Collaboration vital for tourism research
  Conferences are a very important way of promoting tourism to South Africa. Although the numbers are often small, the visits by these high-end spenders translate into a high return, Derek Hanekom, Minister of Tourism, told delegates to the Seventh International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA) Biennial Conference hosted by... Read more
UNISA College of Science, Engineering & Technology hosts Taiwan-SA Workshop
The College of Science, Engineering and Technology hosted the 3rd International SA-Taiwan Workshop at UNISA’s Science campus on 24th August 2018. The project deals with the synthesis, characterization and application of various polymer nanocomposites using microcelluar injection mounding method which ultimately enhances the water application. It has been solely... Read more
Successful start to major internationalisation project
The South Africa-Sweden University Forum or SASUF – a major internationalisation project aimed at strengthening education, research and innovation ties between the two countries – kicked off with a seminar hosted by the University of Pretoria in South Africa and some 30 satellite gatherings in 12 South African cities... Read more
‘Visionary’ Tshabalala joins Unisa as Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Vice-Principal of Information and Communication Technology Poppy Tshabalala is excited about becoming a Unisan and humbled by the opportunity. “I’m hard at work with the team transforming ICT to the ‘service provider of choice’, characterised by the best and always available services.” She joins... Read more
Ethics and integrity pay off
Unisa’s Dr Retha Visagie, Manager of Research Integrity in the Research Support Directorate, has just walked off with the DST/SARIMA Award for Professional Excellence in Research Management. The Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) made the award on 31 May 2018 during its annual conference held at... Read more
Son of the African continent honoured by world body
Unisa congratulates Prof Malik Maaza, who has been announced as the 2018 José Vasconcelos World Award of Education winner. He will be honoured on 8 November 2018 at the 35th Annual World Cultural Council (WCC)Award Ceremony, hosted by the City University of Hong Kong. Maaza said that the award was not a... Read more
Doing a little bit to save a life before a bite
On Sunday, 27 May 2018, a dedicated team of Unisans from the Department of Agriculture and Animal Health in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and staff members from the Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) spent time with the community in Jackson’s Drift. The AACL is a non-governmental... Read more
Covering ground in her research
The inaugural lecture of Prof Veronica Ngole-Jeme, Department of Environmental Sciences, titled Soil matters, took place on 27 July 2017. The title of the lecture was informed by the desire to highlight the role of soil properties in the significance of soils. The lecture indicated how Ngole-Jeme was introduced to... Read more
Unisa and City of Tshwane to leverage a knowledge-based economy
Caption: A firm handshake seals the deal between Dr Moeketsi Mosola (City Manager) and Prof Mandla Makhanya (Unisa Principal and Vice-Chancellor).   The City of Tshwane and Unisa, as a key institution of knowledge production in the City, have reached an agreement to resume their collaborative partnership that commenced... Read more
Unisa academic develops new theory to teach technology education
  Through his community engagement project called Sustaining the teaching of Technology Education (TE) through Action Research at Soshanguve East Secondary School in Thornview, Gauteng, Prof Tomé Mapotse, from Unisa’s College of Education (CEDU), has developed a new Technology Education Cascading Theory. Mapotse’s groundbreaking theory has been published on the... Read more