Unisa Engineering Team outshined other Universities
Baja SAE® is an intercollegiate engineering design competition for undergraduate and graduate engineering students. The object of the competition is to simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Each team is competing to have its design accepted for manufacture by a fictitious firm. The students must function... Read more
AUC disability expert obtains doctorate at Unisa
Conducting research into an inclusive framework for ODeL contexts, Thomas Ongolo, a Disability Expert Advisor at the Africa Union Commission (AUC) who is visually impaired, recently obtained a PhD in Curriculum and Instructional Studies at Unisa. Supervised by Prof Mncedisi Mphalala, Dean of the Faculty of Education at the... Read more
Horticulture Centre at Unisa goes green(er)
The Horticulture Centre at the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) achieved a new milestone in its endeavours to lead the way in greenhouse production in South Africa. The Ceres Building on the Unisa Science campus was fitted with solar panels to supplement the energy supply, and these... Read more
Student success in open learning needs serious attention, says Deputy Minister
Questions around student success must be seriously addressed if open learning is to live up to its promise, says South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Buti Manamela. Speaking at the opening of the Open Learning Conference 2018, held at Unisa from 5 to 7 September,... Read more
Unisa to take Mthatha back to the future
On Thursday, 16 August 2018, the diaries of the people of the Zimbane Village in Mthatha, in the Eastern Cape, were penciled in for a date with destiny. On this day, ordinary members of the community were set to bear witness to a ground-breaking sod-turning ceremony, presided over by... Read more
All set for the I-SET Mobile Unit launch this Friday
Inspired towards Science, Engineering and Technology (I-SET) community engagement flagship project, submitted a proposal for a mobile robotics laboratory to the Sasol Foundation. The I-SET Mobile Unit worth a million rand is a modified vehicle equipped with apparatus to conduct I-SET robotics workshops, as well as a laboratory to... Read more
Unisa master’s student wins prestigious WiSA award
Congratulations to Sikelelwa Ndaweni, a master’s student in the Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability (NanoWS) Research Unit, who won the South African Woman in Science Awards (WISA) Tata Africa Scholarships for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology for master’s students for 2018. The theme for the 2018 WISA is leveraging science, technology... Read more
Mlambo-Ngcuka: ‘Not just women’s rights—rights for all
  Two major milestones—Unisa’s 145thanniversary as a beacon of hope and the 70thanniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—shared the stage on 15 August 2018 when the institution hosted an event themed ‘Supporting social movements and civil society activism to leave no one behind for peace, prosperity and... Read more
Engaged Scholarship at Unisa (CSET) – Learner Research Summit
The College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) at the University of South Africa (UNISA) under the leadership of Professor Bhekie Mamba engages with many communities as part of its community engagement initiatives to promote science, engineering and technology (SET) as a possible career choice for learners. The College does... Read more
College of Human Sciences leads decoloniality conversations
Unisa’s College of Human Sciences (CHS) hosted a groundbreaking conference that sought to find answers on what de-colonisation and re-Afrikanisation truly mean for South Africa and Africa?  Themed De-colonisation and Re-Afrikanisation: A Conversation, leading thinkers such as Argentine semiotician and professor at Duke University, Walter D Mignolo; sangoma, Gogo Dineo... Read more