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I-SET robotics in Sepedi…and Xitsonga coming soon

Dr Napjadi Letsoalo, lecturer in Unisa's Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, commemorated Heritage Day on Thobela FM, where he was interviewed on Ditlalemeso on the use of language to preserve culture and heritage.
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Driving innovation at Unisa

Speaking of a unique African technology that can clean up crude oil and petrol spills in water while making both the oil and the water usable again, Prof Bhekie Mamba, Executive Dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, says that the awarding of an EU patent is significant. "It affirms that our research enjoys global recognition while still remaining relevant to challenges that we have to deal with in our continent." Read more

Resuscitating black consciousness

"Until we break our mental and psychic chains - until we become in tune with our self-awareness and reconnect to our history and the glory of who we are - we will always accept being degraded, humiliated and killed because we have psychologically indicated that that's the way things are; we accept and deserve them," said US civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton, delivering the 20th Steve Biko Memorial Lecture at Unisa.
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Celebrating Unisa women of substance

"Younger courageous Feroza Adams are needed in academic institutions such as Unisa to change the narrative of transformed landscapes," said Prof Lulama Makhubela, who delivered the 21st Annual Feroza Adam Memorial Lecture at the Women of the Year Awards.
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Viva, woke woman art!

The Unisa Art Gallery has grown its permanent art collection and added African-inspired acquisitions with a rich symbolic meaning by two prominent female artists, Mmakgabo Helen Sebidi and Claudette Schreuders.
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She's levelling (up) the playing fields

Unisa's Bojane Segooa is a Brand South Africa Play your Part Ambassador for empowering the youth and taking digital education to the next level through LevelsApp, an information portal that assists potential students to apply to universities by giving information about available courses and fees based on their subjects, results and location.
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And it's a "Science Oscar" win for…

Unisa congratulates research fellow Dr Vhahangwele Masindi, who received the TW Kambule-NSTF Award: Emerging Researcher at the live-streamed gala event of the prestigious NSTF-South32 Awards. Read more

Rattling the innovative space in ODeL

Professors Moeketsi Letseka, Mpine Makoe and Sindile Ngubane-Mokiwa have set up a doctoral consortium that aims to create a cohort of specialists that will boost and advance the whole agenda of Unisa being a leading open, distance and e-learning institution. Read more

Unisa commits to fight against GBV

A division for gender equality will be established in the Office of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mandla Makhanya announced at the second OK Matsepe public lecture in Polokwane. Read more

Rooted in Mandela values throughout the year

While challenges to the work of community engagement at Unisa exist amidst the Covid-19 lockdown, physical distancing protocols and the risk of exposure to a highly contagious virus, the institution is using the acceleration towards digital approaches to remain true to its mission of being the university shaping futures in the service of humanity. Read more