To our valued partners and donors

The University of South Africa is the only higher education institution in South Africa to carry the name of the country – making it the people’s university in the true sense of the word. Over 14 decades, we have evolved into a distinctive open distance and e-learning university that puts people first. This is encapsulated in Unisa’s vision, to be the African University shaping futures in the service of humanity.

Fee burden headlines US stakeholder event

The Vice-Chancellor told New York stakeholders that Unisa received a fraction of the funding that a face-to-face university would get in government subsidy for each student at undergraduate level. Read more

Donations go directly to student bursaries

Unisa’s fees compare more than favourably with those of contact institutions. Even so, there are thousands of academically deserving, needy students who struggle to pay their fees. Donor support is vital. Read more

Helping higher education stay out of the rough

A drive to have as many sectors as possible support the provision of education in South Africa saw golfers from the Western Cape come together at Clovelly Golf Course, Fish Hoek, for the second Shaping Futures Golf Challenge, held annually in the region. Read more

Taking library and information services to rural communities

The Unisa Library and its 10 branch libraries are a hive of activity, hosting 10 000 students a day and enabling thousands more to access its resources via the internet. So what happens to students living in rural communities where internet connectivity and library resources are limited? Read more

Start at the very beginning with development programmes for the Early Childhood Development sector

No lasting success story can be built without a solid foundation, and education is no different. To deliver top graduates you need students who have successfully completed every stage of development from the cradle to secondary school level. Early childhood education (ECD) is considered crucial in a child's development. Read more

Bioswale project means smoother stormwater management in informal settlements

In informal settlements that lack proper stormwater drainage, sudden downpours of rain can become a severe flooding hazard for residents. Enter Ms Liezl Craig, a lecturer at Unisa’s Department of Environmental Sciences, who is working on a bioswale project at the Diepsloot informal settlement located on the north-western outskirts of Johannesburg. Read more

Giving to Unisa has far-reaching consequences for our students. Donate now! Read more.

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