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It can't be business as usual

Prof Nokuthula Mazibuko, Head of Unisa's Institute for Gender Studies, delivered a digital lecture on gender-based violence on a Pretoria News Facebook Live Session this week. Read more

Power generation for the poor

The research of Prof Christopher Enweremadu from Unisa’s Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering is focused mainly on alleviating the energy poverty of the rural population. Read more

How colonialism's legacy continues to plague the ICC

The court has focused on African cases to the exclusion of developed countries, as well as developing regions such as Latin America, argues Unisa's Everisto Benyera, Associate Professor of African Politics in the Department of Political Read more

Read the latest issue of YOUNISA

Unisa's academic impact is well known and widely celebrated. Now discover the possibly lesser known but equally important impact the institution has on individuals, communities and societies at large. Read more

Mega crowdfunding could help poor countries in Covid-19 fight

Unisa’s Prof Dan Makina, from the School of Economic and Financial Sciences, says that WHO could issue bonds to which the general public, private companies, organisations and governments could subscribe to finance a vaccination programme. Read more

Internationally acclaimed researcher retires

Unisa hosted a virtual farewell for Prof Tilman Dedering, a valued member of staff, who dedicated 30 years of his academic career to the university. He joined the Department of History in the College of Human Sciences in 1990. Read more

The quiet of isolation transforms the creative process

As we deal with the uncertainty of living in a Covid-19 world, we can find solace and comfort in art. Unisan Dr Gwen Miller shares how she transfigured the process of grieving for her late husband in an outpouring of elegiac works. Read more

Pandemics cast long shadows

Dr Julie Pridmore from Unisa's Department of English Studies in the College of Human Sciences presents a fourth and final talk on fiction and quarantine, based on the 2005 South African novel, Garden of the plagues, by Russel Brownlee. Read more

Sensitising, conscientising and engaging post Covid-19

From Street Law to Community Safety Networks, from Electoral Dispute Resolution to student debates and seminars, and many other fully functioning projects, Unisa's College of Law's community engagement is well suited to take legal knowledge to the people. Read more

Unisan makes her mark globally

Prof Adéle da Veiga from the School of Computing is very pleased to have authored part of a book that was chosen to be featured in the IGI Global K-12 Online Learning E-Book Collection. "It is a privilege to add the name of Unisa to the chapter and to represent Africa's leading open, distance, and e-learning institution in such a project." Read more