College of Human Sciences

Getting to grips with lockdown

Puleng Segalo, psychology professor from the College of Human Sciences at Unisa, says it's important to look at it from a multidimensional perspective, and reflect on how possible solutions could filter into different experiences that people are having. Read more

COVID-19 - tips from a clinical psychologist

Dr Christine Laidlaw from Unisa's Department of Psychology provides some valuable advice about our mental health during the South African lockdown. Read more

Unisa alumnus named ICT Minister in Namibia

Dr Peya Mushelenga has completed three degrees at the university in Political Sciences and believes in lifelong learning. Read more

African feminist researcher challenging patriarchy

Unisa's Prof Madipoane Masenya, an NRF B3-rated researcher, has coined a word that speaks to the kind of women's liberationist framework that makes sense to the unique context of African-South African women. Read more

An equal world is an enabled world

Social power is key, and everyone has the power to end gender-based violence and femicide. This was the call at the African feminism discourse research seminar held by Unisa's Institute for Gender Studies to celebrate 2020 International Women's Day. Read more

Meet Unisa's youngest 2019 PhD female graduate

Dr Sintechè van der Merwe, a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology in the College of Human Sciences, hopes to start publishing as soon as possible on the findings of her thesis, entitled How women gain and retain management positions: A study of South African female MBA graduates. Read more

Research to address "wicked problems"

As one of the recipients of the 2019 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research, Prof Mpho Ngoepe, from Unisa's College of Human Sciences, says his research is relevant to South Africa, addressing societal challenges faced by the country, especially in accountability, transparency and good governance. Read more

Zethu Nkosi leads by example

The winner of the 2019 Women in Research Leadership Award specialises in leadership and management, with staff retention and job satisfaction as niche areas. Read more

Stop telling women that their feminine face is not a representation of God

Speaking at a public lecture hosted by Unisa's College of Human Sciences, Prof Esther Mombo, from St Paul’s University in Kenya, said that it was important for women to question the structures that did not allow them to be ordained and lead. Read more

CHS unapologetically African

We are a college that is talking decoloniality, Africanisation and gender-related topics, says Prof Kgomotso Masemola, Executive Dean of Unisa's College of Human Sciences. Read more