News & Media

Preserving stories through audiovisual media

As the international community observes World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October, Unisa experts weigh in on the importance of migrating content to the latest technology when the one in use becomes obsolete. “We ought to make sure that all the footage we own is transferred digitally as we cannot afford to lose such treasures.” Read more

Unisa joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

“Unisa Library and Information Services wishes to align itself with a credible and long-standing body that brings together communities and shares lessons learned,” explains Daisy Selematsela, Executive Director. “By making connections with other world-class organisations, we hope to apply these lessons to our own work in support of the university’s aims.” Read more

Tax researcher taking full advantage of grants

Sharon Smulders, an NRF-rated scholar and professor, says that her research makes a difference for SMMEs by ensuring that starting and running a small business is as easy and as simple as possible so that job creation in SA can thrive Read more

CE projects: Servant leadership required

As the world observed International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October, Dr Genevieve James, Deputy Director of the Community Engagement and Outreach Division at Unisa, believes that the science produced by higher education must meet society’s need for shared economic growth Read more

African scholarship and indigenous ways of knowing

The CGS School of Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Studies at Unisa hosted a seminar series to engage on the rich and diverse epistemologies and languages that constitute an important component of the heritage of the world's peoples, and how these relate to decolonising higher education on the continent. Read more

All rise for Dikgang Moseneke

The former Deputy Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa - a Unisa alumnus and honorary doctorate recipient - will launch his judicial memoir at the College of Law on Tuesday. Read more

Innovative monitoring for postgrads

Dr Memme Makua, Head of Quality Assurance and Enhancement in the College of Graduate Studies, has been awarded DHET funding for the development of the online M&D Students' Supervision and Monitoring Dashboard - a CGS project to quality assure postgraduate student engagement across all colleges. Read more

Phumla ngoxolo, daughter of the universe

As the world mourns the loss of thought leader Dr Vuyokazi Felicity Mahlati, family, friends and dignitaries came together at Unisa to celebrate the life of the unstoppable Dr V, as she was affectionately known - trailblazer, inspirational leader, and a champion for social justice and women's rights. Read more

What South African women told us about being the main breadwinner

Although society portrays a woman who earns a living as free and empowered, outdated values and stereotypes still promote discrimination against female breadwinners, writes Unisa's Dr Bianca Parry. Read more