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Legendary muso Ray Phiri honoured by Unisa

In recognition of the impact he made with his outstanding contributions and singular accomplishments in music, jazz supremo and Stimela frontman Ray Phiri was posthumously awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Music by the university on 12 April 2024. Read more

Promoting social cohesion through music

The Unisa Music Foundation recently launched a CD titled "Overjoyed". The CD was released on 6 April 2024 on all digital and streaming platforms. The launch highlights Unisa as an institution that supports the arts, inclusivity and social cohesion. Read more

Unisan among Africa's top career women

Based on her remarkable accomplishments, career development platform 9to5Chick has included Prof Daphney Mathebula in the Department of Decision Sciences in its list of Top 100 Career Women in Africa for 2024. Read more

A recognition for women who refuse to be defined and confined by patriarchy

Unisa conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Theology (Honoris Causa) on Bishop Nomthandazo Purity Malinga, the 100th Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa (MCSA). Malinga is the first woman to take on the role in the MCSA. Read more

Unisa confers honorary doctorate to iconic visual artist Angus Van Zyl

Unisa commenced its autumn graduation ceremonies on 10 April 2024. About 40,000 students are set to graduate during the season - a symbol of Unisa's steadfast commitment to shaping futures in the service of humanity. Additionally, the university conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Art History (Honoris Causa) to renowned South African artist Angus Van Zyl Taylor. Read more

Building bridges for international collaboration in higher education: Unisa deepens relationship with Yonsei University

In a bid to foster academic and development collaboration, a delegation from Unisa, led by Unisa's Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Puleng LenkaBula, recently embarked on a crucial visit to Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. The visit aimed to foster lasting relationships grounded in mutual respect and a shared vision for a better world. Read more

Unisan appointed as vice-chairperson of SAMAREC

Tanya Coetzee, a Research Integrity and Ethics Officer in the Directorate of Research Support at Unisa, was recently appointed as a committee member and vice-chairperson of the South African Medical Association Research Ethics Committee for three years. Read more

Breaking down systematic barriers for people living with down syndrome

The Unisa Centre of Excellence in Disabilities and Down Syndrome South Africa recently hosted the World Down Syndrome Day Symposium to create awareness and address the poor conditions faced by people living with down syndrome in all facets, including healthcare. Read more

Unisa hosts information session at the Porterville Library

The university's visit to the Porterville Public Library in the Bergrivier district brought essential educational resources closer to remote students, bridging the gap between distance learners and academic support. Read more

Exploring the role of AI in higher education and business strategy

The College of Economic and Management Sciences (CEMS) Dean Leadership Session unravelled the transformative power of artificial intelligence in shaping higher education and business strategy. Thought leaders discussed the intricate intersections of AI, economic competitiveness and the future of learning. Read more