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"I owe everything to Unisa and my late supervisor's priceless mentoring"

These are the words of Dr Stefani Chabwera, as he paid tribute to his late doctoral supervisor, Dr Truelove Mkhwanazi from the College of Education, who passed away before he graduated. Read more

From Unisa Radio to the world stage: Unisa alumni excel in diplomatic careers

Two graduates who once entertained Unisa Radio listeners are now using their education to serve South Africa's interests on the international scene, highlighting the university's diverse reach and the success of its graduates. Read more

Alumni with outstanding scholarly achievements

Prof Dereje Bayiss Demissie recently received the Unisa Principal's Award for Distinguished Alumni in Research. From his early education in Ethiopia to his groundbreaking contributions to maternal and child health, Demissie's story is a testament to dedication, perseverance and academic excellence. Read more

Alumnus recognised for distinguished research

Prof Kaitano Dube, a groundbreaking researcher in the field of ecotourism, recently received the Unisa Principal's Award for Distinguished Alumni in Research. Read more

Unisa Cape Town alumni support Elswood Secondary School

A visit to the school served to introduce learners to the opportunities offered by the university, to express alumni support and encouragement for the upcoming matriculation examinations, and to serve as motivation for the learners to invest in their future. Read more

Advocating for social change through access to education

From humble beginnings in Otjiwarongo, Namibia, to his current role as the Unisa Alumni Chairperson and Director of Academic Development and Support at the Namibia University of Science and Technology, Dr Colen Tuaundu's journey is a testament to resilience, perseverance and education transformation. He is a trailblazer who navigates the realms of education and leadership. Read more

Unisa Radio volunteer wins prestigious community journalism award

In recognition of her outstanding contributions towards giving a voice to underrepresented individuals, Unisa alumna Lerato Makena has taken top honours in the Community Journalist of the Year category at the prestigious National Press Club/North-West University Journalist of the Year competition. Read more

Young Unisa science stars join elite Lindau Nobel Laureate group

Dr Bambesiwe May, who graduated at Unisa this week with a PhD in Chemistry, will be joining a select group of eight young South African scientists to participate in the 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, a forum for the world’s best and brightest talent in the field of science. Also participating will be Dr Mosima Kgomo, postdoctoral research fellow at the university.(Image: Mintek) Read more

Unisa alumnus and insourcing champion continues to inspire while soaring to new heights

Hailed as a champion of social justice, workers' rights and insourcing, Unisa alumnus Ntanto Sindane is known for his unwavering commitment to social justice, challenging the status quo and paving the way for vulnerable workers to be insourced in various organisations and higher education institutions. Read more

Unisa Shop launches online store

The Unisa Shop, established in 2009 as the official seller of Unisa branded merchandise, has now gone online, enabling accessibility and reach. The shop's impact goes beyond commercial gains. In 2023, the shop allocated R1 million towards student bursaries. Read more