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Technology made in Africa set to mop up oil spills and save water

"Our team of researchers from Nigeria and South Africa wanted to ensure that when a spillage happens, we have a solution ready," says Prof Titus Msagati of the NanoWS research unit at Unisa. Read more

Pursuing the French Connection

Prof Mandla Makhanya led a Unisa delegation in a meeting with the Ambassador of France to South Africa to explore possible areas for further partnerships. Read more

Mapping higher education's literacies of the future

HE is at a turning point and needs to re-examine its position in society as a knowledge producer. So writes Prof Mandla Makhanya in an article in University World News. Read more

Meet Unisa's youngest 2019 PhD female graduate

Dr Sintechè van der Merwe, a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology in the College of Human Sciences, hopes to start publishing as soon as possible on the findings of her thesis, entitled How women gain and retain management positions: A study of South African female MBA graduates. Read more

Excelling in research requires commitment and consistency

Prof Godwell Nhamo, recipient of one of the 2019 Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Research, urges aspiring researchers to never stop dreaming big while being mindful that the process takes sacrifice and dedication. Read more

Progressive research to transform education

Prof Mogamat Davids, one of the recipients of the Unisa 2019 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research, is integrating teacher education and ICT by developing a 4IR solution to the assessment of the teaching practicum. Read more

TMALI announces big plans

The Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute held its bi-annual interactive session where Unisa Chancellor, Thabo Mbeki, connected with students and a new school was announced. Read more

Alumna heading Unisa's second-biggest region

Newly appointed Regional Director, Philisiwe Joyce Myeza, assumed her position in February 2020 from UKZN, where she was director of libraries and special collections. Read more

It's a double exposure for Unisa Press

Kora: A lost Khoisan language of the early Cape and the Gariep, by Dr Menán du Plessis, and Tiyo Soga: A literary history, by Joanne Ruth Davis, are the joint winners of the prestigious 2018 Hiddingh-Currie Award presented at the Research and Innovation awards ceremony on 6 March 2020. Read more