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Unisa and Mintek collaborate on rapid Covid-19 tests

In a major contribution by local researchers to provide home-grown solutions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Unisa's Dr Salerwe Mosebi is working with mineral research giant Mintek to develop rapid antigen-detecting and antibody-detecting tests with a remarkable 20-minute turnaround time. Read more

How pedal power could solve Tshwane's traffic jams

A calmer, congestion-free CBD is what Unisa BSc student Nkamogeleng Matloga has in mind for the City of Tshwane, and she intends to achieve this with an innovative new bicycle rental solution. Read more

Pertunia sets out to reclaim the land – from waste

Education student Pertunia Ndou's food waste management innovation found favour at the Tshwane Inter-University Innovation Challenge in November 2020. Read more

Why Kgalabi's portable washbasin idea is making a splash

A portable, self-assembled washbasin designed by a Unisa computer science student for the City of Tshwane's healthcare workers could be just what the doctor ordered. Read more

Prof Mandla Makhanya welcomes Unisa's new Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Puleng LenkaBula

On her arrival at the Unisa Muckleneuk Campus, Prof Puleng LenkaBula, Unisa's new Principal and Vice-Chancellor, was received and greeted by her predecessor, Prof Mandla Makhanya. Read more

Long-service awards salute stellar Unisans

"As an institution we are deeply appreciative of and thankful for your service and contributions to Unisa, our students present and past, to South Africa, our continent and the rest of the world." Prof Mandla Makhanya addressed the 2020 virtual ceremony to honour staff members who have served the university for 10 to 40 years. Read more

Striving to find solutions in difficult times

Mahmood Akbari, a PhD student and fellow in the UNESCO-Unisa Africa Chair in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology, has advice to share with other postgraduate students who are keen on retaining their equilibrium, despite the current crisis Read more

The power of polemics—presenting and publishing as a non-academic

Makabongwe Khanyile, Deputy Director of Marketing at Unisa, writes that his research interests straddle across higher education, stakeholder management, marketing, leadership, and governance. Read more

Considering the innovation chasm

ISPIM Connects Global 2020 was a 24-hour virtual event bringing together researchers, managers, business, and global thought leaders. The NSTF represented South Africa, with Unisans Professor Lindiwe Zungu and Dr Vhahangwele Masindi adding value to the discussion panel. Read more