Mobilising Unisa Alumni - May 2017

Digging deep for bursaries: R28m from development fund

Demands for free education have led to fee increases being capped at 8% for 2017, adding to the financial uncertainty at universities in South Africa. The Unisa Foundation has dug deep into its pockets to ensure students in need are not left in the lurch.

Helping higher education stay out of the rough

Higher education is going through tough times, but players in the 2nnd annual Unisa Western Cape Shaping Futures Golf Challenge are helping Unisa to keep out of the rough. Read more

How happy are Unisa’s alumni?

Unisa’s Bureau of Market Research (BMR) is again inviting all Unisa graduates to participate in the 2017 Alumni Happiness Index research. The anonymous survey is distributed to alumni annually with the intention of tracking Unisa’s graduates’ state of happiness and life satisfaction over time. Read more

The latest issue of YOUNISA puts technology under the spotlight. Read more.
US-based Anna Karson visits alma mater to donate. Read more.
Tribute to a life spent researching education ‘at the margins’. Read more.
Obama, Bush, Soyinka, and now Matjila…. Read more.

Alumni on the move

Actress Zetske van Pletzen shines on stage and screen Higher education deputy minister practises what he teaches
Zetske van Pletzen is South African acting royalty. She studied a general BA degree, with majors in Psychology and French and obtained her degree in March 2017. Read more. The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training recently graduated from Unisa with a BA Honours in International Politics. Read more.


23 Jun 2017 Limpopo and the Waterberg District Shaping Futures Golf Challenge
Zebula Golf Estate and Spa, Bela Bela
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14 Jul 2017 KZN Shaping Futures Golf Challenge
Durban Country Club
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6 Oct 2017 Gauteng Shaping Futures Golf Challenge
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