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Societal impact under the microscope at Unisa’s Research and Innovation Week

At the opening of its annual week-long celebration of the world-class, Africa-centred work emanating from its colleges, the university underscored its commitment to bridging the gap between science and society through a wide range of research and innovation initiatives. Read more

Unisa media studies degree equips Radio Turf host to promote African discourse and decoloniality

In the dynamic world of radio broadcasting, few voices stand out as distinctly as that of Unisa Media Studies graduate, Morokolo Mpholo. Unisa's commitment to accessible education proved instrumental in Mpholo's academic pursuits, enabling him to balance his studies with his burgeoning career in radio broadcasting. Read more

Navigating students' academic odyssey at Unisa with the Student Retention Unit

The unit's comprehensive toolkit not only embraces inclusivity, but serves as an induction to all first-time entering students at Unisa and a compass and map for navigating the academic landscape at the university. Read more

Beating the odds to graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce

Ntshavheni Khangale recently graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce at Unisa. A literal case of beating the odds, Khangale's academic journey was marked with many difficulties, including writing examinations from an ambulance in transit between the hospital and his home. Read more

Building 30 at Unisa Sunnyside Campus goes down, paving way for new Multipurpose Centre

Unisans bid farewell to a historic but outdated Building 30 on Sunday, May 5th, 2024, with a controlled implosion. The demolition marks the beginning of a new chapter for the Sunnyside Campus, making space for the construction of the Sunnyside Multipurpose Centre. Read more

Unisa celebrates its 2024 graduates living with disabilities

Unisa recently honoured three students living with disabilities at one of the institution's autumn graduation ceremonies. These remarkable individuals demonstrated resilience and passion towards their studies until they graduated. Read more

Education in pursuit of social justice

Hailing from Mohlaletse village in Limpopo, Dave Lebusa Mamaregane, fondly known as Dave, has always been driven by a passion for social justice. Graduating with an undergraduate diploma in security management, his sight was set on law enforcement as a means to become a voice for the voiceless. Read more

Unisa Radio volunteer wins prestigious community journalism award

In recognition of her outstanding contributions towards giving a voice to underrepresented individuals, Unisa alumna Lerato Makena has taken top honours in the Community Journalist of the Year category at the prestigious National Press Club/North-West University Journalist of the Year competition. Read more

Young Unisa science stars join elite Lindau Nobel Laureate group

Dr Bambesiwe May, who graduated at Unisa this week with a PhD in Chemistry, will be joining a select group of eight young South African scientists to participate in the 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, a forum for the world’s best and brightest talent in the field of science. Also participating will be Dr Mosima Kgomo, postdoctoral research fellow at the university.(Image: Mintek) Read more