College of Graduate Studies

About SIRGS

The School of Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Studies (SIRGS) has grown from a unit within the College of Graduate Studies to a recently established School.

Our vision, aligned to the facilitative role of the College of Graduate Studies within which the School is housed, is to provide a central hub where all Master’s and Doctoral students will be nurtured and supported and a vibrant intellectual space will be created for research innovation, debate and creative thinking.

SIRGS provides a supporting interdisciplinary academic environment for Master’s and Doctoral researchers registered in any of the colleges at Unisa. We arrange a variety of workshops dealing with research methodologies and other aspects of research, ranging from the very general to the more specialised, that are designed to fit the requirements of specific research areas. We also provide postgraduate supervision in a wide range of disciplines and pursue various research projects.

Staff members

Name

Position

Email

Prof Khanyisile Mbatha

Acting Director

mbathkr@unisa.ac.za 

Lulu Dleleweni

Secretory to Director

dlelel@unisa.ac.za

Princess Masondo

Statistician

masonpl@unisa.ac.za 

Doctor Mlambo

Administrative Assistant

mlambds@unisa.ac.za 

Tonny Matjila

Research Training Officer

tmatjit@unisa.ac.za

Samu Makhanye

Administrative Coordinator

makhaes@unisa.ac.za

Aubrey Misisinyani

Administrative Assistant

misisam@unisa.ac.za

Permission Mokwena

Research Assistant

mokwepm@unisa.ac.za 

Muzi Mamba

Research Assistant

mambama@unisa.ac.za 

Tebogo Kgope

Research Assistant

kgopetv@unisa.ac.za 

Erica Flinspach-Van der Walt

Turnitin Unisa Administrator

flinse@unisa.ac.za

Elaine Rosslee

Turnitin Administrator

rossle@unisa.ac.za 

Nozibele Nomdebevana

Corpus Linguist

nomden@unisa.ac.za

Last modified: 2021/06/10