College of Human Sciences

Portrait of the artist as a young man

The Chair of Council’s commissioned portrait was unveiled at Unisa in April this year. But who is Nhlanhla Nhlapo, the painter who has immortalised Sakhi Simelane in oil? Read more

Celebrate Mother Africa says iconic storyteller Gcina Mhlophe

The College of Human Sciences treated it alumni from the Tshwane region and those joining live via the College’s Facebook page to outstanding and inspirational poetry performances by three of Africa’s daughters, Nkateko Masinga, Busisiwe Mahlangu, and the iconic Gcina Mhlophe. Read more

Information Science Research Indaba

The Department of Information Science in the College of Human Sciences hosted a Research Indaba which interrogated and explored the different elements within research. Read more

Saying goodbye in style

Professor Sope Maithufi of the English Studies Department dedicated his farewell gift to the Principal’s Bursary Fund to “secure the future of students”. Read more

The cost of mothering political memory

“Learning about the lives of these women in this format enabled her to enter conversations about the way gendering or un-gendering preceded in plantation life,” said Professor Tiffany Willoughby-Herard from the University of California when she spoke at a lecture hosted by Unisa’s Institute for Gender Studies in the College of Human Sciences. Read more

My strong plea to our Minister of Women

Professor Nokuthula Mazibuko from Unisa’s Department of Sociology recently delivered a speech at the Motsepe Foundation International Women’s Day event. Her passionate plea to government and all South Africans on dealing with violence against women and children drew great praise from the likes of Dr Precious Moloi Motsepe, Advocate Professor Thuli Madonsela, and Mrs Zanele Mbeki, among others. Read more

Black Theology a protest against Protestantism and Catholicism

The Black Theology Society of Azania (BTSA) in the College of Human Sciences hosted a lecture by Dr Hlulani Mdingi entitled, Oh! Mama, look the dirty nigga: Black theology a protest against Protestantism and Catholicism. Read more

Reweaving the soul of the nation

“Reweaving is about rethinking our relationship with the environment and the way we treat the environment and others,” said Professor Puleng Segalo as she began a Book Discussion with author, Mmatshilo Motsei on her latest book, Reweaving the soul of the nation. Read more

Can a Prison-to-College pipeline be built in South Africa?

“It is far cheaper to educate people, than to incarcerate people,” said Professor Baz Dreisinger during an Inside-Out Outside in South African Corrections Interest group seminar. Read more

Why Zuma’s trial matters for South Africa’s constitutional democracy

Unisa's Prof Dirk Kotzé says that former South African president Jacob Zuma’s court appearance carries huge significance for the country. Read more