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365 days of living in fear for SA women

Domestic violence increased during the 2020 national lockdown, which is concerning considering that the number of women killed by intimate male partners in the country is already four times the global average, writes Prof Nokuthula Mazibuko, Head of Unisa's Institute for Gender Studies.
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See the upside of a world turned upside down

This year's Momentum/Unisa Household Financial Wellness Insights report highlights that SA's middle-class households were hit the hardest as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The good news is, despite the lockdown, some have already recovered to taste financial success.
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Committed to find solutions to collective challenges

"The pandemic has shown us just how crucial the role of research is, and what can be achieved through collaboration - between scholars and between universities and trade and industry," said the VC at Unisa's virtual business roundtable engagement. Read more

Play your part in curbing road tragedy

As the festive season looms, Prof Ashley van Niekerk from Unisa's Institute for Social and Health Sciences reminds South Africans that alcohol intoxication continues to be the leading factor of road accidents locally and globally. He says general vigilance is required for both daylight and night-time driving.
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They hold SWAY over the pandemic

This digitally revised School of Computing community engagement project illustrates that Unisa students are not fazed by the 4IR. They are strong enough to adapt to changing circumstances, determined to grab opportunities to learn new skills, and committed to help communities through their newly acquired knowledge. Read more

The road to transform higher education

Unisa provides a platform for critical reflection and intellectual engagement in this year's Chief Albert Luthuli Research Chair lecture, delivered by Prof Muxe Nkondo. "We need a just economy that integrates rural and urban communities... rethinking the role of universities of science and technology in redressing regional imbalances as part of the development of smart cities in rural areas." Read more

Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library design unveiled

Former President and Unisa Chancellor Thabo Mbeki and esteemed Pan-African architect Sir David Adjaye took to the stage to showcase the planned space of excellence, learning, research, discourse, and cultural exchange predicated on the African perspective—and the first carbon-neutral building on the continent. Read more

On the journey to Risk-Finity and beyond

The Department of Risk and Compliance is ecstatic to announce that Unisa has scooped the Industry Specific Award—Education Initiative from the Institute of Risk Management South Africa for the third time Read more

Unisa professional staff making their research visible

Publishing in accredited journals is a significant milestone in scholarship. Why? Because new knowledge is disseminated to other scholars globally, which, in turn, contributes to the advancement of scientific information and application. Ask Dr Lesiba Ledwaba Read more