There seems to be a bit of confusion about the difference between myUnisa, our student portal, and myLife, your free email service.
myUnisa student portal
myUnisa is a free, online student service offered to all students currently registered with Unisa. myUnisa is a website that gives you direct access to important Unisa information and allows you to update your personal details on the Unisa student system. It also gives you access to information about the modules you have registered for. You can join and study online, consult your lecturers and the library, and pay your account. What's more, you can join online discussion forums, submit your assignments, and get access to all sorts of learning resources with this learning management system.
myLife email service
Unisa will create your myLife email account for you free of charge after successful registration for the academic year. All you need to do is to claim your UNISA login and you can use the Email account immediately. From this point onwards, Unisa will use only this email address to communicate with you. If you decide, therefore, not to claim this account, you will not receive any emails from Unisa. If you prefer to continue use another email account, you can redirect or forward your myLife email to your preferred email account.
By registering on myUnisa and using your myLife email account, you will gain access to a whole array of free tools, storage space, and so on which will become available in the social environment that makes up myUnisa and myLife.