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Unisa participates in the 2022 National Three Minute Thesis Competition

The College of Graduate Studies facilitated the university's participation in the 2022 National Three Minute Thesis Competition. Through three of its students, Unisa joined over 900 universities worldwide that participated in 2022. Read more

Unisa's ODL expert garners global recognition

Prof Paul Prinsloo, an academic from the Business Management Department based in the Unisa College of Economic and Management Sciences, has recently been appointed by a Nigerian open university as a visiting scholar to participate in a vibrant educational project of applying learning analytics in distance education. Read more

Guiding future tourism professionals to make informed choices

Unisa recently participated in the annual National Tourism Career Expo by providing practical career guidance to future tourism professionals and to contribute to the tourism sector’s promotion efforts, which contribute positively to the country’s GDP. Read more

Unisa's Value Creators team aces university category for second month in a row

The Value Creators team from Unisa won the August University Speculator category in the JSE Investment Challenge for the second month in a row, taking home the prize with growth of 20.71% in July and then 10.04% in August. Read more

Keeping hope alive and learning how to dance in the rain

Refusing to give up during the darkest time of her life, Riaana Robberts wrote her final exams going through chemotherapy after being diagnosed with aggressive stage-three breast cancer. Read more

Meet Professor Kerstin Jordaan – A whiz with numbers

As a B3 NRF-rated academic, Professor Kerstin Jordaan is one of only three B-rated female mathematicians in South Africa. She is also only the fifth female in her field to have been rated in this category since the inception of the NRF ratings in 1984. Read more

Africa needs a new approach to human settlements

A new approach to informal settlements in Africa is necessary to ensure inclusive and sustainable development. Such an approach should include a review of outdated and restrictive policies, Professor Prudence Khumalo of the Department of Public Administration and Management remarked during his inaugural lecture on 24 February. Read more

Budget 2022: Government should face SA’s problems head-on

A panel of specialists participating in the College of Economic and Management Sciences’ fourth Budget Discussion concurred that the tax windfall from the surge in commodity prices in 2021 brought budget relief in the short term, but that concerns remained for the long term. Read more

Remote working not as positive as expected

‘Many employees reported increased levels of stress, loneliness and even depression due to being forced to work from home,’ said Professor Ingrid Potgieter during her inaugural lecture. Read more

The changing workplace requires a new role for industrial psychologists

In his inaugural lecture, Professor Rudi Oosthuizen argued that smart technology, artificial intelligence, robotics and algorithms, among others, have a major impact on the role of industrial psychologists in the workplace. Read more