College of Human Sciences

Psychology graduate soars above challenges

A tenacious student who survived ordeals that could have derailed her academic journey has bagged another degree and is one step further towards being an independent clinical psychologist. Read more

Breaking ignorance about deafness and deaf education

A new book launched at Unisa provides well-researched information and guidance to hearing parents who are raising deaf or hard-of-hearing children, and also enlightens the hearing community usually ignorant of challenges facing the deaf. Read more

CHS visit puts a human face on engaged scholarship

Four researchers from the Department of Health Studies recently promoted engaged teaching and learning among home-based caregivers during a visit to Makapanstad Village in the North-West Province. Read more

Top EPHA honours for Unisa PhD graduate

Ethiopian national and Unisa alumnus Dr Bekele Beayihun recently received a gold medal as a ‘Young public health researcher’ at the 33rd Annual Scientific Conference of the Ethiopian Public Health Association. Read more

Death in abundance versus life in abundance in the context of Covid-19 and poverty

Covid-19 forced us to face our universal fear of death. How do the poor who don’t have the resources to seek professional help, deal with the grief of multiple deaths of loved ones? This was the focus of Professor Olehile Buffel’s inaugural lecture. Read more

College of Human Sciences appoints new Manager of Teaching, Learning, Community Engagement and Student Support

“Through Moodle, we can transform the way we deliver our study material and engage deeply and successfully with our students,” says newly appointed CHS Teaching, Learning, Community Engagement and Student Support Manager, Dr Suvania Naidoo. Read more

Examining peculiarities in the African Pentecostal tradition

Delivering his inaugural lecture, Professor Mookgo Kgatle said one needs to look at the importance of decolonisation in the church, move away from Eurocentric thinking and embrace African indigenous knowledge systems. Read more

Professor Ngoepe appointed as School of Arts Director

The former Chair of Unisa’s Department of Information Science, Professor Mpho Ngoepe, has been appointed Director of the School of Arts within the College of Human Sciences for a term of three years. Read more

How men can advance to the forefront of combating GBV

Unisa academic, Dr George Mkuzelwa Skosana, puts a spotlight on the contribution that men can make in the fight against GBV, and how socio-economic status of the country can contribute to rising GBV statistics. Read more

Call for Papers Social and Health Sciences (SaHS) Journal Special Issue: Inclusive Energy Transitions for the South

The Social and Health Sciences (SaHS) journal invites submissions from the broader Global South, as well as the Global North for a special issue entitled Inclusive Energy Transitions for the South. Read more