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Striving to remain globally competitive

Prof Kerstin Jordaan, member of a very exclusive Unisa club, says that she sees many positive signs of an increasing focus on quality research rather than on the quantity of research papers. Read more

Integrating transport and other local services with digital solutions

Smart cities are the most efficient and potentially the most sustainable way to live. The community of the future will enjoy a better quality of life, says Prof Ciné van Zyl from CEMS, a member of the Unisa 2019 Million Rand Club. Read more

Stellar research in macroeconomics

Dr Sin-Yu Ho of CEMS, one of the recipients of the Unisa 2019 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research, is ranked among the top 23% of authors in South Africa and top 12% of authors on the continent. Read more

Presidential recognition of CEMS HRM expertise

Unisa's Prof Mariëtte Coetzee has been appointed to serve as one of eight members of the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers. Read more

Excelling in research requires commitment and consistency

Prof Godwell Nhamo, recipient of one of the 2019 Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Research, urges aspiring researchers to never stop dreaming big while being mindful that the process takes sacrifice and dedication. Read more

Economics, CEMS score in recent university rankings

The story: Unisa's Department of Economics has received notable rankings from two institutions.
Comment: Its RePEc ranking means that the department is on par with the School of Economic and Business Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, and above a number of other highly recognised departments and schools in SA.
The background: Positive ratings like this help assess quality in an increasingly global, competitive and diverse environment. Read more

World-renowned expert on business transformation becomes fellow of World Academy

Unisa alumnus Prof Colin Coulson-Thomas, President of the Institute of Management Services (IMS), has become a fellow of the World Academy of Productivity Science. 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

Unisan set to thrive on new reality TV show

Unisa’s Shamila Ramjawan has just been selected to be in a brand-new Real TV docu-series called "THRIVORS - 21 days from survive to thrive", a show set to showcase 8 remarkable global and local leaders with outstanding thrive-ability. Read more

Obsession with interest rates hampers growth reforms

While the country is obsessed about the SARB and monetary policy as the only answer to our growth problems, we will fail to discuss the difficult but vital reforms that might actually rescue us from our growth malaise, said Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago at a Unisa public lecture. Read more