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Passion for science makes him Madiba-like

Unisan Kabelo Pheeha been chosen as one of News24’s 100 young Mandelas of the future for his unbelievable efforts to make a difference in the lives of others and his persistence to achieve his dreams against all odds. Read more

Unisa’s Somadoda Fikeni leads national initiative projecting possible future outlooks for South Africa

"We want South Africans across the spectrum of age, gender, ethnicity and socio-economic status to read through the different scenarios and recognise that they can help to create a stable, prosperous and socially cohesive country," says Fikeni. Read more

Unisa gets first patent registered in the US

"The use of magnetic nanoparticles is not novel, but the novelty in our invention is the way in which the cleaning takes place. Most current systems use the magnetic property to separate the particles from the water after the purification is done. However, we use the magnetic property in the cleaning phase as well." Read more

Halala, halala, halala, Unisa

With drama, drumbeats, dancing, declamation, and sheer delight, Unisans celebrated the 145th birthday of the venerable elder of South African universities. Read more

Young go-getter to watch

Well done to Unisa Communications Science lecturer Dr Rofhiwa Mukhudwana for being selected as one of the Mail & Guardian 200 young South Africans for 2018. Read more

Unisan adds 'Science Oscar' to his achievements in 2018

Congratulations to Prof Malik Maaza who won the NSTF-GreenMatter Award at the 2017/2018 NSTF-South32 awards last week. These annual awards recognise, celebrate and reward outstanding excellence in science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa. Read more

Science Campus wows government heavyweights

It is not often that the venue of a meeting takes centre stage. However, this was the case when Unisa’s modern buildings and high-end facilities dazzled high-profile delegates attending the Human Resources Development Committee meeting hosted at the Florida campus last week. Read more

Major new partners boost Unisa’s transformation agenda

Unisa’s Department of Institutional Advancement reached out to private sector players to join forces in advancing the university’s transformation agenda, and this recently resulted in two major companies, Skynet and Katlego Global Logistics, adding their considerable muscle in support of various student and community initiatives. Read more