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Multilingual education the driving force behind transformed HEIs

Unisa's theme for its 150th anniversary year is Reclaiming Africa's Intellectual Futures , and, reflecting this, the central message at the university's International Mother Language Day celebration was that multilingualism and mother-tongue-based education are the driving forces for transformed and Africanised higher education institutions. Read more

Unisans share the world of language studies and careers with rural learners

Learners, especially those in rural areas, are not always aware of career paths involving indigenous languages. This void was recently addressed when Unisa's Department of African Languages visited KwaZulu-Natal in the spirit of the university's 150th anniversary theme, "Reclaiming Africa's intellectual futures". Read more

Why classical European philosophy is relevant to African ubuntu

In his inaugural lecture, Prof Callum Scott, of the Department of Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology, examined the intersection between the church’s formal philosophical and theological tradition and the indigenous knowledge systems of Africans. Read more

Unisan appointed by International Council on Archives (ICA)

Prof Ngoako Marutha’s career proves that your background doesn’t define you – through hard work and dedication, you can achieve anything in life. He started his career as a trainer of German shepherd security dogs and has progressed to a full professor in information science. Read more

Towards ending female genital mutilation by 2030

Marking the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, Unisa's Institute for Gender Studies reaffirmed its solidarity with and support of the campaign against this form of gender-based violence. Read more

Unisa author scoops two creative awards

Dr Gerda Taljaard-Gilson from the Department of Afrikaans and Theory of Literature was recently awarded the prestigious ATKV Prose Prize and the kykNET-Rapport Fiction Prize for her novel Vier susters. Read more

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

Unisan earns two international affiliation appointments

Prof Puleng Segalo has recently earned two appointments, namely, the 2023 African Affiliate Fellow by the Kansas African Studies Center (University of Kansas, US) and the 2023 Research Associate by the Institute of African Studies (University of Ghana). Read more

Triumphant Unisans bring their A-game to the Metathon

The Silent Snipers Team comprising two Unisa students, Susan Jonas and Tamara Jonas, recently won first place in South Africa at the 2022 AR/VR Africa Metathon. For the duo, Unisa teaches students to take initiative, be independent and acquire virtual skills, which assisted them to conquer the challenge. Read more

Unisan appointed to serve as SACSSP member of council

Dr Seithati Motebang, Senior Lecturer from the Department of Development Studies, has been appointed to serve as a member of the South African Council for Social Services Professionals by Minister of Social Development, Lindiwe Zulu. Read more