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G7 must work together to ensure no one is left behind


Ahead of the G7 meeting in Japan, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport says MOOCs are not a panacea, but online courses and blended learning still have huge potential to improve access to education and lifelong learning opportunities.

Global higher education connections a ‘force for good’


Government ministers from South Africa and the UK underscored the importance of education in transformation, reducing poverty, and international collaboration at Going Global 2016 in South Africa in May.

Teaching is her passion and inspiring rural learners is her purpose


Rudzani Matamela, currently pursuing a Master’s in Mathematics Education, says that studying at Unisa taught her to be independent.

Are language policies enacted at independence practical?


Prof Dave Mutasa says while languages must be accorded the attention they deserve in terms of development, the process should be gradual, as language policy implementation is more complex than mere language use.

Branding Africa using African-inspired ideas


When you are building brands you have to understand the issues, the headspace, and the hearts of the people, said Thebe Ikalafeng at a Unisa Marketing and Retail Management colloquium.

Rustenburg Hub security officer graduates in safety management


Rapula Paul Mokgoetsi received his National Diploma in Safety Management during the university’s autumn graduations and is currently registered for a BTech.

Make merit not loyalty the hallmark of South African education


The power that unions wield at SA schools is out of proportion to their official role as ‘observers’ when staff are appointed, says Prof Thulani Zengele.

Botswana hosts first ever Setswana Poetry Awards


Unisa academic Prof Sekepe Matjila was honoured for his extensive and outstanding research on the late Leetile Disang Raditladi’s writing.

Unisa’s Nozipho Gumbi wins FameLab SA


This nanotechnology PhD candidate has won the local ‘Pop Idols for scientists’ for 2016 and will be jetting off to the UK in June for the international finals.

Dealing with a priceless heritage


Rock art management is the cornerstone for the preservation of both the natural and the cultural heritage of sites in Southern Africa, said Wits researcher Dr Siyakha Mguni, at a seminar hosted by Unisa.