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Cutting-edge research on African issues acknowledged

In his academic journey from a proud Unisa alumnus to an esteemed academic at the institution, Prof Babatunde Fagbayibo, who has been re-rated as a C2 researcher by the NRF, says that one of the things he has learnt is the importance of critical, Afrocentric engagement. Read more

Nominated for contributing positively to research

Unisa's Dr Mahlogonolo Thobane of the Department of Criminology and Security Science says being nominated for the HSRC-USAf 2020 Medal in Social Sciences and Humanities is something she does not underestimate. Read more

Unisan elected as first black president of CRIMSA

Dr Mahlogonolo Thobane, a senior lecturer in the College of Law, will serve a three-year term at the head of the Criminological Society of South Africa, a locally and internationally recognised, inter-disciplinary professional society, promoting theoretical and applied criminology and related disciplines in Africa and further afield. Read more

Dr Zweli Mkhize appoints Unisan to National Health Research Council

Melodie Labuschaigne, Professor in the Department of Jurisprudence in the College of Law, will serve as the legal member of the NHREC, a statutory body whose functions are primarily to provide direction on ethical issues relating to health and to develop guidelines for conducting research involving humans and animals. Read more

Modern trends in prison systems

A Unisa Department of Corrections Management webinar - a digital first because of Covid-19 - addressed a variety of relevant themes on aspects of international best practice. Read more

Anti-corruption expertise at international level

Unisa's anti-corruption warrior, Dr Benni Lekubu, said at the BRICS Expert Round Table on Anti-Corruption Education and Training that universities should ensure the production of graduates who abhor corruption. In turn, these graduates will transmit anti-corruption values to those they have opportunities to lead or interact with in their communities. Read more

‘The No Sleep Team’ revel in their LLBs

Nothing is going to stop us now—not even Covid-19! Eight Unisa College of Law graduates travelled from as far afield as Johannesburg and Saldanha Bay for a private celebration held at the Pigalle Restaurant in Sea Point, Cape Town. Read more

All rise for Dikgang Moseneke

The former Deputy Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa - a Unisa alumnus and honorary doctorate recipient - will launch his judicial memoir at the College of Law on Tuesday. Read more

We need equity not equality

"Democracy is when the will of the people, including the poor, marginalised and those with disabilities, find expression in government policies and equal distribution of its resources," says Unisa's Mo-Afrika Kodisang Bokaba.
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The military, the enforcement and the coronavirus

Prof Angelo Dube from Unisa's Department of International Law recently published a short article on the challenges of deploying the army in civilian Covid-19 policing operations from a South African perspective. Read more