Leading change

The time for lip-service on transformation is over—Mogoeng Mogoeng

The Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa delivered one of the best in the series of nine lectures held so far by Unisa in honour of the celebrated writer, educationist, activist, and the father of African Humanism, the late Professor Es’kia Mphahlele. Read more

AUC disability expert obtains doctorate at Unisa

Conducting research into an inclusive framework for ODeL contexts, Thomas Ongolo, a Disability Expert Advisor at the Africa Union Commission (AUC) who is visually impaired, recently obtained a PhD in Curriculum and Instructional Studies at Unisa. Read more

Minister calls for skills revolution

Delivering the fourth NDP Public Lecture at Unisa, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said that the country could not reach its full potential if it did not use every talent available. Read more

'Mission possible' continues apace for ethics@Unisa

Unisa’s already robust ethics drive received yet another boost this week with a four-day training workshop on ethics in higher education, presented in collaboration with Globethics and the Stadio Multiversity, and attended by staff from across the university and representatives of other higher education institutions. Read more

Unisa's Horticulture Centre goes green(er)

The Horticulture Centre at the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) achieved a new milestone in its endeavours to lead the way in greenhouse production in South Africa. Read more

Robust engagement at Unisa Council Lekgotla

Revisiting the Unisa 2030 Strategic Plan and the Transformation Plan, and taking stock of the university’s progress in implementing these key imperatives took centre stage at the Unisa Council’s annual lekgotla hosted from 11 to 12 September 2018. Read more

President Ramaphosa pleads for compassion, selflessness and generosity

Delivering the keynote address at the 19th Annual Steve Biko Memorial Lecture, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, enjoined citizens to create a society defined by solidarity, rather than competition. Read more

New book examines Unisa’s contradictory and paradoxical nature

An institution imbued with imperial traditions, a vehicle supporting the objectives of the National Party project, and the African university in the service of humanity. An exciting new work looks at the different faces of Unisa during its 145-year journey. Read more

SA youth disillusioned with democracy – Thuli Madonsela

Delivering the 2018 Unisa Founders Lecture, Prof Thuli Madonsela warned that especially young people in South Africa have come to take a dim view of democracy ‘They say that their parents fought for freedom; instead they got democracy,’ she said. Read more

Leading Change seminar debates towards sustaining tomorrow

Priority to transform the ways of thinking and doing through education, using and promoting ubuntu and Pan-Africanism is a MUST, says Prof Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo, from Wells College, New York. Read more