College of Human Sciences

Land is the greatest heritage of African people

“We kill women but we want the land back,” said Mmatshilo Motsei, founding director of Africa Ikalafe, author, social entrepreneur and healer, when she delivered the recent Africa Speaks lecture hosted by the College of Human Sciences. Read more

Not up a blind alley but down a triumphal road to a PhD

In spite of his severe vision loss, Unisan Nico van Blerk has overcome all odds on his journey to a doctorate in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, which was awarded to him by the university on 9 May 2018. Read more

Be brave, nobody else can be brave for you

When one hears the story of Tinevimbo Matambanadzo and the challenges she had to overcome in order to graduate, one will then truly understand the strength of a Unisa student. Read more

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

Madiba’s granddaughter: “Mandelas are human beings, too”

As Zoleka Mandela walked across the graduation stage, it appeared as if fate had destined this year for her graduation as this is the year her grandfather would have celebrated his 100th birthday. Read more

From security guard to archives supervisor

Jonathan Mukwevho is living proof that at Unisa it doesn’t matter where you are coming from but it matters where you are going. Read more

Best and brightest researchers take their place in the spotlight

A grand total of 71 research awards were handed out when Unisa held its annual Research & Innovation awards ceremony. Read more

Twenty years of Christian education partnership celebrated

Unisa and the Association for Education and Research in Europe have formalised their long-term relationship with a memorandum of understanding. Read more

Last Post sounds for legendary muso

Unisa is saddened by the death of Bra Hugh, who passed away yesterday at the age of 78 after a long battle with cancer. Read more

Everything happens for a reason, including prison

Unisa lecturer and PhD student Mbongiseni Mdakane says studying psychology is a way to heal the 10 years he spent in a cell. Read more