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Unisan conquers COVID-19, obtains degree with 27 distinctions

Testing positive for COVID-19 did not prevent Unisa alumna and passionate educator, Suhayfa Sheik, from being resilient and obtaining her degree with 27 distinctions.Read more

Student leader embraces education to help enhance Africa’s sustainability

Having graduated with a National Diploma in Animal Health, Sipho Konkwane, East London alumni convenor and Deputy Speaker of Student Parliament in the Eastern Cape Region, says he wants to bridge the gap between traditional and commercial farmers by sharing skills needed for sustainable development.Read more

Dedicated Unisa PhD student receives prestigious scholarship

A dedicated Information Science PhD student, Thulisile Lemekoane, is grateful to receive the prestigious 2023 ARMA International Educational Foundation Scholarship as she embarks on her exciting academic journey.Read more

Grateful to Unisa for making education accessible

By making education structurally and economically accessible, Unisa continues positively contributing to society. Unisa student Tebogo Maloba is grateful for the funding opportunity offered by the university, which greatly impacted her academic progress. Read more

Unisa boosts PhD acquisition in the TVET sector

Yet again giving effect to its 150th anniversary theme, Reclaiming Africa’s Intellectual Futures, Unisa recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the South African Public Colleges Organisation (SAPCO) to increase collaboration, cooperation and interaction in the areas of education, science and research at the country’s technical, vocational education and training (TVET) colleges.Read more

Unisa alumnus grateful for knowledge that profited his literature

Unisa alumnus and author Dimakatso David Mokwena, who recently obtained a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Theory of literature, hails the institution for giving him the skill set towards his debut novel Here Comes the Gay King, which explores anti-gay themes, societal expectation and struggles with identity. Read more

Unisa scientist receives South Africa's highest honour from the Presidency

A second-to-none Unisa scientist, Professor Vhahangwele Masindi, was recently bestowed the Award of the Order of Mapungubwe in Bronze by the President of South Africa, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, for his exceptional contribution to the field of environmental sciences focusing on water issues in South Africa and globally. Read more

Unisa postgrad innovator wins challenge by linking homeowners, artisans

Addressing the exclusion of TVET college graduates from the workforce through a unique platform connecting homeowners to skilled artisans has earned Noncedo Ngebulana top spot in the Innovation Challenge, hosted by Unisa’s Directorate of Innovation, Technology Transfer and Commercialisation. Read more

Unisa law alumnus inspired to represent the vulnerable

Unisa alumnus and former staff member, Advocate Percy Mthombeni, attests that being a human rights activist and passionate about representing vulnerable people, Unisa contributed to his law career by instilling relevant qualities. Read more