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Designing for accessibility into ODeL

A two-day seminar on designing accessibility into ODeL addressed the importance of inclusivity and the best practices to improve studying experiences of students with disabilities at Unisa. Read more

Transformative knowledge and actions towards gender-based violence

The Institute for Gender Studies held a research seminar to emphasise the importance of healing from gender violence through transformative knowledge and actions. Read more

Stimulating discussion on kick-starting Zimbabwe’s healing and recovery

Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), in partnership with the Unisa and the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) held a public dialogue on the future of Zimbabwe, under the theme “The best path to a prosperous Zimbabwe.” Read more

Unisa produces its first PhD graduate in Setswana

Unisa has produced its first PhD graduate in Setswana. Dr Justice Kobue Legodi encourages others to pursue their research through their indigenous languages, as it enriches their culture and language, amongst others. Read more

Unisa gives hope to students with disabilities

“There is nothing impossible in this world. You need to have dreams and you need to be willing to work hard to achieve those dreams,” said Getachew Geno Alala, who recently obtained a PhD in Education. Read more

Real-time digital simulation platform could provide answers to South Africa’s electricity deficit

Unisa’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) in Florida, Johannesburg, recently launched the real-time digital simulation platform for power hardware in the loop, and protection and automation equipment. Read more

Unisa changed our lives for the better

"Thank you for giving my father a permanent job," said Tshireletso Mafomane in a meeting with Prof Mandla Makhanya on 8 November 2019 at Unisa. Read more

Producing thoughtful African stars

The Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI) recently held its 2019 certificate ceremony to celebrate 212 students who completed their programmes. Read more

Sub-committees of Council take stock and plan ahead

Two sub-committees of Council, the Human Resources Committee of Council (HRCoC) and the Brand and Communication Committee of Council (BCCoC,) recently met to reflect on progress made during the year and to start planning for 2020. Read more

"Transformation is not about reducing quality"

"The transformation agenda in a broad sense talks to how we understand our history as South Africans and as an institution. It should talk to our values and make people feel at home, irrespective of their race," said Mr Sakhi Simelane, Chairperson of Unisa Council. Read more