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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

Unisa gains a visionary leader to drive financial sustainability

Part of what inspired Khathutshelo (Khathu) Ramukumba, newly appointed Chief Financial Officer, to join the Unisa family is that the university’s model represents the future of teaching and learning. Read more

New Council Chair to spearhead quality agenda

Mashukudu James Maboa, recently appointed Chairperson of Council at Unisa, firmly believes that for the university to deliver on its mandate, staff needs to be flexibility and agile, and adapting to the new environment. Read more

Significant donations touch student lives

Seven Unisa students with disabilities will in future study more effectively thanks to a generous laptop donation Read more

Agile new CFO determined to shape futures

Unisa’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Puleng LenkaBula, was delighted to welcome Khathutshelo Ramukumba as Unisa’s new Chief Financial Officer on his first day at the institution. Read more

Unisa mourns the passing of Sibongile Khumalo

Unisa joins the music industry and the rest of the country in mourning the passing of South African jazz legend, opera icon, vocalist par excellence and member of the Unisa family, Sibongile Khumalo. 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

His trombone is silent, but the music lives on

Unisa bids a sad farewell to Oscar-nominated trombonist and honorary doctorate recipient, Jonas Gwangwa, who contributed immensely to the country’s music industry 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