Leading change

African knowledge key to re-humanising HE

The recent Unisa-M&G Critical Thinking Forum focused on social inclusion, which, like social justice, is at the heart of the transformation and decolonialisation debates in higher education and the policy environment. Read more

A country ‘lost in transition’?

Prof Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni explored the idea of South Africa as a national question from a decolonial perspective when he delivered the fourth annual Neville Alexander Memorial Lecture. Read more

Africa’s blue economy on the crest of a wave

Prof Raphael Mpofu led a Unisa delegation to the University of Seychelles to discuss economic development driven by a maritime strategy in line with AU Agenda 2063. Read more

The 2017 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

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

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

CAES scientist has the earth at her feet in quest for knowledge about soil

Unisa’s Prof Veronica Ngole-Jeme has covered vast amounts of ground, from Nigeria and Central Africa to South Africa, in her fascination with soil. Read more

Is this how the coalition cookie crumbles?

The Unisa-Sowetan Dialogue asked whether SA is experiencing ordinary growing pains or whether this is the beginning of the end for coalition and collaboration politics in the country. Read more

Elderly become tech savvy through Unisa

The School of Computing presented a free personal computer literacy course for 30 senior citizens so they can use the technology to communicate with their families. Read more

Learning to unlearn in order to re-learn

Prof Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Director of the Scholarship Change Management Unit at Unisa, addressed the MACE Gauteng Regional workshop last week on decoloniality in education. Read more