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Unisa’s School of Computing ranked 5th for research output out of 23 local universities

Unisa’s School of Computing ranked in the fifth position among 23 universities for its research output. Read more

The National Development Plan five years on

Prof Mandla Makhanya, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Unisa, and the Unisa School of Governance held the fifth National Development Plan public lecture on Friday 4 October 2019 under the theme 'The role of the National Development Plan Vision 2030 and its impact on the Transformation of the Socio-Economic and Political Life of Women in Post 1994 in the Republic of South Africa'. Read more

At 91, inquisitive Conradie has become the oldest man to obtain a doctorate at Unisa

Don't take everything at face value; you have to question things, said 91-year-old Andries Conradie, who has become the oldest man to obtain his doctorate at Unisa. Read more

Unisa acts decisively to curb the scourge of gender-based violence

As an active response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call to find solutions to the unacceptable levels of gender-based violence in the country, Unisa has launched an initiative to provide all female students with defensive pepper spray units. Read more

4IR deepening inequalities in South Africa

Speaking at Unisa’s 2019 Founders Lecture, Dr Blade Nzimande said the knowledge and skills required for a transitional economy and society require new modes of inter and trans-disciplinary teaching and learning, research and engagement. Read more

International recognition for Vice-Chancellor’s innovation in distance education

The Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Unisa, Prof Mandla Makhanya, was one of only two Africans honoured on 11 September 2019 with the prestigious Honorary Fellowship of the Commonwealth of Learning. Read more

Academic highlights show relevance, excellence

Unisa's quarterly highlights mark the university's commitment to academic transformation and excellence, and show what Unisa academics are doing and achieving in terms of progress and performance. Read more

Renewable energy from Unisa project will save school many thousands of rands

Unisa’s Institute for Development of Energy for African Sustainability and the Unisa chapter of the student organisation: Engineers without Borders produce biogas to save school thousands of rands. Read more

Unisa law student named top essayist

Gilbert Phindile Kato, an LLM student at Unisa and a candidate attorney at Webber Wentzel Attorneys, was recently announced as the winner of the LLM category at the Annual Legal Essay Writing Competition Awards ceremony. Read more

Chancellor pronounces on femicide, xenophobia, lingering racial tensions and more

Unisa staff and students, media representatives and members of the public attended the bi-annual interactive session between the Chancellor of Unisa, former President Thabo Mbeki, and students of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI) on 15 August 2019. Read more