College of Graduate Studies

Rethinking of a new Africa

Delivering the Archie Mafeje Memorial Lecture at Unisa, eminent African scholar Dr Ibbo Mandaza said that Archie Mafeje had influenced in no small measure the subsequent generation of African scholars towards a greater understanding of Southern African society Read more

Africa-centred energy technologies are safe and sustainable

Through community-engaged research, Unisa’s Safe and Sustainable Energy Project is innovating purpose-fit solutions to living conditions in the Thembelihle informal settlement near Lenasia. Read more

PhD student explores deep mysteries of the universe

When an African scientist with a dream and a world-famous nuclear research centre come together, the results can only be spectacular. Read more

Maaza honoured with R1.2 million Kwame Nkrumah award

The incumbent of the UNESCO-Unisa Chair in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology has been recognised at a continental level for his pioneering work in science and technology. Read more

Production and destruction of historical knowledge

The inaugural lecture of Prof Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu focused on the role of powerful and authoritative African women who participated in mainstream networks of power and politics in the area now referred to as KZN. Read more

CGS Summer School opens minds and explores new directions

This annual event for M&D students, held at Unisa’s Science Campus this year, focuses on interdisciplinary research without losing the disciplinary aspect. Read more

Magic we need to change Africa is right inside us

Speaking at the CGS Fifth Interdisciplinary Summer School at Unisa, Muzi Kuzwayo said that the continent must set its sights on producing the best brands in the world. Read more

Why low growth could be a good thing for SA

UP’s Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti said at the Fifth Unisa Postgraduate Summer School that high growth and high consumption are exploiting people and polluting the planet. Read more

What ended the dark ages of the universe?

In the middle of the Karoo in South Africa, a new radio astronomy telescope to study the “cosmic dawn” is being built as part of the Hydrogen Epoch of Reionisation Array (HERA) project. Building the skills to run and participate in such a project is essential. Read more

Michele Havenga graduates to Executive Dean of the College of Graduate Studies

The Executive Dean of the College of Graduate Studies says that the college needs to attract and develop top researchers to fulfil the mandate of providing leading research. Read more