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Shaping futures on the fairways

A recent Unisa golf day in KZN saw a number of companies taking part as a way to support students who do not qualify for fee-free higher education. Read more

Local pianists dominate Unisa National Piano Competition

The 6th Unisa National Piano Competition came to an exciting close on 26 July 2019 with four finalists from Pretoria playing in front of a packed ZK Matthews Great Hall. Read more

Unisan joins African scholars in historic China-Africa Institute visit

The Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute’s Dr Edith Phaswana was among the first cohort of African scholars to visit the newly established China-Africa Institute in Beijing, China, and participated in a wide range of valuable exchanges. Read more

Obsession with interest rates hampers growth reforms

While the country is obsessed about the SARB and monetary policy as the only answer to our growth problems, we will fail to discuss the difficult but vital reforms that might actually rescue us from our growth malaise, said Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago at a Unisa public lecture. Read more

Exciting young jazz talent to go head-to-head

Thabiso Mfana and Ntando Ngcapu will face off in the finals of the hugely popular Jazz Category of the Unisa National Piano Competition on Friday. Read more

6th Unisa National Piano Competition under way

On Friday 19 July 2019, eight young classical pianists performed during the first day of the 6th Unisa National Piano Competition in Unisa’s ZK Matthews Great Hall, showcasing their mastery of baroque music as well as impressing the jury with virtuosic pieces. Read more

Unisa building named in honour of Simiso Nkwanyana

Unisa recently paid homage to the late Simiso Nkwanyana, a student leader at the university who went on to leave a lasting legacy in both KZN and national politics, by naming the building housing the university’s Durban Regional Hub after him. Read more

Improve teacher education

As a service provider, Unisa trains 52% of SA teachers. Unisa's Prof Elize du Plessis believes that the quality of courses needs to be bettered to assist student teachers in becoming competent and reflective practitioners. Read more

Align to indigenous science

Unisa's Prof Melanie Nicolau says that within the context of a world that is increasingly calling for more sustainable living, geographers should move their focus to a curriculum and research that are in line with more sustainable futures. Read more

Help deprived learners

With extra coaching supplemented by a study camp event a fortnight before the final examination, matrics can receive guidance through cognitive engagement with subject content, supplemented by physical and emotional support, says Unisa's Prof Hettie van der Merwe. Read more