News & Media

Our book is helping solve global challenges

A Springer Communications in Computer and Information Science publication, based on the 48th Annual SALCA Conference hosted by Unisa in 2019, is making researchers around the world take note. Read more

Unisans among top 2% scientists worldwide

The prestigious list of impactful researchers globally, prepared by a team at Stanford University and published in the journal PLOS Biology, underscores the reputation of the university for quality education and, increasingly, for the calibre of the research that it is producing Read more

Have you taken up the challenge?

The Virtual Race in aid of laptops for students is gathering momentum. Unisans Lynette van Niekerk and Busisiwe Mahlangu show how they are on fire to keep defining tomorrow. Isn’t it time for you to join? Read more

A class act for Unisa School of Engineering

The new configuration of the departments in the SoE will align it with global trends in engineering education and research and ready it for the growth in enrolment projected by the 2020 Engineering PQM, which uniquely includes advanced diplomas that offer an articulation pathway for students holding the National Diploma. Read more

Transforming the higher education landscape

The Unisa Council is proud to announce that, in a move unprecedented since the establishment of the university 148 years ago, it will have its first female principal and vice-chancellor with effect from 1 January 2021, when Professor Puleng LenkaBula will head the institution. Read more

Let your hands do the talking

Unisa opened a webinar series in support of the South African Sign Language Charter, launched by the Pan South African Language Board, to promote the recognition of the 12th official language at the university, not only for communication, but for curriculum and professional purposes. Read more

Shifting the centre of power

Delivering the eighth Neville Alexander Memorial Lecture at Unisa, Dr Sophia Kisting said that we can learn so much from the icon’s engagement at a grassroots level if we “continue to respect the ideas of humility, of working for the poor, of striving for equality, and of striving for a better world. We have the power to influence our environments, to change the world around us in little ways”. Read more

Unisa joins the Digital Preservation Coalition

“Unisa Library and Information Services wishes to align itself with a credible and long-standing body that brings together communities and shares lessons learned,” explains Daisy Selematsela, Executive Director. “By making connections with other world-class organisations, we hope to apply these lessons to our own work in support of the university’s aims.” Read more

Tax researcher taking full advantage of grants

Sharon Smulders, an NRF-rated scholar and professor, says that her research makes a difference for SMMEs by ensuring that starting and running a small business is as easy and as simple as possible so that job creation in SA can thrive Read more

CE projects: Servant leadership required

As the world observed International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October, Dr Genevieve James, Deputy Director of the Community Engagement and Outreach Division at Unisa, believes that the science produced by higher education must meet society’s need for shared economic growth Read more