In 2011, the International Union for Conservation of Nature declared the Western Black Rhino extinct. It’s a shocking testament to the severity of poaching in Africa, and one that threatens to make the continent’s big five the big four.
Nanoscience and nanotechnology is fast moving and exciting, and has the potential to add immense value to society, said scientists at the launch of the UNESCO-Unisa Africa Chair in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
As Unisa celebrates 140 years of shaping futures in Africa, the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI) is grooming the next generation of change agents who will transform the continent.
Henriëtte Roos, current professor emerita and research fellow in Unisa’s Department of Afrikaans, is the winner of the Gustav Preller Prize for Literature and Literary Criticism.
Unisa’s College of Human Sciences recently welcomed Prof Afe Adogame of the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, to Unisa, as part of its Africa Speaks lecture.
As Africa’s leading open distance learning institution, Unisa has always been instrumental in alleviating education challenges facing the disabled. This was further solidified when Unisa signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Council for Persons with Physical Disability in South Africa on 29 April.
This was reiterated by Unisa Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mandla Makhanya when the university hosted the launch of volumes 5 and 6 of The road to democracy in South Africa.
Part of the Credo project, this first public dialogue dealt with the history and legacy of the charter as a living document.
On 24 April 2013, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Unisa and the Open University of Mauritius (OU), with various levels of support and collaborations offered. Access to study material, academic support, and shared research possibilities are all on the agenda.