Mobilising Unisa Alumni - December 2017

2017 a watershed year for transformation at Unisa

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the academic year, Unisa Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mandla Makhanya, said that transformation is a collective journey and we all have to lead it.

The Unisa Chancellor’s Calabash Awards—a recognition of courage

Gill Marcus, Dr Frene Ginwala, Sally Motlana, and Naledi Pandor were honoured by the university for bettering the lives of the citizens of South Africa. Read more

R99 million for student success…this is how it was spent

Unisa’s Council Bursary is going a long way towards making education possible for needy students and improving throughput rates. Read more

Alumni on the move

From an orphanage to Unisa’s graduation stage Everything happens for a reason, including prison
Do not be defined by your circumstances but instead define your tomorrow, says Thato Senne, who was awarded his BA in Environmental Management. Read more. 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.

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