News & Media

'The melting pot for an intellectual feast'

Unisa's Library and Information Services celebrated World Book and Copyright Day in a live discussion that delved into book reviews, essays, features, poetry and paintings, among other topics, in more than five languages. Read more

Unisa bids farewell to a servant leader

"Having served Unisa for 33 years, I believe the institution is a home for most of us. It has equipped us to grow intellectually and develop professionally, and has given us multiple opportunities," said Unisa's former Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mandla Makhanya, at his farewell ceremony. Read more

"Let us build a Unisa we are proud of"

Setting the tone at an Extended Management Lekgotla, Prof Puleng LenkaBula, Unisa Principal and Vice-Chancellor, conveyed a pressing need for the institution to constantly rethink, reinvent, reshape and regenerate. Read more

Four outstanding Unisans in the running for 'Science Oscars'

In recognition of their remarkable contributions to SET and innovation, Professors Jan Kroeze, Hossein Jafari, Marcia Mkansi and Fulufhelo Nemavhola have been nominated for the 2020/2021 NSTF-South32 Awards. Read more

Iranian postgraduate student obtains Unisa PhD

Dr Mahboube Khalvati, a recent Unisa PhD graduate from Iran, shares her unusual postgraduate study journey in the field of English Theatre Studies. Read more

Interrogating the factors that affect student success

The support recipe for student success is far more nuanced than generally assumed, as is borne out by the eye-opening research conducted by Dr Fortunate Silinda of Unisa's Department of Psychology. Read more

Unisa at the forefront of technological solutions in response to Covid-19 regulations

Close to 73 000 students have registered for the new booking app that limits access to campus buildings to the required number by law and to the maximum number a venue is authorised to take. Read more

Transformation at the core of maintaining Unisa as an African university

Making an African university in the service of humanity: Professor Mandla Makhanya's speeches was launched on 19 March 2021. The former VC said he had been committed to building a new DNA in a university that would actually bring about what would be viewed as a culture of academic excellence and service to stakeholders. Read more

Unisa VC: "Student crisis goes beyond funding"

Speaking at a panel discussion on the issues surrounding free higher education, Prof Puleng LenkaBula said that money alone is not the solution, but that structural intervention regarding universal access is required. Read more

Still among the top emerging economies universities

Unisa is one of only eleven South African universities to make the Times Higher Education Rankings 2021 in this sector. It features in the segment #251–300. Read more