Research

Highly cited ODL scholar has influence on many fronts

Prof Paul Prinsloo joins the prestigious Unisa Million Rand Club with an eye-wateringly large grant from a consortium of European foundations to research the question: How is secondary-level schooling being refigured through digital technology in different regions of the world and in what ways are these changes reproducing, exacerbating or alleviating in/equality? Read more

Research that benefits its consumers

Prof Omwoyo Onyancha from the Department of Information Science at Unisa is inspired to focus on studies that provide practical solutions and not only theoretical benefits to advance the societal impact of his research. Read more

CEMS economists compile weekly Covid-19 report

Although they are not medical doctors or epidemiologists, the members of Unisa's Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Research Flagship Programme felt that they could make a contribution to fighting this pandemic by processing the cases reported on a daily basis. Read more

Plant scientist's significant contributions to African medicine

At 81, Unisa Professor Extraordinaire, Kobus Eloff, continues to make an impact on the field of phytomedicine. He dedicates his time to exploring therapeutically useful compounds present in plants growing in South Africa. Read more

Two Unisans to 'walk' the red carpet at the Science Oscars

Vhahangwele Masindi and Leslie Brown have been recognised across four categories for the 2019/2020 NSTF-South32 awards. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the announcement of the winners will take place through a live-streamed gala event on 30 July 2020. Read more

Researcher wins Unisa a share of huge grant

Four African universities will each be receiving a slice of £4 million from the UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council for peace education research, working out at around R4,5 million in Unisa’s case. Read more

Have a societal solution? Here's how to give it wings.

Take part in the Innovation Challenge Programme and show that Unisa students are the future drivers of the economy, influencers of social consciousness and the greatest generators of ideas for a sustainable future for this continent. Read more

NanoWS students make their US (water)mark

Alfred Kajau, Nomcebo Khumalo, Coster Kumunda and Sikelelwa Ndiweni completed a graduate-level online course with the University of Massachusetts. Prof Thabo Nkambule says this demonstrates Unisa's leading role in affording education opportunities, especially though online measures. Read more

Pushing the boundaries where early childhood matters

"I contest universalised assumptions of who young children are," says Prof Hasina Banu Ebrahim, an NRF C1-rated researcher from the College of Education, Unisa. Read more

Navigating criminal behaviour through research

Professor Ann-Mari Hesselink's body of quality work critically supports government priorities while placing Unisa research outputs at the core of contributing to the knowledge and information society. Read more