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Best Global Universities Rankings for 2019 announced

Unisa made the top ten in South Africa, but is rated as the third best in Law. Read more

Of racecraft, witches, and the National Question: The decoding of Neville Alexander et al

Allan Zinn, Director at the Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy at the Nelson Mandela University, delivered the sixth Neville Alexander Memorial Lecture in a simple, yet intellectually powerful way. Read more

R200m joint venture opens with a flourish in Eastern Cape

Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Naledi Pandor praised Unisa, Walter Sisulu University, and University of Fort Hare for bringing the Phyllis Ntantala Collaborative Library project to fruition for the benefit of students and staff in East London. Read more

YALI’s 2018 women graduates set to light up Africa

A bumper crop of 37 hand-picked women from across Africa recently graduated from the Young African Leadership Initiative’s Young Women in African Power programme at Unisa. Read more

The right to education means the right to a qualified teacher

“I am where I am because I had good teachers.” Buti Manamela, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, was speaking at a Unisa celebration to mark annual UN World Teachers’ Day. Read more

Encouraging originality and celebrating diversity on a mega scale

Unisa’s Erica Flinspach tops the list as Turnitin honours 28 institutions and individuals worldwide for their dedication to fostering cultures of integrity and teaching students to find their authentic voices. Read more

What's age got to do with it?!

Meet Unisa’s first-year senior student in Animal Health, Adiame Jonas Kibala. A young 68, he is originally from the DRC. Read more

Open learning—the answer to inclusive, affordable, quality higher education?

Speaking at an open learning seminar at Unisa, Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Buti Manamela, said expansion of the post-school system will require finding new ways to increase access, such as open learning. Read more

'Journalists must decode' – Percy Qoboza remembered

Speaking at the 8th annual Percy Qoboza Memorial Lecture, Father Smangaliso Makhatswa said that the influential black South African journalist and author used the media platform to decode the events of the day to his readers, and that this remains a key responsibility of today’s media practitioners. Read more

What can we do to strengthen health system leadership?

In her inaugural lecture, Professor Lebitsi Maud Modiba from the Department of Health Studies listed competence, integrity, communication, and humility as some of the virtues that an ethical leader should have. Read more