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What by-elections in South Africa say

Local government elections have demonstrated that, despite the Covid-19 pandemic disruptions, the democratic basics are healthy. The opposition is becoming more diverse and fluid—and the possibility of coalition governments at local level is increasing, writes Unisa’s Professor Dirk Kotzé in The Conversation. Read more

Shining example of transformative leadership

The College of Human Sciences is hosting a video series in which four women in the college are celebrated for breaking boundaries in their respective spaces. This week, find out more about Unisa’s Dr Vuyolwethu Seti-Sonamzi as she is interviewed by Dineo Khayemba. Read more

What South African women told us about being the main breadwinner

Although society portrays a woman who earns a living as free and empowered, outdated values and stereotypes still promote discrimination against female breadwinners, writes Unisa's Dr Bianca Parry. Read more

A need to bridge the gap between traditional and new media

The National Press Club, in partnership with Unisa and the Qoboza family, hosted the 10th Annual Percy Qoboza Memorial Lecture virtually. Press Ombudsman Pippa Green posed the question: "Why journalism matters. The challenges have changed but has its core purpose?" Read more

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

I-SET robotics in Sepedi…and Xitsonga coming soon

Dr Napjadi Letsoalo, lecturer in Unisa's Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, commemorated Heritage Day on Thobela FM, where he was interviewed on Ditlalemeso on the use of language to preserve culture and heritage.
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It's time for Africa

The Global WordNet Association has announced that the 11th International Global WordNet Conference will be held in January 2021 in Pretoria, a continental first. Unisa's Department of African Languages in the College of Human Sciences will form part of the local organising committee.
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Covid-19 not slowing down this quality assurance unit

Prof Nampombe Saurombe, Head of Academic QA and Enhancement in the College of Human Sciences at Unisa, says the programme review of the BA Honours degree in Archaeology by a panel of external reviewers - done virtually for the first time - was a success. Read more

A must for serious research

The Office for Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Human Sciences recently held a virtual rating information workshop to assist potential applicants on how to complete their NRF online applications. Read more

Tackling drunk driving head on

Research conducted by the Road Traffic Management Corporation, in collaboration with the South African Medical Research Council and Unisa, shows that driver alcohol intoxication accounts for 27.1% of fatal crashes in the country, a figure considerably higher than current estimates. This is projected to cost the economy R18.2 billion annually. Read more