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Unisa produces its first PhD graduate in Setswana

Unisa has produced its first PhD graduate in Setswana. Dr Justice Kobue Legodi encourages others to pursue their research through their indigenous languages, as it enriches their culture and language, amongst others.Read more

Unisa gives hope to students with disabilities

“There is nothing impossible in this world. You need to have dreams and you need to be willing to work hard to achieve those dreams,” said Getachew Geno Alala, who recently obtained a PhD in Education.Read more

Colourful spring graduation ceremonies in Durban

Graduation ceremonies held in the Durban Exhibition Centre from 15 to 17 October 2019 were colourful in many ways, with doctoral candidates, student leaders, and staff graduating, and some students entertaining the audience with Zulu-dancing on stage.Read more

From security guard to academic archivist – how Unisa shaped my life

Lwazi Mestile recounts his Unisa journey which started during night shift at a scrap metal factory, and ended in a senior academic position.Read more

Women students laud Unisa’s safety initiative

The university distributed the first of its self-defence kits at the Sunnyside Campus, and the response from women students has been positive.Read more

Ethiopia, a very special place on the African continent

Dr Phasoane Mokgobu, Vice-Principal of Institutional Advancement, opened the Ethiopia Alumni Breakfast by saying that Ethiopia is a very special place within the African continent as it shares its borders with five countries, namely Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea and Kenya.Read more

Time to shine with persons with disabilities

This year’s theme for Casual Day, “time to shine”, set out to achieve many things, to highlight and showcase the brilliance that’s created when South Africans unite behind a truly great cause and to encourage people to shine their light and take up their rights.Read more

Namibia alumni chapter elects a new convenor

On Friday, 23 August 2019, at a dinner engagement at the Hilton Hotel in Windhoek, a new convenor, namely Ms Rauna Namukwambi, was elected for the Namibia Alumni Chapter.Read more

Top cop lauds Unisa’s RPL programme

Jerry Maphanga, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, shares how he completed both the BTech Policing and BTech Forensic Investigation degrees through Unisa’s recognition of prior learning programme.Read more