Inspired to mentor budding researchers
Prof Kealeboga Maphunye, the Chair of the Department of Political Sciences in the College of Human Sciences, has recently been awarded a C2 rating by the National Research Foundation (NRF). The NRF rating system is a key driver in the foundation’s efforts to build a globally competitive science system... Read more
Extraordinary researcher never ceases to raise the bar
A mathematician of note, Prof Themba Dube of the Department of Mathematical Science in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) demonstrates that teaching is a noble calling. Dube pursued his dream of becoming a profound mathematician and passed most of his qualifications with distinction. He majored in... Read more
CSET researcher driven by innovation
Dr Alex Kuvarega of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) is grateful that Unisa recognises the efforts of its researchers. Kuvarega was honoured as an NRF C-Rated Researcher (C2) and as a member of the Half Million Rand Club at the 2020 Research & Innovation Awards. Kuvarega is honoured... Read more
Stellar research in macroeconomics
Coming from Hong Kong, China, where she witnessed how the stock market had experienced phenomenal growth in the city,  Dr Sin-Yu Ho from Unisa’s College of Economic and Management Sciences (CEMS) was inspired to conduct research on identifying factors leading to stock market development in Hong Kong and other emerging... Read more
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

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