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What makes a man?


Given the complex nature of masculinity studies, particularly within the African context, Dr Kendall Petersen from Unisa’s Institute for Gender Studies says more research is needed if oppressive systems such as hegemony and patriarchy are to be effectively challenged and destabilised.

Polished and passionate pianists impress


Kyle Shepherd and Megan-Geoffrey Prins are the worthy winners of the 5th Unisa National Piano Competition.

Art historian dies after battle with cancer


Karin Skawran, former head of the Department of Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology, built up an internationally acclaimed art and art history department at Unisa and also established one of the most important collections featuring South African art.

It’s the final countdown in the Unisa National Piano Competition

Book your tickets to see these four talented and dedicated young pianists competing for the top spots on Saturday.

Human trafficking in South Africa: An elusive statistical nightmare


Unisa’s Marcel van der Watt says that the hidden nature of the crime requires unconventional thinking and flexible methodologies to scope the problem.

Voyage to an unexplored planet and beyond

Unisa’s Prof Lerothodi Leeuw shares some first impressions of the historic New Horizons mission in its reconnaissance flyby of Pluto.

Jazz finalists at Unisa announced

The finalists in the Jazz Category of the 5th Unisa National Piano Competition were announced on Thursday 16 July.

DSF staff represent Unisa at the highest levels


Two members of Unisa’s Directorate of Student Funding have been elected onto the Financial Aid Practitioners of South Africa Committee.

Moving past the myths of mobile learning

It’s time to embrace the opportunities mLearning offers in open and distance learning, says a new report by Tom Brown and Unisa’s Dr Lydia Mbati.

These indexers do it with style…

The Association of Southern African Indexers and Bibliographers presented awards for excellence in indexing to librarians Dawie Malan and Elsabe Nell, who regularly index for Unisa Press.