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Study delivers treasure trove of data on international students in Africa

A 30-month, multimillion-rand study on international distance education in Africa is drawing to a close, offering some fresh – and sometimes unexpected – insights into the study habits, challenges and attitudes of Unisa’s international students.Read more

Music, memories as Unisa honours Madiba, Mama Sisulu

The university unveiled commemorative plaques honouring the centenary of the births of Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu, which coincides with its 145th anniversary as a beacon of hope on the continent and beyond.Read more

YALI’s 2018 women graduates set to light up Africa

A bumper crop of 37 hand-picked women from across Africa recently graduated from the Young African Leadership Initiative’s Young Women in African Power programme at Unisa.Read more

President Ramaphosa pleads for compassion, selflessness and generosity

Delivering the keynote address at the 19th Annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, enjoined citizens to create a society defined by solidarity, rather than competition.Read more

Top award for Safety Management student

National Safety Management student Tinashe Kamupira was recently named Student of the Year at the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (SAIOSH) Health and Safety Conference 2018. Read more

Ethiopian postgrads trained in research writing

Unisa, an African university shaping futures in the service of humanity, is ensuring that its postgraduate students in Ethiopia receive all the support they need. Read more

Hamba kahle, Mam’ Winnie

Unisa pays homage to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, iconic anti-apartheid campaigner and ‘Mother of the Nation’.Read more

Never take things for granted

South Sudanese Richard Ruati braved major obstacles, including civil war, during his studies, but emerged victorious with a BA in Communication Science. Here's his inspirational story.Read more

Have you seen Black Panther yet?

Black Panther's story is told in a Marvel-produced film that features Xhosa and South African actors John Kani, Connie Chiume, and Florence Kasumba, alongside the likes of Lupita Nyong’o, Chadwick Boseman, and Michael B Jordan.Read more