College of Human Sciences

Evaluating support framework for students with hearing disability

Sign Language was recently recognised as the 12th official language in South Africa and endorsed by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 19 July 2023. Dr Tonny Nelson Matjila shares his academic journey in evaluating the existing student support framework in higher education regarding students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Read more

CHS professor receives prestigious international recognition for outstanding reviewer role

In a remarkable achievement for South African academia, Prof Shadrack Katuu, a distinguished researcher from the College of Human Sciences, has been awarded the Outstanding Reviewer accolade at the 2023 Emerald Literati Awards. Read more

Outstanding scholar situates Unisa prominently within the global theological landscape

In a fitting acknowledgment of his many academic achievements and dedication to theological research, Prof Magezi Elijah Baloyi has been honoured with a research professorship, and has also been invited to participate in a prestigious programme at Princeton University in the United States as the sole black academic representative. Read more

Unisa launches Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies

In a significant step towards promoting gender equality and addressing pressing issues related to gender and sexuality, the College of Human Sciences at Unisa has unveiled its newly established Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies. Read more

Delving deep into the heart of the unique socio-political dynamics of African societies

The College of Human Sciences' Transformation Unit recently hosted a captivating seminar which brought together scholars, students and intellectuals to examine the complexities of the communal contract within African societies and its impact on the current state of the continent. Read more

Unisa @ 150: Making a difference in the lives of our cherished elders

Giving effect to Madiba’s lasting legacy on Mandela Day, members of the Department of Health Studies recently visited the A re Aganeng Old Age Home to promote health education among the resident elders and their caregivers. Read more

SHIP on a quest to curb teenage pregnancy in Limpopo

Members of the Department of Health Studies' School Health Integrated Programme team recently visited a rural school to assess and address challenges related to teenage pregnancy and its effect on teaching and learning. Read more

DGSS puts spotlight on anti-colonial and feminist scholarship

The new Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies commits to producing knowledge and research questions about the state of women, particularly black women and queer people across Africa and the global South. Read more

Towards inclusive learning environments in South Africa

Exploring the pivotal roundtable entitled "Towards safe learning environments in a diverse spiritual and faith-based South African context", key voices, including those of Prof Rodney Tshaka, Dr Sidwell Mokgothu and Prof Mathole Motshekga shed light on fostering inclusive religious and theological interventions for an equitable education landscape. Read more

Unisa @ 150: An SA first as multilingual robotics glossary is launched

The Unisa Science Engagement Centre, in collaboration with the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, and the Department of African Languages, officially launched a first-of-its-kind multilingual glossary of one hundred robotics terms in all eleven South African official languages. Read more