College of Graduate Studies

An impressive prize winner—Malik Maaza

The incumbent of the UNESCO-Unisa Africa Chair in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology accepted the 2018 José Vasconcelos World Award of Education at the 35th World Cultural Council Award Ceremony in Hong Kong last week. Read more

Encouraging originality and celebrating diversity on a mega scale

Unisa’s Erica Flinspach tops the list as Turnitin honours 28 institutions and individuals worldwide for their dedication to fostering cultures of integrity and teaching students to find their authentic voices. Read more

ACDE learning from African experiences

Hosted by Unisa, a conference of the African Council for Distance Education (ACDE) saw the attendance of a number vice-chancellors from across the continent to share institutional progress reports on the implementation of open, distance and e-learning. Read more

Widening access through open learning

In anticipation of the Open Learning Conference 2018, Prof Mpine Makoe looks at the latest local and international trends in the open learning movement. Read more

Multilingual HE is possible but will take great effort and commitment

The development of language technologies has reached the point where their use could be game changing, says Professor Laurette Pretorius, leader of a Unisa research team exploring sustainable multilingualism in South Africa. Read more

New director puts Unisa students at the centre of all operations

Creating a friendly virtual space for postgrads is one of the top priorities of Prof Hugo Lotriet, newly appointed director of the CGS School of Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Studies. Read more

Constructive ways exist to manage South Africa’s land conflict

The possibility that a real solution can be found, juxtaposed with a stark warning about just how volatile the issue has become, was the essence of a recent seminar hosted by Unisa’s Archie Mafeje Research Institute. Read more

Unisan adds 'Science Oscar' to his achievements in 2018

Congratulations to Prof Malik Maaza who won the NSTF-GreenMatter Award at the 2017/2018 NSTF-South32 awards last week. These annual awards recognise, celebrate and reward outstanding excellence in science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa. 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

Report recommends SA to make History compulsory in 2023

The Ministerial Task Team, led by its chairperson, Unisan Prof Sifiso Ndlovu, has recommended that the subject should be phased in incrementally in Grade 10. Read more