College of Human Sciences

The College of Human Sciences shines at the Unisa Excellence in Teaching and Learning awards

The College of Human Sciences reflects on their success at the 2018 Unisa Teaching and Learning Festival Awards. Out of the seven institutional winners, three of the wins came from the College. Read more

A womanist dialogue with black theology of liberation in the 21st century

The Department of Development Studies invited Reverend Fundiswa Kobo for a seminal talk on the topic of Umfazi Akangeni ebutlantni emzini (A woman doesn’t enter the kraal in a home). Read more

2018 Mentorship Programme ends on a high note

After weeks of hard work, dedication, attending classes and engaging in numerous discussions, the College of Human Sciences 2018 mentorship programme concluded at a formal graduation ceremony. Read more

Mzansi Taal: A South Afrikan lingo dictionary and encyclopedia

The Unisa College of Human Sciences introduces the exciting Mzansi Taal platform, a South African lingo dictionary and encyclopedia. Read more

Religious Studies: Past Wisdoms, Present Contestations, Future Trajectories

The Department of Religious Studies and Arabic in the College of Human Sciences hosted a symposium on Religious Studies: Past Wisdoms, Present Contestations, Future Trajectories in honour of its retiring staff member Professor Danie Goosen. Speakers included various members of the department as well as Professor Goosen’s loved ones and colleagues. Read more

Remaining relevant: Reflections on critical incidents in psychological test development in SA

Professor René van Eeden from the Department of Psychology in the College of Human Sciences recently delivered her inaugural lecture entitled Remaining relevant: Reflections on critical incidents in psychological test development in South Africa. Read more

Re-Membering Sobukwe 40 years on: A silenced voice of liberation

The voice of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, one of the greatest leaders of the Azanian liberation struggle, was recently summoned at a university gathering of Pan Afrikanists in honour of this authentic Afrikan leader. Read more

Unisa’s 2018 Language Festival roadshow kicks off at local school

Learners across Gauteng discover that language is in poetry, in song, in drama, in folklore, in books, and in art. Read more

'Journalists must decode' – Percy Qoboza remembered

Speaking at the 8th annual Percy Qoboza Memorial Lecture, Father Smangaliso Makhatswa said that the influential black South African journalist and author used the media platform to decode the events of the day to his readers, and that this remains a key responsibility of today’s media practitioners. Read more

Bunny bones: how they look and why they matter

The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology housed in the College of Human Sciences provided a platform for their recent masters’ graduate Karin Scott to present her research paper entitled A comparative morphological and morphometric study of the cranial and post cranial oestriology of South African hares, cape and shrubs and its application in Archaeozoology. Read more