Research

Online modules set to shape futures of postgrads

The Covid-19 pandemic has necessitated the need for an aggressive overhaul of M&D research support and a non-negotiable emphasis on the development of innovative virtual teaching options that follow the physical distance restrictions that now exist, says Unisa's Prof Lindiwe Zungu. Read more

Two Unisans to 'walk' the red carpet at the Science Oscars

Vhahangwele Masindi and Leslie Brown have been recognised across four categories for the 2019/2020 NSTF-South32 awards. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the announcement of the winners will take place through a live-streamed gala event on 30 July 2020. Read more

Researcher wins Unisa a share of huge grant

Four African universities will each be receiving a slice of £4 million from the UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council for peace education research, working out at around R4,5 million in Unisa’s case. Read more

Driving the agenda of zero harm in mining and minerals sectors

Unisa and the MQA are on a discovery journey to engage stakeholders on health and safety issues in the Mining and Minerals Sector. "We need to look at where we are now and where we have been," says Prof Lindiwe Zungu, Executive Dean of the College of Graduate Studies. Read more

Getting your research message across

The COVID-19 national lockdown has demonstrated the tremendous need of citizens for reliable, credible information. Platforms such as The Conversation are crucial in translating the results of research into something that is understandable and accessible. Read more

Heeding the President's call to action, Unisa's labs step up to the sanitiser challenge

Thanks to the innovative thinking of MSc student Fungai Chibaya, Unisa will soon be producing affordable and effective hand and surface sanitisers. Read more

Unisa ★ ☆ ★ glitter on red carpet

Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mandla Makhanya, affirmed at the 2020 Research and Innovation Awards that the university is building an enviable reputation for research. Read more

What do ☆ ☆ ☆ do? They shine

In a night of accolades and achievements, Unisa's best and brightest researchers and innovators came out of their libraries and laboratories to stand in the spotlight and receive the recognition they deserve for their work in 2019. Read more

It's a double exposure for Unisa Press

Kora: A lost Khoisan language of the early Cape and the Gariep, by Dr Menán du Plessis, and Tiyo Soga: A literary history, by Joanne Ruth Davis, are the joint winners of the prestigious 2018 Hiddingh-Currie Award presented at the Research and Innovation awards ceremony on 6 March 2020. Read more

The best PhD Paper award goes to…

"My journey has just begun but soon my research will be able to assist organisations on a digital transformation journey with a modern leadership framework – I am convinced that my research will have a positive impact for the African Continent as well as the rest of the world," said Mr Mervyn Christoffels. Read more