News & Media

Prof Maaza achieves a first for Africa

Prof Malik Maaza from the College of Graduate Studies can now add the International Commission for Optics’ Galileo Galilei 2019 Medal to his impressive collection of national and international recognitions. This is the first time in the award’s illustrious 35-year history that the recipient is from Africa. Read more

Iconic South African women honoured at Unisa

Unisa, in collaboration with the Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke Institute, hosted the "Bring Her Up: Women of Firsts Awards" to celebrate women icons in different spheres, and to promote and preserve excellence in the country. Read more

And the 'Science Oscar' goes to…

Congratulations to Unisa's Prof Lindiwe Zungu who won the TW Kambule-NSTF Award: Researcher at the 2018/2019 NSTF-South32 awards. These prestigious honours celebrate outstanding excellence in science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa. Read more

The passionate call of an African prophet

Delivering the first Pixely ka Isaka Seme Memorial Lecture, hosted by Unisa's Institute for African Renaissance Studies, Dr Bongani Ngqulunga said that Seme's political vision and mission in life was the redemption of the black race and its emancipation from oppression. Read more

A beacon of hope for Unisa M&Ds

The CGS research development programme for master's and doctoral students based in Ethiopia is powered by the unwavering dedication and remarkable expertise of academics from various colleges. Read more

SIRGS hosts 'crackling' postgraduate workshops in Cape Town

Honours, master's and doctoral Unisa students lauded the brilliant insights relating to proposal planning, literature reviews, conceptual and theoretical frameworks, and research methodologies. Read more

If you rise take somebody with you

No-one must be left behind, said Dr Anna Mokgokong at the annual Makgomo Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke Memorial Lecture, as she paid tribute to the evangelist, social worker and political activist. Read more

Sterling Unisans shine at national honours

Professor Malik Maaza, incumbent of the UNESCO-Unisa Africa Chair in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology, and Yvonne ‘Chaka Chaka’ Mhinga, Unisa alumna, were awarded the Order of Mapungubwe in Silver and the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver respectively by President Cyril Ramaphosa at an award ceremony on 25 April 2019 at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse. Read more

Bumper crop of Unisa finalists in the NSTF-South32 Awards

No fewer than seven Unisa academics have been announced as nominees, some in multiple categories, for the prestigious 2018/2019 NSTF-South32 Awards that recognises outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology, and innovation. Read more

Authoritarian regimes strengthened by military structures limit the possibilities of democratic alternatives

Brian Raftopoulos, leading Zimbabwean scholar and researcher, delivered Unisa's annual Archie Mafeje Memorial Lecture, entitled "State and politics in Zimbabwe: Lessons for post-settler colonial politics in Southern Africa". Read more