News & Media

Unisa is a leading contributor to the SA graduates pool

As the access to education crisis intensifies in South Africa, Unisa has opened its doors to a third of all higher education students in the country as well as students from more than 100 African countries. Read more


16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is a worldwide campaign to oppose violence against women and children. It aims to create awareness of the negative impact that violence and abuse have on women and children, and the social fabric of our society. Read more

Unisa produces its first PhD graduate in Setswana

Unisa has produced its first PhD graduate in Setswana. Dr Justice Kobue Legodi encourages others to pursue their research through their indigenous languages, as it enriches their culture and language, amongst others. Read more

Unisa changed our lives for the better

"Thank you for giving my father a permanent job," said Tshireletso Mafomane in a meeting with Prof Mandla Makhanya on 8 November 2019 at Unisa. Read more

Unisa honours Kgosana

Unisa conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (honoris causa) posthumously on political activist and Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) stalwart, the late Mr Philip Ata Kgosana, at a graduation ceremony on Tuesday 5 November 2019, at the Unisa Muckleneuk Campus. Read more

Unisa Chancellor's Awards celebrate scholarship

To date, 25 extraordinary and iconic South Africans have been recipients of the Unisa Chancellor’s Awards and are all people who have made deliberate efforts to impact, positively, the lives of others. Read more

'I wish she could have been here tonight'

Receiving an honorary doctorate bestowed posthumously on the iconic Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, her grandson, Zondwa Mandela, said that hers was a life lived far too short. Read more

Africa's elusive quest for peace

It is everyone’s social responsibility to build sustainable pathways to peace, safeguard development gains, and avoid the kinds of crises that result from violence and conflict. Read more

The uncomfortable truth, spotlight on the media

Delivering the annual Percy Qoboza Memorial lecture, Dr Somadoda Fikeni said that, "If we were to caption Percy's image it would be speaking piercing truth to brute power." Read more

Expanding access to higher education

The inaugural lecture of Prof Mpine Makoe, Institute for Open Distance Learning, entitled 'Reinvigorating openness: Trends and futures for open education practices', took place on 14 October 2019. Read more