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Fast fashion is the new plastic

"Around the world, one garbage truck of discarded clothing - much of it still wearable - is burnt or dumped in landfills every second of every day," says Dr Lorna Christie from Unisa's Department of Life Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Read more

Resetting masculinity to build strong families and an equal society

Unisa's Prof Kopano Ratele and his research team have introduced a public awareness and parenting skills project where children, teachers and parents are taught how to understand gender, gender equality, sexual consent and non-violent corrective actions for resolving problems. Read more

It's time to adapt

Douglas Boateng, Professor Extraordinaire for supply and value chain management in Africa at the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership, says our attitude and behaviour must change for us to coexist with the coronavirus. We must protect one another by respecting social distancing guidelines, wearing face masks and adjusting to our constantly evolving new reality. Read more

In repurposing education, leave no student—or university—behind

Prof Mpine Makoe, incumbent of the Unisa Commonwealth of Learning Chair: OER/OEP, says that in thinking beyond Covid-19, universities should also strive for greater inclusivity, equity and quality - especially in countries where there is a development backlog. Read more

Plant scientist's significant contributions to African medicine

At 81, Unisa Professor Extraordinaire, Kobus Eloff, continues to make an impact on the field of phytomedicine. He dedicates his time to exploring therapeutically useful compounds present in plants growing in South Africa. Read more

Sustainable continuity of learning beyond Covid-19

Unisa's Prof Mpine Makoe said at the third virtual Alliance for African Partnership Public Dialogue webinar that the institution's delivery mode ensures that education continues even during lockdown. Read more

Researcher wins Unisa a share of huge grant

Four African universities will each be receiving a slice of £4 million from the UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council for peace education research, working out at around R4,5 million in Unisa’s case. Read more

Have a societal solution? Here's how to give it wings.

Take part in the Innovation Challenge Programme and show that Unisa students are the future drivers of the economy, influencers of social consciousness and the greatest generators of ideas for a sustainable future for this continent. Read more

NanoWS students make their US (water)mark

Alfred Kajau, Nomcebo Khumalo, Coster Kumunda and Sikelelwa Ndiweni completed a graduate-level online course with the University of Massachusetts. Prof Thabo Nkambule says this demonstrates Unisa's leading role in affording education opportunities, especially though online measures. Read more