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Gardener obtains his qualification

Despite many hardships, Geoffery Manenzhe is now a proud Unisa graduate and holds a BA degree in Creative Writing in African languages.Read more

Ugu Deputy Mayor Mthiyane now a proud Unisan

Citing the achievement as one of her life’s biggest milestones, the Deputy Mayor of the Ugu District Municipality, Councillor Phumlile Happiness Mthiyane, recently graduated at Unisa during a ceremony held in Durban.Read more

Passion, resilience and support a success recipe for Nomsa Shabangu

Nomsa Shabangu, daughter of, Susan Shabangu, Minister of Social Development, is part of the graduate class of 2019. She recently obtained a BA Social Work degree.Read more

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