News & Media

Dealing with the disruption

The UNESCO Chair of Open Distance Learning at Unisa co-hosted an international webinar aimed at addressing many of the challenges facing universities in South Africa and across the world as they respond to the Covid-19 crisis. Read more

Re-evaluating teaching and learning

Professor Oupa Mashile says the focus of Unisa’s flagship Academic Development Open Virtual Hub will be on enhancing the capacity of staff and students in a technology-mediated learning space. “This will include free open courses, open webinars, open education resources, and the establishment of a community of practice.” Read more

New Unisa VC visits the Science Campus

Professor Puleng LenkaBula met with the executive deans and delegates from the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology and the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences to have an engagement that could assist the university in moving forward. Read more

Students urged to adapt to the online environment

“The COVID-19 pandemic has called for academic institutions to heavily rely on information and communication technologies to provide teaching and learning services,” says Unisa’s Mashilo Modiba. Read more

Psychology carries a dark past: how the discipline can be Africanised

Unisa’s Puleng Segalo and Julia Simango write in The Conversation that many societies on the continent still draw heavily on their traditional beliefs and cultural heritage and therefore it’s important to take these into consideration. Read more

Why the South African government should buy locally made vehicles for state use

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 lockdown’s ongoing devastating impact on the economy, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa recently called on South Africans to buy local goods Read more

Unisa gains a visionary leader to drive financial sustainability

Part of what inspired Khathutshelo (Khathu) Ramukumba, newly appointed Chief Financial Officer, to join the Unisa family is that the university’s model represents the future of teaching and learning. Read more

New Council Chair to spearhead quality agenda

Mashukudu James Maboa, recently appointed Chairperson of Council at Unisa, firmly believes that for the university to deliver on its mandate, staff needs to be flexibility and agile, and adapting to the new environment. Read more

Significant donations touch student lives

Seven Unisa students with disabilities will in future study more effectively thanks to a generous laptop donation Read more