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He's the [ideas] man

A passion for research with a practical application resulting in innovation that benefits South Africa has seen Prof Lukas Snyman crowned as the top intellectual property creator at Unisa for 2010 to 2018 by the DST. Read more

When life and art blur in the theatre

At this year's Research & Innovation awards ceremony, Dr Lida Krüger received the 2018 Senate Publications Committee Thesis Publication award for her thesis titled The actual versus the fictional in Betrayal, The real thing and Closer. Read more

Unisa academic’s research on biobanking now SA policy

Senior lecturer, Dr Safia Mahomed, is helping to ensure that biobanking in South Africa is approached in a way that respects and protects the rights of research participants. Read more

Study delivers treasure trove of data on international students in Africa

A 30-month, multimillion-rand study on international distance education in Africa is drawing to a close, offering some fresh – and sometimes unexpected – insights into the study habits, challenges and attitudes of Unisa’s international students. Read more

An impressive prize winner—Malik Maaza

The incumbent of the UNESCO-Unisa Africa Chair in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology accepted the 2018 José Vasconcelos World Award of Education at the 35th World Cultural Council Award Ceremony in Hong Kong last week. Read more

SA tax compliance costs include the 'fear factor'

According to tax expert Prof Sharon Smulders of Unisa, people are afraid of SARS, some because they may be evaders but others because they are scared of making a mistake and consequently facing fines and penalties. Read more

WISA finalist accolade for Ebrahim

Prof Hasina Ebrahim was named first runner-up in the category Distinguished Woman Scientist - Humanities and Social Sciences at the recent Women in Science Awards. Read more

Unisa master's student wins prestigious WiSA award

Congratulations to Sikelelwa Ndaweni, a master’s student in the Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Research Unit, who won the South African Woman in Science Awards Tata Africa Scholarships for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology for master’s students for 2018. Read more

Research integrity—a continental concern

A fact-finding team from Kenya’s Moi University visited Unisa to benchmark issues around research integrity and academic misconduct. Read more

New director puts Unisa students at the centre of all operations

Creating a friendly virtual space for postgrads is one of the top priorities of Prof Hugo Lotriet, newly appointed director of the CGS School of Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Studies. Read more