College of Human Sciences

South Africa doesn't have enough women in foreign policy. Why it matters

Unisa's Prof Jo-Ansie van Wyk says the policy-making process, policy content and environment, and the implementation process is still dominated by men. This raises questions about the continued influence of male-focused structures and cultures in the ruling party, the executive and DIRCO. Read more

But is it drinkable - or not?

Unisa's Suvania Naidoo, winner of the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Research, was part of a group that presented a workshop at Water Show Africa. She says that conflicting perceptions of water quality are a result of vested interests that vary according to the group of stakeholders, their professional stance and use for water. Read more

Grass-eating, petrol-gulping, Doom-spraying, selfie-taking in heaven...

Unisa's NRF Y2-rated researcher Dr Solomon Kgatle reflects on and critically engages with current developments in African Pentecostal Christianity. Read more

Research on theology of Brexit shows nostalgia for 'empire'

Britain's planned exit from the European Union is a political hot potato, but Brexit is as much about theology as it is about politics, says Unisa researcher Prof Anthony Reddie. Read more

When life and art blur in the theatre

At this year's Research & Innovation awards ceremony, Dr Lida Krüger received the 2018 Senate Publications Committee Thesis Publication award for her thesis titled The actual versus the fictional in Betrayal, The real thing and Closer. Read more

With Unisa, everything is possible!

Linda Maponyane's Facebook post From domestic worker to tea girl to Unisa graduate made her a social media star and profiles the university as an institution making a difference in the HE sector and the country at large. Read more

Unisan to head prestigious science publication

ASSAf has announced the appointment of Prof Jane Carruthers as Editor-in-Chief of the South African Journal of Science. Read more

First Lady celebrates Unisa student's achievement

Dr Tshepo Motsepe attended the graduation of Livhuwani Maphorogo, who studied towards her BA Honours Degree in Psychology with full support from the Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust. Read more

Unisa mourns death of African scholar in Ethiopian plane crash

Friends and associates are organising an afternoon of tribute for Prof Pius Adebola Adesanmi at 15:00 on Friday (15 March 2019). The venue is the Kwame Nkrumah Hall in the Robert Sobukwe Building. Please join us if you can. Read more

Are Africans linguistically alienated from their heritage?

Hosted by Unisa, UNESCO and the Puku Children’s Literature Foundation, a roundtable discussion to mark International Mother Language Day examined, among others, the marginalisation and erosion of indigenous languages. Read more