College of Human Sciences

It's time for Africa

The Global WordNet Association has announced that the 11th International Global WordNet Conference will be held in January 2021 in Pretoria, a continental first. Unisa's Department of African Languages in the College of Human Sciences will form part of the local organising committee.
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Covid-19 not slowing down this quality assurance unit

Prof Nampombe Saurombe, Head of Academic QA and Enhancement in the College of Human Sciences at Unisa, says the programme review of the BA Honours degree in Archaeology by a panel of external reviewers - done virtually for the first time - was a success. Read more

A must for serious research

The Office for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Human Sciences recently held a virtual rating information workshop to assist potential applicants on how to complete their NRF online applications. Read more

Tackling drunk driving head on

Research conducted by the Road Traffic Management Corporation, in collaboration with the South African Medical Research Council and Unisa, shows that driver alcohol intoxication accounts for 27.1% of fatal crashes in the country, a figure considerably higher than current estimates. This is projected to cost the economy R18.2 billion annually. Read more

Going viral in a chaotic world

The annual Consulting Psychology conference celebrated its 10th year of existence and this first virtual event presented new challenges, reports Prof Michelle May from Unisa's Department of Industrial and Organisational Psychology. Read more

Elderly at double risk from Covid-19

Speaking at a webinar hosted by the Unisa Institute for Gender Studies in the College of Human Sciences, Prof Nokuthula Mazibuko said that older people are not just struggling with greater health risks, but are also likely to be less capable of supporting themselves in isolation. Read more

Eating burnt toast

So you are female and the impact of Covid-19 is weighing on you with no means to get an income through a side hustle…You might feel overwhelmed, but many SA women have overcome traditional notions of gender by becoming primary breadwinners in their homes and providing primary financial support for their families. Listen to Unisa’s Dr Bianca Parry chatting to Mandla Shongwe on SAfm’s Sound Awake. Read more

CHS scholar honoured by UWF

Dr Vuyolwethu Seti-Sonamzi from the Department of Communication Science is the recipient of the 2020 Transformative Leadership Award from the Unisa Women's Forum. "She has presented a model for what a Unisa women academic can achieve through conviction, dedication and commitment to staying the course."
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Developing digital African language resources

Unisa's College of Human Sciences is serious about advancing South African and African indigenous knowledge systems. This #HeritageMonth, start to encourage the culture of reading in your household, especially in local languages.
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Once upon a [digital] time…

The Department of Communication Science in Unisa's College of Human Sciences recently held a second lecture as part of their Community of Communication Scholarship Project. Dr Damien Tomaselli, from the University of Johannesburg, spoke on innovating story form in the wake of emerging technologies. Read more