Research

How pedal power could solve Tshwane's traffic jams

A calmer, congestion-free CBD is what Unisa BSc student Nkamogeleng Matloga has in mind for the City of Tshwane, and she intends to achieve this with an innovative new bicycle rental solution. Read more

Strengthening Sino-SA partnerships

Unisan Diane Hildebrandt has received a Yanzhao Friendship award—the highest honorary award given to foreign experts by the Hebei Provincial Government—in recognition of her promotion of extensive exchanges and cooperation between China and South Africa. Read more

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

Keeping safe in cyberspace

Prof Elmarie Kritzinger from Unisa specialises in cyber-safety awareness. She has spent "Everyone should understand the impact and the consequences of their actions within cyberspace." Read more

Unisa researcher wins prestigious grant from WRC

Dr Hlengilizwe Nyoni, an instrument scientist and lab manager at the Institute of Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability, has received R500 000 from the Water Research Commission, which will result in the development of an all-inclusive toolbox for water quality assessment relevant to addressing water-related socio-economic issues. Read more

Driving innovation at Unisa

Speaking of a unique African technology that can clean up crude oil and petrol spills in water while making both the oil and the water usable again, Prof Bhekie Mamba, Executive Dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, says that the awarding of an EU patent is significant. "It affirms that our research enjoys global recognition while still remaining relevant to challenges that we have to deal with in our continent." Read more

Top ten globally

A paper published by the Institute for the Development of Energy for African Sustainability was chosen from hundreds of publications worldwide to feature on Wiley’s science news platform. This is the first time research from Unisa, and, indeed, South Africa, has been featured on this official news channel. Read more

Improving technologies to better human lives

Unisa's Prof Ernest Mnkandla dreams of a situation where South Africa and the Southern African region can be counted among the greatest engineers of quality software products and leaders in 4IR. Read more

It's a quantum leap up the charts

Research by Unisa's Prof Lukas Snyman, published in the latest issue of the prestigious IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, was one of the 50 most frequently accessed documents for this publication in June. Read more