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Art that will grow on you

Pop around to the Everard Read Gallery in Johannesburg from 17 May to 19 June to see Unisan Erika Hefer’s work in the World Wide Exhibition of Botanical Art 2018. Read more

Criminals, muti, sangomas, and cops

As cash-in-transit heists escalate, Unisa academics reveal that traditional healers hold considerable influence over criminals and may even be involved in many aspects of their planning. Read more

Unisa’s most famous alumnus

Twenty-nine years ago today, on 17 May 1989, while he was incarcerated at Victor Verster Prison, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela graduated in absentia with an LLB from Unisa. Read more

Purchasing rebate to help cushion Unisa’s student bursary initiatives

PURCO SA CEO Selvan Govender handed over a cheque of R1.2 million to Unisa as part of the total cost savings realised by members of the consortium in 2017 through better procurement contracts. Read more

Not up a blind alley but down a triumphal road to a PhD

In spite of his severe vision loss, Unisan Nico van Blerk has overcome all odds on his journey to a doctorate in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, which was awarded to him by the university on 9 May 2018. Read more

Fela’s music can decolonise international law in African universities

African law schools should find ways to disrupt a Eurocentric approach. Music, poetry, literature, and films could help do this, says Unisa's Babatunde Fagbayibo. Read more

Be brave, nobody else can be brave for you

When one hears the story of Tinevimbo Matambanadzo and the challenges she had to overcome in order to graduate, one will then truly understand the strength of a Unisa student. Read more

Portrait of the artist as a young man

The Chair of Council’s commissioned portrait was unveiled at Unisa in April this year. But who is Nhlanhla Nhlapo, the painter who has immortalised Sakhi Simelane in oil? Read more

In defence of a human rights culture

The Unisa College of Graduate Studies and its Institute for Social and Health Sciences hosted the 13th Annual Peace, Safety and Human Rights Memorial Lecture at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg last month. Read more