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Republic of Guinea hosts 13th Thabo Mbeki Africa Day Lecture

The Thabo Mbeki Africa Day Lecture is a significant event that showcases the Thabo Mbeki Foundation and Unisa’s commitment to the African continent. Since its establishment, the TMF and Unisa have honoured the call made by African political leaders in 1963 to use 25 May to advance the continent’s goals. Read more

Unisa boosts PhD acquisition in the TVET sector

Yet again giving effect to its 150th anniversary theme, Reclaiming Africa’s Intellectual Futures, Unisa recently partnered with SAPCO to extend advanced higher education support to all the country’s technical, vocational education and training colleges. Read more

Unisa @ 150: Advanced climate research centre launched

Launched by the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences in Unisa’s 150th anniversary year, the new Centre of Excellence: Adaptation and Resilience is set to be globally recognised for providing innovative research, best practices, education, leadership, support, and training in the area of adaptation and resilience. Read more

Prioritising the holistic well-being of students

Chaired by Professor Puleng LenkaBula and co-hosted by Unisa and Higher Health, the Gender-Based Violence Technical Task Team recently met at the university to discuss a range of issues relating to a zero-tolerance approach by universities to sexual and gender-related misconduct. Read more

Unisa scientist receives South Africa's highest honour from the Presidency

A second-to-none Unisa scientist, Professor Vhahangwele Masindi, was recently bestowed the Award of the Order of Mapungubwe in Bronze by the President of South Africa, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, for his exceptional contribution to the field of environmental sciences focusing on water issues in South Africa and globally. Read more

Unisa to present world-class R&I showcase in May

As Unisa marks 150 years of academic excellence, the institution’s 2023 Research and Innovation Week, to be held from 15 to 19 May, will feature some of the world-class, Africa-centred work emanating from the eight Unisa colleges, the Graduate School of Business Leadership, and the Thabo Mbeki School of Public and International Affairs. Read more

UNESCO chair receives advanced science equipment

The UNESCO UNISA Africa Chair in Nanosciences & Nanotechnology (U2ACN2) received X-ray photo electron spectroscopy (XPS) equipment in 2022, which was donated by Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), Canada. Read more

Freedom Day: People-centred, feminist and Christian-infused leadership examined

In observance of Freedom Day, an online seminar hosted by Unisa’s Chief Albert Luthuli Research Chair reflected on what leadership in contemporary South Africa should look like, and what can be gleaned from the past to make the free and socially just South Africa that Chief Albert Luthuli fought and was prepared to die for. Read more

Miriam Makeba, a shining example of women's unlimited potential to excel – Minister Dlamini-Zuma

The Miriam Makeba Foundation partnered with the Thabo Mbeki School to host the inaugural Dr Miriam Makeba Memorial Lecture. Among the hundreds that attended the lecture were Mama Abigail Kubeka, Ntate Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, Dr Sello Galane and Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Read more

Unisans raise the bar high as SABC Board members

Recently announced by the Presidency, Unisa Chief Financial Officer Khathutshelo Ramukumba and David Maimela, Unisa Director: Executive Support, Office of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor, have been appointed by the South African President, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, to serve as Chairperson and member of the newly appointed SABC Board, respectively. Read more