College of Graduate Studies

Trailblazer in nano to lighten the electricity load

Boitumelo Mafalo Mabakachaba, a research student in the UNESCO–Unisa Africa Chair in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, focuses on the development of energy-saving and power-efficient materials at nanoscale in response to the tremendous increase in energy consumption and the need for small and compact electronic devices. Read more

African scholarship and indigenous ways of knowing

The CGS School of Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Studies at Unisa hosted a seminar series to engage on the rich and diverse epistemologies and languages that constitute an important component of the heritage of the world's peoples, and how these relate to decolonising higher education on the continent. Read more

Innovative monitoring for postgrads

Dr Memme Makua, Head of Quality Assurance and Enhancement in the College of Graduate Studies, has been awarded DHET funding for the development of the online M&D Students' Supervision and Monitoring Dashboard - a CGS project to quality assure postgraduate student engagement across all colleges. Read more

What South African women told us about being the main breadwinner

Although society portrays a woman who earns a living as free and empowered, outdated values and stereotypes still promote discrimination against female breadwinners, writes Unisa's Dr Bianca Parry. Read more

Fresh produce to accelerate postgrad support

Prof Tennyson Mgutshini has been appointed as Acting Director in the School of Transdisciplinary Research and Graduate Studies. His wealth of knowledge and skills will be directed towards empowering thousands of Unisa master's and doctoral students to blossom into successful qualified professionals. Read more

Accelerating online research support for postgrads

"We have to 'up our game' to improve the research experience of our students and the research outputs of the university - and we will have to do so with greater sensitivity and professionalism," the VC affirmed at the second Unisa annual postgraduate research indaba. Read more

These natural extracts are not just traditional

Prof Malik Maaza, incumbent of the UNESCO-Unisa Africa Chair in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology, is leading national research into the nanodelivery of an African herbal medicine that could contribute towards a solution to the global pandemic of Covid-19. Read more

A woman of excellence

Gracing the cover of Leadership magazine for August is Unisa's own multiple-award-winning research professor, Harvard Medical School alumna, professor of Occupational Health and Safety, board member of several prestigious research organisations, Lindiwe Zungu, Executive Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.
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Nurtured to lead

Nozibele Nomdebevana, the Corpus Project Leader and CGS champion for transformation, says that for women, whose actions are grounded in healthy fundamental communal values, leading with ubuntu comes naturally.
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Maintaining balance during Covid-19

For Tonny Matjila, a Unisa PhD candidate and a member of staff at the College of Graduate Studies, time management is key in finding balance between work, studies, family responsibilities and the many challenges posed by the pandemic. Read more