College of Human Sciences

Exploring structural and spiritual inequalities through research

Prof Fundiswa Kobo from Unisa's College of Human Sciences was presented with the Emerging Researcher Award at the 2022 Unisa Research and Innovation Awards ceremony. She is committed to exploring structural and spiritual inequalities, especially gender exploitation, through her research. Read more

Cultural memory maestro's B3 rating celebrated

Prof Kgomotso Masemola's NRF B3 rating, which recognises his outstanding research performance and impact, was celebrated at the 2022 Unisa Research and Innovation Awards. As Executive Dean of the College of Human Sciences, he is known for advocating academic excellence and leading by example. Read more

The African spirit is strong in this researcher

Prof Jan Maluleka, recipient of the Principal's Award for Excellence in Research, says that the knowledge that sustained our forefathers should be part of the solution to the African problems that we currently facing, and that research should link to traditional wisdom. Read more

Strengthening digital transformation for Unisa students

Unisa's Phindiwe Kamolane and Prof Zethu Nkosi share behind-the-scenes stories of their journey through the first two years of moving entirely to online examinations. Read more

Unisa political scientist assumes leadership role in global association

The College of Human Sciences’ Sanet Solomon has been appointed as the deputy president of the Africa branch of the International Association for Political Science Students, a global, non-profit, student-led organisation aimed at making a global impact in political science. Read more

African leadership from an indigenous perspective

What are the roots and basis of authentic African leadership in this modern capital-driven world that we live in? The webinar grappled with the notion of leadership. In particular, it looked at the youth and their role in reimagining what leadership is and what it could be. Read more

Towards credible communication

Delivering her inaugural lecture, Prof Yolanda Botha from the Department of Communication Sciences in the College of Human Sciences explored, among others, social organisation credibility, which is the extent to which social media users perceive the organisation as a reliable source of information on social media. Read more

The journey after graduation: A travel advisory

Drawing on her extensive personal experience, Prof Fortunate Silinda recently provided graduates with invaluable advice on important things to bear in mind as they continue down the road of life. Read more

Prof Matlakala celebrates International Nurses Day at Kalafong Hospital

Addressing nurses, doctors and staff at the hospital, the Chair of the Department of Health Studies and Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre at Unisa praised health workers’ courageous contribution to improved healthcare amidst Covid-19 and many other challenges. Read more

CHS mentorship initiative in its twelfth year

The College of Human Sciences recently launched the twelfth edition of its highly successful Mentorship Programme, which assists newly appointed academics to improve their standing, while inculcating a culture of hard work, accountability and productivity. Read more