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'Mr Fix It' receives honorary doctorate from Unisa

For his life of service to humanity, the university conferred the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (honoris causa) on Mavuso Msimang last week. The MK veteran was recognised as a leader of change—for his military service to the liberation of the country, working as a UN volunteer, his service in community organisations, and outstanding service at public service level. Read more

Erosion of capacity contributes to corruption

Delivering the keynote address at a summit hosted by the African Institute for Supply Chain Research at Unisa, the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Lechesa Tsenoli, said that while the Covid-19 fronting and price escalation was very embarrassing, it also provided an opportunity to learn from mistakes made. Read more

Unisa pilots proctoring tools for 2nd online exam

With an anticipated 1,7 million exams to be submitted and marked online, the university will be using tech services to authenticate and invigilate certain of the exit modules. This was announced at the opening of the 2020 Teaching and Learning Festival today. Read more

Pharmaceutical manufacturing companies must handle returned drugs better

They should develop their current strategies to be more sustainable by considering factors such as the firm's green image, political and social responsibility, and the economy, and also follow the guidelines for recall or withdrawal of medicine and medical devices in South Africa, says Unisa's Mpho Sharon Makaleng. Read more

Unisan humanitarian awarded honorary doctorate

Shamila Ramjawan has been recognised for her efforts to promote menstrual health and hygiene by the Global International Alliance, an organisation that works with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women to make a difference in the world. Read more

What the tourism sector can learn from Cape Town's drought

The Day Zero experience is not a once-off event. As long as climate change continues, there are many other day zeros on the way in many cities around the world.
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Caught flat-footed by a pandemic

The unpreparedness of governments and organisations around the world to deal with the Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the need for better decision-making, enhanced forecasting, improved planning and advanced risk management, argued speakers at a virtual webinar hosted by Unisa's College of Economic and Management Sciences. Read more

Civic engagement vital in state procurement

"We as citizens should keep government on track and demand accountability for our tax rands," argued Prof Glenda Gray, president and CEO of SAMRC, during a CEMS virtual public lecture last month at Unisa. Read more

Going viral in a chaotic world

The annual Consulting Psychology conference celebrated its 10th year of existence and this first virtual event presented new challenges, reports Prof Michelle May from Unisa's Department of Industrial and Organisational Psychology. Read more

From postgrad student assistant to chair of department

Dr Nthabiseng Violet Moraka, a black feminist researcher who heads the Department of Business Management, attests to the opportunities the university gave her to complete her PhD at age 33 and become one of Unisa’s youngest CoDs.
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