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First Lady celebrates Unisa student’s achievement

On 18 March Dr Tshepo Motsepe, wife of President Cyril Ramaphosa, graced Unisa with her presence to attend the graduation of Livhuwani Maphorogo, who studied towards her BA Honours Degree in Psychology with full support from the Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust.Read more

‘Journalists must decode’ – Percy Qoboza remembered

Speaking at the 8th annual Percy Qoboza Memorial Lecture, Father Smangaliso Makhatswa said that Qoboza used the media platform to decode the events of the day to his readers, and that this remains a key responsibility of today’s media practitioners. Read more

Unisa linguist wins big at international conference

Linguistics student Napjadi Eugene Letsoalo received the Best Student Paper award at the 7th Annual International Conference for Language, Literature and Linguistics in Singapore.Read more

Black hair matters

Fascination with and the controversy sometimes surrounding African hair were in the spotlight at a recent Department of Communication Science lecture.Read more

A life-lesson in courage

Tinevimbo Matambanadzo recently graduated with her BA degree in Community and Health Psychology from Unisa with 24 out of a possible 30 distinctions. She has stage-four endometriosis and tells the story of how she turned her pain into power.Read more

Madiba’s granddaughter: ‘Mandelas are human beings, too’

As Zoleka Mandela walked across the graduation stage, it appeared as if fate had destined this year for her graduation as this is the year her grandfather would have celebrated his 100th birthday. 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

Inxeba movie is colonialism at its most advanced level

As part of its Research and Innovation week activities, the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology hosted a thought-provoking discussion on the controversial local film, Inxeba: The Wound. Read more

Telling our stories through art

The College of Human Sciences recently hosted its Research and Innovation Week flagship event, discussing the telling of African stories through art, as well as neoliberal happiness and feminism.Read more