For more than 14 decades, Unisa has provided all people with access to education, irrespective of race, color or creed, and geography. During the apartheid era, we broke down barriers through interracial education and played a significant role in offering education to political prisoners – including Nelson Mandela – preparing them for leadership positions they hold in society today.
Today, we are the largest university on the continent and a leader in open distance learning – and, we continue to be inspired by our history and vision, now with a mission to become the African university shaping futures in the service of humanity.
We are driven by the values of social justice and excellence with integrity, all while ensuring that we produce excellence in scholarship and research. By joining with us, you are helping to bolster opportunities for students from all countries and walks of life – truly defining futures for our students, our country, our continent, and beyond.