About

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 shaping futures 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 form the foundation 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 our history

Explore Unisa's journey of more than 145 years and celebrate our decades of service to students in South Africa and beyond.