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Shaping humanity through the power of memory


The two-day Unisa TMPL colloquium foregrounds the fact that documents and records make up for the limitations of individuals both in recording history and in shaping the future.

Searching for South Africa’s definitive identity


After 20 years of democracy, is the country any closer to being an integrated society built on respect and understanding?

First seed planted in drive to breed Mandela Washington Fellows


Unisa and USAID met to carve a path towards the establishment of the South Africa-based regional leadership centre of the Young African Leadership Initiative.

Renowned education advocate honoured by Unisa


Former University of Western Cape Vice-Chancellor, Prof Brian O’ Connell, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Education, honoris causa, by Unisa on 15 September 2014.

Unisa announces Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library


Launched this morning at the university, TMPL is a first repository of its kind in Africa.

Biko’s legacy lives on

Unisa marked the 37th anniversary of the death of the founder of the Black Consciousness Movement by reflecting on his philosophies and teachings.

Dr Neville Alexander


Dr Neville Alexander was first and foremost a teacher, a profession he engaged in even while organising anti-apartheid movements.

Remembering a man of wisdom

Stephen Bantu Biko (18 December 1946–12 September 1977) was an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. A student leader, he later founded the Black Consciousness Movement that would empower and mobilise much of the urban black population.

Vuyisile Msila says South Africa needs many more young people who, like Steve Biko, will be not only fearless but also great thinkers.

A Unisa VisionKeeper envisions innovative research


Dr Ramodungoane Tabane is developing a local version of the Programme for Early Detection and Intervention for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Unisa contributes a blingy R28 036 towards Casual Day


South Africa’s foremost fundraising campaign for persons with disabilities received overwhelming support from the university community.