College of Human Sciences

A new zeitgeist for unprecedented success in CHS, says ED

Prof Kgomotso Masemola, newly appointed Executive Dean of the College of Human Sciences, says that it is now possible to achieve quality-driven curriculum transformation through simultaneous decoloniality and Africanisation. Read more

Making academic progress against all odds

A positive and extraordinarily resilient attitude is what helped Zenon Ndayisenga, a Unisa student and asylum seeker from Burundi, to survive against staggering odds. Read more

Unisan's expert eye garners top photography award

Building on past successes, Unisa student Sydney Seshibedi has been named the Sports Photographer of the Year 2019 by South African Breweries (SAB). Read more

Unisa produces its first PhD graduate in Setswana

Unisa has produced its first PhD graduate in Setswana. Dr Justice Kobue Legodi encourages others to pursue their research through their indigenous languages, as it enriches their culture and language, amongst others. Read more

From a domestic worker to an assistant director - against all odds!

In 2003, a then domestic worker, Ms Johannah Baloyi, turned a new leaf in life when she graduated with a BA degree in Political Science and Communication at Unisa. Sixteen years later, on 26 September 2019, Baloyi returned to Unisa to graduate with a degree in Bachelor of Arts (Health Science and Social Services), this time around as an Assistant Director at the Department of Labour. Read more

Unisa trains young tourism ambassadors in Johannesburg

The Department of Development Studies (College of Human Sciences) and the Chance to Advance Programme collaborated with the City of Johannesburg to enhance the skills of 60 unemployed youth to function as tourism ambassadors. Read more

Traumatic challenges in schools: Pregnancy, bullying and murder

A recent workshop within the College of Human Sciences focused on some of the challenges facing teachers in counselling, including suicide, stress, bullying and lack of respect from learners. Read more

Unisan ranked among SA’s Top 5 Women in Science

Unisa’s Prof Azwihangwisi Mavhandu-Mudzusi is a finalist in the 2019 Standard Bank Top Women Awards. Read more

Decolonise art history

Using examples of artworks by Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony Van Dyck - two famous Flemish artists of the seventeenth century - Unisa's Prof Bernadette Van Haute explores the ways in which artists visualised intercultural encounters. Read more

Ugu Deputy Mayor Mthiyane now a proud Unisan

Citing the achievement as one of her life’s biggest milestones, the Deputy Mayor of the Ugu District Municipality, Councillor Phumlile Happiness Mthiyane, recently graduated at Unisa. Read more