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The quest for a special GBV independent police unit in SA

Alumnus and former student activist Khothalang Moseli says that it is estimated that between 25% and 40% of women and children have experienced sexual, physical, and emotional abuse in their lives.Read more

Untold stories behind gender-based violence in South Africa

An NSRC member shares his views on how shattered gender roles contribute to femicide and the sexual abuse of children. Read more

Learn an African language for free

Make use of the great offer from Unisa's Department of African language to learn the African language of your choice online, and absolutely free.Read more

Embracing the pursuit of knowledge

‘Failure in the pursuit of knowledge is inevitable; however, the beauty of patience and hard work is that you eventually get there,’ says an award-winning Unisa PhD student.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

Grief, loss, inequality and hope: Unisa students share their real-life Covid-19 experiences

The seismic shift caused by Covid-19 and the subsequent national lockdown have derailed students in various ways. Unisa students share their challenges and experience so far.Read more

#YouthMonth: Mobilise to end patriarchy

Professor Nokuthula Mazibuko believes that by being available emotionally and physically, fathers are able to effect positive change in the lives of their children, especially the boy child, and especially in the context of what we face as a country with gender-based violence. 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

Behind the scenes at one of SA’s largest online exams

On 12 June 2020 Unisa reached yet another milestone in meeting the challenge of Covid-19 when close on 27 000 students in the College of Law successfully sat for an online examination. Read more