College of Graduate Studies

Postgrads supported to do valuable and transformative research

The role of postgraduate students at Unisa is to conduct research that has a positive impact on society – this was the theme that guided the first ever Annual Postgraduate Research Indaba hosted by the College of Graduate Studies (CGS) in collaboration with the National Student Representative Council. Read more

Expanding access to higher education

The inaugural lecture of Prof Mpine Makoe, Institute for Open Distance Learning, entitled 'Reinvigorating openness: Trends and futures for open education practices', took place on 14 October 2019. Read more

Prof Maaza achieves a first for Africa

Prof Malik Maaza from the College of Graduate Studies can now add the International Commission for Optics’ Galileo Galilei 2019 Medal to his impressive collection of national and international recognitions. This is the first time in the award’s illustrious 35-year history that the recipient is from Africa. Read more

Iconic South African women honoured at Unisa

Unisa, in collaboration with the Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke Institute, hosted the "Bring Her Up: Women of Firsts Awards" to celebrate women icons in different spheres, and to promote and preserve excellence in the country. Read more

And the 'Science Oscar' goes to…

Congratulations to Unisa's Prof Lindiwe Zungu who won the TW Kambule-NSTF Award: Researcher at the 2018/2019 NSTF-South32 awards. These prestigious honours celebrate outstanding excellence in science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa. Read more

Africa has a date with destiny

Delivering Unisa’s third African Intellectuals Project Lecture, Dr Reuel Khoza said that he believed that the continent would transform, but that the catalytic element that was crucial to that transformation was visionary, competent, committed, ethical leadership. Read more

The passionate call of an African prophet

Delivering the first Pixely ka Isaka Seme Memorial Lecture, hosted by Unisa's Institute for African Renaissance Studies, Dr Bongani Ngqulunga said that Seme's political vision and mission in life was the redemption of the black race and its emancipation from oppression. Read more

A beacon of hope for Unisa M&Ds

The CGS research development programme for master's and doctoral students based in Ethiopia is powered by the unwavering dedication and remarkable expertise of academics from various colleges. Read more

Time for young people to lead Africa

We owe it to our children that we get the continent in order before we pass it down to them, said former Ethiopian Prime Minister, HE Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe, delivering the 10th Thabo Mbeki Africa Day Lecture at Unisa. Read more

SIRGS hosts 'crackling' postgraduate workshops in Cape Town

Honours, master's and doctoral Unisa students lauded the brilliant insights relating to proposal planning, literature reviews, conceptual and theoretical frameworks, and research methodologies. Read more