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Unisa leads transformation agenda by renaming historic buildings

The atmosphere was electric as Unisa held its renaming ceremony on Wednesday 21 August 2019. The initiative is one of many projects that supports the institution’s concerted Africanisation and decolonisation efforts. Read more

Exciting collaboration with China to focus on new energy

In-depth collaboration between Unisa and some of the foremost Chinese energy researchers is set to change the lives of the less privileged through new technologies. Read more

CEDU research excellence lauded by journal

The highly regarded Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management has recognised the research excellence of the College of Education’s Dr Noma Madikizela-Madiya with a Best Article Award. Read more

Gender economic transformation takes centre stage at Unisa

Stokvels, the plight of working moms and emancipation were some of the topics under discussion as women from all walks of life recently made their voices heard at the annual Unisa-SAWID-UN Women dialogue in celebration of Women’s Month. Read more

Unisa - a vehicle for social transformation

At its 10th Annual Nelson Mandela Commemoration Day, the Community Engagement and Outreach Division drove the discourse that higher education, in partnership with communities, can make a valuable contribution to deepening the legacy and vision of Nelson Mandela and producing a society that is just, caring and transformed. Read more

Local pianists dominate Unisa National Piano Competition

The 6th Unisa National Piano Competition came to an exciting close on 26 July 2019 with four finalists from Pretoria playing in front of a packed ZK Matthews Great Hall. Read more

Exciting young jazz talent to go head-to-head

Thabiso Mfana and Ntando Ngcapu will face off in the finals of the hugely popular Jazz Category of the Unisa National Piano Competition on Friday. Read more

6th Unisa National Piano Competition under way

On Friday 19 July 2019, eight young classical pianists performed during the first day of the 6th Unisa National Piano Competition in Unisa’s ZK Matthews Great Hall, showcasing their mastery of baroque music as well as impressing the jury with virtuosic pieces. Read more

Unisa building named in honour of Simiso Nkwanyana

Unisa recently paid homage to the late Simiso Nkwanyana, a student leader at the university who went on to leave a lasting legacy in both KZN and national politics, by naming the building housing the university’s Durban Regional Hub after him. Read more

And the 'Science Oscar' goes to…

Congratulations to Unisa's Prof Lindiwe Zungu who won the TW Kambule-NSTF Award: Researcher at the 2018/2019 NSTF-South32 awards. These prestigious honours celebrate outstanding excellence in science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa. Read more