College of Human Sciences

College of Human Sciences COD scoops a Teaching and Learning Festival Award

Unisa’s Dr Nompumelelo Radebe won an award that represent her academic work as a fervent decolonial scholar who believes in curriculum transformation as part of the decolonisation struggles responding to the demands of the market, corporate sector, regional and national development. Read more

Honouring Nkosi Albert Luthuli, a model African ancestor

Presented by the Unisa Chief Albert Luthuli Research Chair, the inaugural lecture of a three-part seminar series honouring the late teacher, activist and politician was themed "Invoking the spirit of Chief Albert Luthuli: The importance of cultural diplomacy". Read more

Examining how climate affects the human psyche

Human health is intimately linked to various facets relating to climate change, and the research of Unisa’s Professor Monika dos Santos in the climate change space focuses on the oft-overlooked effects on mental and physical health. Read more

Never too late for self-empowerment through education

A self-driven and visionary mother, former cleaner Florah Mukumo overcame poverty and other difficult circumstances to obtain her first degree at the age of 64. Read more

Unisa adds academic muscle to safe energy campaign

Delivering his inaugural address, Prof Ashley van Niekerk from the ISHS said that "No Paraffin!" had been launched by the university in partnership with ASSAf to contribute to SA's accelerated transition to affordable and modern energy to prioritise the needs of socio-economically impoverished communities. Read more

Unisan appointed to Society of American Archivists

The renowned Chair of the Department of Information Sciences at Unisa, Prof Mpho Ngoepe, has been appointed as committee member of the Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards. "Being appointed in this position is both an honour and privilege to contribute to the society that can make a difference to the global community." Read more

Uncovering deep-seated roots of hardship

Dr Khuze Skosana recently graduated with a PhD and is a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Unisa. His research investigates the psychosocial effects of unemployment on young adults. Read more

Find our collectiveness to realise our humanness

"As history wrestles with us, we must wrestle with history in the present, for the imagined future." This aptly summarises the discussions that took place at the 16th Annual Peace, Safety and Human Rights Memorial Lecture, hosted by Unisa's Institute for Social and Health Sciences in collaboration with the Psychological Society of South Africa and the Pan-African Psychology Union. Read more

This go-getter is living her dream

On her journey to realise her childhood aspirations, Unisa’s Dr Koketjo Tsebe continues adding accolades to her long list of achievements. “Every day I am reminded that as long as I work hard, commit to my roles, consult with others, and prioritise my work, I can realise all my goals.” #WomensMonth Read more

Young imbokodo academic gets estimable recognition

Not only is she a magnificent woman, Unisa's Dr Lebohang Motsomotso has also bagged the 2021 Unisa Research and Innovation Youngest Female Doctoral Graduate Award. "Women should know that alone you cannot change the world, but you can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples." #WomensMonth #Imbokodo Read more