FET Colleges needs to change and the quality of education must improve,” said Dr Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education and Training.

2011/05/12
 
 

Publicly engaging on the freedom of the Public Protector

  The freedom or independence of the Public Protector from political and other external influences is a non-negotiable constitutional guarantee

2011/05/05
 
 

Scholarship for Unisa professor to visit US university

  Unisa’s Prof Helene Gelderblom will, in June, be jetting off to the University of Maryland in the US to learn more about creating usable and accessible computer technologies.

2011/04/21
 
 

CEMS meets with the Ford Foundation

  Prof Hellicy Ngambi, Executive Dean: CEMS, hosted the Executive Director of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Programme (IFP), Dr Joan Dassin.

2011/04/18
 
 

Unisa confers honorary degree on Prof Brenda Gourley

  Prof Brenda Gourley was awarded the degree of Doctor of Literature and Philosophy (Honoris Causa) at a graduation ceremony held on the Muckleneuk campus on Monday 4 April 2011.

2011/04/08
 
 

Conduits of transformation

  Look inward and believe that you are an agent of transformation - one that has the potential to harness intellect, substance and leadership. This was the task set for students at the Black Management Forum Student Chapter (BMFsc) transformation seminar that took place on 24 March 2011.

2011/03/31
 
 

Walking in the shoes of a refugee

  We know that there are people who sleep on our streets in Pretoria, petitioning the United Nations to help them. The main issue is: understand that we are human beings first and then citizens.

2011/03/25
 
 

Bright Site Project receives top honour

  Congratulations are in order to those involved in the Bright Site Project of the Sunnyside Service Learning Centre as the project was placed second in the third annual MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship.

2011/03/22
 
 

A thunderous welcome for Prof Makhanya

  Whistles, together with a loud and hearty applause, greeted Prof Mandla Makhanya as he delivered his first student address as Unisa's Principal and Vice-Chancellor.

2011/03/11
 
 

CSET student partners with Microsoft

  For the first time at Unisa, the College of Science, Engineering and Technology has a Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) on campus. Mr Rendani Nevhulaudzi has being selected as the 2011 MSP for Unisa. This very excited third-year Information Technology student will be the Microsoft representative for Unisa students.

2011/03/04
 
 

Prof Makhanya's Investiture celebrates new beginnings

  From humble beginnings as a junior lecturer in Unisa's Department of Sociology in 1989, Unisa's recently appointed Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mandla Makhanya, is not only a man who is familiar with the struggles of junior staff, he is also a man who is driven and dedicated as indicated by his rise through the academic ranks over the years.

2011/02/17
 
 

ABEERU news from the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sc

  On 17 January 2011, Prof Baijnath, Unisa's Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Prof Linington, Executive Dean: CAES; and Prof Z Dlamini, the newly appointed Deputy Executive Dean of CAES visited the ABEERU site at Loskopdam Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga

2011/02/14
 
 

Joining forces to provide English classes

  A certificate ceremony, hosted by the Bright Site Project, the Department of English Studies' Povey Centre and the Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS), was held in the Philadelphia Hall in the Vudec building on Thursday 20 January 2011

2011/02/08
 
 

Music tutor meeting at Unisa

  The Unisa Music Foundation recently organised a meeting for all tutors involved in the community music development programme in the Dr Miriam Makeba Concert Hall.

2011/01/25
 
 

Say 'no' to corruption

  Corruption is a global concern and a crime that affects us all

2011/01/17
 
 

Prof Narend Baijnath is appointed as Unisa's Pro-Vice-Chancellor

  I believe that the Pro-Vice-Chancellor must have command as a generalist of many diverse functions in order to provide decisive, reliable and credible leadership in support of the Vice-Chancellor, and in leading, coordinating and steering of the academic cluster in particular

2010/12/06
 
 

Suspended between heaven and earth

  If South Africa beats Australia in the bid to host the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope, it will facilitate economic development in South Africa and across Africa, will ensure scientific and technological growth, and will provide an opportunity for African astronomers and scientists to develop their skills and expertise

2010/11/22
 
 

Hard work pays off for the DSF

  “Hard work pays.” This was the message from the Directorate: Student Funding (DSF) and the Dean of Students.

2010/11/11
 
 

Unisa, South Africa and Africa destined for greatness

  Unisa, South Africa and Africa destined for greatness

2010/11/02
 
 

TMALI should address poverty of the mind

  TMALI should address poverty of the mind

2010/10/20
 
 

Unisa's 2nd Conference on Reading Promotion and Storytelling

  Storytelling is not just for children – as storytellers from around the world are revealing at Unisa’s 2nd Conference on Reading Promotion and Storytelling Festival for Children which is taking place from 6 – 8 October 2010

2010/10/08
 
 

Unisa confers Honorary Doctorate on Slumdog Millionaire author

  Author of Q and A and the brains behind Slumdog Millionaire, Mr Vikas Swarup was conferred the degree of Doctor of Literature and Philosophy (honoris causa) on on 21 September 2010 at the ZK Matthews Great Hall.

2010/09/28
 
 

Unisa graduates on the rise

  The number of graduates during Unisa’s spring graduations has increased with more than a 50 per cent increase in some categories.

2010/09/20
 
 

Unisa hosts the 2010 Standing Conference of Presidents

  The annual ICDE SCOP meeting offers Rectors, Presidents, Vice-Chancellors and Chief Executive Officers of open and distance learning universities an opportunity to meet with peers from around the world.

2010/09/16
 
 

African knowledge does matter

  "Who would have thought that the work of a country boy from Colenso would be celebrated over two days?”

2010/09/06
 
 

Prof Pityana hosts guests from the National Democratic Institute

  Unisa's Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Barney Pityana, recently received international guests from the National Democratic Institute (NDI), an international organisation based in Washington, DC.

2010/08/30
 
 

Invisible footprints launched

  "Universities bestow degrees and honorary degrees on people, but Prof Ntuli has imparted knowledge to the university."

2010/08/26
 
 

Unisa shakes hands with Eduardo Mondlane University

  "Today we continue with strengthening ties in the domains of technology, research, teaching, scholarship, academic exchange and African knowledge production for the benefit of our countries’ people and the African continent at large."

2010/08/19
 
 

Career counselling interns join Unisa

  The Directorate for Counselling, Career and Academic Development, based on the Sunnyside campus, recently completed the basic training programme for a new group of career counselling interns. Read more.

2010/08/12
 
 

New drugs open up new markets

  Drug use around the world is shifting towards new drugs and new markets. This is the finding of the World Drug Report 2010 which was launched on 15 July 2010 in the Dr Miriam Makeba Concert Hall by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

2010/08/05
 
 

Unisa SBL signs agreement with West African Insurance Institute

  "The SBL partnership with WAII is a testimony that Unisa is indeed an African university in the service of humanity and want to deliver on its commitment to assist in capacity building on our continent.”

2010/08/02
 
 

SBL and Swiss Management Centre signs MoU

  "Partnerships are crucial in our effort to continuously expand on and increase our knowledge base in a highly competitive environment."

2010/07/19
 
 

A better world

  Coinciding with the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the Better World Village kicked off an activity filled month on 11 June 2010 at Burger’s Park, Pretoria.

2010/07/19
 
 

Unisa welcomes the new Director of the Music Directorate

  Unisa welcomes Ms Arisa Voges, the new Director of the Directorate of Music at Unisa and the first woman ever to be appointed to this influential position at Unisa.

2010/07/15
 
 

Opening doors with bursaries

  "Bursaries go a long way in opening doors for these students as outstanding fees do not hold them back any longer. Once Unisa has identified the students who are to receive the bursaries, MIE would like to keep track of their progress".

2010/07/06
 
 

Bipolar Disorder Awareness Day

  Bipolar mood disorder is a recurrent disorder resulting in the person suffering from depressive and manic episodes. During the period of mood disturbances, the person moves between two poles or extremities.

2010/07/06
 
 

Unisa mission to the USA

  Prof Barney Pityana, Unisa’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor, led a delegation to the United States of America.

2010/07/06
 
 

Capable women of Africa

  We have the capacity to be our own liberators in an environment of democratic ethos and the acceptance of human equality as a fundamental principle.

2010/07/01
 
 

Protection and pragmatism aid SA’s refugee status determination

  One of the aims of the Migration and Citizenship Rights Network (MiCRiNet) is to establish a sustainable network of scholars and policy makers investigating the impact of migration on citizenship rights in the SADC region.

2010/06/29
 
 

Kick starting futures

  Soccer clinics for more than 300 children in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town teaches learners between the ages of 12 and 16 nation building and teamwork through sport.

2010/06/24
 
 

The concept of graduateness: moving from one step to another

  It is vital for institutions of higher education to define the concept of graduateness to ensure their graduates are meeting the rapidly changing needs of the South African and global job market

2010/06/14
 
 

Unisa Principal calls for intellectual and academic offerings

  Unisa’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Barney Pityana, has urged scholars and academic staff of both the Vrije University Amsterdam and Unisa to offer ideas and thoughts that can advance the academic projects of the 2010 Soccer World Cup event

2010/06/14
 
 

Africa claiming the 21st century

  The Patron of the Thabo Mbeki Leadership Institute, former President Thabo Mbeki, delivered the Inaugural Annual Thabo Mbeki Lecture at the ZK Mathews Hall on 27 May 2010

2010/05/31
 
 

Museums for social harmony

  International Museum Day celebrations were held at the African Languages Literary Information Museum on Tuesday 18 May 2010.

2010/05/25
 
 

Project seeks to save water

  South Africa is a water-scarce country with an average rainfall of just over half of the world’s average.

2010/05/25
 
 

Know your enemy

  An alternative option is intelligence-led policing, where information is obtained from all possible sources, then collated, analysed and processed to become crime intelligence, as it is important to “know your enemy”.

2010/05/25
 
 

Deputy Registrar's doctoral degree sheds light on women killers

  "My wish is that all the doctoral students use their research for good. They contain a lot of value that can benefit humanity and I hope they don’t just end up being piled on shelves, but benefitting the masses in some way or another."

2010/05/25
 
 

Igniting hope

  “We can win this fight if we all take a stand against this pandemic and defend our people. Those infected, like myself, don’t need your sympathy; we need love, understanding and perseverance.”

2010/05/17
 
 

Resurrection

  Unisa Art Gallery is collaborating with the Department of Psychology in putting together an exhibition (entitled "resurrection")featuring some of the artists of the greater Tshwane region.

2010/05/17
 
 

Award winning swimmer encourages alumni to keep moving

  "Through all that pain, I just wanted to get up and not be angry with the situation or the person that caused the accident. I instead saved that strength to be able to walk and swim again."

2010/05/14
 
 

Prof Abdulai touches base with Inoorero University in Kenya

  "The IU has the necessary infrastructure and could be a credible SBL partner. Our visit to Inoorero University was productive and offered a platform and opportunity for the SBL to strengthen its presence in East Africa."

2010/05/10
 
 

Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse captivates Unisa

  Loosen up and “lahl’umlenze” - says "Hotstix" while doing the moon walk and kwasa kwasa and jamming to the 1990s hit song “Shikisha”.

2010/05/10
 
 

Unisa appoints a new organist

  Recipient of the prestigious Stephanus Zondagh Overseas Scholarship and holder of the Unisa Organ Performer’s Licentiate, Rieger Organ has been appointed as the new organist and curator of the Rieger Organ.

2010/05/10
 
 

Honorary degree for former Constitutional Court Judge

  Unisa conferred an honorary doctorate on former Constitutional Court Judge, Justice Yvonne Mokgoro on Monday 19 April 2010.

2010/04/22
 
 

Reverting to indigenous knowledge systems

  Prof Mamokgethi Setati, Executive Dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, chaired the proceedings for the 2010 CSET African Scholar Programme held at the Dr Miriam Makeba Concert Hall on Tuesday 13 April 2010.

2010/04/22
 
 

Unisa to reach out to rural students

  The mobile service units purchased by Unisa at a cost of about R2 million will serve Unisa students in the rural areas of the North West, Free State, Northern Cape, Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces.

2010/04/13
 
 

The voice of African cinema

  The voice of African cinema Prof Soyinka-Airewele discussed the phenomenon of popular African cinema and focused largely on Nollywood, Nigeria’s film industry which is the third largest film industry in the world.

2010/04/13
 
 

Prof Abdulai visits the BPE in Abuja, Nigeria

  A discussion was held on the challenges facing the BPE in relation to efforts to privatise some of the public sector enterprises in the country in order to facilitate unlocking their true value and potential as institutions.

2010/04/13
 
 

Reading changes lives

  The audience was spellbound by the fact that one can learn vital lessons simply by turning the page of a book.

2010/03/30
 
 

Water from inkungu

  The fog water system was specially designed to be used in rural areas, to be as cost effective as possible, to use material that is readily available in the areas and to be suitable for use in areas with no electricity.

2010/03/30
 
 

Launch of the joint UNODC/BCOCC Project

  "Cross the border and live, rather than cross our borders and die." This was the message by Prof Pamela Ryan (Executive Director: Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor) as she welcomed delegates who attended the launch of the joint UNODC/BCOCC Project.

2010/03/30
 
 

Masterful pace for a master ace

  We take our hats off to Coach Letseka who, at the age of 52, made this punishing route look easy.

2010/03/30
 
 

Unisa inspired to perform

  Two clinics will be held on each specified day and will accommodate up to 60 children at a time. These children, aged between 12 and 16, will be pre-selected from different schools in each of the areas.

2010/03/23
 
 

Unisa is the first tertiary institution to respond

  In handing over a cheque for R200 000,00 to Ms Mandisa Kalako-Williams, Secretary General, South African Red Cross Society, Unisa’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor said, "I share with many South Africans an understanding that in the world we live in we are connected by something deeper and more important than the material world."

2010/03/23
 
 

4th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights

  In February 2010, Two Unisa delegates represented the Unisa Centre for Applied Psychology (UCAP) at the 4th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

2010/03/23
 
 

Celebrate Human Rights Day on 21 March

 
 

From Africa to the world

  This book is about an African success story, humbly known as Somaliland.

2010/03/23
 
 

Teaching and learning remain the main focus

  Within the next three years, Unisa will become an exciting place of teaching and learning: students excited by their successes and academic staff excited about their craft.

2010/03/16
 
 

Join us for Earth Hour 2010

  Unisa supports the global Earth Hour.

2010/03/16
 
 

Mexican Youth Institute delegation visits Unisa

  "Unisa is one of the most important universities in South Africa and we need to establish solid relations and network with it. We believe that Unisa has a lot to offer young people from around the world, so we have come to exchange ideas," said Mr Cecilio Garza, General Coordinator of the World Youth Congress 2010.

2010/03/16
 
 

Know thyself, women of Africa

  It is critical for African women to get a better understanding and identity of who they are so that they can in return unite to amplify their voices.

2010/03/16
 
 

Artworks inspired by the Black Consciousness Movement

  The exhibition entitled "An evolving consciousness" is open for public viewing until 30 April 2010, Tuesdays to Fridays, from 10:00 to 16:00.

2010/03/16
 
 

Prof Abdulai wins Global Leadership Award

  "We must be doing something right and I must point out that people are seeing us differently. When joining Unisa, they are joining an institute of repute."

2010/03/09
 
 

Better World project aims high

  The village will facilitate conversations on critical global issues ranging from homelessness, human trafficking, and sustainable local development and greening cities.

2010/03/09
 
 

North Eastern Regional Director wins award

  Mrs DRM Bopape won an award in the category "Corporate Manager of the Year 2009" presented by the Polokwane Chamber of Business.

2010/03/09
 
 

2nd African Postgraduate Course

  The course brought together 13 students and 15 internationally renowned experts in the fields of Psychology, Anthropology, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Victimology and Victim Assistance.

2010/03/09
 
 

Unisa Shop officially opens its doors

  The Es’kia Mphahlele Registration Hall was abuzz on Thursday last week when invited guests congregated to celebrate the opening of the new Unisa shop.

2010/03/09
 
 

Prevention is better than cure

  "We must be doing something right and I must point out that people are seeing us differently. When joining Unisa, they are joining an institute of repute."

2010/03/09
 
 

Haiti will rise again

  "Haiti mourns, and we mourn with it, even as it rebuilds; we recognise the massive challenges that are faced by the people of this country."

2010/03/01
 
 

Introducing the Directorate of Institutional Research

  This directorate has been mandated to conceptualise, manage, coordinate and report on an array of institutional research activities and initiatives.

2010/03/01
 
 

The process of naming Unisa's New Entrance Building continues

  The process continues to find a suitable name for the New Entrance Building on the Muckleneuk Campus. At the Council meeting held on 27 November 2009, it was decided that the process of the naming of the New Entrance Building would be referred to the Branding Committee of Council.

2010/02/22
 
 

Take good care of yourself

  "Unisa students heeded the call by Student Development to participate in the Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) awareness campaign held on 15 and 16 February 2010."

2010/02/22
 
 

Educational art

  "According to one of the artists, her work was provoked by "the hostile behaviour cultivated in society and how the military process changes humans into killing machines."

2010/02/22
 
 

High standards make for difficult choices in String Competition

  High standards make for difficult choices in String Competition: The performances of all six finalists brought many members of the audience to their feet in standing ovations.

2010/02/12
 
 

ODL Implementation Plan 2010 officially kicks off

  "To achieve goals you’ve never achieved before, you need to start doing things you’ve never done before." These were the words of internationally respected author Stephen R Covey during a video clip that set the tone for an enlightening Open Distance Learning (ODL) Implementation launch that took place on 10 February 2010 in the Senate Hall.

2010/02/12
 
 

Fierce competition for top honours and R200 000,00

  The six finalists in the 5th Unisa International String Competition 2010 are competing over two evenings for the coveted first prize in the violin and cello categories, with the winner in each category receiving R200 000,00.

2010/02/09
 
 

Student exhibition thrills the public

  The works on exhibition reflect students’ awareness of contemporary attitudes and cutting-edge creative development both locally and internationally.

2010/02/09
 
 

State of the Nation debate: through the eyes of intellectuals

  "It has been a year of change in our judicial system and we look forward as we move into a regime with powers that make contributions to society."

2010/02/09
 
 

Children delight members of the string competition jury

  "We want to show that at Unisa, and as a country, we are deeply involved in the development of music in our communities."

2010/02/09
 
 

Unisa's official 2010 kick off

  As the Unisa family gathered on 28 January 2010 to celebrate the official opening of the academic year and the outstanding achievements of 2009, members of staff were asked to spare a thought for the citizens of Haiti, whose lives were devastated by an earthquake which struck the Caribbean country earlier this month.

2010/02/01
 
 

Music develops character and makes us stronger

  "People sing in time of pain and sorrow. If you feel down, you sing a song that inspires and speaks to you".

2010/01/29
 
 

Unisa hosts one of the most exciting classical music events

  Twenty-seven of the most talented young string players in the world, representing 18 countries, will compete in this year's competition, which will kick off at 19:00 tonight in the ZK Matthews Great Hall.

2010/01/25
 
 

Unisa-VU involvement in the 2010 FIFA World Cup

  As South Africa gears up to host the biggest soccer gathering ever to be held on the continent of Africa, we are proud to announce Unisa's involvement in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

2010/01/25
 
 

Unisa does well at the 10th SAUSSA Games held in Namibia

  Unisa continued with its domination of the SAUSSA men's soccer championship for the fifth year in a row

2010/01/25
 
 

Unisa to contributes to Haiti emergency appeal

  Unisa joins the international community in reaching out to the quake-struck Haiti by contributing to the Red Cross Humanitarian Emergency Appeal.

2010/01/25
 
 

Unisa bids farewell to Adv.Mlonzi

 

"We never saw him as a fading star but a shining light right through. I always harboured the hope that by having someone like him at our university he would inspire a younger generation of students to become thought leaders for our country at their own time," said Prof Barney Pityana.



2010/01/21
 
 

Final Year Visual Arts Student Exhibition

  Department hosts evening to showcase achieving students, the amalgamation of truths and a heritage of excellence.

2010/01/19
 
 

Unisa staff respond to the Unisa beat

  At a very upbeat ceremony held on 11 December 2009 to close the 2009 academic year, staff congregated in the Senate Hall on the Muckleneuk campus to recall the key moments that marked this university's progress towards being the African university in the service of humanity.

2009/12/14
 
 

Unisa re-appoints Chancellor and seeks new Vice-Chancellor

  At its recent meeting, the Council of the University of South Africa unanimously re-appointed Mr Justice Bernard Ngoepe as the University’s Chancellor. Council also confirmed that as Prof Barney Pityana’s term of office as Vice- Chancellor will end at the end of 2010, the process for appointing a new Principal and Vice-Chancellor has already started and the position will be advertised in February.

2009/12/09
 
 

Unisa takes a stand against women and child abuse

  We need to strive for a society where we channel stereotypes. We as women, need to be the first to construct a society where both men and women are equal.

2009/12/09
 
 

16 days of activism for no violence against women and children

  In its annual support of this initiative, the Unisa ISHS endeavours to enhance awareness of the violence which faces South Africa’s women and children.

2009/12/09
 
 

North Eastern Regional Director wins award

  Mrs DRM Bopape, Regional Director: North Eastern Region, received an award for her outstanding contribution to "the empowerment of people in the Limpopo Province".

2009/12/09
 
 

International Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse 2009

  "19 November is International Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse, and aims to unite and educate governments and societies to take action to prevent child abuse."

2009/12/09
 
 

IODL hosts Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University delegation

  "At a meeting held on 30 November 2009 between the Institute for Open and Distance Learning (IODL) and a delegation from the Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU), Thailand, it was decided that collaboration between the two institutions could be a viable option."

2009/12/09
 
 

SRC introduced to top management

  "The recent election of Unisa’s National Student Representative Council (SRC) has been described as a historic institutional achievement, one that is expected to change the face of student involvement in the management of the university."

2009/11/27
 
 

2009 International Sudan Studies Conference

  "Four days have been set aside for a Unisa-led international conference that seeks to find lasting solutions for the troubled war-torn Sudan."

2009/11/27
 
 

From Robben Island to Wall Street

  "Unisa Press has published yet another nail-biting, thought provoking and touching read."

2009/11/27
 
 

The First Traditions Pitso

  "It is clear that Traditions 1 has tapped into a current that is deep and strong. There is a definite need to interrogate, challenge, build and enhance social, economic, political and cultural traditions in South Africa and throughout Africa."

2009/11/27
 
 

South Africans can ensure meaningful change in their country

  One of South Africa’s most well-known Editors in Chief, Ms Ferial Haffajee, believes that while life in South Africa is tough, it is only the citizens of this country that can change the direction of where South Africa is going.

2009/11/20
 
 

Proposed collaborative sexuality research

  Opportunities for collaborative research and community engagement are being explored by Unisa and the University of Botswana.

2009/11/20
 
 

Progressio becomes Unisa's newest accredited journal

  The vision for Progressio is to create a forum for distance learning practitioners internationally.

2009/11/20
 
 

In business to be in education

  "Licensees must shape Unisa students to be inquisitive, active in their learning, to have enquiring minds and to have interest in exploring technology."

2009/11/20
 
 

Italian Ambassador to South Africa visits Unisa

  Dr Menzione hopes to establish a very special relationship with the university, and with South Africa and the rest of Africa.

2009/11/16
 
 

Prestigious nomination for Prof Mahamed Rajah

  "Our panel of independent and international judges was impressed by not only the quality of the applications and nominations, but also by the diverse and complex range of issues that South African dispute resolvers deal with."

2009/11/16
 
 

Unisa Professor elected as member of esteemed Science Academy

  In his citation as the primary nominator, Prof Pityana described Prof Baijnath as a seasoned academic and higher educationalist who has made substantial contributions to higher education development in South Africa. This was achieved through his institutional work, involvement in national and international initiatives, and through scholarship in his various fields of endeavour.

2009/11/16
 
 

Unisa Library hosts first annual International Open Access Week

  At the centre of the exhibition was the Unisa Institutional Repository (UnisaIR). Unisa researchers are encouraged to submit their published articles so as to make information more easily accessible to scholars on the African continent and beyond. Unisa Press is supporting the UnisaIR by allowing their authors to submit their published articles, and by archiving some of their journals and books on the UnisaIR.

2009/11/10
 
 

Liana Griesel represents Unisa at a Commonwealth of Learning

  Unisa will continue to play a role in the development and continuous improvement of the Commonwealth of Learning quality assurance model.

2009/11/10
 
 

African women and ICTs - paving the way ahead

  This publication explores the ways in which women in Africa receive and utilise various technologies.

2009/11/10
 
 

Unisa KwaZulu-Natal peer educators join the fight against HIV

  It is imperative to focus on HIV prevention among young people, because young people between the ages of 15 and 24 are the most threatened by the Aids epidemic.

2009/11/10
 
 

The Enoch Sontonga Conference Complex officially opened

  Through the writing and composing of Nkosi Sikelel’ i Afrika, Mr Sontonga achieved a timeless iconic status and his memory transcends language and culture, as this song is recognised and sung in many parts of Africa.

2009/11/03
 
 

Unisa's excellence shines at annual awards

  Unisa’s Corporate Communication and Marketing team have much to be proud of after scooping four awards at the prestigious Marketing, Advancement and Communication in Education (MACE) Excellence Awards.

2009/11/03
 
 

Unisa SBL hosts first AABS Board Meeting

  The association aims to promote excellence in business management education in Africa by supporting graduate business schools through capacity building collaboration and quality improvement.

2009/11/03
 
 

Amasiko eSintu Craft Exhibition at the Unisa Art Gallery

  In keeping with the 2009 theme for Heritage Month - "Celebrating South African craft as heritage" - the exhibition aimed to showcase the best craft in South Africa.

2009/11/03
 
 

Justice Moseneke awarded Chancellor’s Calabash Award

  Justice Moseneke, a Unisa alumnus, was honoured at the dinner where he was awarded the Chancellor’s Calabash Award. In his acceptance speech, he said it was imperative that South Africans remained patriotic and did their best for humanity and transformation in this generation.

2009/10/26
 
 

Dr Sidzumo-Mazibuko to serve on Women's Advisory Forum

  The Honourable Minister Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya recognises Dr Sidzumo-Mazibuko's commitment towards women empowerment.

2009/10/26
 
 

John Roos represents Unisa in Tbilisi, Georgia

  John Roos was invited to join the jury of the recent Tbilisi International Piano Competition in Georgia.

2009/10/26
 
 

Unisa launches the Es'kia Mphahlele Memorial Lecture

  The late Prof Es’kia Mphahlele was a deeply "insightful, intelligent and influential commentator" on a variety of social issues.

2009/10/26
 
 

Studying with us is a family tradition

  Numerous alumni and prospective and current students visited the Unisa stand at the recent Annual Windhoek Agricultural Show.

2009/10/13
 
 

Unisa's 7th Music Festival

  The Unisa Music Foundation is passionate about introducing music literacy and basic instrumental skills to as many of our talented youth as possible on a countrywide basis.

2009/10/13
 
 

Es'kia Mphahlele Registration Hall officially opened

  The registration hall, which is named after the late Prof Es’kia Mphahlele, a South African writer, academic, arts activist and African humanist, boasts a huge registration centre with 288 self-help registration points to ensure smoother registration processes.

2009/10/02
 
 

Unisa staff and students support Global Climate Week

  Staff and students joined others around the world in participating in various environmental activities during Global Climate Week.

2009/10/02
 
 

Unisa Library celebrates the accession of its two millionth book

  "Reading makes us richer, but we need to catch the reading bug early in life."

2009/10/02
 
 

Unisa's Nuclear Magnetic Resonance DVD launched

  The NMR is a super-powered analytical machine that will assist Unisa in its task of establishing a culture of research and a network for biotechnology training platforms.

2009/10/02
 
 

Prof Molamu visits Leeds International Pianoforte Competition

  For the first time, South Africa was represented both on the jury and among the competitors.

2009/09/21
 
 

English Studies scoops award

  The campaign was based on the principle of "a book in the hand enables the student".

2009/09/21
 
 

World Vision employees shine

  This training will enable World Vision Development Facilitators to design, implement and monitor community-based development projects.

2009/09/21
 
 

Midlands meets Mafikeng LO educators

  "Our purpose here is to give you information on the developments at Unisa for your benefit, your learners and your communities at large."

2009/09/21
 
 

Unisa and CSIR open multi-million rand facility

  The facility will give the university’s postgraduate students registered in Biotechnology an opportunity to do practical research training at a recognised scientific research institution.

2009/09/14
 
 

Giving hope for the future

  Unisa students' hope for the future was rekindled during the Young Professionals' seminar held this week.

2009/09/14
 
 

Inside a criminal mind

  Unisa staff learn more about how and why violent house robberies occur.

2009/09/14
 
 

Unisa increases awareness of people with disabilities

  Disability Awareness Month aims to spotlight issues pertaining to people with disabilities and how best their needs may be accommodated. It also aims to highlight the challenges faced by students with disabilities in higher education.

2009/09/07
 
 

Practical work for first-year Physics

  Students flock to Pretoria for a two-week intensive training session on laboratory-based experiments.

2009/09/07
 
 

Pretoria West High Schoo book run

  The Centre for Business Management is proud to be associated with the school and its learners, and will continue to support them in their quest for excellence.

2009/09/07
 
 

Unisa willing to help students with debts

  Prof Pityana also announced and congratulated the newly elected SRC.

2009/08/31
 
 

Forging alliances ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup

  South Africa is making immense progress and the country is positioning itself to bid for other big sporting events.

2009/08/31
 
 

Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute and Unisa

  The TMALI will be closely associated with the university, but will maintain its independence as an entity.

2009/08/31
 
 

Storytelling develops our children

  Keeping children captivated allows them to be active listeners instead of passive listeners, and dramatising a story ensures an increase in the level of interest.

2009/08/31
 
 

Unisa scoops Nadeosa award

  Prof George Subotzky and Dr Paul Prinsloo do us proud. Congratulations!

2009/08/24
 
 

New acquisitions' exhibition opens at the Unisa Art Gallery

  The exhibited works represent a broad range of South African artists, from "old masters" to cutting-edge contemporary artists.

2009/08/24
 
 

CEMS women are making a difference

  Current trends suggest that many sectors of the 21st century economic community are going to need the natural talents of women.

2009/08/24
 
 

ODL explored by the Department of Psychology

  Community psychology in an ODL environment requires the department to be more creative in its method of teaching, because community psychology is a very practical subject.

2009/08/24
 
 

CCM and KZN host the 1st Life Orientation workshop for educators

  Similar workshops have already been planned for the other regions.

2009/08/24
 
 

Woman of the year announced

  The workday garb of the Protea restaurant on the Muckleneuk campus was exchanged in favour of exotic drapes and colourful beaded African dolls as Unisa honoured its women achievers at the Vice-Chancellor's Women Empowerment Gala Dinner on 7 August 2009

2009/08/17
 
 

African women will be liberated if they own the cause

  Patriarchy and the oppression of African women has generated much controversy, because it forces Africans to take stock of what is happening in Africa.

2009/08/17
 
 

The essential facts about the innovative EVA programme

  EVA is a measure of the true economic performance of a company and a strategy for creating shareholder wealth

2009/08/17
 
 

Men's health day a huge success

  Unisa Peer Educators are truly helping to create a healthy Unisa community.

2009/08/17
 
 

Soprano Pretty Yende makes her debut at Unisa

  We join the audience in shouting "bravo, bravo" to these two singers who make us so proud to be South Africans.

2009/08/11
 
 

States of statelessness

  "Statelessness" destroys the very capacity to act as people living in a human society.

2009/08/11
 
 

Remember the 9 inch Reunert Telescope on top of the TvW building

  Hopefully this telescope will inspire a new generation of young scientists.

2009/08/11
 
 

ODL practice in CSET

  "We take tuition seriously; hence we create these opportunities for academics and students to talk about how we can improve the quality of teaching and learning in CSET."

2009/08/11
 
 

Unisa's ad agency wins premier international award

  TBWA\HUNT\LASCARIS, Unisa’s advertising agency, won the premier award in the Outdoor Advertising category in this year’s Cannes Lions International Advertising

2009/08/03
 
 

Unisa hosts Newsmaker of the Year:

  The National Press Club has declared the Congress of the People and Eskom joint winners of its newsmaker of the year 2008 award.

2009/08/03
 
 

Unisa takes first steps towards multilingual teaching

  Unisa took its first steps towards multilingual teaching when it hosted a workshop on the intricacies associated with the development of multilingual terminology lists for study guides.

2009/08/03
 
 

Maintaining and growing faith at varsity

  Chaplains attending the annual National Independent Schools Chaplains Conference were invited to lunch at Unisa and were addressed by Prof David Mosoma on Maintaining and growing faith in varsity.

2009/08/03
 
 

Playing in the premier league

  Renowned South African scenario planner Dr Clem Sunter believes that South Africans do not celebrate the excellence of their country and citizens as much as they could and should.

2009/08/03
 
 

ALASA celebrates three decades

  The African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA) celebrated three decades of existence by hosting its 15th Biennial Conference at the University of the Western Cape

2009/08/03
 
 

Ideological contestation in the ANC

  COPE: The beginning of the resolution of ideological contestation within the African National Congress, was the topic of a lecture by Dr Mcebisi Ndletyana of the HSRC hosted by the School for Graduate Studies.

2009/08/03
 
 

First CEMS family gathering with Executive Dean

  Prof Hellicy Ngambi, Dean of the College of Economics and Management Sciences, paid a welcoming visit to the staff of the Department of Transport Economics, Logistics and Tourism.

2009/08/03
 
 

Ornamental horticulture students rake in awards:

  Ms Henrietta Samuels and her Unisa ornamental horticulture students received a number of awards at the Garden World Festival.

2009/08/03
 
 

Research seminar on computational linguistics

  The Department of African Languages in collaboration with the School of Computing hosted a multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary (MIT) research seminar on Computational linguistics for lesser-resourced languages.

2009/08/03
 
 

Student conference re-imagines psychology in Africa

  Psychology students from the University of Botswana and Unisa came together and organised the first ever Southern Africa Students’ Psychology conference, with the theme: Re-imagining Psychology in Africa.

2009/08/03
 
 

Academic scoops bursary for creative writing

  Dr Eunice Basson from the Department of Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology has been awarded the LAPA Publishers Bursary for Creative Writing for 2009.

2009/08/03
 
 

Posing a challenge to the Unisa alumni community

  Mr Brian Molefe, Chief Executive Officer of Public Investment Limited (PIC) addressed Unisa alumni at a business breakfast jointly organised by Unisa Alumni Relations and the School for Business Leadership (SBL) Alumni Association

2009/08/03
 
 

Drugs, alcohol abuse and HIV awareness campaign

  The North Eastern Region joined hands with the Society for Family Health and loveLife to run an awareness campaign against alcohol abuse and HIV at the Polokwane campus

2009/08/03
 
 

Unisa conducts music exams for 115 years

  Currently, a panel of 50 examiners are contracted to conduct the examinations of about 13 000 candidates countrywide in 34 instruments and theory of music.

2009/07/24
 
 

Bow Project concert a night to remember

  The concert seemed to be just what the doctor ordered for Unisa's music lovers.

2009/07/24
 
 

New book on Somaliland hailed a major scholarly success

  Prof Jhazbhay's manuscript stands out as the first South African authored study of the Somali predicament.

2009/07/24
 
 

Power breakfast targets security industry

  A disquieting statistic is that 40 house robberies occur every day in the country, 20 of them in Gauteng.

2009/07/24
 
 

The global financial crisis --- responses of the World Bank

  Prof Justin Yifu Lin's advice for South Africa in this time of global financial crisis is to tackle infrastructure and other growth bottlenecks that require significant public expenditure and investments

2009/07/20
 
 

Drug trafficking empties Africa of its wealth

  Did you know that an estimated 15% of the South African population are problem drug users?

2009/07/20
 
 

Nelson Mandela, the father of our nation, turns 91 this week

  We join the Unisa Library in wishing you a happy birthday, Madiba. We salute you!

2009/07/20
 
 

Career awareness day gets students excited about the future

  "I hope the students will form a strong network today that they will use to start their careers."

2009/07/20
 
 

Winners of the 2nd Unisa National String competition announced

  During the final round, the finalists performed as soloists with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

2009/07/14
 
 

Prof Pityana speaks at the Unesco World Conference

  "One suspects that if Africa is ever to be successful in achieving its educational goals, in achieving equity, it will have to assert more forcefully its own identity."

2009/07/14
 
 

Prof Setati honoured for her contribution

  She is a role model for excellence and leadership in mathematics education.

2009/07/14
 
 

Bringing ideas and money together

  Books remain for many the main source of information, but it is rare that you find a book that meets the needs of a broad range of individuals at their point of need.

2009/07/14
 
 

IISA Programmes in Insurance win IISA Conference prize

  "Unlike in the past when forms of discrimination were embedded in how universities operated, universities now have fairness and justice as some of their values."

2009/07/14
 
 

The 2nd Unisa National String Competition is drawing to a close

  The competition will draw to a close tonight when three finalists will perform with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Arjan Tien.

2009/07/06
 
 

Fourth woman appointed as Executive Dean at Unisa

  Prof Hellicy Ngambi has been appointed as Executive Dean of Unisa’s College of Economic and Management Sciences

2009/07/06
 
 

SBL's oldest alumnus has fond memories of Unisa

  As he walked down the Unisa SBL corridors, 91-year old Rev Arthur Colin Kain, MBL class of 1969, looked fondly at some of the old pictures on the wall

2009/07/06
 
 

The judge and the general - the Pinochet case

  Judge Guzmán is a retired Chilean judge who became famous internationally for prosecuting former dictator, Augusto Pinochet, on human rights charges.

2009/07/06
 
 

Lively Youth Day celebrations

  South Africa is a unique country and its youth must ensure that it thrives against all odds

2009/06/29
 
 

2nd Unisa Music String Competition

  The competition kicked off this morning on the Sunnyside campus and we have a wonderful photo gallery for your enjoyment.

2009/06/29
 
 

A new perspective on history

  "Certainly the best SAHS conference I’ve been to --- a new moment in the discipline’s own history."

2009/06/29
 
 

World Criminology Congress 2014 to be hosted by CRIMSA

  This will be the first time that the ISC World Criminology Congress will be held on the African continent.

2009/06/29
 
 

Role of students in elections

  Elections come with lots of challenges and the best way to handle them is to work closely with the political parties and the media.

2009/06/22
 
 

The BCCAD reaches out to rural communities

  "We are very enthusiastic about this project as it gave us the opportunity to work with rural communities who usually have less access to information about their career and study options."

2009/06/22
 
 

A progressive and innovative student access system at Vudec

  ICDL staff in the Pretoria Hub have created an e-system which regulates and monitors student access to the computer labs.

2009/06/22
 
 

Southern African Historical Society's 22nd Biennial Conference

  The conference aims to emphasise the links that history has with other disciplines that share and study the southern African past

2009/06/22
 
 

Unisa's 2009 Student Representative Council elections

  A Unisa Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) was established on 7 May 2009 to conduct the 2009 elections for a national SRC and six regional SRCs during the months of May, June and July 2009.

2009/06/15
 
 

Unisa Press at the Cape Town Book Fair

  The team will be engaging with the book-loving crowds at the Cape Town International Convention Centre this week

2009/06/15
 
 

Unisa SBL CEO on Talk Radio 702

  He is driven by the passion to inspire, trying to break the culture of isolation between people that is being brought about by technology.

2009/06/15
 
 

Young piano prodigy makes his debut at Unisa

  The Unisa Music Foundation has now organised an upright piano for him so that he can follow his busy practice schedule unhindered.

2009/06/15
 
 

Unisa confers an honorary doctorate on Ishmael Noko

  Dr Noko is the founder and president of Inter-Faith Action for Peace in Africa, a conflict resolution and peace-building initiative incorporating the continent’s seven faith traditions.

2009/06/08
 
 

Plucky Unisa student graduates

  The project aims to ensure that the world never forgets about the terrible consequences of a passive international community, which failed to intervene to stop the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

2009/06/08
 
 

Unisa Library celebrates 46th Annual Africa Day

  Unisa forms a crucial part of this year’s celebrations, as the largest and most resourced university library in the southern

2009/06/08
 
 

Globally acclaimed writer enlightens Unisa

  "A million new dreamers were born on Oscar night 2009", when India landed on the world’s biggest entertainment stage.

2009/06/01
 
 

International honour bestowed on Unisa SBL

  The SBL received three palms and the school is recognised as an excellent business school with strong national and continental links.

2009/06/01
 
 

Take a girl child to work day project

  Knowing what you are passionate about, what your abilities are and what resources you have available will help you to plot your career path.

2009/06/01
 
 

2009 recruitment drive in Mauritius

  2009 International Career Guidance and Education Fair Recruitment drive in Mauritius.

2009/06/01
 
 

Role of business in society revisited

  Many global leaders and thinkers share a common world vision, that is, to deliver a "world order of inclusive globalisation"

2009/05/25
 
 

Unisa SBL CEO elected to serve on AABS Board

  His appointment will enhance the image and reputation of the SBL as the leading African business school of choice.

2009/05/25
 
 

"Voice of Rwanda" reach far and wide

  The project aims to ensure that the world never forgets about the terrible consequences of a passive international community, which failed to intervene to stop the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

2009/05/25
 
 

Galaxies and glamour at CSET events

  CSET is making huge strides towards eradicating the continued gender disparities in science, engineering and technology

2009/05/25
 
 

Unisa marketing team visits Swaziland and Mozambique

  The show was part of the broader Unisa marketing plan and strategy into Africa

2009/05/25
 
 

Unisa Library always one step ahead

  It is the first library in South Africa to offer its clients access to AirPAC, a wireless catalogue. This means that from now on users will be able to view and access the Library’s catalogue and documents via their cellphones

2009/05/15
 
 

Principal addresses new students

  Students appear to require greater support and intervention than previously.

2009/05/15
 
 

IEC constituted at Unisa

  The IEC is charged with ensuring the implementation of the 2009 SRC election process and programme.

2009/05/15
 
 

A triumph of the human spirit

  "An ordinary guy who does extraordinary things and inspires others to do the same."

2009/05/15
 
 

Take a girl child to work project

  This project aims to raise awareness of the plight of women and girls by ensuring a whole day is dedicated to giving them insight into the numerous opportunities available to them in society and the world of work.

2009/05/15
 
 

USBAH brings together the healing perspectives around HIV & AIDS

  The seminar was an important step in addressing the impact of HIV/AIDS on the university community and society

2009/05/09
 
 

Unisa SBL CEO chairs high-level symposium

  The entrenchment of a democratic culture in Africa is the responsibility of all Africans.

2009/05/09
 
 

Doreen Gough serves on the National Press Club committee

  The club will continue to be a very important networking platform in 2009

2009/05/09
 
 

Leon Roets nominated to serve on the Tshwane Mayoral AIDS Counci

  He has worked extensively on strategic planning around an integrated response to the impact of the AIDS epidemic

2009/05/09
 
 

Students work at National Zoo

  Those students who have WIL as part of their qualification cannot graduate unless they have completed their experiential learning with an accredited employer

2009/05/09
 
 

North Eastern region looks after students with disabilities

  The region recently handed over a total of nine computers, valued at R170 000, to visually impaired students.

2009/05/09
 
 

Transformation --- five years on

  A hum of expectation filled the ZK Matthews Hall as staff and representatives from neighbouring universities gathered on 20 April 2009 for the launch of the publication celebrating the five years of Unisa as a merged institution.

2009/04/24
 
 

Academic celebration of five years post-merger

  Prof Asmal applauded Unisa for introducing ODL as this model recognises "the importance of social interaction in the education/learning process

2009/04/24
 
 

Unisa launches its UNGC website

  Becoming a signatory to the UNGC signifies a voluntary commitment to good corporate citizenship

2009/04/24
 
 

Cape Town Alumni Chapter proves its commitment to Unisa

  The event, organised by the local "management committee" can only be described as a huge success

2009/04/24
 
 

Senior members of staff visit Cape Town

  They touched on a number of matters of importance for regional staff.

2009/04/24
 
 

Five-year milestone reached

  The year 2009 marks an important milestone in the development of Unisa and it is only fitting that we should pause, take stock, acknowledge and celebrate what has been accomplished.

2009/04/17
 
 

Unisa KZN student wins Eduloan competition

  Mr Elias Mbongeni Mthimkhulu, the winner of the R10 000,00 prize, plans to spend the money on his education

2009/04/17
 
 

Our children live in a globalised world

  The aims of the competition were to promote children's creative representation of the world, to enhance their cartographic awareness and to make them more conscious of their environment

2009/04/17
 
 

Global friends: a cultural exchange project for children

  The children are requested to act as ambassadors of their country by making drawings to showcase their lives, schools, towns and the country’s uniqueness

2009/04/17
 
 

Then & Now photography exhibition

  This collection comprises photographs taken before and after South Africa's transition to democracy

2009/04/17
 
 

Unisa holds exams again in Zimbabwe

  Unisa has re-established two examination centres in Zimbabwe, one in Harare and the other in Bulawayo.

2009/04/06
 
 

Unisa still values its retirees

  The future of Unisa is safe if both the current and future generations of Unisa employees display the same level of commitment to the university as this group of retirees.

2009/04/06
 
 

National honour for Visual Arts at Unisa

  Gwen Miller has been commissioned to act as National Judge for the prestigious annual Absa Atelier Art Awards for 2009.

2009/04/06
 
 

Popular student day to be an annual event

  This open day provided important networking opportunities for students and staff.

2009/04/06
 
 

Learning to speak an African language has never been easier

  Unisa has taken up the challenge of providing all South Africans with the opportunity to acquire, free of charge, some basic skills in an African language of their choice.

2009/03/30
 
 

Unisa pays tribute to Prof Theo van Wijk

  "Unisa essentially stands as a monument to the late Theo van Wijk whose footsteps are clearly embedded in the institution."

2009/03/30
 
 

Unisa supports Earth Hour 2009

  The University of South Africa will be supporting Earth Hour on Saturday 28 March 2009

2009/03/30
 
 

Empire and cricket

  If you are interested in cricket and the intricate politics surrounding its early history in South Africa, this is ONE book you need to own

2009/03/30
 
 

Mama Africa commemorated

  This place will always be the pride of the city and this university, and it will always reverberate to the memory of a great entertainer, a great mother of this continent, and a great philanthropist and humanitarian

2009/03/17
 
 

Switch off to switch on

  On Saturday 28 March 2009, do your bit for the environment and join one billion people around the globe in switching off your lights between 20:30 and 21:30

2009/03/17
 
 

Cooperation between the Centre for Development Studies

  This programme aims to provide development practitioners with the knowledge and skills they need to plan, implement and evaluate community-based development projects among disadvantaged communities

2009/03/17
 
 

Shaping our future post-Davos 2009

  The current economic climate may have positive spin-offs for Africa as investors burn their fingers in the United States and Europe

2009/03/17
 
 

CSIR and Unisa seal agreement for the advancement of SA biotechn

  The nuclear magentic resonance machine has the ability to catapult local scientific research beyond what is currently being achieved

2009/03/10
 
 

Conference on Positive Discipline in Education

  It is hoped that by bringing together all the stakeholders in education, and by pooling our knowledge and experiences, we can ensure that the future leaders of tomorrow are well prepared, disciplined and educated

2009/03/10
 
 

Unisa, one of a kind

  Unisa has much to be proud of according to the members of the International Ambassadors’ Wives Club

2009/03/10
 
 

Teaching whole people through distance education

  "We don't teach subjects at all; we teach people. Teaching is a most moral vocation since lecturers are engaged with people

2009/03/02
 
 

Human trafficking shames us all

  Although trafficking seems to imply people moving across continents, most exploitation takes place close to home

2009/03/02
 
 

Dean of CSET hosts International mathematics education researche

  Across the developed and developing world, the teaching and learning of mathematics increasingly occurs in contexts of linguistic and cultural diversity

2009/03/02
 
 

Unisa participates in the 2009 Welkom Career Exhibition

  It was a fantastic opportunity for learners to get information about career choices and Unisa’s registration process

2009/03/02
 
 

Sound integration of all ODL activities

  The ODL implementation project team has no small task ahead of it, because it is up to this team to ensure that the open and distance learning model is implemented effectively. The main objective of the team is to ensure integration and close alignment of all ODL-related activities at Unisa

2009/02/24
 
 

A century of drug control --- achievements and challenges

  The potency of cannibas has increased and the addictive nature of the substance is indicated by the sudden increase in people in South Africa seeking assistance for cannabis addiction

2009/02/24
 
 

UCAP's involvement in the North West community

  UCAP aims to promote the application of psychological knowledge in the solution of human problems and the development of human potential

2009/02/24
 
 

Gautrain impresses CEMS academics

  But what do YOU think about the Gautrain? Will it alleviate congestion on the roads or will it be just another white elephant that no-one will use

2009/02/24
 
 

College of Human Sciences establishes an African Visiting Schola

  This programme is designed to break through the isolation engendered by the diverse histories of South Africa and compounded by the isolation often experienced by academics and postgraduate students at a distance learning institution

2009/02/24
 
 

Unisa Library and the Sol Plaatje Municipality sign a Memorandum

  A courier service will also be established between the Unisa Library on the Muckleneuk campus and the Kimberley Public Library

2009/02/24
 
 

Learning is enhanced through technology

  myUnisa is used to encourage interaction and engagement with course content, and to help students make connections between their studies and the real world

2009/02/16
 
 

CC&M staff attend a Life Orientation educators' workshop

  Prof Braimoh, the guest speaker, stressed the importance of ODL in teacher education and development

2009/02/16
 
 

Florian Uhlig and Zoe Beyers pay tribute to Mendelssohn

  Both musicians played on one of Unisa's beautiful concert grand Steinway pianos which Unisa acquired 36 years ago

2009/02/16
 
 

Launch of the 2008 Annual Report of the International Narcotics

  One hundred years ago, drugs were unregulated and widely abused, but fast forward a century and the progress is evident

2009/02/16
 
 

Prof Jimmy Hendrick appointed World Commissioner (SA) of Ifpra

  Some of his responsibilities will be to raise awareness of Ifpra within South Africa and to generate new members

2009/02/16
 
 

Delays at SA Post Office in dispatching Unisa study material and

  Assignment submission dates at Unisa have been adapted to address this problem

2009/02/09
 
 

Masterful performance to commemorate Joseph Haydn

  Unisa's Booth Harpsichord was one of the stars of this concert

2009/02/09
 
 

Scratches on the face --- antiquity and contemporaneity in South

  The latest offering from Unisa Press

2009/02/09
 
 

Prof Willie Nel receives the EPWP best overall performance award

  His business plan focuses on the development of emerging contractors and their workers within the "green industry"

2009/02/09
 
 

Unisa lecturer does us proud

  Prof Neville Botha appointed as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague

2009/02/09
 
 

Innovation the context in which learning thrives

  The opening ceremony of the 2009 academic year gave staff an opportunity to reflect on the achievements and failures of the university and map a course for the year ahead

2009/02/02
 
 

Welcome to Mr MC Baloyi, our new Dean of Students

  "We need to deliver on our promises if we are going to earn our students' trust and gain credibility."

2009/02/02
 
 

Unisa is aware of registration problems

  Unisa is aware of the frustrations and delays many students have experienced and appreciate that thousands have had to exercise patience in waiting for their registrations to be completed and to receive their study material

2009/02/02
 
 

Johnny Mekoa in concert at Unisa

  Johnny Mekoa performed exciting arrangements of popular music with the Mekoa Jazz Octet from the Music Academy of Gauteng

2009/02/02
 
 

Unisa's sports teams excel at SAUSSA Games

  The Unisa soccer wins gold at the annual Southern African Universities Staff Sports Association Games

2009/01/26
 
 

Partial eclipse of the Sun for all South Africans

  Join the Astronomy Section of the Department of Mathematical Sciences on Monday to safely view this event

2009/01/26
 
 

Getting started on the path to healthy living

  Learn how to top up your meals with fruit and vegetables

2009/01/26
 
 

Walk-in registrations no longer accepted

  Only those first-time students who have already been issued with a student number by the Central Applications Office will be able to register

2009/01/19
 
 

Your NO counts - lifting the lid on corruption

  Corruption is harmful to development and poses a threat to the security and stability of society

2009/01/19
 
 

Public Investment Corporation CEO visits the SBL

  His MBL qualification gave him the insight into leadership and people management that he needed to "corporatize" the PIC

2009/01/19
 
 

Did you overindulge over the festive season?

  Sister Ntombi from the Unisa Clinic gives some good advice

2009/01/19
 
 

Partnership with Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University

  Partnership with Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad: The team felt that there were interesting synergies with Unisa programmes and research that could bring advantage to the partnership.

2008/12/11
 
 

Unisa Press book brings joy to the disabled

  Unisa Press book brings joy to the disabled: One of the motivations behind writing this book is to build a bridge between the deaf and the hearing worlds, so that hearing people can access the hidden lives of deaf South Africans.

2008/12/11
 
 

Unisa peer education HIV/AIDS training

  Unisa peer education HIV/AIDS training: The training included basic information on HIV and AIDS, stigma and discrimination, and the characteristics of a peer educator.

2008/12/11
 
 

An 81-year-old graduates from Unisa

  An 81-year-old graduates from Unisa: Mr Belling's dissertation dealt with land restitution and compensation, a topic that is of concern both locally and internationally.

2008/12/11
 
 

North Eastern region launches its regional service charter

  North Eastern region launches its regional service charter: An exciting feature of the launch was that all staff members signed a pledge to uphold the promises contained in the regional service charter.

2008/12/11
 
 

National AIDS day - celebrating partnerships

  National AIDS day - celebrating partnerships: Peer educators created quilts or other artwork with their community partners to reflect their experiences in the community.

2008/12/11
 
 

Masibumbane, lets unite

  Masibumbane - lets unite: KwaZulu-Natal staff attend a regional planning workshop and teambuilding exercise.

2008/12/11
 
 

Regions are the pillars of ODL

  Regions are the pillars of ODL. Staff need to find ways of using advanced communication technology to reach students.

2008/12/11
 
 

Young Academics Project declared a great success

  This week saw the culmination of Unisa’s three-month long inaugural Young Academics Project (YAP). This investment in Unisa’s precious human resources bodes well for the future of the university.

2008/12/02
 
 

Unisa's Chancellor visits the SBL

  Judge Ngoepe spoke positively about the future of the SBL and was optimistic about the growth trajectory of the school.

2008/12/02
 
 

Observe World AIDS day on 1 December 2008

  At midday on 1 December 2008, "stop and observe and act on World AIDS day". All staff are encouraged to visit the Campus Health Clinic for HIV counselling and testing.

2008/12/02
 
 

16 days of activism: no violence against women and children

  The horrific number of rape and murder cases in the country ensures that the prevention of violence against women and children remains high on the public health agenda.

2008/12/02
 
 

South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) Chair in Devel

  The South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) Chair in Development Education continues to make waves in South African and far beyond its borders.

2008/12/02
 
 

Xenophobia: where children are victims of circumstances beyond t

  The children were asked to make a drawing to express their inner feelings. The resulting artwork is devastating. All the pictures portray emotional pain: flames, weapons, disaster and death.

2008/12/02
 
 

Unisa launches new communication channel for students

  From 2009, Unisa will offer each registered student a free email account for life, known as myLife

2008/11/20
 
 

Music talent dazzles

  Five candidates who performed exceptionally well in the Unisa Teacher's and Performer's Licentiate exams were invited to participate in the Unisa Overseas Scholarship Competition, with a total of R205 000 in prize money

2008/11/17
 
 

Centre for African Renaissance Studies hosts stakeholder meeting

  The Centre for African Renaissance Studies (CARS) held a stakeholder meeting on 4 November 2008 to discuss the establishment of centres of excellence and a database of African experts within Africa and the Diaspora

2008/11/17
 
 

Unisa Composes at the ZK Matthews hall

  Featuring six composers with Unisa associations in a programme of stimulating and attractive contemporary art music, the performances were enthusiastically received by an appreciative audience

2008/11/17
 
 

Beginning of Unisa-University of Lagos collaboration on ecotoxic

  The main aim of the visit was to interact with peers and experts at UNILAG in order to identify research areas of common interest and to kick-start collaboration

2008/11/17
 
 

Mainstreaming HIV and AIDS

  "HIV/AIDS goes beyond statistics... it is at the heart of our lives, touching things we touch and affecting people we love."

2008/11/10
 
 

Local suppliers sponsor sport gear for staff and students

  Three local Durban suppliers sponsored sports gear for some Unisa KwaZulu-Natal staff and students.

2008/11/10
 
 

Durban graduation ceremonies

  A husband and wife receive their doctoral degrees at the same graduation ceremony

2008/11/10
 
 

Women in business

  This seminar was part of the region’s community engagement and brand building programme

2008/11/10
 
 

Breakfast seminar for human resources directors

  The breakfast meeting was held to brief HRDs on Unisa's new registration process.

2008/11/10
 
 

Working across Africa to improve teaching

  "The school managers say that they are now able to manage themselves better and are more able to address problems."

2008/11/10
 
 

Unisa SRC elections declared null and void

  The recent SRC elections held at the University of South Africa have had to be declared null and void as, in spite of extensive publicity surrounding the elections including communiqués to individual students, only 1% of the total student body at Unisa participated.

2008/11/10
 
 

Mapping the highway of violence

  "The highway of violence takes especially the young, but not exclusively. It is a highway which perhaps needs to be explored a little deeper: the anger, the sharp and blunt objects, the guns and the bullets."

2008/11/10
 
 

Partnership with the Thabo Mbeki Leadership Institute

  The University of South Africa is in the process of establishing a partnership with the Thabo Mbeki Leadership Institute

2008/11/10
 
 

2008 Chancellor's dinner --- "En route to 2015"

  2015 marks an important milestone for the university as it aims to have in place the infrastructure it so desperately requires to be effective in its vision to be the African university in the service of humanity

2008/11/03
 
 

Debating the changing political landscape

  Staff, students and invited guests filled the Senate Hall to hear Mr Gwede Mantashe, Secretary General of the ANC, speak about the changing political landscape and its implications for democracy

2008/11/03
 
 

Prof Raymond Suttner launches his new book

  I hope that by making this work available I will restore to public memory some of the proud legacy, the humility and bravery, the selflessness that led many of us to join the liberation struggle

2008/11/03
 
 

South Africa loses a much-loved writer

  Prof Es'kia Mphahlele was awarded numerous honorary degrees and certificates during his lifetime, including an Honorary Degree in Literature and Philosophy from Unisa in 1997

2008/11/03
 
 

Launch of the new "green scorpions"

  The Scorpions may be no more, but watch out for the "green scorpions" who are about to emerge

2008/11/03
 
 

"Teacher education at a distance: trends and challenge"

  Student teachers need to be socialised into becoming and being teachers, as becoming a teacher does not happen in isolation

2008/11/03
 
 

Unisa hosts third Peace, Safety and Human Rights lecture

  Mr Arnold Tsunga, the immediate past Chairperson for Crises in Zimbabwe Coalition and recipient of the prestigious Human Rights Watch – Human Rights Defenders Award 2006-07

2008/10/27
 
 

China visit leads to opportunities for collaboration

  Prof. Barney Pityana, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, accompanied by Dr Joe Diescho, Director: International Relations and Partnerships Office, returned from an exciting visit to Shanghai, China, this week

2008/10/27
 
 

Unisa's SBL partners with the Bureau of Public Enterprises

  The Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) has been awarded the contract to provide educational training services to the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) in Nigeria

2008/10/27
 
 

The South African Scholarship Competition Concert

  Talented young musicians dazzled the audience with exceptional performances at the Unisa South African Music Scholarship Competition Concert last Friday evening

2008/10/27
 
 

BMR Research review shows relevance to industry and UNISA

  Unisa’s Bureau of Market Research (BMR) announced the establishment of the Mrad Shahia Academic Research Support Unit, presented three honorary awards to staff members and rewarded students who excelled in modules offered by BMR at its 48th annual research review

2008/10/27
 
 

Unisa hosted a festival to celebrate a world of languages

  The joy of languages and culture at Unisa was the focus of attention when the Language Festival took place on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 October 2008

2008/10/27
 
 

Unisa takes a stand against poverty and hunger in South Africa

  The theme of this year's World Food Day was "Food security: the challenge of climate change and bio-energy"

2008/10/27
 
 

Towards problematising xenophobia: understanding its complexitie

  "We are here today because of the recent violent upheavals, and continuing simmering incidents both of overt violence, and muted responses to resolving it are tugging at our hearts, making us wonder how could it have happened

2008/10/27
 
 

One of South Africa's longest reach mobile cranes used at Unisa

  Seeing really is believing!

2008/10/20
 
 

Midlands hosts young academics

  This visit aimed to give the young academics a better understanding of the region and how services are provided to learners at a regional level

2008/10/20
 
 

Unisa has a new registration process for 2009

  Unisa has good news for all its current and prospective students. Our new registration process will eliminate the long queues, the hassle and the need for students to come to campus to register

2008/10/13
 
 

Unisa invites expats to come home

  Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Barney Pityana, and members of the Unisa delegation did their part to encourage South Africans in the United Kingdom (UK) to return home and promote Unisa when they participated in the annual London Exhibition

2008/10/13
 
 

The Unisa Christian Movement hosts its annual Kingdom Conference

  "Our vision for 2009 is to work closely with Unisa and other institutions to bring about a healthy, peaceful and innovative society."

2008/10/13
 
 

Winners of the 2008 religion photographic competition

  The competition called for photographs that depicted any religious person, place, symbol or activity

2008/10/13
 
 

Midlands region keeps stakeholders informed

  "Our stakeholders are very important to us; we exist because of them and we therefore have to nurture the relationship we have."

2008/10/13
 
 

Africanisation of the curriculum: Beyond debate? Colloquium

  The Vice-Principal: Academic and Research (Prof. Rita Maré), the School for Graduate Studies and the Unisa Research Directorate held a successful colloquium on the Africanisation of the Curriculum, with specific focus on whether this is beyond debate, last week on Friday

2008/10/06
 
 

Higher education and malaria

  Prof. Berhanu Abegaz presented a fascinating view of ‘Indigenous knowledge, culture and scientific research at African universities’ from the perspective of the phytochemist. Prof. Abegaz is a professor of Chemistry at the University of Botswana

2008/10/06
 
 

CARS student makes history

  Andreas (Dries) Velthuizen is unique in that he is the first student to have been awarded a doctoral degree by Unisa's College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CARS)

2008/10/06
 
 

Unisa invests in its young academics

  A group of 16 academics from the five colleges has been identified to participate in the pilot project, which focuses on the three key areas of academic development, research and management development within the South African higher education context

2008/09/29
 
 

The Institute for Science and Technology Education (ISTE) hosts

  What stood out from the three presentations was the quest to achieve quality teaching and learning in science and mathematics

2008/09/22
 
 

The more books the merrier - a generous donation from Van Schaik

  Books are there to be read -- otherwise how do we understand the world we live in?

2008/09/15
 
 

Working together leads to deeper learning and enriched learning

  Educational technologies, such as myUnisa, wikis and blogs, can be used to integrate group work into Unisa modules..

2008/09/15
 
 

Student study tour to Rwanda hosted by the Unisa Holocaust and G

  Dr Anthony Court of Unisa's Primedia Holocaust and Genocide Unit recently returned from the successful inaugural Rwanda study tour

2008/09/15
 
 

Africa needs to produce Africa-based knowledge

  "Information poverty is that situation in which individuals and communities, within a given context, do not have the requisite skills, abilities or material means to obtain efficient access to information, interpret it and apply it appropriately."

2008/09/15
 
 

Sewing machines for senior citizens

  It was happy faces and excitement all around when a group of senior citizens received 20 sewing machines, fabric and thread at the Vukunzunzele Senior Service Centre in Diepsloot.

2008/09/15
 
 

Students flocked to Umtata to meet the CEMS team

  The team patiently answered questions on the new registration process, examinations, tutorials, the despatch of material, new programmes, service delivery and course content.

2008/09/15
 
 

Stimulating debate on the future of higher education

  Higher education exists and survives at its best where freedom of expression, of religion, belief and opinion are guaranteed and where human dignity is the norm.

2008/09/08
 
 

Disability Week aims to create awareness

  Ever wondered how to get into a bus with a wheelchair? What it feels like to "read" with your fingertips or "speak" with your hands?

2008/09/08
 
 

Preserving alternative ways of knowing

  Oral information is fragile and libraries need to ask if, when an elder dies, their knowledge dies with them.

2008/09/08
 
 

Unisa to receive a book donation to the value of R5,3 million

  The university will soon be the proud owner of 14 200 new books courtesy of Van Schaik’s bookstore.

2008/09/08
 
 

Internal auditing student conference

  The day gave students the opportunity to meet their fellow students, lecturers, IAEP board members and other internal audit practitioners.

2008/09/08
 
 

Unisa acknowledges its women researchers

  Have passion for what you do. Know what makes you laugh. Know what makes you cry.

2008/09/01
 
 

Unisa Alumni Women's Day

  Unisa celebrated National Women’s Month with style and flair

2008/08/25
 
 

Students solving African issues

  Students have a collective role to play in monitoring and promoting the development of the various communications media both nationally and in Africa

2008/08/25
 
 

Strategic Tshwane partnership forged

  The City of Tshwane, UNISA, and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), have reached agreement to work together in a number of areas

2008/08/18
 
 

Renowned development academic delivers fifth Founders Lecture

  The fifth UNISA Founders Lecture was delivered by Dr Thirumalayaperumal Karunakaran in Senate Hall, Muckleneuk Campus, on 7 August 2008

2008/08/11
 
 

UNISA renews MoU with Ethiopia, to partner with TUT

  During 28 July-1 August 2008 UNISA successfully renewed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Ethiopian Ministry of Education in 2007 in Addis Ababa

2008/08/11
 
 

UNISA hosts a delegation from Columbia University, New York

  During 21-23 July UNISA hosted two high profile academics from Columbia University, New York, USA where they engaged UNISA postgraduates in many discussions

2008/08/04
 
 

Pro Vice-Chancellor hosts summit

  Pro Vice-Chancellor hosts summit: The Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mandla Makhanya hosted a PVC Summit themed “Towards a New Institutional and Academic Identity: Revision, Rehabilitation and Rebirth” from the 27th until the 29th of July 2008

2008/08/04
 
 

Deaf CTA student has only praise for UNISA support

  After completing her BCompt degree and taking stock of all her options, Ms Kashveera Chanderjith, a deaf student from Durban, decided to enrol at UNISA for her BCompt honours degree (CTA) and was pleasantly surprised with the interest taken in her

2008/08/04
 
 

UNISA lecturer receives merit award

  Christiaan Hattingh, a multimedia lecturer in the Department of Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology, has been awarded with a merit prize (top 5) at the 23rd Annual ABSA l'Atelier Awards on Monday 21 July 2008 in Johannesburg

2008/08/04
 
 

UNISA exhibition garden awarded gold medal

  At the Garden World and First National Bank Spring Festival with the theme “In Tune with Nature”, the UNISA exhibition garden achieved a gold medal

2008/08/04
 
 

2008 World Drug Report highlights increase in demand for dagga

  The 2008 World Drug Report was released at a gathering at UNISA’s main campus on 23 July 2008 highlighting an increase in demand for cannabis (dagga)

2008/07/28
 
 

Prof Pityana receives Honorary Fellowship from COL

  On 14 July 2008 Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Pityana was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) at the Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning in London

2008/07/28
 
 

UNISA and Spanish university sign agreement

  UNISA and the Spanish Public University of Navarra signed an agreement on the 23 July 2008 at a signing ceremony

2008/07/28
 
 

UNISA professor appointed as Vice Chair of PanSALB

  Head of the Department of English Studies Professor Zodwa Motsa has been appointed as the Vice Chair of the Pan South African Languages Board (PanSALB)

2008/07/28
 
 

UNISA-North Eastern Region launches awareness campaign against d

  The UNISA-North Eastern Region in conjunction with the Department of Health and Social Development in the Limpopo province have launched an awareness campaign against drug and substance abuse throughout the province

2008/07/28
 
 

UNISA honours Annan with Doctorate of Literature and Philosophy

  On 17 July 2008 the usually quiet ZK Matthews was energised by the presence of hundreds of high profile guests as UNISA honoured former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan with a Doctorate of Literature and Philosophy degree

2008/07/21
 
 

SYSO to be established

  The UNISA Music Foundation is proud to announce that the Soshanguve Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO) is in the process of being established

2008/07/21
 
 

Flautist Du Toit performs excellently at duo recital

  On Sunday 13 July 2008, the 2007 winner of the UNISA Performers’ Licentiate Scholarship, flautist Cobus du Toit displayed excellence by performing his demanding programme quite brilliantly at the flute and piano duo recital at the ZK Matthews Great Hall

2008/07/21
 
 

British Foreign Secretary addresses UNISA/UK Bilateral Forum

  In his first visit to South Africa, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband addressed the UNISA/UK Bilateral Forum – Engaging with the Next Generation on 7 July 2008 at the Senate Hall on the Muckleneuk Campus

2008/07/14
 
 

Career portal to benefit UNISA Alumni

  Origen Capital, a service provider, recently signed an agreement with UNISA, UNISA Foundation & Alumni Affairs (UF&AA) to implement a portal to assist alumni and students in facilitating career development through matching corporate requirements

2008/07/14
 
 

'Africa Speak Up' lecture celebrates Youth Day

  In celebrating Youth day on 27 June 2008, the Community Engagement & Outreach Directorate in partnership with the Centre for African Renaissance Studies (CARS) organised a lecture where the theme was “Africa Speak Up”

2008/07/14
 
 

UNISA Rustenburg officially launched as Midlands Hub

  The office of UNISA Rustenburg that used to operate as an agency was officially launched as a Regional Hub on 23 June 2008

2008/07/07
 
 

What's happening with the new entrance building?

  The new entrance building that is currently being built adjacent to the Theo van Wijk Building is taking shape with metal fixtures now being placed at this phase of the construction. The building of this structure began in 2006

2008/07/07
 
 

UNISA hosts International Conference on the Humanities in Southe

  The International Conference on the Humanities in Southern Africa (ICH) hosted by the UNISA School of Arts, Education, Languages and Communication and co-convened by the University of Pretoria (UP) and UNISA

2008/07/07
 
 

Professor Maluleke appointed to the Board of SANPAD

  Executive Director of the Research Directorate Professor Tiniyiko Maluleke has been appointed to the Board of the South Africa-Netherlands Research Programme on Alternatives in Development (SANPAD), South Africa

2008/06/30
 
 

UNISA's Mauritian students graduate this weekend

  On Saturday 28 June 2008 UNISA will cap 150 students. The ceremony will take place in the Ballroom at Le Meridien Hotel at 15:00

2008/06/30
 
 

UNISA hosts Colloquium on Race and Racism in South Africa

  Against the background of racism in South Africa and the xenophobic attacks across the country in May and June 2008, the Student Affairs Directorate, on behalf of Professor David Mosoma: Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-Principal: Learner Support, organised a Colloquium on Race and Racism in South Africa on 18 June 2008 in the Senate Hall, Muckleneuk Campus

2008/06/24
 
 

176 students graduate from UNISA in Gaborone

  This year 176 students graduated during UNISA’s graduation ceremony in Gaborone. The ceremony took place on 18 June 2008 in the Gaborone International Convention Centre

2008/06/24
 
 

African Youth speak up

  African “Youth speak up” is set to engage youth to articulate their identity, awaken their conscious about Africa and its cultural identities

2008/06/24
 
 

Mini conference discusses cognitive revolution

  On Thursday 12 June 2008 a mini conference on cognitive revolution was held at the main campus

2008/06/24
 
 

Virtuoso performer at Alumni Concert

  Virtuoso violinist Philippe Graffin enthralled the audience at the Alumni Fundraising Concert with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) on 6 June 2008.

2008/06/19
 
 

The challenge of producing industry-ready graduates

  Dr Diane Barlow, Associate Dean of the College of Information Studies (the iSchool), University of Maryland College Park delivered a lecture on Library and Information Science curriculum development: the challenge of producing industry-ready graduates and keeping abreast of new developments in technology in the Muckleneuk Library.

2008/06/19
 
 

Youth inspired at the UNISA Women's Forum Youth Day

  On Thursday 12 June 2008 the UNISA Women’s Forum Youth Day inspired youth to create a better life for themselves. It was celebrated at the Senate Hall on the main campus.

2008/06/19
 
 

Exxaro Chair in Business and Climate Change launched

  The new Exxaro Chair in Business and Climate Change at UNISA’s Centre for Corporate Citizenship (CCC) was launched yesterday at a function and media briefing at Summer Place in Johannesburg

2008/06/10
 
 

Kick the habit! Reduce your carbon footprin

  World Environment Day was celebrated in great eco-style at UNISA on 5 June 2008 in the Senate Hall

2008/06/10
 
 

UNISA condemns xenophobic attacks

  Principal and Vice-Chancellor Prof. Barney Pityana recently issued a statement to staff deploring the acts of violence against foreign nationals

2008/06/04
 
 

UNISA community donates masses of goods to xenophobic attack vic

  UNISA’s Departments of Geography and Political Sciences are indeed striving towards practically applying our vision "the African university in the service of humanity”, by pulling together and donating masses of goods to the victims of the recent xenophobic attacks

2008/06/04
 
 

The heartbreak of our youth

  The Interest Group Socio-education and the Department of Criminology held a second round of panel discussions on the well-being of the youth of South Africa on 28 May 2008

2008/06/04
 
 

UNISA commemorates 25th Annual International Aids Candlelight Me

  On 16 May 2008 UNISA commemorated the 25th Annual International Aids Candlelight Memorial at the ZK Matthews Hall with a keynote address from Metro FM’S Positive Talk host Criselda Kananda

2008/05/27
 
 

Take a Girl Child to Work Day takes place this week

  UNISA’s annual Take a Girl Child to Work Day 2008 in partnership with Cell C takes place this week Thursday, 29 May 2008

2008/05/27
 
 

Black Forum Africa Week Conference stimulates discussion

  The annual Black Forum Africa Week Conference got off to a rousing start in Senate Hall on 14 May 2008

2008/05/19
 
 

Prof Baijnath appointed to Global Advisory Council of the OBHE

  Vice Principal: Strategy, Planning and Partnerships Prof Narend Baijnath has been appointed to the Global Advisory Council (GAC) for the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE) based in London

2008/05/19
 
 

UNISA professor keynote speaker at international conference

  Professor Sozinho Francisco Matsinhe, Learner Support’s Regional Academic Coordinator at the Pretoria Hub, was recently a keynote speaker and resource person at the International Conference on Bilingual Education “How to Help Children Learn Better”, which took place at the Democratic Republic of East Timor’s capital, Dili

2008/05/19
 
 

UNISA Press celebrates publication of 1st volume of Language Mat

  Last month a lunch was hosted by UNISA Press in the UNISA Art Gallery to celebrate the publication of the first volume of Language Matters (edited by Prof Lawrie Barnes) to appear in print under the joint publishing agreement between UNISA Press and Taylor & Francis

2008/05/13
 
 

UNISA to commemorate 25th Annual International AIDS Candlelight

  On Friday 16 May UNISA commemorates the 25th Annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. Criselda Kananda, a high profile Aids activist, will present a motivational talk at the event

2008/05/13
 
 

403 graduates reap what they sow

  Four-hundred and three UNISA graduates braved the rainy and cold weather recently to receive their degrees and diplomas in a graduation ceremony in Bloemfontein

2008/05/13
 
 

Autumn graduations afford academics the chance to shine

  Four UNISA academic staff received the Principal’s Prize for Research at the first of the autumn graduations held on 21 April 2008 at the ZK Matthews Hall

2008/04/29
 
 

ODL Institute to be launched

  UNISA will launch its Institute for Open and Distance Learning (IODL) on 5 May 2008 in the ZK Matthews Hall on the main campus

2008/04/29
 
 

UNISA to hold graduation ceremony in Bloemfontein

  UNISA will hold a graduation ceremony at 10:00 on Saturday 3 May in the Callie Human Centre, University of Bloemfontein

2008/04/29
 
 

Now you see me, now you don't

  Inner-city Joburg migrant woman have been given a unique way to document the story of their daily life through a research project led by Ms Caroline Kihato, of the School for Graduate Studies in the College of Human Sciences

2008/04/21
 
 

Congratulations to Prof Kilfoil and Mr Segwale as newly elected

  Congratulations to Professor WR Kilfoil and Mr JL Segwale who were elected as employee representative members of Council

2008/04/21
 
 

Ethiopian Ministry of Justice delegation visits UNISA

  On Tuesday 15 April 2008 a delegation from the Ethiopian Ministry of Justice visited UNISA on an educational tour

2008/04/21
 
 

UNISA's SBL honours Ramaphosa with prestigious LIP award

  The UNISA School of Graduate and Business Leadership (SBL) has awarded businessman Cyril Ramaphosa the Leadership in Practice (LIP) award in recognition of his outstanding achievements

2008/04/14
 
 

UNISA to confer four honorary doctorates during autumn graduatio

  UNISA is to confer four honorary doctorates during its autumn graduation ceremonies this year

2008/04/14
 
 

Reflection on 1994 genocide in Rwanda

  1994. The year of one of the most remarkable events of the twentieth century – Nelson Mandela became president of the new South Africa. 1994. The year of one of the most atrocious events of the twentieth century – the genocide in Rwanda

2008/04/14
 
 

Departments of Geography, Political Sciences part of the 10th An

  UNISA’s Departments of Geography and Political Sciences visited the Ilanga Women’s Organisation Permaculture Project on 3 April 2008 as part of its 10th Annual Africa Day Community Outreach Initiative

2008/04/14
 
 

UNISA to promote racism awareness in training and policies

  UNISA is to develop its training and development programmes to incorporate training in racism awareness, as well as adopt an Anti-Racism and Racist Harassment Policy

2008/04/07
 
 

UNISA academic urges 2010 wake-up call

  Gripped by the horrendous facts of child trafficking worldwide, the shocked audience at the Senate Hall was spellbound by the presentation of Prof Carol Allais, the Head of the Department of Sociology, on this topic recently

2008/04/07
 
 

Initiative to improve school education in Nigeria

  UNISA staff members in the Departments of Further Teacher Education, Teacher Education and Educational Studies in the School of Arts, Education, Languages and Communication hosted a workshop for representatives of independent schools in Nigeria on 27 and 28 March 2008

2008/04/07
 
 

Prof Pityana to participate in racism seminar

  Principal and Vice-Chancellor Prof Barney Pityana will be a co-panelist at a seminar on “Race and Racism in South Africa 2008” taking place at the Union Buildings on 10 April 2008

2008/03/31
 
 

Homecoming Revolution and UNISA sign MoU

  Homecoming Revolution, a non-profit organisation, and UNISA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 14 March 2008

2008/03/31
 
 

Workshop tackles disciplinary challenges facing education in SA

  On 13 March 2008 a pilot workshop on Positive Discipline in Education was held at UNISA’s Senate Hall in sync with the current crisis of increasing violence at schools

2008/03/18
 
 

UNISA researcher selected as a Young Global Leader

  Sunette Pienaar of UNISA’s Centre for Corporate Citizenship has been selected as the Young Global Leader 2008 by the World Economic Forum (WEF)

2008/03/18
 
 

Russian pianist woos crowd with amazing performance

  On 9 March 2008 the UNISA Sunnyside campus hosted the successful piano recital by acclaimed Russian pianist Vassily Primakov

2008/03/18
 
 

Crime on the Internet

  The Internet is playing an increasingly important role in our daily lives from sourcing information to electronic banking, booking tickets to paying accounts via the Internet have become common practice. Thus, it should come as no surprise that people are also exploring the possibility of committing crimes via the Internet

2008/03/18
 
 

MoU signed between UNISA and the University of Lagos

  A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UNISA and the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to establish a mutually beneficial cooperative agreement was signed on 22 February 2008 on the Muckleneuk campus

2008/03/18
 
 

UNISA to assist UAN to develop postgraduate degree

  UNISA is in the process of drafting an agreement with Angola’s Aghostinho Neto University (UAN) where we will assist the institution in developing their own postgraduate degree

2008/03/18
 
 

Corruption is one of the biggest killers in Africa, says top UN

  Corruption is one of the biggest killers in Africa,” says Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Mr Antonio Maria Costa when he presented a lecture United Nations Convention against Corruption: Addressing a major impediment to sustainable development at the Senate Hall on 6 March 2008

2008/03/11
 
 

IEC to oversee UNISA SRC elections

  An Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) comprising of seven members from UNISA has been established to oversee the UNISA Student Representative Council (SRC) elections

2008/03/11
 
 

Acclaimed academic takes up NRF Research Chair in Development Ed

  Dr Catherine Odora Hoppers, an internationally recognised academic and consultant, has taken up her position as head of the NRF South African Research Chair in Development Education at UNISA

2008/03/11
 
 

IABC Pretoria hosts buzz event

  On 20 February 2008 the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) in the Pretoria region hosted a February Buzz Event, where the guest speaker was Sej Motau, Corporate Affairs Divisional Manager of DaimlerChrysler

2008/03/04
 
 

UNISA flying high

  South Africa: The good news” is an initiative sponsored by FNB and it recently published 50 positive facts about South Africa where UNISA is mentioned under Education as being “…a pioneer of tertiary distance education

2008/03/04
 
 

Prof Higgs honoured for research contributions to Higher Educati

  Prof Philip Higgs, Research Professor in the School for Graduate Studies, College of Human Sciences was recently awarded the SAARDHE Fellowship by the South African Association for Research and Development in Higher Education

2008/03/04
 
 

UNISA living up to service excellence

  UNISA is living up to the commitment of the UNISA Service Charter by providing service excellence as is shown by a comment posted on Hellopeter.com

2008/03/04
 
 

Pandor addresses ACDE workshop at UNISA

  Today, 22 February 2008 Minister of Education Naledi Pandor addressed the African Counci for Distance Education (ACDE) stakeholder’s workshop at UNISA’s Sunnyside campus

2008/02/25
 
 

Pro Vice-Chancellor attends international gathering

  Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Mandla Makhanya accompanied by Ms Siza Magubane, the Director: International Relations attended the American Council on Education (ACE) 90th Meeting: Taking Charge of our Future held in San Diego, California, USA from the 9-12 February 2008

2008/02/25
 
 

Opening of the IFLA Regional Office of Africa

  UNISA launched the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Africa Regional Office at a function on Muckleneuk campus on 15 February 2008

2008/02/25
 
 

South African wins 11th UNISA International Piano Competition

  On Saturday 9 February 2008, Ben Schoeman (24) became the first ever South African to win the 11th UNISA International Piano Competition in the face of stiff competition from fellow gifted pianists from around the world

2008/02/18
 
 

Senior UK diplomat speaks at the 2nd UK Foreign Policy Dialogue

  On 14 February 2008 the second UNISA UK Foreign Policy Dialogue was held at the Senate Hall on UNISA’s main campus

2008/02/18
 
 

Academic Planner discusses UNISA's new tuition model

  On Wednesday 13 February 2008 Executive Director: Academic Planner Prof Peter Havenga delivered an enlightening presentation on the New Tuition Model during the Conversation Forum “Making the most of the semester system from a teaching and learning perspective”

2008/02/18
 
 

Finalists for the 11th UNISA International Piano Competition ann

  On Saturday evening, 2 February 2008, after the final session of the third round, the six finalists of the 11th UNISA International Piano Competition 2008 were announced

2008/02/12
 
 

Prof Pityana to attend International Congress on Higher Educatio

  Principal and Vice-Chancellor Prof Barney Pityana will be attending a Universidad 2008 6th International Congress on Higher Education in Havana, Cuba from 11th - 15th February 2008

2008/02/12
 
 

Dutch Minister meets with UNISA criminologists and policing expe

  On Monday 4 February 2008 the Dutch Minister of Interior Ms Guusje Ter Horst met a small group of South African criminologists at UNISA

2008/02/12
 
 

SA piano students invited to attend 11th UNISA International Pia

  As part of the educational programme of the 11th UNISA International Piano Competition taking place at UNISA’s Muckleneuk campus invitations were sent to tertiary institutions across the country, inviting piano students to attend the competition

2008/02/12
 
 

UP hosts conference on Harmonisation of Law in Africa

  During 21-24 January the Society of Law Teachers of Southern Africa and the Southern African Society of Legal Historians' Conference 2008 was held at the University of Pretoria

2008/02/12
 
 

UNISA Art Gallery hosts opening of the exhibition by Visual Arts

  On 2 February 2008 the opening Exhibition by Visual Arts and Multimedia students in the department of Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology took place at the UNISA Art Gallery on the Muckleneuk campus

2008/02/12
 
 

Academic Opening paves positive outlook for 2008

  As the organ sounds emanated throughout the ZK Matthews Hall, all members of Executive Management, Council as well as Senate, dressed in full academic attire, made their bold entrance for UNISA’s 2008 Academic Opening

2008/02/05
 
 

Eleventh UNISA International Piano Competition has begun

  The eleventh UNISA International Piano Competition 2008 got off to a splendid start at the opening ceremony in the ZK Matthews Great Hall on the evening of 24 January 2008

2008/02/05
 
 

UK editor discusses student services in an ODL environment

  UK editor Ms Anne Gaskell of the Open University UK (OUUK) visited UNISA at the end of January 2008 to present two seminars

2008/02/05
 
 

UNISA Art Gallery to host fascinating art exhibition

  On Saturday 2 February 2008 the opening of the Department of Art History Visual Arts and Musicology Students’ Exhibition will be held at the UNISA Art Gallery

2008/02/05
 
 

Albertina Sisulu receives honorary degree from UNISA

  Mrs Albertina Nontsikelelo Sisulu, wife of the great ANC stalwart Walter Sisulu, was conferred a degree of Doctor of Literature and Philosophy (honoris causa) at a special graduation ceremony last December

2008/01/28
 
 

UNISA announces two senior academic appointments

  This January, UNISA announced two senior academic appointments namely the new Executive Dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology and head of the UNESCO Chair in Open Distance Learning at UNISA

2008/01/28
 
 

New College of Human Sciences Executive Dean appointed

  The College of Human Sciences is proud to announce the appointment of three new acting positions in the College Management. Prof Rosemary Moeketsi, previously Deputy Executive Dean, has been appointed as Acting Executive Dean

2008/01/28
 
 

Students begin registering at UNISA

  During this past week, UNISA was abuzz with students registering for this year

2008/01/28
 
 

SA compositions to feature at UNISA's International Piano Compet

  Two prominent South African composers, Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph and Surendran Reddy, will have specially commissioned compositions performed during the 11th UNISA International Piano Competition in Pretoria

2008/01/28
 
 

New Executive Dean of the College of Law welcomed

  Professor Nqosa Leuta Mahao was formally welcomed as the Executive Dean of the College of Law at UNISA at a function held on 14 January 2008

2008/01/21
 
 

Netherlands conductor to head finals of the 11th UNISA Internati

  This year's finals of the Vodacom-sponsored 11th UNISA International Piano Competition will be headed by well-known Netherlands conductor Arjan Tien

2008/01/21
 
 

New student hub officially opened in Sunnyside campus

  A new student hub was officially opened at UNISA on Friday, 30 November 2007. The unveiling took place in Building 15 at UNISA's Sunnyside Campus.

2007/12/10
 
 

UNISA commemorates World Aids Day

  On 30 November 2007 UNISA commemorated World Aids Day at Senate Hall on the main campus.

2007/12/10
 
 

UNISA researcher scoops prestigious Feroza Adams prize

  Ursula Lau, a researcher at UNISA's Institute for Social & Health Sciences has been honoured with the prestigious Feroza Adams prize from Wits University.

2007/12/10
 
 

UNISA to begin research partnerships with Indian scholars

  UNISA to begin research partnerships with Indian scholars: The School for Graduate Studies of the College of Human Sciences has initiated a process to establish research partnerships between UNISA and various Indian scholars, based at universities in Delhi and West Bengal.

2007/12/10
 
 

UNISA soccer team to participate at SAUSSA tournament

  The UNISA soccer team will participate at the annual Southern African Staff Sports Association (SAUSSA) soccer tournament to be held at the University of Zululand from 10 to 15 December 2007.

2007/12/10
 
 

UNISA RPL starts community outreach project for street soccer pl

  On 19 November 2007, the UNISA RPL department joined forces with the WCSSL, Cape Town City's Social Development Facilitation and the Academic Literacies Centre at the UNISA Parow Regional Office to initiate a community outreach programme for street soccer players.

2007/12/10
 
 

Prof Louw new president of SACCI

  Prof Louw new president of SACCI: Prof Alwyn Louw, Special Advisor: ODL has been appointed as the new president of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI).

2007/12/03
 
 

New book released by UNISA academic

  New book released by UNISA academic: Recently, Prof Kopano Ratele of the Institute for Social and Health Sciences and co-editors released a new book entitled "From Boys to Men: Social constructions of masculinity in contemporary society".

2007/12/03
 
 

Collaboration discussions between UNISA & University of Versaill

  Collaboration discussions between UNISA & University of Versailles: Earlier this month, collaboration discussions took place between the University of Versailles and UNISA.

2007/12/03
 
 

UNISA Annual Report scoops another award

  UNISA Annual Report scoops another award: The UNISA Annual Report 2006 has received yet another award – this time in the coveted UNITECH Excellence Awards competition.

2007/12/03
 
 

UNISA to commemorate World Aids Day on 30 November

  UNISA to commemorate World Aids Day on 30 November: This year UNISA will be commemorating World Aids Day on 30 November at Muckleneuk Campus with a host of awareness events.

2007/12/03
 
 

Unisa's 1st 2007 Student HEMIS information show high levels of

  Unisa’s 1st 2007 Student HEMIS information show high levels of student activity: The University’s preliminary 2007 Student HEMIS information was recently submitted to the Department of Education by DISA.

2007/12/03
 
 

Prof Pityana to be conferred an Honorary Fellowship next year

  Prof Pityana to be conferred an Honorary Fellowship next year: Principal and Vice Chancellor, Prof Barney Pityana will be conferred with an Honorary Fellowship Award from the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) during July 13-17 next year.

2007/12/03
 
 

Dullah Omar remembered

  The Annual Abdullah Omar Memorial Lecture took place at the Grace Hotel, Johannesburg on 8 November 2007 under the auspices of the UNISA Institute for Social and Health Sciences.

2007/12/03
 
 

SBL gains the Superbrand seal of excellence

  The UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) has been granted prestigious status amongst leading global brands when it was honored with a Superbrand award

2007/11/13
 
 

UNISA hosts South African Music Scholarship Competition

  The UNISA South African Music Scholarship Competition hosted by the Music Directorate took place from 11 to 12 October 2007 in the ZK Matthews on the main campus

2007/11/13
 
 

Boateng discusses Developmental Partnership with Africa at Diplo

  Last month, Paul Boateng, British High Commissioner to South Africa delivered a Diplo-Speak lecture on “Beyond Gleneagles: In Pursuit of a New Developmental Partnership with Africa” at UNISA’s main campus

2007/11/13
 
 

UNISA delivers keynote address at UCT Colloquium

  “Literature and Politics in the Horn of Africa” was the subject of a highly successful Colloquium organised by the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Department of English. It was held on 31 October 2007 at UCT’s Postgraduate Centre

2007/11/13
 
 

UNISA bids farewell to outgoing Director of International Relati

  A farewell dinner in honour of Mr Nicolas Bwakira, outgoing Director of International Relations and Partnerships was held on Tuesday, 30 October 2007 at the Protea Restaurant

2007/11/05
 
 

Centre for Applied Psychology hosts HIV/Aids Counselling Skills

  The UNISA Centre for Applied Psychology held its HIV/Aids Counselling Skills workshop from 22-26 October 2007

2007/11/05
 
 

UNISA hosts 8th Classics Colloquium

  The 8th UNISA Classics Colloquium - Madness and Mental Composure was recently held on the main campus at the Kopanong Hall in the Theo Van Wijk Building, during 25-27 October 2007

2007/11/05
 
 

UNISA Overseas Scholarship Competition presented by the Music De

  The UNISA Overseas Scholarship Competition was recently presented by the Department of Music which took place during 24-26 October 2007 in the Endler Hall at the University of Stellenbosch

2007/11/05
 
 

CSI & USBAH engage in capacity building workshop

  The Corporate Social Investment (CSI) Directorate in collaboration with the Unit for Social Behaviour Studies in HIV/Aids & Health (USBAH) has presented a capacity building workshop for NGOs and CBOs

2007/10/29
 
 

Die Nutsman visits UNISA

  On Tuesday, 23 October 2007, SA’s DIY handyman, Die Nutsman delivered a fun presentation on how to safely use various electrical gadgets which was presented in conjunction with Occupational and Health Safety Day

2007/10/29
 
 

Briefing & commentary on ANC National Conference in December

  UNISA’s Department of Politics has prepared a document which is an academic contribution to a better understanding of South African politics

2007/10/29
 
 

Dr Catherine Hoppers awarded NRF's South African Research Chair

  Dr Catherine Hoppers, visiting professor at Stockholm University’s Institute of International Education has been awarded the National Research Foundation's South African Chair in Development Education at UNISA

2007/10/22
 
 

Prof Pityana to attend COREVIP

  The Principal and Vice Chancellor, Prof Barney Pityana will be attending the Conference of Rectors, Vice Chancellors and Presidents of African Universities (COREVIP) in Tripoli, Libya this week

2007/10/22
 
 

Kroll invests in UNISA's students

  This week, Kroll, the largest and oldest credentials verification provider in South Africa, donated R35 000 to the UNISA Foundation and Alumni Affairs to assist final year students with outstanding fees to enable them to graduate

2007/10/22
 
 

UNISA's Human Sciences: From Ohio to Havana

  Recently, the College of Human Science’s Dr. Iqbal Jhazbhay presented research papers in Ohio in the US and Havana in South America

2007/10/22
 
 

UNISA Foundation launches fundraising campaign

  The UNISA Foundation launched its fundraising campaign for the development of the Sunnyside Campus area at the prestigious Chancellor’s Dinner on 11 October 2007

2007/10/15
 
 

A celebration of languages at UNISA

  The diversity of languages and cultural studies offered by the UNISA College of Human Sciences were once again celebrated during the annual Language Festival which took place at the Muckleneuk Campus, Pretoria on Wednesday, 10 October

2007/10/15
 
 

UNISA & SAPS training DVD to teach effective communication

  In an exciting new development, UNISA academics have collaborated with members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) in making a training DVD which will be used to teach effective communication skills to policemen and women

2007/10/15
 
 

Big money prizes for winners in UNISA Music Festival

  The UNISA Music Foundation recently hosted the 5th UNISA Music Festival for the Youth in the Tshwane Metro during 27 to 29 September 2007 where the prize money totalled R73 000

2007/10/15
 
 

Students battle it out at UNISA's Internal Moot Court Competitio

  Students battled it out at the prestigious UNISA Internal Moot Court Competition held on 20 September 2007 in the Senate Hall at the UNISA main campus

2007/10/08
 
 

Department of African Languages hosts German students

  During early September, the Department of African Languages at UNISA hosted a group of German students who are studying Northern Sotho at the Humboldt University in Berlin

2007/10/08
 
 

New Acquisitions exhibition recently opened at the UNISA Art Gal

  On 12 September 2007, the New Acquisitions exhibition held its opening at the UNISA Art Gallery on the main campus

2007/10/08
 
 

UNISA to visit Higher Institute for International Relations in M

  Members of UNISA’s Department of Political Sciences will be visiting the Mozambican Instituto Superior de Relações Internacionais (Higher Institute for International Relations, ISRI) based in Maputo from 9-13 October 2007

2007/10/08
 
 

UNISA Music Foundation honing talent through community projects

  Fulfilling part of its mission, the UNISA Music Foundation initiated community music projects in Soshanguve in 1999 after identifying a need and talent for instrumental tuition in this area where such tuition was previously not readily available

2007/10/01
 
 

UNISA represents at the HER-SA Academy 2007

  Recently, 10 UNISA representatives were given the chance to experience and engage in the HER-SA Academy 2007

2007/10/01
 
 

CAES Symposium tackles Millennium Development Goals

  The College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Symposium was held on 25-26 September 2007 at the Senate Hall on the main campus. The theme of this event was “Towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals: Agricultural and Environmental Perspectives”

2007/10/01
 
 

Prof Mandla Makhanya new Pro Vice-Chancellor

  On Friday, 21 September, Prof Mandla Makhanya was officially appointed as the new Pro Vice-Chancellor for UNISA. He will take over from the outgoing Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof Neo Mathabe who will be retiring soon

2007/09/25
 
 

Prof Pityana, 1st principal of an SA university to receive convo

  Last week, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Prof NB Pityana was presented with a convocation ring at his official residence in Cloghereen

2007/09/25
 
 

Realities of HIV/AIDS discussed at Academic Dialogue

  People got a reality check on HIV and AIDS, sexual violence and gender issues at this week’s Academic Dialogue on Men and HIV and AIDS held on the main campus

2007/09/25
 
 

Steve Biko remembered

  On 12 September 1977, struggle hero Stephen Bantu Biko was killed while in detention under the Apartheid regime, and last week UNISA held a commemorative lecture in honour of this brave and inspirational leader at the Theo van Wijk building.

2007/09/17
 
 

UNISA hosts its annual Founders Lecture

  Last week UNISA hosted its annual Founders Lecture on the main campus at the Theo van Wijk building

2007/09/17
 
 

Prof Jenkins honoured after receiving prestigious award

  An honorary luncheon for Prof Elwyn R Jenkins, Prof Extraordinarius – Department of English was held on Thursday, 6 September at the Protea Restaurant in recognition of his gold medal from the English Academy of Southern Africa

2007/09/17
 
 

Each-One-Reach-Five Campaign launched last week

  Last week, 3 September 2007 the Each-One-Reach-Five Campaign was launched on Muckleneuk campus

2007/09/10
 
 

UNISA' SBL slides up the Sunday Times Top Brands ladder in the M

  The UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL), a leader in the provision of executive management and leadership programmes, has moved up the ranks to take third place in this year’s prestigious Sunday Times Top Brands survey

2007/09/10
 
 

Prof Pityana to be awarded an Honorary Fellowship

  Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Prof NB Pityana will be accepting an Honorary Fellowship next year in recognition of his service to the Ripon College Cuddesdon in the United Kingdom

2007/08/27
 
 

UNISA participates in 8th Executive Board meeting of the ACDE

  Recently, UNISA participated in the 8th Executive Board meeting of the African Council for Distance Education (ACDE) which was held in Maputo, Mozambique, 9-10 August

2007/08/27
 
 

Icelandic Embassy donates Saga literature to the UNISA Library

  This week, the official book donation by the Embassy of Iceland to the UNISA Library took place. The UNISA Library was presented with the The complete sagas of Icelanders by Her Excellency, the Ambassador of Iceland, Ms Sidridur Duna Kristmundsdottir

2007/08/27
 
 

UNISA KZN scoops 2nd position in Daily News and Pavilion Your Ch

  UNISA KwaZulu-Natal came 2nd in the Best College/University Category of the Daily News and Pavilion Your Choice competition held recently

2007/08/23
 
 

Prof Maluleke is the new SACC president

  Two weeks ago, our very own leading theologian Executive Director: Research, Professor TS Maluleke was elected to the prestigious position of president of the South African Council of Churches (SACC)

2007/08/06
 
 

Restoration through Reintegration seminar highlights

  The UNISA Department of Criminology, in collaboration with national NGO, Khulisa Crime Prevention Initiative, hosted a “Restoration through Reintegration” seminar this week in the Senate Hall on the Muckleneuk campus on the rehabilitation, restoration and reintegration of convicted offenders back into society

2007/08/06
 
 

CAES scoops gold medal at Spring Festival Competition

  Last month, UNISA’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) scooped a gold medal in the Spring Festival competition for their garden exhibition

2007/08/06
 
 

Diplo-Speak discusses US foreign policy for Africa

  On Thursday July 19th, 2007, The Honourable Eric M. Bost, Ambassador of the United States of America to South Africa delivered the fifth lecture of Diplo-Speak on the topic, "US Foreign Policy Priorities for Africa".

2007/08/01
 
 

UNISA staff member selected to serve on Press Council of SA

  The Press Ombudsman of South Africa has selected Kenneth Mubu of the International Relations and Partnerships Directorate (IRPD) to serve on the 21-member Press Council of South Africa (PCSA)

2007/08/01
 
 

UNISA and Absa launch first banking chair in SA

  Absa and UNISA have launched the first banking chair in the South Africa. This is seen as a key move to enhance specific study fields within the banking and related environments

2007/07/24
 
 

Prominent British organist gives recital at the UNISA Choral and

  Well-known British organist William Whitehead last week gave a recital at the UNISA Choral and Organ Academy which was held in the ZK Matthews Hall on the Muckleneuk campus

2007/07/24
 
 

International Fellowship awarded to ICLD educational consultant

  A prestigious International Fellowship of the Open University of the United Kingdom (OUUK) for 2007 was recently awarded to Paul Prinsloo, an Education Consultant in the ICLD

2007/07/24
 
 

Povey Centre hosts two successful courses in TEFLA

  Having reached mid-year, the John Povey Centre can look back on two extremely successful courses in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (TEFLA)

2007/07/24
 
 

UNISA's College of Human Sciences in the limelight

  UNISA’s College of Human Sciences was, once again, under focus for its theoretical and applied research

2007/07/16
 
 

UNISA honours Prof Theo van Wijk

  UNISA was proud to host a luncheon for Prof Theo van Wijk, the previous Vice-Chancellor and Chancellor of UNISA in honour of his 90th birth year on 22 June at the Protea Restaurant

2007/07/16
 
 

Zille receives National Press Club's Newsmaker of the Year Award

  The National Press Club has awarded Helen Zille, Executive Mayor of Cape Town, as its Newsmaker of the Year for 2006 at an award function at UNISA in Pretoria

2007/07/16
 
 

23-year-old wins Vodacom 3rd UNISA National Piano Competition

  Last week Johan Botes (23) won first prize in the Vodacom 3rd UNISA National Piano Competition at UNISA’s ZK Matthews Great Hall in Pretoria

2007/07/09
 
 

Acclaimed Venda artist's scuplture on display

  A sculpture of acclaimed artist Samson Mudzunga is being displayed at the main entrance of the Theo van Wijk building, for a year

2007/07/09
 
 

UNISA Press shines at the Cape Town Book Fair

  Last week, UNISA Press Director Beth le Roux and her team returned from the Cape Town Book Fair, having done brisk sales of their latest books to enthusiastic readers

2007/07/02
 
 

Finalists of the 3rd UNISA National Piano Competition announced

  The finalists of the Third UNISA National Piano Competition have been announced. They are Inette Swart, Esthea Kruger and Johan Botes

2007/07/02
 
 

Professor Udjo new addition to UNISA's BMR

  Professor Eric Udjo, who holds a doctorate in medical demography from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, joined the Bureau of Market Research at UNISA in May

2007/06/25
 
 

Prof Makhanya awarded Honorary Doctorate in Canada

  The College of Human Sciences is proud to announce that Prof MS Makhanya, Executive Dean of the College of Human Sciences was awarded an Honorary Doctorate

2007/06/25
 
 

World first for African Languages

  A new project, the first of its kind for African languages, was recently launched for the development of African Languages WordNets

2007/06/18
 
 

UNISA secures additional space for Durban staff and students

  UNISA is pleased to announce to their students and stakeholders that they have managed to secure additional space for staff and students in Durban

2007/06/18
 
 

Botswana representatives visit UNISA in Durban

  Mrs Moleleki, the Education Commissioner based in Botswana, and Ms Seete, the Assistant to the Commissioner based in Pretoria, met Mr Magnate Ntombela, the Regional Director: UNISA KwaZulu-Natal, at the Durban office

2007/06/18
 
 

PM Tony Blair delivers his Africa speech at UNISA's SBL

  British Prime Minister Tony Blair was hosted by UNISA's Vice-Chancellor, Prof Barney Pityana at the Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) yesterday

2007/06/04
 
 

High Commissioner of Ghana to SA delivers Diplo-Speak lecture in

  His Excellency Dr. Jimmy Ben Heymann, High Commissioner of Ghana to South Africa, delivered a special Diplo-Speak lecture on May 24, 2007, in honour of Africa Day

2007/06/04
 
 

UNISA hosts the 6th Chinese Bridge Competition

  The Department of Classics and Modern European Languages' – the Mandarin Chinese unit and the College of Human Sciences recently hosted the 6th annual Chinese Bridge Provincial Proficiency Competition for foreign college students

2007/06/04
 
 

Zambian delegation visits UNISA

  A Zambian-government delegation visited UNISA on Monday, to gather information about the institutional operations and finances such as fee structures, general management, accreditation, and quality assurance as well as the South African higher education system in general

2007/05/29
 
 

HIV/Aids Candlelight Memorial held in Durban

  Recently, staff and students held a HIV/Aids Candlelight Memorial Service in the Durban Library as part of the campaign for HIV/Aids awareness

2007/05/29
 
 

UNISA and the University of Stellenbosch to host 9th Africa Day

  The Department of Political Sciences at the University of South Africa (UNISA) and the Centre for Chinese Studies based at the University of Stellenbosch will be jointly hosting a one-day seminar as part of the 9th Africa Day celebrations

2007/05/29
 
 

Partnership Mission to Thailand and India

  Recently, the Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Pityana was invited to participate in the Human Rights Commission meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand, which provided an opportunity to expand its strategic partnerships internationally within the India, Brazil, South Africa (IBSA) trilateral agreement

2007/05/21
 
 

Mother City hosts 11th International Conference on Consumer Law

  The International Association of Consumer Law (based in Belgium) holds an international conference on consumer law every two years. This year, the eleventh international conference was held in Cape Town from 11-13 April 2007

2007/05/21
 
 

UNISA honours SARS Commissioner

  UNISA awarded an honorary degree to Mr Pravin Gordhan, Commissioner of the South African Revenue Services (SARS) at a ceremony held at the ZK Matthews Hall on Monday, 7 May 2007

2007/05/14
 
 

UNISA and Centre for Chinese Studies to commemorate Africa Day

  UNISA and The Centre for Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch University will be hosting a one-day seminar on June 1 in celebration of Africa Day

2007/05/14
 
 

Former Commonwealth secretary-general graces Roundtable Discussi

  This week the UNISA African Intellectuals Breakfast Roundtable Series featured Sir Shridath Ramphal, former secretary-general of the Commonwealth, and Mr Aziz Pahad, deputy minister for Foreign Affairs

2007/05/08
 
 

Former Haitian President graduates at UNISA

  Former Haitian President, Mr Jean-Bertrand Aristide received a Doctor of Literature and Philosophy (DLitt et Phil) degree at UNISA last week

2007/05/08
 
 

Cabinet minister receives postgraduate degree at UNISA

  Public Works Minister, Ms Thoko Didiza received her postgraduate degree at UNISA last week

2007/04/24
 
 

UNISA opens new Learning Centre in the Eastern Cape

  UNISA officially opened a new Learning Centre recently in the Wild Coast Sun near Port Edward

2007/04/24
 
 

Unit for Basic legal education hosts certificate ceremony

  The College of Law's Unit for Basic Legal Education hosted a certificate ceremony for the students who passed the Certificate Programme in Law

2007/04/24
 
 

ANCWL, SA Agricultural Union receive honorary awards from CEMS

  The College of Economic and Management Sciences (CEMS) made history recently when the ANC Women’s League (ANCWL) and the South African Agricultural Union attended a prestige function to receive honorary awards from the college.

2007/04/16
 
 

UNISA officially launches Mbizana Learning Centre at the Wild Co

  The official launch of the UNISA Wild Coast Sun Mbizana Development Trust Learning Centre at the Wild Coast Sun took place last week Friday

2007/04/02
 
 

Ambassador of Cote d Ivoire to SA delivers inaugural lecture of

  Dr. Boubakar Kone, Ambassador of Côte d’Ivoire to South Africa, delivered the inaugural lecture of “DIPLO-SPEAK” at UNISA early this month

2007/04/02
 
 

UNISA Ekurhuleni Regional Centre scoops prestigious PMR prize

  The UNISA Ekurhuleni Regional Centre scooped the prestigious Professional Management Review (PMR) bronze prize award at a function held recently at the Emperors Palace

2007/03/26
 
 

Honorary doctorate to be conferred on Dr Suttner

  Dr Raymond Suttner, a Senior Researcher in the Walter and Albertina Sisulu Knowledge and Heritage Centre within the School for Graduate Studies, College of Human Sciences will be honoured with a doctorate degree

2007/03/26
 
 

UNISA working towards an ODL framework

  The Special Advisor to the Vice Chancellor: Open Distance Learning (ODL), Professor Alwyn Louw and his team convened a three-day long ‘Community Intelligence Lab’ from 20 to 22 February

2007/03/12
 
 

Gold Fields Electronic Learning Centre officially reopened

  The Gold Fields Electronic Learning Centre was officially reopened this week at a ceremony held at the UNISA Library the Muckleneuk campus

2007/03/12
 
 

UNISA's College of Law successfully hosts conference with Europe

  The College of Law at the University of South Africa (UNISA) successfully co-hosted a two day conference with the Centre for European Constitutional Law (CECL) - Themistokles and Dimitri Tsatsos Foundation

2007/03/12
 
 

New appointments at UNISA

  There were three recent appointments at the University of South Africa (UNISA)

2007/03/05
 
 

New Entrance Building for UNISA

  Have you been wondering about the construction commotion next to the Theo Van Wijk Building on the Muckelneuk campus? Well, wonder no more, it’s a New Entrance Building that UNISA is developing

2007/03/05
 
 

Establishment of a Customer Care office on the cards for UNISA

  The establishment of a Customer Care office for the University of South Africa (UNISA) is currently being discussed to address various issues, including the dissatisfaction in the delivery of services to students

2007/03/05
 
 

Third year Visual Arts students' exhibit art works

  Third year Visual Arts students have exhibited their art works at the UNISA Art Gallery on the Muckleneuk campus. This exhibition is not usually open to the public, but because of the high calibre of the works, the public were invited

2007/03/05
 
 

Leading financial institutions in SA beginning to embrace operat

  A comprehensive study carried out by the University of South Africa’s (UNISA’s) Centre for Corporate Citizenship, in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative African Task Force have found that leading financial institutions in South Africa, and to a lesser extent Nigeria, are beginning to embrace sustainability at the heart of their operations

2007/03/05
 
 

Professor Pityana announces New Executive Director for UNISA's S

  Professor Barney Pityana, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of South Africa (UNISA), this week announced the appointment of Dr. David N Abdulai as the new Executive Director of the Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL)

2007/02/27
 
 

NRF, UNISA hold first Postgraduate Research Indaba

  The first Postgraduate Research Indaba was held at the University of South Africa (UNISA) this past week and it was a joint collaboration of both UNISA and the National Research Foundation (NRF)

2007/02/26
 
 

UNISA's Department of Tax gives analysis of Finance Minister's b

  The Department of Tax at the University of South Africa (UNISA) has prepared a budget analysis showing implications for the common man after Finance Minister Trevor Manuel delivered his annual budget speech in parliament this past week

2007/02/26
 
 

Gauteng more dominant in personal income that previously

  With most of the new (2005) provincial boundaries now in place, Gauteng has been found to be even more dominant in personal income than previously. This is according to the Bureau of Market Research (BMR) of the University of South Africa (UNISA)

2007/02/19
 
 

USBAH, Department of Sociology facilitates Aids planning session

  The Unit for Social Behaviour Studies in HIV/Aids and Health (USBAH) and the Department of Sociology has facilitated a strategic planning session of the Johannesburg Aids Council (JAC)

2007/02/19
 
 

Prof Makhanya to receive an Honourary Doctorate

  Professor Mandla Makhanya, the Executive Dean of the College of Human Sciences at the University of South Africa (UNISA), will be accepting an Honorary Doctorate at Canada’s Athabasca University in June this year

2007/02/12
 
 

UNISA Press launches Flemish Paintings of the 17th century

  UNISA Press, in association with the Flemish government and the Pretoria Art Museum, made a successful event of the launch of Bernadette van Haute’s Flemish Paintings of the Seventeenth Century in South African Public Collections, held on 27 January 2007 at the Pretoria Art Museum

2007/02/12
 
 

UNISA Official Opening of the Academic Year 2007 ceremony

  The academic year 2007 was officially opened at a ceremony on 1 February at 09:30 in the ZK Matthews Hall, Muckleneuk campus. Among the guests were the Hon Ms Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka who delivered the keynote address and Dr Mathews Phosa

2007/02/05
 
 

The official launch of the UNISA Regional Learning Centre in Aka

  Took place on 28 January 2007. Prime Minister Meles Zenawi opened the Centre, and President Thabo Mbeki delivered the keynote address . The establishment of the Learning Centre is the culmination of a dialogue and needs-analysis process which started in April 2004

2007/02/05
 
 

UNISA made its presence known at theConference of Commonwealth E

  Which took place from 10 to 14 December 2006 in Cape Town. Prof Neo Mathabe and Prof Narend Baijnath are pleased that displays and papers delivered provoked considerable interest in UNISA and the transformation project currently underway here

2007/02/05
 
 

Unique partnership between three institutions creates exciting o

  The Centre International d’Etude du Sport (CIES) in Neuchâtel (Switzerland), Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth and the University of South Africa (UNISA) have joined forces to provide training for sport managers in various fields

2007/02/05
 
 

UNISA to open a new regional centre in Ethiopia

  On 28 January a new regional Learning Centre will be launched in Ethiopia. The launch in Addis Ababa will be attended by His Excellency, Mr Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Thabo Mbeki

2007/01/22
 
 

UNISA Mbizana Campus at the Wild Coast Sun

  A five-year agreement with the Wild Coast Sun and the Mbizana Development Trust has led to the opening of the UNISA Mbizana Campus in Kwazulu-Natal

2007/01/22
 
 

UNISA sports teams do the University proud

  UNISA sports teams did the University proud after doing very well at the SAUSSA Games held at North West University in Mafikeng during December

2007/01/22
 
 

Closing of the academic year 2006

  On 8 December 2006, staff members attended the UNISA Academic Closing function. Prof N Mathabe, Pro Vice Chancellor and Prof Mosoma addressed the assembly in the Z K Matthews Great Hall

2007/01/15
 
 

Report on Exam Results

  The release of the results on the internet was extremely successful. The system was very stable. Because of the new HP platform, hosting the student system, many more requests for results could be served successfully.

2006/12/18
 
 

UNISA wins two Professional Management Review (PMR) awards

  UNISA recently received a Diamond award from the PMR - First overall in Institutions for Higher Education. The award acknowledges those companies and SOE's that are doing the most in their sector to stimulate economic growth and development in the province

2006/11/27
 
 

Dippenaar and Reinecke's annual donation to UNISA

  When visualising that glorious walk across the stage to receive a hard-earned qualification at a graduation ceremony, students usually picture themselves attired in the traditional gown and cap. The firm Dippenaar and Reineke is the official supplier of academic attire for UNISA

2006/11/17
 
 

The Accountability Rating Launch

  Recently, the Financial Mail, Barloworld, UNISA’s Centre for Corporate Citizenship and UNISA College of Economic and Management Sciences hosted a gala dinner at Summer Place in Johannesburg

2006/11/13
 
 

The new Director of the School of Agriculture and Life Sciences

  The UNISA community welcomes Prof Larry Olbri, previously associated with the University of Venda

2006/11/06
 
 

UNISA music examinations in Zambia

  The Registrar and the Director of the UNISA Music Foundation paid a visit to the Evelyn Hone College in Lusaka

2006/11/06
 
 

Creative Writing Competition for SAPS

  UNISA is not proud of Captain Percy Morokane, National Spokesperson for SAPS who received a commendation “for outstanding service” signed by the Commissioner of Police, Jackie Selebi, simply because he is one of our graduates

2006/11/06
 
 

Latin version of the UNISA motto

  Prof Gottfried Mader of Classics and Modern European Languages receives recognition for his translation of the motto

2006/11/06
 
 

Honorary doctorate for President of the Premier Soccer League

  UNISA awarded an honorary doctorate to Mr Leepile Moshweu Taunyane, President of the PSL, for his outstanding contributions in the educational field and to the community at a regional and national level

2006/10/30
 
 

Rwanda president addresses African intellectuals at UNISA

  His Excellency Mr Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, recently participated in the UNISA Programme for African Intellectuals Roundtable Discussion Series

2006/10/30
 
 

Bureau of Market Research event shows relevance to industry and

  On 20 October the BMR at the University of South Africa presented an overview of their 46th year of research and announced Prof Johan Martins’ retirement at the end of the year

2006/10/30
 
 

Did you know that the John Povey Centre offers a short learning

  This course, which has just completed its fourth intake, has received an A+ rating by a UK-based, Trinity Examiner. If you are interested, contact us on (012) 4812715

2006/10/30
 
 

2006 Riskwell International Risk & Wellness Conference & Exhibit

  The Unit for Social Behaviour Studies in HIV/AIDS & Health of the Department of Sociology, UNISA was sponsored by the IGH Group to host an exhibition

2006/10/30
 
 

Studying Computer Generated Arts - a personal account by UNISA m

  The UNISA Multimedia degree, offered by the Department of Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology, is a three year learning programme. It is divided into the following four streams: Visual Multimedia, Audiovisual Multimedia, Computer-generated Multimedia and Digital Visual Multimedia

2006/10/30
 
 

Memorandum of Understanding signed between HE Institutions and P

  Objectives of this agreement include promoting the Western Cape as a "Learning Region" and facilitating the regular sharing of information

2006/10/30
 
 

Durban Graduation Ceremonies

  A total of 603 students graduated at the UNISA graduation ceremonies which took place in Durban from 19 to 20 October

2006/10/30
 
 

Alumni Function in Pietermaritzburg an overwhelming success

  Large turnout at UNISA's first Alumni Function on Saturday, 21 October necessitated the meeting to be moved to the Pietermaritzburg City Hall

2006/10/30
 
 

Conference on Language Policy & Policy Implementation in Higher

  It was at this extremely successful conference held at UNISA on 5 and 6 October that the Minister of Education, Ms Naledi Pandor, made some strategic announcements that received wide media coverage

2006/10/23
 
 

Arch's 75th birthday party at UNISA a true celebration

  Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was given a special treat for his 75th birthday

2006/10/23
 
 

UNISA Press honours a special author

  On Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Money Judgments by Christian Schulze is the first book of its kind to cover the laws of eight African countries

2006/10/23
 
 

Associate Dean at Henry Ford Community College in Michigan, USA,

  The visit was facilitated by the U.S. Agency for International Development through a Project Development Specialist in Higher Education, Mr David Farirai

2006/10/23
 
 

UNISA hosts a FIFA delegation

  Possible collaboration in developing a course in sports management for English-speaking countries on the African continent was discussed

2006/10/23
 
 

UNISA and BCCI empower Bloem Community

  The breakfast talk and workshop presented by SBL and the UNISA Bloemfontein office on 21 September addressed issues relating to gaining competitive advantage in the new economy

2006/10/23
 
 

UNISA's Groundbreaking conference on Corporate Performance Manag

  This took place on 9 and 10 October and featured speakers such as Trevor Manuel, Maria Ramos, Clem Sunter, Matthews Phosa, and Mark Lamberti

2006/10/16
 
 

Conference on the Implementation of Language Creative writing wo

  Flemish youth book authors joined UNISA's Children’s Literature Research Unit in presenting workshops in Upington, Askham, Augrabies and Kakamas

2006/10/16
 
 

The 22nd annual AAI awards dinner in New York on 19 September

  As reported last week, Prof Phumla Mtala of the College of Economic and Management Sciences was awarded the 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award by the African American Institute (AAI)

2006/10/16
 
 

Cooperation between the IOB and UNISA cemented

  UNISA and the Institute of Bankers have joined forces to enhance training services for the banking sector

2006/10/16
 
 

Ke-Ditselana cultural village on the East Rand gains culinary sk

  Three units in UNISA worked together to provide training in business and catering skills

2006/10/16
 
 

Department of Sociology celebrates 60 th anniversary

  Students participated in the recent event and walked away with prizes

2006/10/16
 
 

CITTE 2006 - A major success

  The CITTE 2006 conference that took place from 18-20 September at the St George Hotel was attended by almost 300 delegates and 21 companies showcased their products and services

2006/10/09
 
 

Burundi moving towards durable peace, says SA safety minister

  Minister of Safety and Security, Mr Charles Nqakula, visited Unisa last week for roundtable discussions - organised by the Unisa Programme for African Intellectuals - on the peace process in Burundi

2006/10/09
 
 

History made at Unisa graduations

  Unisa broke with tradition at a recent graduation ceremony of the Department of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

2006/10/09
 
 

Unisa enters into partnership with NOAH

  The Centre for Corporate Citizenship (CCC) and the College of Economic and Management Sciences hosted a breakfast to celebrate the establishing of a Chair in Responsible Investment within the College

2006/10/09
 
 

Prof Joan Church's lecture

  On 5 October, emeritus Professor Church delivered a lecture entitled "The question of ethics revisited

2006/10/09
 
 

Kwazulu-Natal students tackle burning issues

  During September students were encouraged to hold peaceful pickets in different sections of the Durban office, to highlight their concerns about study space, the mechanisms for sending out study material and so on

2006/10/09
 
 

Top UNISA academics honoured at the Language Festival

  The result of hard work by academic staff and writers, such as multilingual dictionaries, were acknowledged at the Language Festival

2006/10/02
 
 

Congratulations to the winners of the Fourth UNISA Classical Mus

  This event show-cased new talent in the Tshwane Metro

2006/10/02
 
 

Spring Graduation Ceremonies from now until end of October

  Thousands of students are to be honoured at various ceremonies across the country

2006/10/02
 
 

Distinguished award for Prof PhumlaMtala of the College of Econo

  Prof Mtala has just been awarded the 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award by the African American Institute (AAI) in recognition of her long career

2006/10/02
 
 

Children's Book Exhibition and Children's Cultural Project in

  UNISA's Children’s Literature Research Unit (CLRU), in conjunction with the South African Embassy to Rwanda, foster co-operation between primary schools in South Africa and Rwanda in a most delightful way

2006/10/02
 
 

Official launch of the Pietermaritzburg Regional Service Centre;

  The Pietermaritzburg Centre was officially launched at a breakfast on Thursday, 14 September and the Dell roll-out started on Monday,18 September

2006/10/02
 
 

UNISA Kwazulu-Natal receives PMR Gold Award

  The PMR awards honour organisations and individuals who excel at stimulating economic growth and development. PMR awards are recognised across southern Africa as symbols of excellence

2006/10/02
 
 

New appointments in the UNISA Library

  The UNISA Library is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr N Shillinglaw as Director: Library Development Services; Mr R J Pearce as Director: Customer Services and Ms J Raubenheimer as Director: Information Resources Distribution

2006/10/02
 
 

Unisa expands partnerships in Brazil

  A Top Unisa delegation, led by Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Pityana recently visited Brazil on a mission to foster strategic collaborative relationships with Brazilian universities and other relevant institutions

2006/09/28
 
 

A Report on the World Conference on African Languages (WOCAL) Co

  Rosalie Finlayson shares some thoughts and photos of the event

2006/09/28
 
 

Let's communicate positive messages about 2010 World Cup

  This was the spirit at the annual conference of the Communication Students Association (COMSA) last week

2006/09/28
 
 

College of Law honours NRF and proven researchers

  The College of Law honoured their NRF and proven researchers during the College Board meeting held on 13 September

2006/09/28
 
 

Forward with African Languages

  The Centre for Pan African Languages and Cultural Development, in conjunction with the Department of African Languages, held a combined workshop and festival from 12 to 25 August 2006

2006/09/18
 
 

Spell-checking street posters

  TBWA have proven again that they have their ears to the ground and their eyes … no, not on the road, on the roadside

2006/09/18
 
 

First PEDHE workshop a great success

  The first PEDHE (Partnership for Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education) workshop was held on 23 to 25 August 2006 at the Arcadia Hotel in Tshwane. UNISA was represented by approximately 60 students

2006/09/14
 
 

UNISA student reaching for the stars

  Meet an undergraduate UNISA student who has been to NASA, met astronauts, is President of the Student Exploration and Development of Space body and member of the National Youth Development Trust, affiliated with the International Space School in the USA

2006/09/14
 
 

Launch of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

  This week saw the successful launch of a new college at UNISA which included an exhibition highlighting its schools and facilities

2006/09/14
 
 

UNISA Women's Award

  The UNISA Women Awards concluded the month long celebrations for August

2006/09/14
 
 

A new entrance for UNISA

  UNISA is building a new entrance to their main campus adjacent to the Theo van Wijk building

2006/09/04
 
 

Women's Month ends on a high note

  The Women's Month festivities ended on a high note on Thursday morning with the Corporate Fun Walk

2006/09/04
 
 

Donation From Athabasca University

  Donation of books a symbol of the newly forged relationship between UNISA and Athabasca University, Canada

2006/08/28
 
 

UNISA's Annual Reports receive local and international recogniti

  UNISA's Annual Report for 2004 recently received an honourable mention by The Association of Commonwealth Universities while the 2005 report was a finalist in the SA Publication Forum Competition

2006/08/28
 
 

Minister of Science and Technology visits UNISA

  Dr Mosibudi Mangena, Minister of Science and Technology, visited UNISA this week to inspect the University’s research activities

2006/08/28
 
 

UNISA students join international excavation team

  A group of archaeology students from UNISA's Department of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies participated in an international excavation in Tel Dor, Israel

2006/08/28
 
 

A first for the BCCAD as interns are awarded certificates

  The Bureau for Counselling, Career and Academic Development (BCCAD) recently awarded its first nine interns Certificates of attendance in a new category of registration for Psychological Counsellors

2006/08/28
 
 

UNISA to operate a Learning Centre outside the capital city of A

  While the launch of the Centre is only scheduled for January 2007, student registrations will commence at the end of this year

2006/08/21
 
 

Prof Louis Molamu to be interviewed on SABC 2 this weekend

  Prof Molamu's popular book, Tsotsitaal, is once again in the spotlight following the ATKV honour bestowed on him

2006/08/21
 
 

Meet Bono, an African Fish Eagle at the Dullstroom Bird of Prey

  Bono is proudly sponsored by the Department of Geography

2006/08/21
 
 

The Vice Chancellor's Women Empowerment Gala Dinner celebration

  The Mayor of Tshwane attended the UNISA Gala Dinner held on Tuesday 8 August 2006 to celebrate Women’s Day

2006/08/14
 
 

2006 UNISA's Woman of the Year

  Well done to Jenny Lemon, Director of the Institute for Gender Studies who has been awarded UNISA’s Woman of the Year

2006/08/14
 
 

Feroza Adam Memorial Lecture and UNISA Woman of the Year Award

  This week saw the celebration and commemoration of various extraordinary UNISA women in a memorial lecture and award ceremony

2006/08/14
 
 

Founders Lecture

  year's Founders lecture was held on the evening of Monday 7 August and the speaker was Prof Paul Tiyamba Zeleza

2006/08/14
 
 

UNISA Registrar honoured for his contribution to language promot

  evening, UNISA’s Registrar, Prof Louis Molamu will be awarded the ATKV-woordwystoekenning for his dictionary,Tsotsi-taal: a dictionary of the language of Sophiatown

2006/08/14
 
 

Dedicated lecturer receives award for contribution to job creati

 
 

The National Student Representitive Council (SRC) in partnership

 
 

UNISA to establish closer links to The University of Limerick, I

  Memorandum of Understanding signed to promote internationalisation and localisation-related research and teaching through a Learning Research Centre

2006/07/31
 
 

Professor Pityana invited to take part in UNESCO project

  Professor Pityana has been invited to serve on the International World Conference on Higher Education (WCHE) Follow Up Committee by UNESCO

2006/07/31
 
 

UNISA supports disabled learners throughout South Africa

  The Advocacy and Resource Centre for Students with Disabilities (ARCSID) has been established to assist learners with disabilities

2006/07/31
 
 

Roundtable discussions

  Mrs Mbeki visits UNISA to attend Roundtable Discussions

2006/07/24
 
 

UNISA Graduation ceremony in Mauritius

  Attended by Mauritius dignitaries, the ceremony celebrated the success of 151 UNISA students from the island

2006/07/18
 
 

Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs visits UNISA

  Putting the South-South dialogue into practice, UNISA’s Centre for Latin American Studies organises an event attended by the Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs

2006/07/10
 
 

The African Bible Commentary is presented to the CB Powell Bible

  UNISA plays significant role in the newly launched first one‑volume commentary on the whole Bible ever to be produced by African authors for African readers

2006/07/10
 
 

Joy as African Language learners receive certificates

  The Centre for Pan African Languages and Cultural Development recently awarded certificates to students who have successfully completed a short course in an African language

2006/07/10
 
 

UNISA's College of Human Sciences Rewards Excellence

  Recognising excellence in the development of study material and supporting courseware, two members of the College of Human Sciences have been presented with awards for excellence in tuition

2006/07/10
 
 

New ring designed for UNISA alumni

  UNISA alumni can now be among the first in Africa to wear an academic ring, linking the achievements of generations of UNISA graduates

2006/07/03
 
 

Recent Roundtable discussions host dignitaries from all over Afr

  The Programme for African Intellectuals in the College of Human Sciences most recent Roundtable discussions were attended by dignitaries from all over Africa

2006/07/03
 
 

Congratulations to Professor Des Roberts

  Professor Des Roberts has been newly elected to the Council of the University of the Western Cape

2006/07/03
 
 

UNISA Press book launch

  Celebrating the launch of the new book by Muller Ballot

2006/06/19
 
 

Brilliant inauguration of UNISA' s new Steinway concert grand pi

  Audiences thrilled by UNISA’s new Steinway concert grand piano

2006/06/19
 
 

Autumn Graduation Ceremonies in Durban

  The Autumn graduation ceremonies took place in Durban from 31 May to 3 June 2006

2006/06/19
 
 

UNISA Winter School a resounding success

  The UNISA Department of Communication Science, with support from the School for Graduate Studies, recently hosted the Annual Winter School

2006/06/19
 
 

Excellence in Tuition Awards

  The Excellence in Tuition Awards recipients were announced at a Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday 6 June 2006

2006/06/12
 
 

UNISA brand launched in Limpopo

  With the recent launch of the new brand, UNISA is set to continue it's success in the Higher Education landscape of South Africa

2006/06/12
 
 

UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership

  Nurturing young women through leadership mentoring during the Take a Girl Child to Work Day

2006/06/12
 
 

Honour for Vodacom-sponsored UNISA International Music Competiti

  The prestigious 2005 Business Day/BASA Award was awarded to Vodacom for their sponsorship of the UNISA International Music Competitions

2006/06/12
 
 

60th Anniversary of the Department of Psychology

  The Department of Psychology commemorates their 60th Anniversary with an exhibit in the foyer of the library

2006/06/12
 
 

UNISA explores the possibility of partnerships with Mozambique

  The Minister of Education for Mozambique and founding Vice Chancellors of Mozambique polytechnics visited UNISA last week on a fact finding mission

2006/06/05
 
 

Civil engineering student honoured

  UNISA student Amanda Roelofse was awarded for her achievements in Civil Engineering during the recent Western Cape Graduation Ceremonies

2006/06/05
 
 

American delegates visit unisa

  A delegation of 34 American academics and professionals from the organisation People to People International visited UNISA last week to discuss literacy issues and promote knowledge sharing

2006/06/05
 
 

Round Table discussions hosted by the Programme on African Intel

  Round Table discussions hosted by the Programme on African Intellectuals in the college of Human Sciences

2006/05/29
 
 

25 May 2006 take a girl child to work day a huge success

  25 May 2006 take a girl child to work day a huge success

2006/05/29
 
 

Congratulations to The Honorable Chief Justice of South Africa J

  Justice Langa received an honorary degree from UNISA

2006/05/29
 
 

A botanical Latin workshop

  was held to provide botany students with vital skills necessary in their research and study

2006/05/29
 
 

A Food Security Symposium

  was held this week to familiarise students with important issues surrounding indigenous knowledge systems

2006/05/29
 
 

congratulations to Dr Mathews Phosa for being appointed Presiden

  Congratulations to Dr Mathews Phosa for being appointed President elect of CHAMSA (Chambers of Commerce and Industry South Africa) this week, with effect 1 May 2007

2006/05/22
 
 

Edu-Loan

  An organisation leading the way in education loans for the benefit of many South African students today

2006/05/22
 
 

The College for Economic and Management Sciences

  awarded its supporters at a recently held gala evening to recognise their various contributions

2006/05/22
 
 

Zimbabwe Open University delegates visit KwaZulu-Natal

  The purpose of the visit was to exchange ideas and share information

2006/05/15
 
 

Skills a priority for accelerated and shared growth

  The Deputy President has called for a joint initiative of government, business and labour to accelerate the acquisition of priority skills

2006/05/08
 
 

A newsletter from the Office of the Vice Chancellor on a recent

  UNISA to establish a Learning Centre in Ethiopia

2006/05/08
 
 

Cape Town hosts graduation ceremonies

  Six very successful graduation ceremonies held

2006/05/08
 
 

Department of History

  60th Anniversary Commemoration Series 1946 - 2006

2006/05/08
 
 

President Mbeki honours our Vice Chancellor

  Amid colourful pomp and ceremony, Prof Pityana walked up the red carpet and across the stage in front of about 200 VIP guests and dignitaries to receive the Order of the Grand Counsellor of the Baobab: Silver for his contribution to a just and democratic South Africa and for the spiritual upliftment of the oppressed

2006/04/24
 
 

UNISA to honour Mr Danny Jordan

  He will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Admin (honoris causa) in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the administration of South African sport

2006/04/24
 
 

Thousands to graduate from UNISA during the Autumn Graduation Ce

  Over 13 000 UNISA students will graduate between April and July this year

2006/04/24
 
 

UNISA celebrates World Health Day

  We have a selection of photographs for your enjoyment

2006/04/24
 
 

Novelty effect of gambling wears off

  South Africans are now better educated about gambling

2006/04/24
 
 

Six violinists perform at UNISA, Pietermaritzburg

  Such concerts helps to reinforce the image of UNISA as a reputable " Music University"

2006/04/24
 
 

Social Work Day Labour Research in KwaZulu-Natal

  Every day thousands of unemployed men and women head for sites in Durban to wait for work

2006/04/24
 
 

Prof Barney Pityana awarded Order of the Grand Counsellor of the

  Prof Pityana is “overwhelmed” by the honour conferred on him

2006/04/10
 
 

UNISA to take the lead in training youth from the Commonwealth

  Candidates will be educated in various aspects of youth development

2006/04/10
 
 

UNISA team helps train Sudanese distance education practitioners

  The focus was on instructional design and the implications of adult learning on the development of study materials

2006/04/10
 
 

Prof Pityana to serve a second term as UNISA's Principal

  In re-appointing Prof Pityana, Dr Mathews Phosa, the chairperson of UNISA's Council, said the members of Council recognised his leadership in achieving the Council’s objectives of the merger

2006/04/03
 
 

UNISA signs agreement with South African History Online

  The partnership with SAHO is of a strategic nature and will create synergies to position the two institutions in Africa to play an important role in the appreciation of our own history and heritage

2006/04/03
 
 

UNISA builds strong relationships with its alumni

  This weekend's function will take place in Lesotho

2006/03/27
 
 

Durban Tutor Manager leads Lifesaving South Africa

  Dhaya Sewduth currently serves as National President of Lifesaving South Africa (LSA), a voluntary position

2006/03/27
 
 

Call for papers - Exchange in Antiquity, Gifts, Dowries, Ransoms

  The colloquium seeks to explore the nature and significance of various forms of exchange in ancient cultures

2006/03/27
 
 

We are on the lookout for newsworthy students

  Our graduates provide excellent news material for our corporate publications and the mass media

2006/03/27
 
 

WACE Asia Pacific Conference 2006

  "Promoting Experience Exchange on Work-Integrated Learning between East and West"

2006/03/27
 
 

An update on myUNISA

  There has been a tremendous growth in the use of online services by UNISA students

2006/03/22
 
 

Sudanese civil servants complete a two-week workshop at UNISA

  The programme aims to provide public officials with the skills and competencies they need to manage their institutions

2006/03/22
 
 

UNISA Press books on Arthur Nortje

  Arthur Nortje has often been described as a poet of exile, but is also, and perhaps pre-eminently, a poet of desire

2006/03/22
 
 

English student, Petru Prinsloo, on the joys of African literatu

  It was a very clever move by the English Department to make this module compulsory

2006/03/22
 
 

Sudanese Minister of State for International Cooperation visits

  According to Dr Benjamin, Sudan holds the key to African development

2006/03/13
 
 

Prof Stella M Nkomo from the SBL presents her inaugural lecture

  "Images of 'African Leadership and Management' in Organisation Studies: Tension, Contradictions and Re-visions"

2006/03/13
 
 

International Women's Day

  The United Nations gave official sanction to IWD after sponsoring International Women's Year in 1975

2006/03/13
 
 

Early Childhood Education specialist visits UNISA

  The emphasis was on preparing professionals to work with children who have significant impairments

2006/03/13
 
 

Conference on the Strengthening of African Studies in Africa

  Conference on the Strengthening of African Studies in Africa

2006/03/06
 
 

On Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign M

  On Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Money Judgments

2006/03/06
 
 

Career Counselling Interns in Durban

  The Bureau for Career, Counselling and Academic Development offers a limited number of internships each year

2006/03/06
 
 

Good news for students living in the southern suburbs, Cape Town

  Tutorial classes are now being offered at the Computer Training Institute in Claremont

2006/03/06
 
 

Mandarin Chinese: A Distance Learning Programme launched

  If you wish to learn the language at your own pace without having to master complicated grammar, this is the book for you

2006/02/27
 
 

Hamas' election victory and its future implications

  Hamas continues to experience international opposition due to its non-recognition of the state of Israel and it adherence to a policy of violence

2006/02/27
 
 

We proudly announce five new Regional Directors

  Ms DRM Bopape, Ms SM Gouws, Mr NT Molusi, Mr GM Ntombela and Prof DV Roberts

2006/02/22
 
 

The end of an era

  Students Online comes to an end on 20 February 2006

2006/02/22
 
 

South Africa's Bronwen Forbay wins third prize at the 5th UNISA

  We have the results of the competition

2006/02/22
 
 

Victim empowerment and support

  The UNISA Centre for Applied Psychology offers a short course aimed at enhancing skills in trauma intervention and management

2006/02/22
 
 

UNISA ranked the number one University

  This according to the 2005/2006 edition of the Top 500 South Africa's best managed companies

2006/02/13
 
 

Further signatories to Joint Bargaining Forum

  Nehawu, Nutesa and Saptu have signed the Joint Bargaining Forum

2006/02/13
 
 

First South African Sign Language Interpreters graduate at UNISA

  Interpreters enable others to bridge linguistic and cultural barriers

2006/02/13
 
 

KwaZulu-Natal bursting at its seams

  UNISA-KZN registers almost 24 000 students

2006/02/13
 
 

UNISA postgraduate bursary announcement for the 2006 Academic Ye

  The bursary will cover the cost of study fees as well as other related academic expenditures such as textbooks and research activities

2006/02/13
 
 

UNISA's Academic Opening Ceremony. We have a picture gallery for

  UNISA's Academic Opening Ceremony. We have a picture gallery for your enjoyment

2006/02/06
 
 

Chairperson of Council Awards

  Five UNISA staff members awarded Chairperson of Council Awards for their contribution to UNISA

2006/02/06
 
 

South Africa continues to shine at voice festival

  If either of the two South Africans through to the final round win any of the six main prizes on offer, it will be the first time since 1994 that our country’s musicians have done so

2006/02/06
 
 

Faith in Action Certificate Ceremony

  Known for her excellent public skills, Prof RMH Moeketsi, Deputy Executive Dean of the College of Human Sciences, gave an intriguing address on ...love!

2006/02/06
 
 

A feast for serious music lovers

  As part of the UNISA Music Foundation's outreach programme, participants who are eliminated will be visiting Soshanguve to perform for students there

2006/01/30
 
 

UNISA's 5th International Voice Competition

  Learners from schools with established Music Departments in and around Tshwane are invited to attend the preliminary rounds free of charge

2006/01/30
 
 

The Competition's illustrious jurors

  We provide background on the nine jurors

2006/01/30
 
 

Registrations increase at UNISA

  An average of 2000 students visit the Main Campus in Pretoria each day

2006/01/20
 
 

South African students to benefit from international stars

  Their participation is part of UNISA's extensive educational music outreach programme. Web address Music Foundation

2006/01/20
 
 

Short course in understanding and dealing with change

  Life in a merged institution such as UNISA is often unpredictable and difficult to understand

2006/01/20
 
 

Coastal region donates books to Goodwood Correctional Facility

  These books will be used by prisoners to further their education

2006/01/20
 
 

myUNISA: A new chapter in online learning at UNISA

  ICT was tasked by Management to provide UNISA with a single integrated “Virtual Campus” System to replace SOL and TSA COOL without losing the functionality of either system. The new system, furthermore, needed to present though a portal. myUnisa

2006/01/18
 
 

UNISA bids farewell to Prof Tony Links and Nelmarie Schwulst

  It is a sad time in the history of UNISA in that we bid farewell to Prof Tony Links, Registrar: Governance and Secretary of Council, and Mrs Nelmarie Schwulst

2005/12/12
 
 

UNISA's Myth Group: First announcement and call for papers

  The Myth Group of the University of South Africa invites papers from all fields of study for a two-day international interdisciplinary conference in October 2006

2005/12/12
 
 

11 languages, 11 stories, one book: This is our 11th year of dem

 
 

UNISA commemorates World Aids Day

  UNISA marked Worlds Aids Day by making a pledge to take action against HIV/Aids, learn more about issues around HIV/Aids and to support people living with HIV/Aids

2005/12/05
 
 

A painting of Dr Matthews Phosa unveiled

  Mr L Coetzee was commissioned earlier this year by UNISA to do a painting of Dr Matthews Phosa, UNISA's Chairperson of Council

2005/12/05
 
 

UNISA launches an historic research site at the Loskop Dam Natur

  Research is conducted to acquire knowledge of indigenous wildlife and vegetation in the natural environment

2005/12/05
 
 

Hands-on training at the UNISA Automatic Weather Station for vis

  The UNISA Automatic Weather Station has been measuring wind, temperature, humidity, rainfall and atmospheric pressure virtually non-stop since 1994

2005/12/05
 
 

The new Chancellor's Club was launched with a gala dinner at Gal

  on 18 November 2005. Some 400 guests attended and among them were dignitaries, business associates, donor, alumni and executive management

2005/11/28
 
 

16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children C

  UNISA supports this awareness-raising campaign that begins on 25 November each year and runs through until 10 December

2005/11/28
 
 

Encouraging research partnerships

  The Department of Taxation recently presented the first of a series of breakfast seminars aimed at the business community

2005/11/28
 
 

The University of South Africa is financially well off and susta

  In order to ensure the University remains sustainable it will be necessary to address the areas where the losses are occurring

2005/11/21
 
 

UNISA, a key partner in education in Angola

  The extent to which UNISA is recognised as a key partner in any African venture is a credit to the University and, in this instance, to the College of Human Sciences

2005/11/21
 
 

Another proud student graduates from UNISA

  Mr JC Bruce is the proud recipient of a Master's degree in Sociology

2005/11/21
 
 

Delegates of the Ministry of Education in China visit the Parow

  The objective of the visit was to learn more about distance learning in higher education

2005/11/21
 
 

myUNISA: A new chapter in online learning at UNISA

  The Sakai Project is a community source development project which aims to design, build and deploy a new Collaboration and Learning Environment (CLE) for higher education

2005/11/14
 
 

The Bureau of Market Research's 45th Annual Research Review

  South Africans are inclined to think in terms of short-term cycles and that we are too inclined to recall bad times and focus on the possibility of their recurrence

2005/11/14
 
 

A UNISA horticultural showcase

  UNISA’s Horticulture Programme Group builds two exhibition gardens to celebrate the Robertson Horticultural Society’s centenary

2005/11/14
 
 

Celebration launch in Durban

  Prof Barney Pityana shared with guests the new UNISA vision and 2015 strategic objectives

2005/11/14
 
 

Prof Neo Mathabe pays tribute to UNISA women

  Five hundred of UNISA’s senior women were treated at two lunches this week.

2005/10/31
 
 

Top scholars receive Principal's awards for young researchers

  The awards aim to stimulate young developing researchers and to acknowledge their excellence in research

2005/10/31
 
 

Mr Herman Mashaba, CEO of Leswikeng Minerals and Energy presente

  He is an inspiration to aspiring young South Africans

2005/10/31
 
 

UNISA celebrates Science and Technology at an Open Day

  Explosive experiments on clock reactions, luminescence, flash explosions, hydrogen balloons, singing rods and much more entertained and educated learners and showed how much fun the sciences can be

2005/10/31
 
 

Successful Chemistry postgraduate student assistants

  The Department of Chemistry provides rigorous student support services

2005/10/31
 
 

UNISA shines at the UNITECH Congress

  Prof Pityana and Corporate Communication & Marketing receive numerous awards for excellence

2005/10/25
 
 

US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs at UNISA

  She expressed her appreciation for the involvement of UNISA academics as organic intellectuals in a number of African countries, such as Somaliland

2005/10/25
 
 

A top UNISA delegation will visit Ethiopia in November

  The campaign is part of the Ethiopian Government’s drive to improve the quality of education and to increase the number of graduates in the country

2005/10/25
 
 

The Centre for Business Law hosts an international conference on

  The Centre for Business Law hosts an international conference on Commercial Private International Law

2005/10/25
 
 

The College of Human Sciences work reaches a US State Department

  The College of Human Sciences’ research support on Somaliland is attracting serious attention

2005/10/25
 
 

Durban Exam

  Students who attended the exam sitting on Thursday, 20 October at 14:00 wrote the following exams:

2005/10/21
 
 

The School of Accountancy jealously protects its high standards

  Everything possible is being done to ensure as little disruption as possible during the examination period

2005/10/18
 
 

The Department of African Languages goes from strength

  The Department is committed to the promotion, development and use of African languages, particularly Northern Sotho, Southern Sotho, Tswana, Venda, Tsonga, Shona, Xhosa, Swati and Zulu

2005/10/18
 
 

Students struggle to get to their exam venue

  Road closures caused chaos in Durban this week

2005/10/18
 
 

Make your pledge for life on 9 October

  Khomanani Day is a national social mobilisation campaign that focuses on the impact of HIV and Aids, and promotes community, action, partnership and awareness

2005/10/10
 
 

The Katlegong community celebrates the official opening

  The project will result in job opportunities for members of the community

2005/10/10
 
 

The Council for Higher Education holds a workshop for all merged

  A workshop for all merged institutions was held last week to develop a new academic organisational and programme structure in merged institutions

2005/10/10
 
 

Annual Festival of Languages

  All those interested in a career in languages were invited to enter an enthralling world of languages

2005/10/10
 
 

Outreach programme in Mduku

  A means to provide career guidance to the Mduku Community

2005/10/10
 
 

The KZN Lollipop Project

  Seven percent of those tested, tested positive for HIV

2005/10/10
 
 

Graduation ceremonies in Durban

  Approximately 450 students graduated in Durban in September

2005/10/10
 
 

UNISA's SBL remains one of South Africa's top three leading busi

 
 

World Habitat Day will be celebrated on 3 October 2005

 

2005/10/03
 
 

UNISA graduates make a good team

  Mr and Mrs LW Maboea graduate together

2005/10/03
 
 

Congratulations to Prof Neo Mathabe on being appointed Chairpers

  Congratulations to Prof Neo Mathabe on being appointed Chairperson of the South African National Commission for UNESCO

2005/09/26
 
 

South African-Flemish Cultural Policy Project a step ahead

  The SA-Flemish Local Cultural Policy Project held a workshop to finalise the instruments for the implementation of the Local Cultural Policy

2005/09/26
 
 

UNISA honours a top scholar

  The degree of Dlitt et Phil (honoris causa) was offered to Prof Ntuli in recognition of his contribution to the Zulu literature

2005/09/26
 
 

South Africa's first black woman receives a degree in Play Thera

  The programme is aimed at training social services professionals such as psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists in counselling abused children

2005/09/26
 
 

The College of Law participates in the Africa Moot Court Competi

  Two of the best law students represented UNISA at the African Human Rights Moot Court Competition

2005/09/26
 
 

The College of Law presents certificates for their Street Law Pr

  Twenty-five students received certificates after completing a Street Law Programme

2005/09/26
 
 

UNISA signs a Memorandum of Agreement with the Belarusian State

  Did you know that it is one of the leading centres of economic research in Belarus

2005/09/19
 
 

The ACACHS flagship project to be officially opened in September

  The multicultural village consists of nine homesteads which represent the indigenous architecture of the Basotho, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Northern Sotho, Zulu, Ndebele, Xhosa and Swazi communities

2005/09/19
 
 

Myths about generational differences: Separating fact from ficti

  Younger people are always looking to leave. To retain them, all you need to do is to give them money; older people are easy to retain because they have everything they want

2005/09/19
 
 

Greek physicist addressed Unisa staff

  Prof Isaac Lagaris, physicist from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Ioannina in Greece

2005/09/19
 
 

UNISA academic speaks at London's Chatham House

  He shared the opening session on Somaliland’s emerging good governance and international relations

2005/09/19
 
 

A special message from the Principal

  A heartfelt “thank you” to all of you for the 60th birthday wishes

2005/09/12
 
 

The UNISA 2005 golf tournament

  The tournament featured a strong field comprising alumni and members of staff

2005/09/12
 
 

Outreach to Africa by the Bureau of Market Research

  Where do we stand with our knowledge on HIV/Aids

2005/09/12
 
 

Prof Kris Pillay recently made a Fellow of the South African Ins

  Prof Kris Pillay recently made a Fellow of the South African Institute for Security

2005/09/12
 
 

Staff at the KwaZulu-Natal regional office achieve success

  Four staff members recently graduated

2005/09/12
 
 

UNISA KwaZulu-Natal peer educators

  The strategy of the peer educators was to involve small groups of students in discussion, and to engage more and more students in these discussions until there was one big public debate

2005/09/12
 
 

Spring has arrived

  We have a beautiful picture courtesy of Izelle Jacobs

2005/09/06
 
 

Durban Graduations now to take place on 29 September 2005

  All affected students and service providers have been informed

2005/09/06
 
 

Getting Adults learning in KwaZulu-Natal

  The University of South Africa has long been involved in large-scale delivery of education and training programmes to ABET practitioners in KZN via its certificate and diploma progammes

2005/09/06
 
 

A UNISA mission to Angola

  Apart from areas such as methodology and discipline knowledge, the development of language capacity in Portuguese was identified as the most urgent need across the board

2005/09/06
 
 

Prof Carol Allais recently made a Paul Harris Fellow

  This award is made in recognition of the many community projects and initiatives she is involved in

2005/09/06
 
 

UNISA enters into an agreement with MTN

  This agreement will greatly improve communication between the University and its approximately 200 000 students.

2005/08/29
 
 

Unisa Annual Report wins first prize

  Congratulations to Phumzile Mmope of Corporate Communication and Marketing: Phumzile is responsible for UNISA's Annual Report which has just won first prize in its category at the SA Publications Forum

2005/08/29
 
 

Scientist honoured by NRF:

  This prestigious award ceremony recognises individuals who have made outstanding and unique contributions to Science and Technology in South Africa.

2005/08/29
 
 

UNISA Mathematician appointed to International Committee:

  Professor Nigel Bishop was recently appointed by the South African government to serve on the Joint Committee for Scientific Collaboration with Russia.

2005/08/29
 
 

The Department of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

  It has become practice in the guild of biblical scholars to honour an esteemed colleague who reaches the age of sixty

2005/08/29
 
 

Capacity Development and Coaching of Victim Empowerment Programm

  The aim of the project was to strengthen the capacity of the six districts within the Limpopo Province in terms of their role within the National Victim Empowerment Programme

2005/08/22
 
 

NADEOSA's general newsletter

  Rachel Prinsloo of UNISA was recently elected as the new NADEOSA President

2005/08/22
 
 

UNISA academic receives merit award at first Somaliland Conventi

  Iqbal Jhazbhay received a merit award for his dedication to international solidarity and friendship with Somaliland

2005/08/22
 
 

The 5th Annual Workshop in Lexicography and Lexical Computing

  The course was designed to include participants from both linguistic and computational backgrounds

2005/08/22
 
 

UNISA proudly hosted the Inaugural Annual Conference of the ACDE

  There should be a real commitment to distance education as a credible mode of study which should not be dictated by purely commercial interests

2005/08/15
 
 

Open and Distance Education for Africans and by Africans

  Sir John Daniel’s speech at the ACDE Conference

2005/08/15
 
 

Bringing the Indigenous Home

  The Colleges of Human Sciences and Law jointly organised the seminar

2005/08/15
 
 

UNISA set to host one of Africa's biggest conferences in August

  The African Council for Distance Education (ACDE) is a continental body that provides a forum for bringing together all African universities and other higher education institutions committed to expanding access to quality education and training through open and distance learning

2005/08/08
 
 

UNISA scores again: Onassis Scholarship for APSA Chairperson

  Gottfried Mader has contributed substantially to enhancing the profile of UNISA’s Classics section

2005/08/08
 
 

The business of teaching sustainable development

  South African MBAs are still dominated by conventional notions of business success

2005/08/08
 
 

UNISA hosts the first African Indigenous Churches congress

  African Indigenous Churches are determined to engage positively in the face of poverty and a lack of health and wholeness in Southern African societies

2005/08/08
 
 

Professor in English Studies awarded the International Sponsorsh

  Prof Jenkins has written two scholarly books on South African children's literature and a third is due to be published next year

2005/08/08
 
 

Living the Brand

  The succes of building any brand lies in ensuring that when people within an organisation deal with key customers, prospects and other stakeholders, they think, speak and behave in ways that create the kind of customer experience and lasting impact that the brand aspires to deliver

2005/08/01
 
 

Restructuring and consolidation of Juta bookshops

  A strategic decision to downsize the company's retail business has necessitated the closure of a number of Juta bookshops

2005/08/01
 
 

Well done to the Department of Communication Science. You have d

 

2005/08/01
 
 

The John Povey Centre for English Studies proudly presents its S

  People tend to believe that creative writing is a gift, but that's not necessarily true

2005/08/01
 
 

The Unit for Social Behaviour Studies in HIV/Aids and Health doe

  Students were able to spend time with a variety of HIV/Aids experts

2005/08/01
 
 

Three hundred students receive certificates

  The students were urged to use their achievements as stepping stones for further studies

2005/07/25
 
 

UNISA's first graduation rings

  The rings are engraved with the UNISA Crest and the year of graduation

2005/07/25
 
 

International recognition of UNISA's training in Logotherapy

  Logotherapy: its message, its power, its glory

2005/07/25
 
 

MTech students share their research findings with UNISA

  One student expressed surprise at the public's level of knowledge about factors that potentially contribute to crime

2005/07/25
 
 

The LSSA-UNISA Distance School for Legal Practice launched recen

  The School will enable disadvantaged students to train for legal practice

2005/07/25
 
 

Research Unit launched in College of Law

  A study of the artistic expression of the gothic imagination could serve as a useful tool for the study of law

2005/07/25
 
 

Naledi Pandor one of several high profile speakers at ACDE confe

  The Inaugural Conference of the African Council for Distance Education takes place next month and staff are invited to register for this event which promises to make groundbreaking decisions that will affect the future of distance education on the continent

2005/07/18
 
 

Deon Fourie receives Bar to the Southern Cross Medal

  A former Professor in Political Sciences has received a Presidential award for his service and devotion to duty

2005/07/18
 
 

NRF rated researchers face challenge to create vibrant research

  The university recently celebrated an addition of 19 researchers to its team of National Research Foundation (NRF) certified researchers

2005/07/18
 
 

Capacity building workshop mines wealth of expertise

  Recently 30 master’s degree students had the opportunity to interact with local and international experts in their field of studies – Social Behaviour Studies in HIV/Aids

2005/07/18
 
 

The Principal's address at the UN Global Compact/CCC Launch Even

  Globalisation has undeniably generated its own momentum and has become so entrenched and pervasive as to be a core element of the world economy

2005/07/11
 
 

Professor Ezra Maritim's views on education in Africa

  Most African states, sadly, have limited resources to devote to education, which results in limited or blunted access

2005/07/11
 
 

International Scholar visits Chemistry Department at UNISA

  The stimulating lectures included a brief overview of coordination chemistry and current trends on the application of metal coordinated compounds in medicine

2005/07/11
 
 

Welma Botha, simply the best

  Welma had always dreamed of furthering her education, but until recently had never had the opportunity to do so

2005/07/11
 
 

UNISA launches a satellite delivery project

  The challenge for Open and Distance Learning (education) to provide quality education and to ensure improved throughput and success is even bigger than for contact education.

2005/07/04
 
 

Understanding change and transformation and how to deal with it

  The Centre for Community Training and Development offers a course in Personal Transformation Capacity Building.

2005/07/04
 
 

SBL's Dr Drikus Kriek takes teambuilding models to Africa

  Teams generally outperform individuals and offer higher quality decision making than individuals.

2005/07/04
 
 

A new short certificate programme in teaching English as a forei

  The TEFLA is fully accredited and has been lodged with SAQA at NQF level 5.

2005/07/04
 
 

Senior Professor in the Department of English delivers keynote a

  Senior Professor in the Department of English delivers keynote address.

2005/07/04
 
 

UNISA set to host one of Africa's biggest conferences in August

  social, economic and political problems in some African countries are due to a lack of enlightened leadership.

2005/06/27