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Read the latest issue of YOUNISA

Unisa's academic impact is well known and widely celebrated. This exciting issue of YOUNISA looks at the possibly lesser known but equally important impact the institution has on individuals, communities and societies at large.Read more

Online examinations find favour with Unisa students

A university-wide student survey conducted by Unisa’s Department of Institutional Advancement shows that the majority of the 4 823 respondents found mid-year online examinations to be a positive experience and would, in fact, elect to again write online at the end of the year.Read more

Unisa students most in need continue learning thanks to generous French donation

In response to a heartfelt appeal by Unisa’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mandla Makhanya, the French Embassy in South Africa donated 25 laptop computers to Unisa students who normally rely on visits to Unisa campuses to access their study resources.Read more

Covid-19 collection live on UnisaIR

It is important that researchers, students, journalists, and non-academic professionals have unrestricted access to scientific and scholarly information on the pandemic and the Unisa Institutional Repository aims to play a vital role in this.Read more

Every challenge presents parallel opportunities

In a recent Bizcommunity interview, Unisa Principal and VC, Professor Mandla Makhanya, says that Covid-19 means that the education sector has to expedite its leap into the fourth industrial revolution, and that a blueprint is needed to catapult the sector into the advanced online teaching and learning environment.Read more

Final-year students to return under level 3

Briefing the media on measures in response to Covid-19, the Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, said that a maximum of 33% of the students will be allowed to return to campuses, delivery sites, and residences.Read more

What does the 'new normal' mean for how we work?

While the latest buzzwords trend—#coronavirus, #Covid19, #lockdownsa, and #flattenthecurve—not everyone is logged into the most appropriate of meeting decorum. Find out how to tackle those virtual gatherings like the pro that you are.Read more

Have a societal solution? Here’s how to give it wings.

An exciting Unisa programme gives young innovators the opportunity to conceive and implement innovative solutions geared towards resolving societal challenges.Read more

Top talker about science

Trevor Simbayi, a master's student in Biotechnology at the Institute for the Development of Energy for African Sustainability at Unisa, has made it to the finals of FameLab SA.Read more