News & Media

Thinking out of the box, Unisa researcher targets innovation in water treatment

Through his research Prof. Thabo Nkambule is targeting the challenge that rapid urbanisation has created by pushing up pollution and placing a strain on water treatment capacity Read more

Masters of the (ODeL) universe

The official academic opening ceremony acknowledged 16 Unisans who have advanced excellence, innovation and leadership in Open Distance e-Learning by completing certificates of advanced studies in online teaching and learning at Germany's Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. Read more

The world needs science and science needs women

Meet Noluthando Kana, who is boosting those female numbers in STEM. She is a PhD student in Chemical Engineering, a fellow at the UNESCO-Unisa Africa Chair in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology, and a reactor fuel engineering manager at the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station.
#WomenInScience Read more

Psychology carries a dark past: how the discipline can be Africanised

Unisa’s Puleng Segalo and Julia Simango write in The Conversation that many societies on the continent still draw heavily on their traditional beliefs and cultural heritage and therefore it’s important to take these into consideration. Read more

Rethinking higher education

Professor Puleng LenkaBula delivered her opening address as the new Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Unisa at the academic opening of the university on 12 February 2021. “The abnormal normal ushers in an opportunity, a new dawn, a new era in terms of how various institutions, including HE institutions, should be run.” Read more

Why the South African government should buy locally made vehicles for state use

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 lockdown’s ongoing devastating impact on the economy, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa recently called on South Africans to buy local goods Read more

How Unisa supply chain experts are tackling Africa’s malaria crisis

Unisa’s Professor Marcia Mkansi and PhD graduate Dr Oluka Nagitta recognise that at least part of the malaria problem is not medical but logistical by using their supply chain management expertise to bring much-needed visibility to the supply chain for anti-malarials and ACTs. Read more

Unisa and Mintek collaborate on rapid Covid-19 tests

In a major contribution by local researchers to provide home-grown solutions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Unisa's Dr Salerwe Mosebi is working with mineral research giant Mintek to develop rapid antigen-detecting and antibody-detecting tests with a remarkable 20-minute turnaround time. Read more

Pertunia sets out to reclaim the land – from waste

Education student Pertunia Ndou's food waste management innovation found favour at the Tshwane Inter-University Innovation Challenge in November 2020. Read more

Why Kgalabi's portable washbasin idea is making a splash

A portable, self-assembled washbasin designed by a Unisa computer science student for the City of Tshwane's healthcare workers could be just what the doctor ordered. Read more