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Close to 40,000 graduates, 12 honorary degrees for Unisa’s autumn grad
The University of South Africa (Unisa) will confer degrees on close to 40 000 students as well as 12 eminent local and international persons during the 2024 Autumn Graduations set to run from 10 April to 31 May 2024. The graduation ceremonies will be held at several venues in... Read more
Unisa disburses NSFAS allowances for returning students
The University of South Africa (Unisa) has started disbursing allowances to National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) funded returning students. In a statement on Thursday, Unisa spokesperson Thomas Huma said the returning students will start receiving their allowance from 12 May 2021, and the allowance will be disbursed in... Read more
Four outstanding Unisans in the running for ‘Science Oscars’
Four Unisa academics have been announced by the National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) as nominees for the prestigious 2020/2021 NSTF-South32 Awards that recognise outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology (SET), and innovation. The awards are referred to as the ‘Science Oscars’ of South Africa. They are the... Read more
Addressing mental health in higher learning
“Institutions of higher learning have, just like other sectors, been greatly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic,” says Puleng Segalo, psychology professor in the College of Human Sciences at Unisa. “As a result, both students and staff have been left battling with mental health issues.” Commenting on the extent of... Read more
CHS scholar honoured by UWF
Dr Vuyolwethu Seti-Sonamzi from Unisa’s Department of Communication Science in the College of Human Sciences was recently the recipient of the 2020 Transformative Leadership Award from the Unisa Women’s Forum. She was announced the winner at the annual Feroza Adam Memorial Lecture which was held virtually due to the... Read more
A most prolific innovator at Unisa in 2019
Prof Malik Maaza, from Unisa’s College of Graduate Studies, was recognised at the 2020 Research & Innovation Awards with two Innovation Awards: the Most Prolific Innovator in 2019 in the Industrial Property Category and the 2019 Patent Application Incentive for nanofluids and a method of making nanofluids. He was also honoured... Read more
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. Competitors in the... 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
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

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