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Understanding the workings of the criminal mind


College of Law Professor Anni Hesselink has been actively involved in offender assessments at various correctional centres for 20 years.

Unisa’s role in developing doctoral researchers


A research project by the South African Young Academy of Sciences (SAYAS) has provided deeper insight into their experiences of post-doctoral academics and students.

A new Dean of Students for the University of South Africa


Professor Puleng LenkaBula is inspired by the possibility of ensuring that students are shaped to become the leaders the country and continent need.

Unisa young academic off to USA in September


One of the first recipients of Unisa’s Academic Improvement Programme award, Dennis Ikpe, recently got the good news that he has been awarded the prestigious University of Michigan African Presidential Scholarship.

Increase in Unisa’s NRF ratings proves excellence is not negotiable


The university is committed to supporting the best ideas and providing researchers with access to priority infrastructure.

Freedom Fridays–solidarity on the road to democracy


Countries in Africa played a crucial role in liberating South Africa and ending apartheid.

Unisa’s Research and Innovation week addresses MOOC appeal


Currently there is massive hype trending around the world on open distance learning (ODL), but the global picture differs immensely to the South Africa and African reality, say experts.

Unisa’s research investment closes knowledge gaps


This year Unisa increased the value of its annual postdoctoral grants, just one of the ways in which the university is investing in research and firmly positioning itself in the knowledge sphere.

First African IPSERA doubles in numbers


Unisa’s Professor Hannie Badenhorst, chairperson of the organising committee for IPSERA 2014, says the annual conference of the International Purchasing and Supply and Research Association (IPSERA), the first to be hosted in Africa, promises to be one of the biggest yet as delegate numbers keep growing.

Africa, BRICS and integration


Professor Amos Saurombe says the continent has become the prime focus of initiatives in terms of foreign direct investment and global partnerships.