College of Human Sciences

Unisan nominated to the SA Film and Publication Board

Prof Siya Tyali will apply his expertise to ensure the regulation of films, games and publications. Read more

Unfinished business: Exploring the dark history of the church

One of the issues discussed by Prof Erna Oliver in her inaugural lecture is the fact that many churches were essentially complicit in past atrocities and supported the evils of apartheid. Read more

Africa in position to further global nuclear nonproliferation, but competing interests hamper efforts

Speaking at a webinar, Unisa's Prof Jo-Ansie van Wyk warned that large nuclear-armed countries, like the US and Russia, continue to modernise their arsenals. Read more

Keeping the brand alive in unprecedented times

In her inaugural lecture, Prof Charmaine du Plessis explained how brand purpose can be enacted by means of social media brand communication during the current pandemic or, indeed, in any other crisis. Read more

Conversation with the Leading Lady no 4

In the next installment of this College of Human Sciences series, listen to an interview with Dr Lebohang Motsomotso from the Department of Political Sciences. Read more

Unisa alumnus captures the essence of Makhanya

The highly talented Jaco van Schalkwyk created the official portrait of Prof Mandla Makhanya, former Unisa Principal and Vice-Chancellor, which was presented to him on the occasion of his retirement. Read more

Newly appointed Chief Albert Luthuli Research Chair is a visionary leader

The newly appointed incumbent of the Chief Albert Luthuli Research Chair, Prof Puleng Segalo, says that Unisa's association with Luthuli's name is testament to the seriousness with which the university views transformation, social cohesion and justice for all. Read more

Women leaders must model sisterhood

Writing in the Mail & Guardian Thought Leader, Unisa's Professors Puleng Segalo and Edith Phaswana examine the worrying trend of early departures for women executives. Read more

'Writing does not equal research'

Prof Christo Lombaard, rated C1 by the NRF, argues that if research does not make a new contribution, nor take cognisance of the newest publications, trends, insights and debates, it is per definition not research, but simply writing. Read more

Watch: Confessions of a major media academic

View an enlightening and entertaining Unisa Radio interview with communication and media supremo, Prof Julie Reid of the Department of Communication Science. Read more