Research

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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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

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Although society portrays a woman who earns a living as free and empowered, outdated values and stereotypes still promote discrimination against female breadwinners, writes Unisa's Dr Bianca Parry.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

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

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

From unfledged to fully-fledged academics

The College of Human Sciences Research Postdoctoral Incubation Project, initiated by Prof Azwihangwisi Mavhandu-Mudzusi, nurtures newly graduated doctors in crucial research and supervision activities, leading to excellence in academia.
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Raising female academic prowess is her passion

Unisa's Lefatshe Moagi-Venter, a lecturer from the Department of Political Sciences, will lead a global project to research and deliver high impact, culturally appropriate interventions for youth mental health in South Africa.
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LGBTI inclusivity in higher education

As places of learning and knowledge dissemination, universities play a critical role in shaping the society we live in. If they marginalise a multitude of identities, they will remain difficult spaces for people who are not heterosexual or cisgender. Read more

Opening doors to greater opportunities

Prof Magdel le Roux of Unisa's Department of Biblical and Ancient Studies says a National Research Foundation rating provides welcome assistance and funding for an academic.
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