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Unbroken and unbowed

"Mine is a story of entry into mining slave labour and slave wages," says Prof Moeketsi Letseka, incumbent of the UNESCO Chair of Open Distance Learning at Unisa, "but it's a positive story, a story of triumph." He was speaking to Tumelo Motaung on her Facebook blog, A Read Black Girl.
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Encouraging women in the STEM academic space

Unisa's Prof Zingiswa Jojo from the College of Education is leading the charge to increase the number of girls studying mathematics in high school so they can pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related courses at tertiary level.
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Refining a career in open, distance and e-learning

As a postdoctoral fellow in the UNESCO Chair on ODL at Unisa, Dr Mmabaledi Kefilwe Seeletso says you cannot practise something that you have not learnt. You have to adopt a tendency of earning while learning, so that you can appreciate the uniqueness of this philosophy.”
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Invisible women, invisible problems

Unisa's Dr Sizakele Matlabe drew attention to her latest research findings on the plight of widows when she was interviewed on The Kings Suite by Metro FM.
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Rattling the innovative space in ODeL

Professors Moeketsi Letseka, Mpine Makoe and Sindile Ngubane-Mokiwa have set up a doctoral consortium that aims to create a cohort of specialists that will boost and advance the whole agenda of Unisa being a leading open, distance and e-learning institution. Read more

Education in SA is yearning for change

Dr Motladi Setlhako of Unisa's College of Education says Covid-19 has given the nation a wake-up call. 4IR will bring with it a new world of work and today's teachers have to prepare our youth for this environment. This means an accelerated programme of professional development for educators has to be introduced. Read more

Keeping alive conversations on critical issues

The outbreak of Covid-19 has created serious challenges for education and we need to resort to new ways of thinking and engaging, said Prof Moeketsi Letseka, incumbent of the UNESCO Chair of Open Distance Learning at Unisa, at the opening of a new webinar series. Read more

ODeL as a career path is challenging, yet satisfying

Open, distance and e-learning is a niche area that has not been well researched and therefore offers many unique opportunities for Unisans, says Geesje van den Berg, Professor of Curriculum and Instructional Studies in the College of Education. Read more

Unisa committed to developing young academics

Newly NRF-rated Prof Lindelani Mnguni believes that research should not be 'a job' but a passion, something that keeps you awake through the night. "When the playing ground is level, there is so much more that young African scholars can achieve." Read more

Teacher duo graduate together

"We are husband and wife, we are friends, we are study mates, we are educators, we teach same subjects, we did same honours degrees and we are 2020 graduates. We are the Lekoanas." This married couple share their journey on how they 'did together' at Unisa to shape their futures. Read more