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Unisa’s Director of Human Resources Development elected as HERS-SA Vice-Chairperson


Firoza Patel says the area of women in higher education has been neglected.

Do not be afraid of feminism


Given South Africa’s crises associated with gender-related issues, it is important to create spaces for critical dialogue and collaboration, says Unisa gender expert Prof Deidre Byrne.

Opinion piece: Connectivity can bring quality education to all


The Mail and Guardian published an opinion piece on Friday 13 February 2015 by Principal and Vice-Chancellor Prof Mandla Makhanya.

Teaching and nursing are moral enterprises


They are fundamentally altruistic, representing the desire to share what one values with others to empower them and to improve the human condition, says Prof Dirk van der Wal of the Department of Health Studies.

Celebrating Safer Internet Day across Africa


In partnership with Google South Africa, the Film and Publication Board hosted Safer Internet Day on 10 February 2015. The day aims to create awareness about cyber safety in South Africa.

High performance computing for a high impact university


HPC provides computational facilities and research infrastructure for researchers, as well as postgraduate, master’s and doctoral students across the university, for research projects with large computational needs.

Fixed term employees to get better protection


Dr Judith Geldenhuys of Unisa’s Department of Mercantile Law draws attention to the implications of the Labour Relations Amendment Act, which came into effect on 1 January 2015.

Youngest SIOPSA president from Unisa


Prof Llewellyn van Zyl (29) recently made history when he was nominated as the president-elect for the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology of South Africa for 2014/2015.

College of Education plays a pivotal role in built environment bursaries


Unisa’s College of Education motivates and prepares student recipients of the Department of Public Works school bursary programme.

A strategy to address school maths and science problems


Together with the Gauteng Department of Education’s Tshwaga Region and the Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance, Unisa has committed to develop 501 grade eight and nine educators.