College of Human Sciences

World Social Work Day: A shared future for transformative change

Unisan Dr Sandile Dhludhlu shares his thoughts on the importance of this day in raising awareness about the importance of social services and promoting the positive impact of social work on individuals, families and communities. Read more

Collaboration equips staff to support students with disabilities

At a recent session presented by Unisa's Department of Social Work and the Advocacy and Resource Centre for Students with Disabilities, staff were trained to meet the needs and address the challenges of students living with a disability. Read more

Looking back at BRICS 2023: The role of external actors in peace and security cooperation in Africa

In the run-up to the 15th Annual BRICS Summit held in South Africa last year, Unisa brought together a transdisciplinary team to deliberate on matters related to the role of external actors in the peace and security architecture and reality of Africa. Read more

Teamwork triumphs: Unisans celebrate Multilingualism Awards victory

Unisa's College of Human Sciences' Language Projects Team were the biggest winners at the 2024 PanSALB Multilingualism Awards, scooping four awards. Read more

Womanism and black theology of liberation

In exploring possible contours of dialogue between Black Theology of Liberation and Womanist Theology, Prof Fundiswa Kobo strives to liberate fragmented black humanity as a whole. Read more

Unisa and partners launch exciting collaboration to promote SA languages

Announced at the university's International Mother Language Day celebration, Unisa is partnering with the Puku Foundation and ILIFA in a wide-ranging initiative to promote multilingualism and mother-tongue-based education and research, in addition to preserving and elevating the status of previously marginalised languages in classrooms, higher education institutions and society at large. Read more

Distinguished nursing scholar leads Unisa's humanities incubator

Guided by the motto "Lift as you rise", the Executive Dean of Unisa's College of Human Sciences, Prof Zethu Nkosi, envisions leading the college to become the best in the country by implementing appropriate systems and structures while creating an environment driven by integrity, kindness, constructivism and naturalism. Read more

Unisa researcher is breaking barriers in environmental research

The College of Human Sciences' Dr Suvania Naidoo formed part of a select group participating in the prestigious Young Female Scientist Programme at Okayama University in Japan. Her research unveiled new perspectives on the socio-economic impacts of mining, offering hope for a sustainable future. Read more

Unisa's Decoloniality Summer School marks a decade of transformative conversations

Marking its 10th anniversary, the Unisa Decoloniality Summer School 2024 instalment was held under the theme "Reflection, disruption and the realisation of decolonial futures". Renowned thought leaders assembled to explore the theme from various perspectives, including analysing geopolitics after the Covid-19 pandemic. The school has been crucial in fostering critical dialogues. Read more

Unisa to be the official academic partner of the 10th WCWS

Five Unisa delegates will join various scholars at the 10th World Conference on Women's Studies. Unisa is the conference's official academic partner, which aims to explore the latest research, ideas and solutions related to gender equality, women's empowerment and social justice. Read more