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Bright ideas on show at Innovation Bridge

At this premier technology showcasing event, three innovations from Unisa caught the eye of visitors, amongst whom was DST Minister Naledi Pandor. Read more

Trolleys piled high to deliver Unisa’s hard work to the DHET

Copies of books, conference papers, and journal articles are sent to the Department of Higher Education and Training to calculate the university’s subsidy-earning research output. Read more

Youth unemployment in SA - the curse and the solution

Government’s noisy rhetoric on its initiatives aimed at bettering the lives of the youth is like popular deep house beats with no lyrics, says Thabo Makwakwa, Gauteng RSRC Undergraduate Officer. Read more

Decolonising research methodology must include undoing its dirty history

The process is an ethical, ontological, and political exercise rather than simply one of approach and ways of producing knowledge, says Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Director of Scholarship at Unisa's Change Management Unit. Read more

Everything happens for a reason, including prison

Unisa lecturer and PhD student Mbongiseni Mdakane says studying psychology is a way to heal the 10 years he spent in a cell. Read more

Building the #ZeroHunger generation

Unisa’s Department of Agriculture and Animal Health commemorated World Food Day in collaboration with the Sparrow Village hospice and orphanage to promote awareness of poverty and food security. Read more

Embracing open distance e-learning and multiple discourses

Prof Narend Baijnath, CHE CEO, spoke at CEDU’s seventh annual Teacher Education at a Distance Conference about the challenges faced by ODeL institutions when managing the task of educating teachers in an ever-changing, digitising world. Read more

Stats indicate more than 91 000 child brides in SA

A joint initiative between Unisa’s Gender Institute, the TMALI, and the AU aims not only to foster conversations and dialogue on the importance of African girls’ rights to equal education and their fundamental freedoms but also to create opportunities for change. Read more

The sky is the limit for these Unisa luminaries

Bonginkosi Ndumo and Rethabile Lekabe have the distinct honour of being the university’s first Gradstars, part of a select group singled out from more than 3 500 contenders across the country. Read more

What are the benefits of making scholarly outputs openly available?

Open in order to enable more equitable participation in research. Open in order to improve public health. These are just two examples of how this question can be answered during this year’s tenth International Open Access Week. Read more