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Out-of-the-world feeling for outstanding PhD student


Congratulations to Ralph Muvhiiwa, who received the Henry V Kehiaian Travel Award at the 24th International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics held in Guilin, China, in August.

Universities shouldn’t risk ignoring #RiskManagement


Speaking at Unisa, Prof DP van der Nest from the DHET said discussing risk management allowed for informed risk taking. “It is proactive, not reactive. We need to identify risks and develop mitigating strategies.”

MoU to drive ethics and value-driven leadership


Unisa has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Moral Regeneration Movement to undertake collaborative research, teaching, and learning.

Shaping non-violent paths


Unisa creative writing student Lazola Pambo is set to publish his first novel, which features themes such as homelessness, child abandonment, crime and violence, education, and the need to solve conflict without resorting to murderous violence.

Student funding the angle of approach at Golf Challenge


Golfers from KZN descended on the green at the Durban Country Club to learn about Unisa and to network.

CAES honours green-fingered graduates


The Environmental Sciences Alumni and Stakeholder Award of Excellence recognises the distinguished performance of alumni and stakeholders who contribute positively to the industry.

Responsive student-centredness garners gifts and goodwill


When two Unisa lecturers went out of their way to help one of their Survey students, they had no idea that living the Unisa values would result in a R100 000 donation to the university.

Vice-Chancellor to be honoured for distinguished leadership in distance education


The degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa will be conferred upon Prof Mandla Makhanya by the Thomas Edison State University at a ceremony to be held in New Jersey, USA, on 24 September 2016.

PhDs are lacking curiosity


Emeritus Professor and NRF A-rated researcher Alan Weinberg says that a doctorate is a training and apprenticeship in research, a period of learning the tricks of the trade, of becoming a professional, and of establishing yourself as a peer among experts.

Just one day left to vote in the 2016 Unisa SRC Election!


Unisa’s 2016 SRC election on Friday 26 August 2016 at midnight electronically and 16:00 at relevant Regional Centres. Remember to cast your vote before it’s too late!