Issue 2 2021
 

Motivated to change stereotypes about police officers

Motivated to change stereotypes about police officers

Mbali Rose Ngaleka’s Facebook post celebrating her Unisa BA Policing Science degree recently topped the trends list, igniting inspiration countrywide and leaving many young people, police officers especially, determined to pursue their studies.

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Regaining consciousness of Africa's intellectual futures

 

Regaining consciousness of Africa's intellectual futures

As Unisa hosted a colloquium themed "Reclaiming Africa's Intellectual Futures" on the inauguration and investiture of Professor Puleng LenkaBula, the first black woman to be appointed as the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Unisa, local and global speakers joined the celebration and congratulated her.

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Unisa innovation set to bridge digital divide, improve quality of education

 

Unisa innovation set to bridge digital divide, improve quality of education

Mbuso Ngcongo, a final-year BSc student at Unisa, has come up with a fast, effective, eco-friendly and affordable solution for students to scan and upload assignments, wherever they are, and also assist young learners to use tech in their quest for knowledge.

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Reflecting on and listening to the realities faced by students with disabilities

 

Reflecting on and listening to the realities faced by students with disabilities

Creating a positive learning experience for students with disabilities took centre stage at a recent virtual orientation hosted by Unisa’s Midlands Region.

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Unisa Biomechanics Laboratory achieves global recognition

 

Unisa Biomechanics Laboratory achieves global recognition

Featuring state-of-the-art equipment, the Unisa Biomechanics Laboratory is the only such facility selected in Africa to be part of a global project addressing the experimental characterisation of biological tissues. This is a key component in solving health challenges and curing various diseases.

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A university that gives hope

 

A university that gives hope

Eight Unisa students were presented recently with laptops by the Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Puleng LenkaBula. These devices will make the learning process manageable and seamless for the recipients.

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Never too late for self-empowerment through education

 

Never too late for self-empowerment through education

A self-driven and visionary mother, former cleaner Florah Mukumo overcame poverty and other difficult circumstances to obtain her first degree at the age of 64.

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Amplifying the already huge impact of a modern African classic

 

Amplifying the already huge impact of a modern African classic

On his passionate journey to Africanise the university landscape, Unisa alumnus Dr John Mambambo single-handedly translated Ngũgĩ wa Thiongo’s seminal work, Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature, to ChiShona, thus extending its reach to grassroots level.

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