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Bestmed donation boosts Unisa’s laptop initiative

A generous donation from the Bestmed medical scheme will further Unisa's efforts to address the lack of devices among its students.Read more

Double-3 for cool Unisa at the Gen Next Awards

Unisa was ranked among SA’s three coolest universities for the third consecutive year at the 2020 Sunday Times Gen Next Awards – no small feat in a year that saw universities severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.Read more

Sanlam mask donation bolsters Unisa’s anti-Covid-19 campaign

In a donation sourced and secured by the Unisa Foundation, financial services giant Sanlam continued its long-standing partnership with the university by donating 1 500 co-branded masks on 20 August 2020. Read more

Unisa PhD students attend international social media conference

Dr Shawren Singh and six promising Unisa PhD students recently joined virtual participants from over 40 countries at the prestigious 7th European Conference on Social Media.Read more

Read the latest issue of YOUNISA

Unisa's academic impact is well known and widely celebrated. This exciting issue of YOUNISA looks at the possibly lesser known but equally important impact the institution has on individuals, communities and societies at large.Read more

Online examinations find favour with Unisa students

A university-wide student survey conducted by Unisa’s Department of Institutional Advancement shows that the majority of the 4 823 respondents found mid-year online examinations to be a positive experience and would, in fact, elect to again write online at the end of the year.Read more

Unisa students most in need continue learning thanks to generous French donation

In response to a heartfelt appeal by Unisa’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mandla Makhanya, the French Embassy in South Africa donated 25 laptop computers to Unisa students who normally rely on visits to Unisa campuses to access their study resources.Read more

Covid-19 collection live on UnisaIR

It is important that researchers, students, journalists, and non-academic professionals have unrestricted access to scientific and scholarly information on the pandemic and the Unisa Institutional Repository aims to play a vital role in this.Read more

Every challenge presents parallel opportunities

In a recent Bizcommunity interview, Unisa Principal and VC, Professor Mandla Makhanya, says that Covid-19 means that the education sector has to expedite its leap into the fourth industrial revolution, and that a blueprint is needed to catapult the sector into the advanced online teaching and learning environment.Read more