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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

This home thing ain't easy

Unisa students are crowing on social media about the advantage they have over their counterparts at residential universities during this time of lockdown.Read more

Proud Unisa graduate beats the Covid-19 blues in style

A Unisa student hosted her own graduation ceremony at home and shared it online to mark an important milestone during the Covid-19 crisis.Read more

Bittersweet graduation

Unisa grants mother a posthumous degree for her deceased daughterRead more

What makes a true leader?

A member of Unisa's Regional Student Representative Council reflects on the qualities that set a true leader apart from those who are merely in leadership positions.Read more

A project involving MIT students on Unisa’s Science Campus

Two Electrical Engineering and Computer Science students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are visiting Unisa to work on a project that involves the Central University of Technology (CUT) and the Durban University of Technology (DUT). Nailah Smith (19) and Nadia Waid (19) travelled all the way from Atlanta, Georgia and Des Moines, Iowa to make an impact in South Africa. Read more

Prior learning the key to Mzoxolo’s success

Mzoxolo Gora is the first student ever to successfully complete a BA Honours in Corrections Management through Unisa’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme.Read more