College of Human Sciences

Boost for linguistic diversity as staff become conversant with additional languages

Unisa's Language Unit recently issued certificates to 90 staff members after they successfully completed courses in basic communication skills in a number of indigenous languages as part of the university’s drive to promote functional multilingualism in the workplace. Read more

Unisa expert speaks out about child murders in South Africa

Prof Nokuthula Mazibuko from the Department of Sociology shares her thoughts on child murders in South African and how traumatic parent-child experiences may have a profound impact on establishing and reinforcing a child's identity and purpose in life. Read more

Unisan making trailblazer moves in sports psychology

In the world of psychology and sports, Dr Koketjo Tsebe stands out as a remarkable individual whose contributions continue to inspire many. Her interest in sports psychology was sparked during high school when she first learned about the discipline. This initial curiosity led her to pursue extensive research, mentorship and postgraduate studies, enabling her to delve deeply into the intricacies of sports psychology. Read more

Towards a unified approach to language preservation and accessibility

Unisa recently hosted a transformative event under the theme "Preserving Languages: Open, Free and Accessible Knowledge for All", which brought together experts to advance the use of South African languages through innovative collaborations. Read more

Unisa alumna continues to break the limits through education

Firmly believing in using her obstacles as advantages, Unisa alumna, Shani Little, has achieved another qualification despite being physically restricted. Little appreciates the notable support from Unisa's Advocacy and Resource Centre for Students with Disabilities, attesting that it has helped her make her academic journey seamless. Read more

Considering the past and future of Pan-Africanism

Hosted by the Chief Albert Luthuli Research Chair and featuring a distinguished panel of speakers, a recent symposium focused on the theme Pan-Africanism: Revisiting (Looking Back) and Reimagining (Looking Forward). Read more

Visionary alumna uses education to defeat the physical odds

A dedicated, persistent and self-driven Unisa alumna, Wilmarie Pekeur, asserts that when she lacked the resources and was not emotionally and physically fit to attend a residential university due to her visual impairment, Unisa's accessible open and distance e-learning model made it possible for her to pursue her studies. Read more

Looking back on a decade in the service of humanity

During May, Thandeka Magwenyana from the College of Human Sciences celebrated her ten-year milestone at Unisa, an institution that she says presented her with many opportunities to achieve her career goals. Read more

4IR and digitalisation expert scoops Principal Award for Research Excellence

Dr Siphamandla Mncube's passion for ICT, teaching and research recently earned him the 2024 Principal's Award for Research Excellence. Mncube is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Information Science. His research focuses on 4IR and digitalisation with specific reference to ICT as an enabler in e-learning. Read more

Dedication to archival outreach and advocacy research earns Saurombe NRF C2 rating

Prof Nampombe Saurombe recently attained a prestigious National Research Foundation (NRF) C2 rating , underscoring her profound dedication to archival outreach and advocacy research. Read more