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Bittersweet graduation

Unisa grants mother a posthumous degree for her deceased daughter. Read more

Unisa brings the Water World Cup to Africa

Unisa's College of Science, Engineering and Technology has officially been given the opportunity to host the 8th International Water Association Natural Organic Matter conference in 2021. Read more

From a domestic worker to an assistant director - against all odds!

In 2003, a then domestic worker, Ms Johannah Baloyi, turned a new leaf in life when she graduated with a BA degree in Political Science and Communication at Unisa. Sixteen years later, on 26 September 2019, Baloyi returned to Unisa to graduate with a degree in Bachelor of Arts (Health Science and Social Services), this time around as an Assistant Director at the Department of Labour. Read more

Unisan set to thrive on new reality TV show

Unisa’s Shamila Ramjawan has just been selected to be in a brand-new Real TV docu-series called "THRIVORS - 21 days from survive to thrive", a show set to showcase 8 remarkable global and local leaders with outstanding thrive-ability. Read more

The National Development Plan five years on

Prof Mandla Makhanya, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Unisa, and the Unisa School of Governance held the fifth National Development Plan public lecture on Friday 4 October 2019 under the theme 'The role of the National Development Plan Vision 2030 and its impact on the Transformation of the Socio-Economic and Political Life of Women in Post 1994 in the Republic of South Africa'. Read more

At 91, inquisitive Conradie has become the oldest man to obtain a doctorate at Unisa

Don't take everything at face value; you have to question things, said 91-year-old Andries Conradie, who has become the oldest man to obtain his doctorate at Unisa. Read more

Unisa acts decisively to curb the scourge of gender-based violence

As an active response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call to find solutions to the unacceptable levels of gender-based violence in the country, Unisa has launched an initiative to provide all female students with defensive pepper spray units. Read more

4IR deepening inequalities in South Africa

Speaking at Unisa’s 2019 Founders Lecture, Dr Blade Nzimande said the knowledge and skills required for a transitional economy and society require new modes of inter and trans-disciplinary teaching and learning, research and engagement. Read more

International recognition for Vice-Chancellor’s innovation in distance education

The Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Unisa, Prof Mandla Makhanya, was one of only two Africans honoured on 11 September 2019 with the prestigious Honorary Fellowship of the Commonwealth of Learning. Read more