College of Economic & Management Sciences

Unisa collaborates with DIRCO to host IORA Day

Unisa's College of Economic and Management Sciences, in partnership with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, hosted a significant commemoration of the Indian Ocean Rim Association. The event underscores the critical need for sustainable ocean management, greatly emphasising its importance in ensuring food security, fostering economic activities and sustaining livelihoods. Read more

Promoting financial education in a tight economy

Unisa's Colleges of Accounting Sciences and Economic and Management Sciences hosted the 6th Annual Budget Breakfast, themed "Financial literacy and how to stretch the rand for ordinary citizens", which aimed to analyse South African Minister Enoch Godongwana's 2024 budget speech and provide financial literacy for consumers. Read more

Time to offer alternative solutions grounded on African epistemic traditions

Recently appointed as the Deputy Executive Dean of the College of Economic and Management Sciences, Prof Maelekanyo Mulaudzi aims to revise established eurocentric teaching and learning practices in the college by incorporating and amplifying African perspectives to enrich the field with diverse epistemological approaches. Read more

Former kiosk cashier, now executive dean

Dr MaseTshaba Mantepu is Unisa's acting Executive Dean of the College of Economic and Management Sciences. Her history with the university goes back to 1996 when she worked at the Good Hope cafeteria making sandwiches. Read more

Postgraduate student numbers show steady growth in Ghana

Unisa is increasing its footprint in West Africa with student numbers in the region having grown to some 290 postgraduate students by the end of 2023. The majority of these students are enrolled for doctoral studies. Read more

Unisan appointed Ambassador to the ACU's SDG network

Prof Goonasagree Naidoo has been appointed Ambassador to the Association of Commonwealth Universities Sustainable Development Goals Network, which will facilitate communicating Unisa's responses to and priorities regarding disaster management (including climate change), in which she has extensive knowledge and experience. Read more

A journey towards inclusive 4IR in CODeL

Unisa's 8th Teaching and Learning Festival aimed to spotlight the importance of teaching excellence and inclusive 4IR. Prof Meahabo Magano said the university must secure its place in the rapidly evolving landscape of education by harnessing the power of technology to revolutionise teaching, learning and student support. Read more

Smaller businesses encouraged to think out of the box

Unisa's Western Cape Region recently joined the George Business Chamber in hosting an event aimed at assisting business owners in the region to ensure growth, development and prosperity. Read more

NRF appoints Unisan as chair of evaluation and rating panels

Recently appointed by the National Research Foundation as chairperson of the evaluation and rating panels, Prof Kerstin Jordaan says she is honoured to be trusted in a position of tremendous responsibility and will ensure that evaluations of researchers' academic standing are made fairly. Read more

CEMS hosts the Africa Faculty Development Workshops

The Unisa College of Economic and Management Sciences, in collaboration with the Africa Academy of Management, hosted the 2023 Africa Faculty Development Workshops aimed at building research capacity across the African continent. Read more