College of Human Sciences

From a domestic worker to an assistant director - against all odds!

In 2003, a then domestic worker, Ms Johannah Baloyi, turned a new leaf in life when she graduated with a BA degree in Political Science and Communication at Unisa. Sixteen years later, on 26 September 2019, Baloyi returned to Unisa to graduate with a degree in Bachelor of Arts (Health Science and Social Services), this time around as an Assistant Director at the Department of Labour. Read more

Unisa trains young tourism ambassadors in Johannesburg

The Department of Development Studies (College of Human Sciences) and the Chance to Advance Programme collaborated with the City of Johannesburg to enhance the skills of 60 unemployed youth to function as tourism ambassadors. Read more

Traumatic challenges in schools: Pregnancy, bullying and murder

A recent workshop within the College of Human Sciences focused on some of the challenges facing teachers in counselling, including suicide, stress, bullying and lack of respect from learners. Read more

Unisan ranked among SA’s Top 5 Women in Science

Unisa’s Prof Azwihangwisi Mavhandu-Mudzusi is a finalist in the 2019 Standard Bank Top Women Awards. Read more

Decolonise art history

Using examples of artworks by Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony Van Dyck - two famous Flemish artists of the seventeenth century - Unisa's Prof Bernadette Van Haute explores the ways in which artists visualised intercultural encounters. Read more

Ugu Deputy Mayor Mthiyane now a proud Unisan

Citing the achievement as one of her life’s biggest milestones, the Deputy Mayor of the Ugu District Municipality, Councillor Phumlile Happiness Mthiyane, recently graduated at Unisa. Read more

What drives the election narrative?

The analysts' point of view emerged at a Political Sciences pre-election seminar at Unisa. Read more

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