News & Events

Major ICT boost for Unisa students as first laptops are issued

Friday, 29 March 2019 was a red-letter day for the University of South Africa and its students as it marked the start of a massive rollout of laptop computers to students funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.Read more

Chancellor Mbeki fields tough questions with aplomb

Displaying the oratorical skills for which he is so famous, Thabo Mbeki, Unisa Chancellor and patron of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI), engaged with students on the issue of China-Africa relations on 7 March 2019.Read more

Unisa hosts exciting Breytenbach exhibition

Unisa Art Gallery is pleased to announce The 81 ways of letting go a late self, an exhibition by Breyten Breytenbach, the iconic anti-establishment poet and author.Read more

Season's greetings from YOUNISA

In this year’s final issue we unpack the many innovative ways in which Unisa opens up learning, bring you the views of our readers on the link between hair and culture, and explain the mysteries of writing a good CV.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

‘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

AUC disability expert obtains doctorate at Unisa

Conducting research into an inclusive framework for ODeL contexts, Thomas Ongolo, a Disability Expert Advisor at the Africa Union Commission (AUC) who is visually impaired, recently obtained a PhD in Curriculum and Instructional Studies at Unisa.Read more

Reasserting the academic and student voice in society

Unisa's Gauteng Region and the City of Johannesburg recently carried out a campaign aimed at connecting students with their local government political office-bearers. Read more

Unisa, Msunduzi Municipality partner to expand library access

Unisa Library and the Msunduzi Municipality recently signed a memorandum of understanding at the Bessie Head Library in Pietermaritzburg to provide students with greater library access.Read more