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Unisa gives hope to students with disabilities

“There is nothing impossible in this world. You need to have dreams and you need to be willing to work hard to achieve those dreams,” said Getachew Geno Alala, who recently obtained a PhD in Education. Read more

Real-time digital simulation platform could provide answers to South Africa’s electricity deficit

Unisa’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) in Florida, Johannesburg, recently launched the real-time digital simulation platform for power hardware in the loop, and protection and automation equipment. Read more

Unisa changed our lives for the better

"Thank you for giving my father a permanent job," said Tshireletso Mafomane in a meeting with Prof Mandla Makhanya on 8 November 2019 at Unisa. Read more

Producing thoughtful African stars

The Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI) recently held its 2019 certificate ceremony to celebrate 212 students who completed their programmes. Read more

Sub-committees of Council take stock and plan ahead

Two sub-committees of Council, the Human Resources Committee of Council (HRCoC) and the Brand and Communication Committee of Council (BCCoC,) recently met to reflect on progress made during the year and to start planning for 2020. Read more

"Transformation is not about reducing quality"

"The transformation agenda in a broad sense talks to how we understand our history as South Africans and as an institution. It should talk to our values and make people feel at home, irrespective of their race," said Mr Sakhi Simelane, Chairperson of Unisa Council. Read more

Unisa criminologist scoops international award

Unisa Criminologist, Dr Mahlogonolo Thobane, from the Department of Criminology & Security Science and School of Criminal Justice entered the young criminologists’ research article competition initiative by the International Society of Criminology and the United Nations Office on Drugs Crime/Education for Justice (E47). Read more

Unisa honours Kgosana

Unisa conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (honoris causa) posthumously on political activist and Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) stalwart, the late Mr Philip Ata Kgosana, at a graduation ceremony on Tuesday 5 November 2019, at the Unisa Muckleneuk Campus. Read more

Unisa Chancellor's Awards celebrate scholarship

To date, 25 extraordinary and iconic South Africans have been recipients of the Unisa Chancellor’s Awards and are all people who have made deliberate efforts to impact, positively, the lives of others. Read more