College of Human Sciences

New head of IGS shares expertise on gender-based violence

The national Department of Women invited Unisa's Prof Nokuthula Mazibuko to the launch of its public hearings in Atteridgeville. Read more

Dynamic Unisan among SA's most influential

Lefatshe Moagi, a Political Sciences lecturer, has been listed among Avance Media's Top 100 Most Influential Young South Africans. Read more

Thanks, NSFAS!

Isaac Mpho Mothiba is a proud Unisa alumnus - thanks to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, his loving grandmother and a supportive lecturer. Read more

On the psychology of student support and retention

Unisa's Dr Fortunate Silinda hopes that her research will highlight where postgraduates need help when writing their dissertations and theses in a distance-learning environment. Read more

South Africa doesn't have enough women in foreign policy. Why it matters

Unisa's Prof Jo-Ansie van Wyk says the policy-making process, policy content and environment, and the implementation process is still dominated by men. This raises questions about the continued influence of male-focused structures and cultures in the ruling party, the executive and DIRCO. Read more

But is it drinkable - or not?

Unisa's Suvania Naidoo, winner of the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Research, was part of a group that presented a workshop at Water Show Africa. She says that conflicting perceptions of water quality are a result of vested interests that vary according to the group of stakeholders, their professional stance and use for water. Read more

From explicit to implicit attitudes to accents

Professor Pedro Álvarez-Mosquera of the University of Salamanca, Spain, a research fellow in Unisa's Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, presented his observations on the linguistic landscape of South Africa at a departmental colloquium. Read more

Grass-eating, petrol-gulping, Doom-spraying, selfie-taking in heaven...

Unisa's NRF Y2-rated researcher Dr Solomon Kgatle reflects on and critically engages with current developments in African Pentecostal Christianity. Read more

Research on theology of Brexit shows nostalgia for 'empire'

Britain's planned exit from the European Union is a political hot potato, but Brexit is as much about theology as it is about politics, says Unisa researcher Prof Anthony Reddie. Read more

When life and art blur in the theatre

At this year's Research & Innovation awards ceremony, Dr Lida Krüger received the 2018 Senate Publications Committee Thesis Publication award for her thesis titled The actual versus the fictional in Betrayal, The real thing and Closer. Read more