College of Graduate Studies

CGS contributing to Unisa’s global ranking

The prestigious Nature Scientific Reports recently published two indigenous knowledge papers co-authored by the UNESCO-Unisa Africa Chair in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology, a number of Unisa colleges and international partners. Read more

New Unisa journal gives a voice to Africa’s nanoscience expertise

Launched within the Postgraduate Studies, Innovation and Commercialisation Portfolio of the College of Graduate Studies, the journal Nano-Horizons will be a vehicle for scientific excellence in the multidisciplinary fields of nanoscience and nanotechnologies on the African continent and beyond. Read more

Professor Maaza garners international award

Professor Malik Maaza, incumbent of the UNESCO-Unisa Africa Chair in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology, has received the coveted 2022 Spirit of Abdus Salam Award for his major role in helping to shape Africa’s science and technology landscape. Read more

Emancipating ourselves from mental enslavement: What Mutwa said

Drawing on the wisdom of the late Credo Mutwa, a recent College of Graduate Studies indaba emphasised that Eurocentric knowledge is diametrically opposed to African indigenous knowledge. Read more

Rethinking the challenges of development in terms of decoloniality

The current series of onsite graduations at Unisa will see newly minted master’s and doctoral graduates joining the ranks of South Africa’s best and graduate Read more

When the impossible becomes possible

Even after being diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, La-Portia Mahlangu-Matjila continues to efficiently lead a department with a staff component of 86 members. Read more

Celebrating the intellectual legacy of the late Prof Thandika Mkandawire

Unisa's Prof Jimi Adesina and other leading scholars participated in the recent Social Policy in Africa Conference, deliberating on development, democracy and social policy in remembrance of Prof Thandika Mkandawire. Read more

Unisa PhD candidate making a mark at the 2021 National Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Unisa doctoral candidate, Nonkanyiso Pamella Shabalala, made an impressive mark at a global competition held by more than 900 universities around the world. Read more

Ensuring postgrad performance during Covid-19

A recent conference focused on providing Unisa's postgraduate students with extensive support to ensure that they can confidently present their research studies to peers and established scholars, and that they receive critical feedback from a panel of academics. Read more

Workshop examines the oral testing of PhD candidates

PhD candidates' oral defence of their thesis in front of a panel of examiners will form part of the examination process in future, and attendees received guidance on how to implement best practices in this regard at Unisa. Read more