News & Events

New course set to enhance first-year student experience

Taking some of the pain out of the challenging transition to a university environment is Unisa’s newly launched First-Year Experience Massive Open Online Course.Read more

Unisa autumn graduations on the go

For Unisa's 2019 autumn graduations, the number of qualifications is more than 30 000, which makes the institution an epicentre of knowledge production.Read more

Building an enabling environment for postgrad students

Lucas Mamabolo, National Postgraduate Officer on the National Student Representative Council, understands the academic language, needs and concerns of students at postgraduate level.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

Dean of Students fêtes student leaders, IEC

On Thursday, 22 November 2018, Unisa’s Dean of Students, Dr Sibusiso Chalufu, hosted a celebratory event at the main campus entitled ‘145 years of student leadership’. Read more

Mud, guts and glory for Unisa motorsport design teams

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering staff and students bagged the number one and two spots in the Mini Baja Competition last month with their prototype four-wheel, single-seater, off-road recreational vehicles.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

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