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Unisa collaborates with Spanish Embassy to promote internationalisation and the African agenda

As part of her drive to position Unisa as a university that can be counted as a contributor to solutions to the world’s problems, Professor Puleng LenkaBula, Unisa Principal and Vice-Chancellor, recently met with His Excellency Raimundo Robredo Rubio, Ambassador of Spain in South Africa. Read more

Reappraising the mission of higher education

Speaking on the global stage during the UNESCO World Higher Education Conference 2022, Professor Puleng LenkaBula, Unisa Principal and Vice-Chancellor, said that the university of the future must return to its past in order to rediscover its ontology, epistemology and pedagogy, and that it must be inspired by the past as much as it is by the idea of futures. Read more

Examining King IV in the context of a transformed university

In line with the Vice-Chancellor’s vision for reclaiming and reimagining Africa’s intellectual futures in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Leadership and Transformation hosted a roundtable discussion on 6 April 2022, entitled To what extent does King IV serve the culture of a transformed university? Read more

Kenya Alumni Chapter unpacks the power of networking

A recent gathering of Unisa’s Kenya Alumni Chapter proved to be an inspirational day of reconnecting and establishing new friendships among these outstanding African ambassadors of the university. Read more

Unisa alumni encouraged to be ambassadors of the university

Approximately 100 alumni were excited to re-ignite Mbombela chapter activities and strengthen the alumni network. Like many of the alumni chapters of Unisa, the Mbombela Chapter had to postpone most of their projects and activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more

Gaining inspiration at the ultimate innovation source

Striving towards realising her vision to position Unisa as a university that is central to the development of the country, Professor Puleng LenkaBula, Unisa Principal and Vice-Chancellor, recently visited Silicon Valley in the United States of America as part of a delegation led by Dr Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation. Read more

Unisa’s increased SDG impact confirmed by authoritative international ranking

The university has advanced to the top 600 category in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more

Leadership and determination characterise alumni convenor’s Unisa journey

Can-do grandma Dorah Queen Sekhosana, aka Queen, Convenor of the Unisa Pretoria Alumni Chapter and MBA candidate, shares her inspirational journey and her vision for the chapter going forward. Read more

Outstanding Unisans in the run for coveted 'Science Oscars of South Africa'

No fewer than six academics have been announced as nominees, some in multiple categories, for the prestigious 2021/2022 NSTF-South32 Awards which recognise outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology and innovation by individuals, teams and organisations in South Africa. Read more

Legendary heroine of the people celebrated by latter-day peers

Professor Puleng LenkaBula, Unisa Principal and Vice-Chancellor, joined key women intellectuals as a dynamic respondent during a recent lecture celebrating the 2022 Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke Week and the many achievements of this remarkable struggle stalwart. Read more