Leading change

SA youth disillusioned with democracy – Thuli Madonsela

Delivering the 2018 Unisa Founders Lecture, Prof Thuli Madonsela warned that especially young people in South Africa have come to take a dim view of democracy ‘They say that their parents fought for freedom; instead they got democracy,’ she said. Read more

Is decolonisation the answer to democratic policing?

In his inaugural lecture, Unisa’s Prof Doraval Govender critically evaluated the structure and functioning of SAPS, and took stock of the difficulties confronting police officers in their day-to-day policing activities. Read more

Changing the academy into a site of ecologies of knowledges and multilingualism

Prof Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni tells Unisans more about his latest book, Epistemic freedom in Africa: Deprovincialisation and decolonisation. Read more

Multilingual HE is possible but will take great effort and commitment

The development of language technologies has reached the point where their use could be game changing, says Professor Laurette Pretorius, leader of a Unisa research team exploring sustainable multilingualism in South Africa. Read more

Across country a chance to advance

Unisa’s C2A programme crosses borders and boundaries to provide learning and empowerment programmes to rural and urban communities, government, and civil society. Read more

Improving reading and writing, one Bee at a time

"Visionary" Unisan Marcia Lebambo been chosen as one of News24’s 100 young Mandelas of the future. Read more

Unisa brings Madiba magic to women behind bars

The university honoured the centenary of Nelson Mandela with a multi-disciplinary team visit to the Kgoši Mampuru II correctional facility to present a range of workshops. Read more

It's the humanity that we teach...

Unisa celebrated what would have been Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s 100th birthday on 18 July 2018 by showcasing the university’s legacy of sustainable development, nation building, and social justice. Read more

Unisa’s Somadoda Fikeni leads national initiative projecting possible future outlooks for South Africa

"We want South Africans across the spectrum of age, gender, ethnicity and socio-economic status to read through the different scenarios and recognise that they can help to create a stable, prosperous and socially cohesive country," says Fikeni. Read more

Unisa Council leads the way with 145th anniversary pledges

Members of the Unisa Council were the first to pledge their contributions towards Unisa’s 145th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign, which is starting this week. The pledges were made at a recent Council Meeting. Read more