College of Human Sciences

Iranian postgraduate student obtains Unisa PhD

Dr Mahboube Khalvati, a recent Unisa PhD graduate from Iran, shares her unusual postgraduate study journey in the field of English Theatre Studies. Read more

Interrogating the factors that affect student success

The support recipe for student success is far more nuanced than generally assumed, as is borne out by the eye-opening research conducted by Dr Fortunate Silinda of Unisa's Department of Psychology. Read more

Reflecting, resisting and (re)imagining pandemics

Unisa's Institute for Gender Studies hosted a webinar commemorating International Women's Day that brought together distinguished gender scholars, gender workers and gender activists to share their work and how it has been challenged by Covid-19. Read more

Addressing mental health in higher learning

Students and staff had to worry about their own well-being and that of their loved ones, while also having to think about their studies and performing well during the Covid-19 pandemic, says psychology expert Prof Puleng Segalo. Read more

Unisa’s renowned scholar in LGBTIQ earns prestigious nomination

Professor Azwihangwisi Helen Mavhandu-Mudzusi, Head of Graduate Studies and Research in the College of Human Sciences, is a finalist in the category of Established Researcher in the HSRC-USAf 2020 Medal in Social Sciences and Humanities for her outstanding contribution to social sciences Read more

Unisa Chair of Department humbled by nomination

Dr Fortunate Silinda, a research psychologist in the Department of Psychology, has been nominated as an emerging researcher for the HSRC-USAf 2020 Medal for Social Sciences and Humanities. Read more

Learning from the story of pioneering South African writer Sindiwe Magona

A literary icon, her autobiographies offer a way of understanding the country's brutal past in order to heal and move forward, writes Unisa’s Puleng Segalo in The Conversation. Read more

Psychology carries a dark past: how the discipline can be Africanised

Unisa’s Puleng Segalo and Julia Simango write in The Conversation that many societies on the continent still draw heavily on their traditional beliefs and cultural heritage and therefore it’s important to take these into consideration. Read more

365 days of living in fear for SA women

Domestic violence increased during the 2020 national lockdown, which is concerning considering that the number of women killed by intimate male partners in the country is already four times the global average, writes Prof Nokuthula Mazibuko, Head of Unisa's Institute for Gender Studies.
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Play your part in curbing road tragedy

As the festive season looms, Prof Ashley van Niekerk from Unisa's Institute for Social and Health Sciences reminds South Africans that alcohol intoxication continues to be the leading factor of road accidents locally and globally. He says general vigilance is required for both daylight and night-time driving.
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