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Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future

Delivering her address at the Unisa College of Education World Teachers' Day 2020 celebration, CEO of the South African Council of Educators, Ella Mokgalane, said that to empower and capacitate a teacher is to invest in the future of the profession and the nation. Read more

Fresh produce to accelerate postgrad support

Prof Tennyson Mgutshini has been appointed as Acting Director in the School of Transdisciplinary Research Institutes. 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

Using art to express heritage

September is recognised as #HeritageMonth in South Africa, but its celebration goes beyond the calendar month. Heritage can be observed every day through the art of music, poetry, drawings, traditional attire and food. For Natalia Molebatsi, "heritage is about the past that makes us who we are today".
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We need equity not equality

"Democracy is when the will of the people, including the poor, marginalised and those with disabilities, find expression in government policies and equal distribution of its resources," says Unisa's Advocate Kodisang Bokaba.
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How embroidery broke the silence around women's apartheid trauma

Puleng Segalo, professor of Psychology at Unisa, says that more communities could use art forms to confront gendered societal challenges. Individual and collective artistic expression can play a role in the attainment of a just society - and it deserves more attention. Read more

The future of business education

Andile Nobatyi, acting Academic Director at the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership, says virtual teaching cannot approximate the face-to-face learning experience, but the university also appreciates the benefits of online delivery and wants to maximise them. Read more

Lunch and learn

The College of Accounting Sciences held a virtual brown-bag meeting in September, which took the form of an information session on the IBFD Tax Research Platform. Read more

What is the psychological impact of a pandemic?

"The aim is to work on something meaningful and make a contribution to mental health knowledge - hence the focus on post-traumatic stress and Covid-19." A recent research capacity seminar, co-hosted by Unisa SBL Prof Renier Steyn, outlined plans for an exciting long-term, multi-level, focused research project involving students and researchers from multiple institutions and countries. Read more

Pandemic perspectives in an unequal society

At the 2020 Unisa Founders Lecture, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand, Prof Adam Habib, shared insights on how Covid-19 political management exposed the vulnerabilities of the poor and worsened deep polarities in SA. Read more