Meet the youngest NRF Y2-rated Associate Professor of Mathematics Education in South Africa

A trailblazer at 31, the College of Education's Prof Hlamulo Mbhiza holds a number of firsts and was also recipient of the 2023 Principal’s Award for Research Excellence. Read more

In her own words: Unisa's COL Chair on the university's international prestige and her new role as a leading ODL scholar

In this fascinating interview, Prof Geesje van den Berg reflects on the positive impact and influence that she will have as South Africa's only Commonwealth of Learning Chair, and the massively supportive role played by the university she has called home for more than 20 years. Read more

Expert scholar keen to indigenise the academic project

Having deservedly obtained a C1 NRF rating, Prof Mishack Gumbo says that the rating completes his scholarly leadership locally, regionally and internationally, as his application was subjected to a rigorous peer review by experts in his field. Read more

A fervent supporter of Africanised and decolonised education

As a result of his outstanding research into the history of indigenous education, Unisa’s Professor Johannes Seroto has deservingly earned a C2 NRF rating. Read more

Resilience and passion result in quality research

For Prof Janet McIntyre, being an NRF-rated researcher provides encouragement, assists when applying for grants and contributes to raising the profile of the university. Read more

Stellar NRF review feedback for Unisa researcher

NRF recognised Prof Norma Ruth Romm is an internationally known and respected sociology researcher, who has made a substantive contribution in research. Read more

At the proverbial fork in the road

The eighth virtual research seminar held by the UNESCO Chair of Open Distance Learning at Unisa considered the issues involved in moving from challenges to opportunities and asked the question: What will become our "new normal" for teaching and learning in an ODL framework? Read more

Refining a career in open, distance and e-learning

As a postdoctoral fellow in the UNESCO Chair on ODL at Unisa, Dr Mmabaledi Kefilwe Seeletso says you cannot practise something that you have not learnt. You have to adopt a tendency of earning while learning, so that you can appreciate the uniqueness of this philosophy.”
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Invisible women, invisible problems

Unisa's Dr Sizakele Matlabe drew attention to her latest research findings on the plight of widows when she was interviewed on The Kings Suite by Metro FM.
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Rattling the innovative space in ODeL

Professors Moeketsi Letseka, Mpine Makoe and Sindile Ngubane-Mokiwa have set up a doctoral consortium that aims to create a cohort of specialists that will boost and advance the whole agenda of Unisa being a leading open, distance and e-learning institution. Read more