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Research is a lifelong journey

Prof Leslie Brown from Unisa's College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences says life is about questioning everything around us and trying to make sense of it. Read more

Research that benefits people's lives

Unisa research fellow Dr Vhahangwele Masindi uses his technologies firmly to address the phenomenon of sustainable development through eco-friendly initiatives that foster the concept of the circular economy. Read more

How we respond to SDGs influences Africa's readiness for pandemics

As the current health crisis rampages through the world, many of the topics discussed at Unisa's annual Research and Innovation Week have considerable relevance now. Read more

Teamwork makes the dream work

Now not a drop of your favourite brew need go to waste with the novel water-saving process patented by Craig Groeneveld and Prof John Dewar from Unisa's College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Read more

Ground-breaking research in anti-cancer drug discovery

Prof Monde Ntwasa, winner of a 2019 Unisa Innovation Award, says that new therapies currently under development involve molecular targeting using small molecules. Read more

COVID-19: Unisa plays its part in reaching out

As SA goes into lockdown, Dr Prudence Kayoka said on LitNet that, as part of its CE, the university is educating communities in remote areas on local radio, broadcasting information that is being translated into local languages. Read more

CAES research growth in scarce scientific fields

A new member of the Unisa 2019 Million Rand Club, Dr Lindani Ncube, says her work on climatic effects and aridity trends will aid the planning and management of Southern African water resources. Read more

Sprinkler guard stands up to save water

The device invented by Prof Hennie Stoffberg of Unisa's School of Environmental Sciences physically protects irrigation risers from life's little knocks, containing their spray coverage and preventing wastage. Read more

Striving for excellence in research

Unisa's Associate Professor David Hedding is one of the recipients of the 2019 Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Research and is also a member of the celebrated Million Rand Club. Read more

Community engagement with a difference

On 4 December 2019, Unisa held a Community Engagement Certification Day at the Daveyton Campus to support entrepreneurs and provide skills that will help them to sustain their businesses. Read more