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Alumnus recognised for distinguished research

Prof Kaitano Dube, a groundbreaking researcher in the field of ecotourism, recently received the Unisa Principal's Award for Distinguished Alumni in Research. Read more

Unisans conquer the 2024 Comrades Marathon

Dubbed the Ultimate Human Race, the Comrades Marathon this year took place on 9 June 2024, extending from the coastal city of Durban to the KwaZulu-Natal capital city, Pietermaritzburg. Unisa was well represented, with more than 20 staff members participating. Read more

Defying the odds: Delia Bester's inspiring journey to academic success

Despite being born with a rare condition causing brittle bones, Delia Bester's disability never hindered her determination to become a teacher. Delia's journey is a testament to resilience and the power of self-belief. Read more

Unisa Cape Town alumni support Elswood Secondary School

A visit to the school served to introduce learners to the opportunities offered by the university, to express alumni support and encouragement for the upcoming matriculation examinations, and to serve as motivation for the learners to invest in their future. Read more

"My journey as a 28-year-old PhD student and educator"

Speaking on Future Club Radio during Youth Month, Carlo Daniels, a dedicated lecturer and academic at Unisa, shared his unique journey and passion for promoting education as a tool for personal growth and societal change. Read more

Creative research to drive innovative sustainable societies - A CEMS research showcase

Unisa's College of Economic and Management Sciences recently displayed its commitment to innovative sustainable societies during its sixth annual Research and Innovation Day which highlighted the importance of research and collaboration in tackling global and local challenges. Read more

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

A response to the reading crisis: Enhancing language teaching by integrating technology

The most recent Progress in International Reading Literacy Study revealed that 81% of Grade 4 learners in South Africa could not read for meaning in any language. Because of this, the EFAL engaged scholarship team from the Department of Curriculum and Instructional Studies in CEDU recently offered in-service training over three days for intermediate and senior phase teachers. Read more

Collaborate towards inclusive economic participation

The Inhlanyelo Hub at Unisa is fostering entrepreneurship and sustainable community development through a groundbreaking collaboration with the Marico Biosphere Reserve. Read more