College of Human Sciences

Looking back at BRICS 2023: The role of external actors in peace and security cooperation in Africa

In the run-up to the 15th Annual BRICS Summit held in South Africa last year, Unisa brought together a transdisciplinary team to deliberate on matters related to the role of external actors in the peace and security architecture and reality of Africa. Read more

Unisa and partners launch exciting collaboration to promote SA languages

Announced at the university's International Mother Language Day celebration, Unisa is partnering with the Puku Foundation and ILIFA in a wide-ranging initiative to promote multilingualism and mother-tongue-based education and research, in addition to preserving and elevating the status of previously marginalised languages in classrooms, higher education institutions and society at large. Read more

Unisa's Decoloniality Summer School marks a decade of transformative conversations

Marking its 10th anniversary, the Unisa Decoloniality Summer School 2024 instalment was held under the theme "Reflection, disruption and the realisation of decolonial futures". Renowned thought leaders assembled to explore the theme from various perspectives, including analysing geopolitics after the Covid-19 pandemic. The school has been crucial in fostering critical dialogues. Read more

Unisa @ 150: Exciting festival to embrace 4IR in CODeL

Unisa's College of Human Sciences will be hosting its highly anticipated Teaching and Learning Festival on 12 July, coinciding with the institution's 150th anniversary. The festival will explore the journey of inclusive 4IR in comprehensive open, distance and e-Learning, while celebrating teaching excellence and honouring this significant milestone. Read more

Enthusiastic Unisa academic races for indigenous languages

Promoting African languages, Unisa’s School of Arts Director, Prof Mpho Ngoepe, dedicates his 2023 Comrades Marathon to bridging the gap in children’s literature and literacy. By supporting this initiative, you can help empower future generations to embrace their cultural heritage and contribute to a more linguistically diverse and inclusive society. Read more

Freedom Day: People-centred, feminist and Christian-infused leadership examined

In observance of Freedom Day, an online seminar hosted by Unisa’s Chief Albert Luthuli Research Chair reflected on what leadership in contemporary South Africa should look like, and what can be gleaned from the past to make the free and socially just South Africa that Chief Albert Luthuli fought and was prepared to die for. Read more

Triumphant Unisans bring their A-game to the Metathon

The Silent Snipers Team comprising two Unisa students, Susan Jonas and Tamara Jonas, recently won first place in South Africa at the 2022 AR/VR Africa Metathon. For the duo, Unisa teaches students to take initiative, be independent and acquire virtual skills, which assisted them to conquer the challenge. Read more

A passion for bringing change

Guided by the principle of Ubuntu, Professor Patrone Risenga asserts that no one has become poor by giving. As a faithful steward of Unisa’s vision to shape futures in the service of humanity, she affirms that a university in a community – through community engagement – can make a difference. Read more

A research champion second to none

The National Research Foundation has recognised Prof Azwihangwisi Mavhandu-Mudzusi's commitment to opening new frontiers of scientific knowledge with its prestigious Special Recognition Award: Champion of Research Capacity Development and Transformation. Read more

Top EPHA honours for Unisa PhD graduate

Ethiopian national and Unisa alumnus Dr Bekele Beayihun recently received a gold medal as a ‘Young public health researcher’ at the 33rd Annual Scientific Conference of the Ethiopian Public Health Association. Read more