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365 days of living in fear for SA women

Domestic violence increased during the 2020 national lockdown, which is concerning considering that the number of women killed by intimate male partners in the country is already four times the global average, writes Prof Nokuthula Mazibuko, Head of Unisa's Institute for Gender Studies.
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Play your part in curbing road tragedy

As the festive season looms, Prof Ashley van Niekerk from Unisa's Institute for Social and Health Sciences reminds South Africans that alcohol intoxication continues to be the leading factor of road accidents locally and globally. He says general vigilance is required for both daylight and night-time driving.
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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

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

Going viral in a chaotic world

The annual Consulting Psychology conference celebrated its 10th year of existence and this first virtual event presented new challenges, reports Prof Michelle May from Unisa's Department of Industrial and Organisational Psychology. Read more

Elderly at double risk from Covid-19

Speaking at a webinar hosted by the Unisa Institute for Gender Studies in the College of Human Sciences, Prof Nokuthula Mazibuko said that older people are not just struggling with greater health risks, but are also likely to be less capable of supporting themselves in isolation. Read more