Unisa’s College of Education held a Curriculum Reform and Transformation conference on 16-17 October to discuss how education has progressed in the last 19 years and what the challenges for the future are.
Media stalwart Joe Thloloe, Director in the Press Council and previous Press Ombudsman, delivered the third annual Percy Qoboza memorial lecture at Unisa on 16 October 2013.
Unisa honoured the twin legacies of Abdullah Omar and Johannes Moabi when the university hosted Minister Trevor Manuel at the 8th Annual Peace, Safety and Human Rights Memorial Lecture.
Bright Site (Durban), with the support of Unisa’s Community Engagement Directorate, arranged a soccer and life skills programme from 25 to 27 September 2013 during the school holidays.
Unisa’s Applied Behavioural Ecology & Ecosystem Research (ABEERU) launched its fourth official research facility on 9 October 2013.
A seminar on raising awareness on albinism was held at Unisa on 26 September 2013 and attracted delegates from across the legal and medical fields.
South Africa’s very own prima donna and kammersängerin, Mimi Coertse, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Literature and Philosophy, honoris causa, by Unisa on 9 October 2013.
Members of Unisa’s Ekurhuleni Alumni Chapter were encouraged by prominent businessperson Dr Reuel Khoza to be catalytic agents in South Africa and develop tough minds and strong firmness of conviction.
Nine women represented Unisa at the HERS-SA annual academy.
Unisa’s Department of Economics, the biggest in South Africa with about 30 000 students per semester, celebrated its 65th anniversary on 9 October 2013.