Proudly African

Located at the southern tip of Africa, Unisa takes pride in its identity and has the interests of the continent at heart. Through its teaching and learning, relevant research and innovation, and community engagement initiatives, the university acknowledges its African roots and acts on the needs of South Africa and the continent. 

Curricular change in the interests of asserting Africa-centred knowledge systems and research reforms are but some of the initiatives aimed at advancing transformation and the decolonisation of scholarship.

Unisa supports Africa's socio-economic transformation and development goals in various ways. The university has collaboration agreements with the African Union Commission and the Africa Forum, an association of former heads of state and leaders on the African continent, among others. It also collaborates with various government departments to advance our national development goals.

Furthermore, Unisa houses several Africa-focused chairs, centres and programmes, all of which have the advancement and interest of the continent at heart.

Last modified: 2023/04/26