Who we are

Unisa is Africa’s leading distance learning institution nurturing inspiring leaders of tomorrow. We are a reputable, comprehensive, flexible and accessible open distance learning institution that is motivating a future generation. We offer internationally accredited qualifications and have world-class resources.

Our vision “towards the African university in the service of humanity” drives us to find answers to Africa’s educational and developmental problems. By forming partnerships in Africa and throughout the world, we are able to help the people of Africa achieve their dreams.

Our strategy

At Unisa, everything we do is inspired by our Vision, Mission and Values. They are the key components of our strategic planning.

Our future

In the upcoming years, our main aim is to harness the new and emerging potential in ICT to catapult the university into a truly digital future.

Celebrating 145 years

An African proverb says that a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle – and to this one can add, two candles cast more light than one.