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Leading by example: Mpumalanga RSRC deputy speaker graduates

The Deputy Speaker of the Mpumalanga Regional Student Representative Council, Carol Khoza, was amongst the 960 graduates at the Unisa Autumn Graduations 2024, held in Mbombela. Khoza is currently registered for an honours degree, specialising in early childhood development education. 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

Unisa confers posthumous honorary degree to heroine Prof Mĩcere Gĩthae Mũgo

On 10 May 2024, Unisa conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Languages, Linguistics and Literature (Honoris Causa) posthumously on Professor Mĩcere Gĩthae Mũgo, a celebrated playwright, author, and activist, at the #UnisaAutumnGraduations held at Muckleneuk Campus. Read more

Eastern Cape Region hosts a successful plagiarism awareness workshop

Unisa's Eastern Cape Region, in collaboration with the Regional Student Representative Council, recently hosted a workshop focused on raising awareness around plagiarism and to promote academic integrity among students. Read more

Unisa confers honorary doctorate to renowned restaurant mogul, Natasha Sideris

Unisa conferred the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causa) to Natasha Sideris at a graduation ceremony held on 07 May 2024. Sideris is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Tashas Restaurant Group. The degree recognises her substantial and unique contributions to the fields of hospitality and consumer science. Read more

Unisa's VC recognised for significantly shifting the higher education landscape

Under the leadership of Professor Puleng LenkaBula, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Unisa, the university continues to gain global recognition from various institutions and academic rankings. Recent recognitions from Higher Health and the Black Business Council further affirm Unisa's stature as a significant contributor to higher education. Read more

Unisa confers honorary doctorate on internationally renowned education scholar

On 06 May, the university conferred the degree Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Honoris Causa) on Professor George Sefa Dei in recognition of the national and international impact of his scholarly pursuits, even beyond the realm of academia, and his lifelong quest for answers to global educational challenges. Read more

Unisa MOOC magic enhances student transition to higher education

Launched by the university’s Student Retention Unit, the First-Year Experience Massive Open Online Course has gone a long way towards assisting students in meeting the dual challenge of transitioning to both higher education and an open, distance and eLearning institution. Read more