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Grief, loss, inequality and hope: Unisa students share their real-life Covid-19 experiences

The seismic shift caused by Covid-19 and the subsequent national lockdown have derailed students in various ways. Unisa students share their challenges and experience so far.Read more

NanoWS students make their US (water)mark

Alfred Kajau, Nomcebo Khumalo, Coster Kumunda, and Sikelelwa Ndiweni completed a graduate-level online course with the University of Massachusetts. Professor Thabo Nkambule says this demonstrates Unisa's leading role in affording education opportunities, especially though online measures.Read more

A wordsmith going places

Unisa for me, is a leadership institution; it teaches one both independence and teamwork skills, says Musa Masombuka, a 22-year-old poet, literature enthusiast, and third-year student enrolled for a Bachelor of Education degree.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

Connectivity and data boost for students

30 GB per month for two months from mid-May to mid-July 2020 is up for grabs in a ground-breaking partnership between Unisa and MTN.Read more

Unisa Law alumnus is dedicated to serving Unisa's international students across the globe

This advocate for human rights, who received his Bachelor of Commerce in Law degree in March, is dedicated to serving Unisa's international students across the globe.Read more

Undaunted by lockdown and homelessness, Sakhile targets a bright tomorrow

Shaping futures in the service of humanity through accessible open distance learning is what Unisa is all about, and Sakhile Nsibande is determined to change the fortunes of his family with a qualification from the institution.Read more

Paramedic powers part-time to LLB at Unisa

Henry Horne completed all forty modules, achieving sixteen distinctions, in March this year. His story is a familiar one at the university where hundreds of thousands of students make use of the opportunities afforded them by open, distance, and e-learning to shape their futures.Read more

From security guard to social worker

Another Unisa graduate shapes his future through open, distance, and e-learning: When the coronavirus restrictions are eased, Tinyiko 'Lucky' Maluleke plans to register with the South African Council for Social Services Professions then begin looking for his dream job.Read more