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Remembering Mama Africa

The latest Unisa-Sowetan Dialogue commemorated the life and times of Miriam Makeba on what would have been her 87th birthday. Read more

Think "e", says VC

Speaking at a Unisa Council workshop and campus tour, Prof Mandla Makhanya pointed out the investment in and commitment to technology Council has made. Read more

Shaping public higher education in Africa

Unisa has signed an MoU with the Somalia National University to advance academic research and process conflict resolution and disputes on the continent. Read more

African experience of ODeL takes centre stage

"It is important to look at our own issues and incorporate them into the (research) framework. Anything you want to do on the continent must be contextualised." ~ Prof Christine Ofulue of NOUN was one of the opening-day speakers at Unisa's Research & Innovation Week. Read more

This is my story and I am telling it…my way

"My vision is to establish a central hub for postgraduate student research support within Unisa, nationally, and on the African continent." Prof Lindiwe Zungu, the newly appointed Executive Dean of Unisa’s College of Graduate Studies (CGS), tells the university what makes her tick. Read more

College of Accounting Sciences budget overview 2019: South Africa desperately needs economic growth

How does this year's "pressure cooker budget" affect you? Unisa's Prof Sharon Smulders, from the Department of Financial Intelligence, explains. Read more

Unisa Giyani Service Centre open day a hit with locals

"The opportunity to speak to someone face-to-face about the different academic programmes and what they involve is absolutely vital to making the best study choices." Read more

Are Africans linguistically alienated from their heritage?

Hosted by Unisa, UNESCO and the Puku Children’s Literature Foundation, a roundtable discussion to mark International Mother Language Day examined, among others, the marginalisation and erosion of indigenous languages. Read more

Macdonald's on a mission to revive traditional dispute mechanisms

The emerging researcher at Unisa's Institute for Dispute Resolution in Africa says there is a place for customary law in South Africa. Read more

Translanguaging in the International Year of Indigenous Languages

Language intellectualisation is a complex process that is influenced by many non-linguistic factors, such as the lack of systematic approaches, the prevailing gap between policy and practice, continuing marginalisation, and the need for innovative approaches and strategies. Read more