Leading change

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

My vision for Unisa research is that of unyielding excellence—Meyiwa

New Vice-Principal of Research, Postgraduate Studies, Innovation, and Commercialisation, Prof Thenjiwe (Thenji) Meyiwa has pledged to commit to Unisa and, in particular, to her researchers, to provide an ethos and an enabling environment for research. Read more

'Visionary' Tshabalala joins Unisa as Chief Information Officer

Unisa’s new Vice-Principal of Information and Communication Technology says she is hard at work with the team transforming ICT to the ‘service provider of choice’, characterised by the best and always available services. Read more

Unisa serious about substantive transformation, including economic transformation

Lindiwe Zulu, Minister of Small Business Development, was the keynote speaker at the landmark Enterprise Development Day for SMME suppliers at Unisa on 31 May 2018. 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

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

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

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

Turning horse poop into power

SANEDI and Exxaro, together with Unisa’s IDEAS, are installing a biodigester at the EARTH Centre, an NPO that offers free therapeutic riding to physically and mentally challenged children and young adults who cannot afford it. Read more

Unisa and Limpopo Province sign MoU

The research agenda will focus on areas such as skills development, infrastructure development and management, economic growth, addressing poverty and inequality, and improved service delivery. Read more