Research

Patent power! Unisa is serious about solar energy

Unisa Professor Lukas Snyman and his students have patented a solar thermal energy system that goes further than existing systems in collecting, storing and harnessing the sun’s rays for household heating. Self-sufficiency and significant savings for SA households are the likely benefits. Read more

Nhamo appointed to AU high-level panel

The incumbent of the Exxaro Chair in Business and Climate Change at Unisa is one of four experts appointed to draw up the African Union Green Innovation Framework for a harmonised and integrated transition to a green economy. Read more

Premier nano conference comes to the continent

The first-ever African Chapter of the established International Conference on Surfaces, Coatings and Nanostructured Materials, co-hosted by Unisa, got off to a tremendous start on Monday. Read more

An impressive prize winner—Malik Maaza

The incumbent of the UNESCO-Unisa Africa Chair in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology accepted the 2018 José Vasconcelos World Award of Education at the 35th World Cultural Council Award Ceremony in Hong Kong last week. Read more

SA tax compliance costs include the 'fear factor'

According to tax expert Prof Sharon Smulders of Unisa, people are afraid of SARS, some because they may be evaders but others because they are scared of making a mistake and consequently facing fines and penalties. 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

Unisa in forefront of energy research for Winter Olympics

The university has partnered with the Hebei University of Science and Technology in Shijiazhuang, China, to establish the International Joint Laboratory for New Energy. The two institutions will tackle certain major scientific projects demanded by Beijing 2022. Read more

Rising sea levels of little concern to some SA coastal property valuers

The ethics of climate change are in the spotlight at the Sixth International Conference in Ethics Education underway in Stellenbosch, Western Cape. Read more

Moral decline has huge social and economic costs for Africa

While human rights are a strong focus in the education systems of many African countries, little attention has been paid to ethics, says bioethics expert Prof Joseph-Mathews Mfutso-Bengo, one of the keynote speakers at this week’s 6th International Conference on Ethics Education. Read more

WISA finalist accolade for Ebrahim

Prof Hasina Ebrahim was named first runner-up in the category Distinguished Woman Scientist - Humanities and Social Sciences at the recent Women in Science Awards. Read more