News & Events

Double-3 for cool Unisa at the Gen Next Awards

Unisa was ranked among SA’s three coolest universities for the third consecutive year at the 2020 Sunday Times Gen Next Awards – no small feat in a year that saw universities severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.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

YOUNISA scoops national publishing award

YOUNISA, the magazine for students, alumni and friends of the University of South Africa, took top honours in the category ‘Best publication with limited resources’ at the 17th annual South African Publication Forum Awards.Read more

Chancellor, Council Chair get up close and personal

On 7 August former president Thabo Mbeki, Unisa Chancellor, Mr Saki Simelane, Chairperson of the Unisa Council, and new members of Council refreshed their knowledge of the institution during an induction programme and tour of the campus. Read more

President Ramaphosa pleads for compassion, selflessness and generosity

Delivering the keynote address at the 19th Annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, enjoined citizens to create a society defined by solidarity, rather than competition.Read more

Unisa mourns Professor Marinus Wiechers, former VC

The university, though saddened by the passing of its former Principal and Vice-Chancellor, celebrates the life of a leader for whom higher education was always a first choice and first love.Read more

Read the YOUNISA special commemorative issue

In this celebratory issue of YOUNISA students and alumni share their personal stories of how the university, celebrating 145 years as a beacon of hope, has changed their lives.Read more

Halala, halala, halala, Unisa

With drama, drumbeats, dancing, declamation, and sheer delight, Unisans celebrated the 145th birthday of the venerable elder of South African universities.Read more

A warm welcome to two new VPs

The university welcomes two new Unisans to Executive Management: Dr Phasoane Mokgobu as Vice-Principal: Institutional Development and Transformation and Poppy Tshabalala, Chief Information Officer and Vice-Principal: Information and Communication Technology.Read more