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‘Journalists must decode’ – Percy Qoboza remembered

Speaking at the 8th annual Percy Qoboza Memorial Lecture, Father Smangaliso Makhatswa said that Qoboza used the media platform to decode the events of the day to his readers, and that this remains a key responsibility of today’s media practitioners. Read more

The time for lip-service on transformation is over—Mogoeng Mogoeng

The Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa delivered one of the best in the series of nine lectures held so far by Unisa in honour of the celebrated writer, educationist, activist, and the father of African Humanism, the late Professor Es’kia Mphahlele. Read more

AUC disability expert obtains doctorate at Unisa

Conducting research into an inclusive framework for ODeL contexts, Thomas Ongolo, a Disability Expert Advisor at the Africa Union Commission (AUC) who is visually impaired, recently obtained a PhD in Curriculum and Instructional Studies at Unisa.Read more

Reasserting the academic and student voice in society

Unisa's Gauteng Region and the City of Johannesburg recently carried out a campaign aimed at connecting students with their local government political office-bearers. 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

Unisa students express their views on transforming the curriculum

Unisa’s Kgorong Bamboo Auditorium was filled to capacity by Unisans and students who attended the two-day Curriculum Design and Development Workshop.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

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