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Celebrating student resilience through graduations

Unisa, through the KwaZulu-Natal Region, held its autumn graduation ceremonies, celebrating the resilience of students and wishing them well as they embark on a new chapter of their lives. Read more

Acclaimed stakeholders join Unisa's 150th celebration

Attended by esteemed education stakeholders, the Unisa College of Education, together with the Western Cape Region, recently celebrated the university’s 150 years of existence in Cape Town, where it all began in 1873. Read more

Investing in indigenous knowledge for Africa's betterment

Marking the 60th Africa Day anniversary, the Unisa Women’s Forum hosted the Africa Day Lecture reflecting on, among others, indigenous knowledge and sustainability endeavours to better Africa. Read more

Royal academic continues to make a mark in higher education

The AmaRharhabe Kingdom Royal Prince and Professor, Siyasanga Tyali, from the Department of Communication Science, delivered his virtual inaugural lecture titled “Re-imagining the ordinary: On perception, power, and the media”, which delved into the thematic areas relevant to his work. Read more

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

Student leader embraces education to help enhance Africa's sustainability

Having graduated with a National Diploma in Animal Health, Sipho Konkwane, East London Alumni Convenor and Deputy Speaker of the Student Parliament in the Eastern Cape Region, says he wants to bridge the gap between traditional and commercial farmers by sharing skills needed for sustainable development. Read more

Chief Albert Luthuli Research Chair hosts Oprah Winfrey Morehouse College fellows on robust dialogue

Attended by South African students and emerging scholars from Unisa, the Chief Albert Luthuli Research Chair recently hosted the Oprah Winfrey Morehouse fellows from the United States of America, marking the first of such student-focused education and cultural exchange event hosted by the Research Chair since its inception in 2021. Read more

Solution-oriented research presentations at R&I Week

The recent Research and Innovation Week themed “World-class research by Africans, for Africa”, shared exciting presentations that addressed the African Union’s Agenda 2063: “The Africa we want”, and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Read more

Promoting decolonisation in higher education institutions

Contemporary discourses to decolonise universities in Africa have revived Africanisation, an undertaking that is at the centre of Unisa’s efforts. To realise the decolonisation objective, the Department of Leadership and Transformation held a seminar on the topic: “What does decolonising the university mean?” Read more

Dedicated Unisa PhD student receives prestigious scholarship

A dedicated Information Science PhD student, Thulisile Lemekoane, is grateful to receive the prestigious 2023 ARMA International Educational Foundation Scholarship as she embarks on her exciting academic journey. Read more