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Media releases

Media Advisory - Join the virtual book launch of All Rise – a Judicial Memoir - 10 November 2020

Media Statement - Unisa response invigilators salary disputes (PDF) - 05 November 2020
Unisa honours PAC Leader Dr Motsoko Pheko (PDF) - 02 November 2020

Hidden injustices to be revealed at Unisa’s Annual Spring Law Conference (PDF) - 19 October 2020

Unisa in Partnership with SAWID to host memorial service of Dr. Vuyo Mahlati (PDF) - 18 of October 2020

Update on the process to appoint a new Principal and Vice Chancellor for the University of South Africa (UNISA) (PDF) - 15 October 2020

Unisa to host a webinar titled Beating the odds: From university research to entrepreneurship/start-ups (PDF) - 14 October 2020

Thabo Mbeki Foundation (TMF) and the University of South Africa (Unisa) to launch the Thabo Mbeki School of Public and International Affairs (PDF) - 16 September 2020

20th Annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture to be delivered by Reverend Al Sharpton (PDF) - 07 September 2020

Unisa sends condolences on the passing of broadcasting legend, Bob Mabena (PDF) - 10 August 2020

Unisa sends condolences to the Mandela and Madikizela Families for the untimely passing of Ambassador Zindzi Mandela-Hlongwane (PDF) - 13 July 2020

Unisa response to the judgement of the Supreme Court of Appeal on the new Unisa Language Policy (PDF) - 2 July 2020

Unisa aces record online exam  (PDF) - 15 June 2020

An update on Unisa’s May/June examinations  (PDF) - 09 June 2020

Media Advisory - Call for members of the YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa Advisory Board extended to 08 May 2020 (PDF) - 24 April 2020

Media Statement - Unisa May/June 2020 examination period to continue using alternative assessment formats  (PDF) - 17 April 2020
Media Advisory - Call for members of the YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa Advisory Board (PDF) - 15 April 2020
Media Statement - Reported case of Coronavirus infection at Unisa (PDF) - 01 April 2020
Media Statement - Unisa's response to the COVID-19 pandemic (PDF) - 17 March 2020
Media Statement - Unisa experts available to comment on the 2020 State of the Nation Address (SoNA) (PDF) - 11 February 2020

Media Statement - Winners announced 14th Unisa International Piano Competition (PDF) - 06 February 2020

Media Advisory - Launch of the Education Changemakers leadership training programme (PDF) - 06 February 2020

Media release -Unisa and recognised trade unions (NEHAWU and APSA) agree to suspend strike (PDF) - 06 February 2020

Media release - On staff protest action (PDF) - 30 January 2020

Media release - Unisa list of experts available to provide expert opinion and commentary on the 2019 matric results (PDF) - 07 January 2020

Media Advisory - Community Dialogue on Elections, Democracy and Traditional Leadership in South Africa (PDF) - 18 December 2019

Media release - Unisa statement on the alleged non-payment of contract workers (PDF) - 18 December 2019

Media release - Unisa VC recuperating in hospital (PDF) - 07 December 2019

Media release - Unisa official closing ceremony of the 2019 academic year (PDF) - 04 December 2019

Media Advisory - King, Hofmeyr and Habib to speak on higher education risks (PDF) - 29 November 2019

Media Advisory - Unisa SBL to award the Leadership in Practice Award to South African Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago (PDF) - 26 November 2019

Media Statement - Unisa Principal and Vice Chancellor's response to recent media reports about Unisa (PDF) - 22 November 2019

Media statement - Update on ensuing Unisa examinations and the leaking of examination question papers  (PDF) - 20 November 2019

Media statement - Unisa Statement on Pretoria News article about a Unisa Professor and the university being sued by a Unisa student (PDF) - 19 November 2019

Media Statement - Unisa Statement on investigations into leaked examination question papers (PDF) - 18 November 2019

Media statement -IDRA (Institute for Dispute Resolution in Africa) will host community indaba on the current status of decriminalisation and legalisation of dagga in South Africa (PDF) 11 November 2019

Media Statement - Unisa to confer the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (honoris causa) on the late Mr Philip Ata Kgosana (PDF) - 01 November 2019

Media Statement - Unisa to confer Honorary Doctorate on Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (PDF) - 28 October 2019

Media statement - Update on NEHAWU strike at Unisa (PDF) - 25 October 2019

Media statement - Nehawu strike at Unisa enters third day (PDF) - 24 October 2019

Media statement - Nehawu strike at Unisa continues (PDF) - 23 October 2019

Media statement - Unisa statement on the protest action by Nehawu at the Sunnyside Campus (PDF) - 22 October 2019

Media Statement - Unisa to host Advocate Mojanku Gumbi (PDF) - 14 October 2019

Media Statement - The 9th Annual Percy Qoboza Memorial Lecture - 14 October 2019

Media Statement - Unisa’s School of Computing Ranked 5th For Research Output out of 23 Local Universities (PDF) - 11 October 2019

Media Statement - Unisa to launch the state-of-the-art Real-Time Digital Simulation Platform for Power Systems and Protection Automation Equipment (PDF) - 07 October 2019

Media Statement - 2019 Unisa Academic Highlights (PDF) - 19 September 2019

Media Statement - Unisa statement on concerns raised about its promotion criteria for academics (PDF) - 23 August 2019

Media Statement - Unisa management and student leaders reach agreement (PDF) - 08 August 2019

Media Statement - Unisa examination results released (PDF) - 01 August 2019

Media Statement - Unisa examination results and second semester registration (PDF) - 29 July 2019

Media Release - Unisa warns about the leaked examination paper (PDF) - 23 May 2019

Media Release - Debating 25 years of democracy ahead of the 2019 national elections in South Africa (PDF) - 05 April 2019
Media Statement - Unisa has not yet opened applications for the 2019 second semester (PDF) - 3 April 2019
Media Statement - UNISA 2019 Autumn Graduations (PDF) - 29 March 2019
Media Statement - Unisa appoints external legal firm to assess its investigation into sexual harassment complaint against its employee (PDF) - 28 March 2019
Media Statement - Unisa College of Science, Engineering, and Technology (CSET) received a full accreditation by the Engineering Council of South Africa (PDF) - 25 March 2019
Media Statement - Unisa’s response regarding alleged unlawful treatment of Ms Gugu Ncube (PDF) - 12 March 2019
Media Statement - Unisa has already begun disbursing NSFAS allowances to beneficiaries (PDF) - 12 March 2019
Media Advisory: Unisa Inter-Generational Dialogue - Remembering Mama Mariam Makeba (PDF) - 28 February 2019
Media Advisory: Unisa Research and Innovation (R&I) Week 2019 (PDF) - 27 February 2019
Media Advisory: Unisa Open Day in Giyani Limpopo Province (PDF) - 20 February 2019
Media Advisory: The International Mother Language Day (PDF) - 20 February 2019
Media Advisory: Making sense of budget 2019 Panel Discussion (PDF) - 20 February 2019
Media Advisory: Unisa to enter into MOU with Eswatini Economic Policy Analysis and Research Centre (ESEPARC) (PDF) - 8 February 2019
Media Statement: Unisa experts available for comment on 2019 State of the Nation Address (SoNA) (PDF) - 7 February 2019
Media Advisory: Deutsche Bundesbank President to deliver Public Lecture at Unisa (PDF) - 6 February 2019
Media Statement: Unisa extends registration deadline for undergraduate qualifications to 31 January 2019 (PDF) - 28 January 2019
Media Statement: Student strike called off as Unisa reaches agreement with the SRC (PDF) - 12 January 2019
Media Statement: Unisa cautions students to be on the look-out for predatory individuals or organisations (PDF) - 2 January 2019

2018

Media statement: Unisa condemns website for peddling false and unauthorised information about the university (PDF) - 23 August 2018
Media statement: Unisa to join the international celebrations of the Centenary of Nelson Mandela (PDF) - 16 July 2018
Media statement: Unisa LLB programme gets full accreditation status (PDF) - 19 June 2018
Media statement: Allegations of sexual harassment at the Unisa Centre for Early Childhood Education (UCECE) (PDF) - 26 March 2018
Media statement: UNISA employee arrested at work by the HAWKS (PDF) - 26 March 2018
Media statement: Update on Unisa strike and salary negotiations (PDF) - 23 January 2018
Media statement: Pofessor Keorapetse William Kgositsile’s work donated to Unisa Library (PDF) - 16 January 2018
Media advisory: Unisa Decoloniality Summer School (15 – 26 January 2018) (PDF) - 15 January 2018
Media statement: Unisa to re-open applications for the 2018 academic year for first-time entering undergraduate students (PDF) - 15 January 2018

2017

Media advisory: Disability Research Indaba (PDF) - 23 November 2017
Media statement: Unisa LLB Programme receives thumbs up from the Council on Higher Education (CHE) (PDF) - 17 November 2017
Media advisory: The International Day for Tolerance through Academic and Community Indaba (PDF) - 13 November 2017
Media advisory: 2017 First Lego League Competition Gauteng Central Region (PDF) - 13 November 2017
Media statement: UNISA to confer honorary degree on the late Steve Biko (PDF) - 9 November 2017
Media advisory: The 18th Annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture and the conferment of Honorary Doctorate on Bantu Stephen Biko (PDF) - 6 November 2017
Media advisory: UNISA Chancellor's Calabash Awards 2017 (PDF) - 30 October 2017
Media advisory: Presenting the TAX OMBUD’S (Judge Bernard Ngoepe) Annual Report 2016/17 (PDF) - 16 October 2017
Media advisory: UNISA and German Embassy Panel Discussion on Climate Policy (PDF) - 13 October 2017
Media advisory: UNISA MACE workshop (PDF) - 13 October 2017

Es’kia Mphahlele Memorial Lecture (PDF) - 29 September 2017

The Launch of Unisa Polokwane Student Centre and the 8th Es’kia Mphahlele Annual Memorial Lecture (PDF) - 22 September 2017
Unisa Professor Scoops the 2017 NRF AWARD (PDF) - 18 September 2017
THE NRF CELEBRATES RESEARCH EXCELLENCE THROUGH THE RECOGNITION OF LEADING RESEARCHERS (PDF) - 14 September 2017
SMME Summit “OPEN INNOVATION” (PDF) - 13 September 2017
NATIONAL BOOK WEEK 2017 (PDF) - 7 September 2017
Julius Malema to graduate at Unisa Again!! (PDF) - 5 September 2017
Unisa Library supports reading at Correctional Facilities during National Book Week 2017 (PDF) - 4 September 2017
The Launch of a new Azanian philosophical society (PDF) - 30 August 2017
UNISA SBL Media Advirory SARB Governor (PDF) - 25 August 2017
UNISA OPENS 2018 APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION (PDF) - 23 August 2017
Africa Speaks Invite (PDF) - 21 August 2017
UNISA – ABSA Public Private Partnership – Scholarship Programme (PDF) - 18 August 2017
Delay of delivery of student’s study material (PDF) - 14 August 2017
UNISA-SAWID, UN WOMEN WOMEN’S MONTH DIALOGUE (PDF) - 7 August 2017
Unisa Language Festival School Roadshow Launch (PDF) - 2 August 2017
Women in Dispute Resolution (PDF) 1 August 2017
Schools Health Integrated Programme (SHIP) (PDF) - 31 July 2017
Unisa Professors scoop the 2016/2017 NSTF-SOUTH32 AWARDS (PDF) - 30 June 2017
The Suite, a story of love (PDF) - 21 June 2017
Can Themba’s The Suit -- then and now: A Critical Reflection (PDF) - 19 June 2017
Unisa students affected by the ensuing taxi strike on Thursday (PDF) - 15 June 2017
Manage democratic elections successfully in Africa (PDF) - 14 June 2017
Unisa and Department of Correctional Services enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (PDF) - 6 June 2017
A reflection on South Africa struggling to come to grip with its young democracy (PDF) - 26 May 2017
Africa Day Lecture Exhibitions (PDF) 19 May 2017
Unisa open day Student Indaba (PDF) - 19 May 2017
Unisa Science Campus open day Student Indaba (PDF) - 19 May 2017
Africa Speaks Decolonising higher education notes (PDF) - 19 May 2017
HSRC’s Africa Week programme to look at promoting research and innovation (PDF) - 12 May 2017
The 4th Annual Colloquium “WIPHOLD-Brigalia Bam Chair in Electoral Democracy in Africa” (PDF) - 19 April 2017
Media Advisory: Sarafina “After” Apartheid: Critical Reflections (PDF) - 19 April 2017
Media advisory: Launch of Unisa and Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance Early Childhood Education Development project (PDF) - 30 March 2017
Media release: Mbeki to preside over first Unisa graduation ceremony (PDF) - 15 March 2017
Confirmations: Inauguration of Former President Thabo Mbeki as Unisa Chancellor (PDF) - 27 February 2017
Media invitation: Inauguration of Chancellor Dr Thabo Mbeki (PDF) - 27 February 2017
Media response: Star Newspaper: Rape allegations against Unisa Professor (PDF) - 13 February 2017
Media release: About Africa Speaks Lecture Series (PDF) - 6 February 2017
Media statement: Strike by Unisa employees resolved (PDF) - 31 January 2017
Media statement: UNISA and NEHAWU sign agreement on 2017 salary increases  (PDF) - 31 January 2017
Media advisory: UNISA Decoloniality Summer School (PDF) - 9 January 2017
Media statement: Unisa academics available to provide expert commentary on the 2016 Matric results (PDF) - 4 January 2017