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SRC member’s Afrocentric research excellence garners accolade

Unisa has honoured a student leader who excelled in his innovative research which seeks to explore black South African males and females’ perceptions of traditional gender roles and the implications for policy development.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

Remembering and celebrating youth power

A young African woman reflects on the history and importance of Youth Day, and the need to keep the flame alive.Read more

Every challenge presents parallel opportunities

In a recent Bizcommunity interview, Unisa Principal and VC, Professor Mandla Makhanya, says that Covid-19 means that the education sector has to expedite its leap into the fourth industrial revolution, and that a blueprint is needed to catapult the sector into the advanced online teaching and learning environment.Read more

NanoWS students make their US (water)mark

Alfred Kajau, Nomcebo Khumalo, Coster Kumunda, and Sikelelwa Ndiweni completed a graduate-level online course with the University of Massachusetts. Professor Thabo Nkambule says this demonstrates Unisa's leading role in affording education opportunities, especially though online measures.Read more

A wordsmith going places

Unisa for me, is a leadership institution; it teaches one both independence and teamwork skills, says Musa Masombuka, a 22-year-old poet, literature enthusiast, and third-year student enrolled for a Bachelor of Education degree.Read more

Exam prep in the time of Covid-19: Expert tips and strategies

This year preparing for the examinations is even more challenging due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Unisa’s Student Health and Wellness specialists offer advice on how to cope.Read more

Supervising postgraduate students remotely

As the current Covid-19 pandemic is acting as a catalyst to blur the lines between distance, online, hybrid, and face-to-face learning very quickly, there is much work to do in this area, says Professor Adele Bezuidenhout.Read more

Final-year students to return under level 3

Briefing the media on measures in response to Covid-19, the Minister of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, said that a maximum of 33% of the students will be allowed to return to campuses, delivery sites, and residences.Read more