Research

Biogas is a winner at Unisa cook-off competition

“It was fast and safe, and worked like a stove, but quicker. The heat was not excessive but it was enough.” Young chefs from Elethu Themba Public School in Eikenhof near Lenasia are sold on the idea of converting their school kitchen to biogas. Read more

African children and capacity building at Unisa's heart

“Africa has a rich cultural heritage that serves as a resource to shape the lives of African children,” says Unisa’s Prof Hasina Ebrahim, joint holder of the UNESCO Chair in Early Childhood Education, Care and Development. Read more

Africa-centred energy technologies are safe and sustainable

Through community-engaged research, Unisa’s Safe and Sustainable Energy Project is innovating purpose-fit solutions to living conditions in the Thembelihle informal settlement near Lenasia. Read more

Unisa water tests reveal startling clues about health and lifestyles in SA

Traces of heroin, cocaine, statins, fibrins, and other drugs, both medicinal and recreational, are showing up in treated wastewater in Gauteng. Read more

Tackling water scarcity innovatively

Unisa’s NanoWS research unit is actively pursuing strategic international collaborations while still developing and maintaining strong partnerships with southern African universities. Read more

Unisa’s youngest female PhD star sparkles shiningly

Dr Shandré Jansen van Rensburg received the 2017 Elsevier Women in Research award for the youngest female doctoral graduate last year. Read more

Magnetising book attracts award

The Unisa Press Hiddingh-Currie Award 2017 has been bestowed upon editors Professor Megan Lewis and Dr Anton Krueger for Magnet Theatre: Three decades of making space. Read more

Best and brightest researchers take their place in the spotlight

A grand total of 71 research awards were handed out when Unisa held its annual Research & Innovation awards ceremony. Read more

How Africa is growing its share of global research

The latest publishing trends and comparisons have been highlighted during Unisa’s 2018 Research & Innovation Week. Read more

Age of anger in international relations

As US President Trump effectively threatens North Korea with nuclear war on Twitter, Prof Jo-Ansie van Wyk's inaugural lecture highlights the practice of rage-craft by angry states and their leaders. Read more