Sixteen set to compete at the Unisa National Piano Competition
Sixteen young pianists have been selected to participate in the 6th Unisa National Piano Competition from 19 to 26 July 2019 in the ZK Matthews Great Hall on Unisa’s Muckleneuk Campus in Pretoria. The competition consists of a Jazz Category running parallel to the Classical Category.      ... Read more
Unisa academic’s research on biobanking now SA policy
Biobanks contain human tissue and other biological material and can be an invaluable resource for medical research, but it must be properly regulated to ensure ethical use. Dr Safia Mahomed, a senior lecturer in the Department of Jurisprudence in Unisa’s College of Law, is helping to ensure that biobanking... Read more
YALI graduate brings the oomph into her events
She is only 28 but Chef Bolivia Mabwe, the managing director of Bolivia Events operating as Bolivia Hire and Catering Services (BHCS), has set her sights on conquering not only Zimbabwe but the region and beyond. Driven by the desire to bring the oomph into all events and gatherings,... Read more
Minister Pandor welcomes the signing of an agreement by UNISA stakeholders
The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Naledi Pandor has welcomed the successful conclusion of an agreement between the Student Representative Council (SRC) and the Management of the University of South Africa (UNISA). Both parties have agreed that both the registration and academic programme for 2019 should proceed, as... Read more
Continental excellence award for Unisan
Unisa’s Mokhotjwa Dhlamini has emerged as the continental winner in the Education and Training: Academic sector of CEO Global’s Titans: Building Nations, 2018 Awards. Annelize Wepener, Chief Executive of CEO Global, who presented the award at a gala dinner in Johannesburg on 27 November 2018, says that he is... Read more
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