College of Human Sciences

Conversation with the Leading Lady no 4

In the next installment of this College of Human Sciences series, listen to an interview with Dr Lebohang Motsomotso from the Department of Political Sciences. Read more

Unisa alumnus captures the essence of Makhanya

The highly talented Jaco van Schalkwyk created the official portrait of Prof Mandla Makhanya, former Unisa Principal and Vice-Chancellor, which was presented to him on the occasion of his retirement. Read more

Newly appointed Chief Albert Luthuli Research Chair is a visionary leader

The newly appointed incumbent of the Chief Albert Luthuli Research Chair, Prof Puleng Segalo, says that Unisa's association with Luthuli's name is testament to the seriousness with which the university views transformation, social cohesion and justice for all. Read more

Women leaders must model sisterhood

Writing in the Mail & Guardian Thought Leader, Unisa's Professors Puleng Segalo and Edith Phaswana examine the worrying trend of early departures for women executives. Read more

'Writing does not equal research'

Prof Christo Lombaard, rated C1 by the NRF, argues that if research does not make a new contribution, nor take cognisance of the newest publications, trends, insights and debates, it is per definition not research, but simply writing. Read more

Watch: Confessions of a major media academic

View an enlightening and entertaining Unisa Radio interview with communication and media supremo, Prof Julie Reid of the Department of Communication Science. Read more

Influential researcher builds on the body of knowledge

Having moved from a Y-rating to a C2-rating by the NRF, Unisa’s Professor Puleng Segalo is considered as an established researcher with a good track record of quality outputs Read more

Iranian postgraduate student obtains Unisa PhD

Dr Mahboube Khalvati, a recent Unisa PhD graduate from Iran, shares her unusual postgraduate study journey in the field of English Theatre Studies. Read more

Interrogating the factors that affect student success

The support recipe for student success is far more nuanced than generally assumed, as is borne out by the eye-opening research conducted by Dr Fortunate Silinda of Unisa's Department of Psychology. Read more

Reflecting, resisting and (re)imagining pandemics

Unisa's Institute for Gender Studies hosted a webinar commemorating International Women's Day that brought together distinguished gender scholars, gender workers and gender activists to share their work and how it has been challenged by Covid-19. Read more