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The EFF reignites #FeesMustFall as it takes Nzimande and Unisa to court

The EFF is going to court in a bid to have the higher education minister’s directive that Unisa lower its first-time student intake overruled The post The EFF reignites #FeesMustFall as it takes Nzimande and Unisa to court appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Higher Education, Eff, Universities, Court Case, Blade Nzimande, Nzimande, FeesMustFall, Economic Freedom Fighters, UniSA, Top Six, EFF Student Command, Enrollment Target, First-time Student Intake, Over-enrollment, Tommy Huma


COVID-19 Peer Hub program works to tackle vaccine hesitancy amid pandemic

UniSA researchers are evaluating a new vaccination education initiative - the COVID-19 Peer Hub - to help immunization and public health professionals to tackle the emerging dangers of vaccine hesitancy amid the pandemic.
Tags: Health, UniSA


Unisa appoints its first woman vice-chancellor

Professor Puleng Lenkabula will be the first woman vice-chancellor since Unisa’s establishment 148 years ago. She is also the fifth women vice-chancellor in the country The post Unisa appoints its first woman vice-chancellor appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Leadership, Education, Higher Education, Usaf, Wits University, Tertiary Education, UKZN, UniSA, Ufs, Top Six, South Africa (country, Mandla Makhanya, Puleng LenkaBula, Sandile Songca, George Mvalo, Hers-SA


Unisa shortlists two candidates for the vice-chancellor job

The outgoing vice-chancellor’s term has been extended to April to allow for a smooth hand-over The post Unisa shortlists two candidates for the vice-chancellor job appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Blade Nzimande, UniSA, Top Six, South Africa (country, Mandla Makhanya, Puleng LenkaBula, Sandile Songca


UniSA researchers are one step closer to finding new biomarker for osteoarthritis

University of South Australia researchers are a step closer to finding a new biomarker for osteoarthritis, a painful condition which affects more than two million Australians and costs the country an estimated $23 billion a year.
Tags: Health, University of South Australia, UniSA


Which is more creative, the arts or the sciences?

International expert in creativity and innovation, UniSA's Professor David Cropley, is calling for Australian schools and universities to increase their emphasis on teaching creativity, as new research shows it is a core competency across all disciplines and critical for ensuring future job success.
Tags: Science, UniSA, David Cropley


When education is neglected, there can be no progress

Development cannot be achieved unless we achieve universal access to education The post When education is neglected, there can be no progress appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Civil Society, Openaccess, United Nations Development Programme, UniSA, South Africa (country, National Development Plan


UNISA hosts its first TEDx event

The Elephant in the Room Tedx event at UNISA will help to create meaningful change in South Africa through the power of ideas The post UNISA hosts its first TEDx event appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: South Africa, UniSA, Special-Reports


The language of Afrikaans is not the problem

English is a valuable resource, but we cannot continue to promote it at the expense of the indigenous languages — including Afrikaans The post The language of Afrikaans is not the problem appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Democracy, Multilingualism, Language, English, Apartheid, Afrikaans, UniSA, Top Six, Indigenous Languages, Anglophile, Medium Of Instruction, Neville Alexander


On language, power and privilege in tertiary education

Advocates of retaining Afrikaans as a language of instruction are blind to their own prejudices The post On language, power and privilege in tertiary education appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, New Zealand, Languages, Privilege, UniSA, Ngugi wa Thiongo, South Africa (country, African Literature, Afrikaans Language


UniSA researchers pioneer new method to more accurately diagnose Parkinson’s disease

University of South Australia researchers are pioneering a new method to more accurately diagnose Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative brain disorder which affects around 70,000 Australians, resulting in a loss of control of body movements.
Tags: Health, University of South Australia, UniSA


Next-gen nano technologies set to transform the medical industry

Next-gen nano technologies that can prevent infection and diagnose disease are set to transform the medical industry as this important UniSA research is awarded more than $2 million dollars under the National Health and Medical Research Council 2021 Investigator Grants.
Tags: Health, National Health and Medical Research Council, UniSA


UniSA research uncovers treatment combo that sees smokers six times more likely to quit

New research led by the University of South Australia has found that smokers who receive the medication varenicline tartrate combined with Quitline counselling following a period of hospitalisation due to a tobacco-related illness are six times more likely to quit smoking than those who attempt to stop without support.
Tags: Science, University of South Australia, UniSA


Sport can protect against serious mental health disorders, research shows

From a friendly game of soccer to sweating it solo in the gym, most of us know that exercise is good for our health. But beyond the obvious physical benefits, research led by UniSA expert in sports sociology Dr. Katja Siefken shows that sport can also protect us from developing serious mental health disorders.
Tags: Health, UniSA, Katja Siefken


UniSA experts highlight consequences of inappropriate management in sports sector

Over a quarter of Australians are obese, and more than a third are overweight, and while much focus of the current sports grant scandal has been on political interference, University of South Australia sports experts are calling attention to the potential health and fitness consequences arising from mismanagement of resources for sport.
Tags: Health, University of South Australia, UniSA


UniSA research focuses on supporting cancer survivors

On the eve of World Cancer Day, University of South Australia researchers are calling for more support for cancer survivors, who often feel the physical and mental impacts of their disease long after treatment has finished.
Tags: Health, University of South Australia, UniSA


UniSA expert calls for 'fire-line' to future-proof against bushfire disaster

(University of South Australia) As fires continue to burn across Australia, policymakers are under pressure to identify strategies to future-proof communities before they start rebuilding. Now, UniSA sustainability expert, Dr Sukhbir Sandhu, is calling for Australia to consider establishing a 'fire-line' -- a bushfire demarcation line -- to identify high-risk areas not recommended human habitation.
Tags: Australia, University of South Australia, UniSA, Sukhbir Sandhu


UniSA researcher receives grant to develop personalized cancer treatment

Personalized cancer treatment is one step closer to becoming a reality for more patients, thanks to a Cancer Council Beat Cancer Project grant awarded to the University of South Australia researcher Dr. Stephanie Reuter Lange to explore how computer-based modeling can optimize cancer treatment and remove the need for expensive clinical trials.
Tags: Health, University of South Australia, UniSA, Stephanie Reuter Lange


Drinking Six or More Coffees a Day Can Be Detrimental To Your Health, New Study Reveals

While the pros and cons of drinking coffee have been debated for decades, new research from the University of South Australia reveals that drinking six or more coffees a day can be detrimental to your health, increasing your risk of heart disease by up to 22 percent. From a report: In Australia, one in six people are affected by cardiovascular disease. It is a major cause of death with one person dying from the disease every 12 minutes. According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular ...
Tags: Australia, Tech, World Health Organization, University of South Australia, UniSA, Ang Zhou, Elina Hypponen, Australian Centre for Precision Health, Hypponen


Mapping a person's genetic makeup can help save billions each year in health costs

A UniSA scientist has called for Australia to embrace pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing to deliver medication more effectively and slash around $2.4 billion wasted each year through unsafe and ineffective drug prescriptions.
Tags: Health, Australia, UniSA


Let's map our DNA and save billions each year in health costs

A UniSA scientist has called for Australia to embrace pharmacogenetic (PGx) testing to deliver medication more effectively and slash around $2.4 billion wasted each year through unsafe and ineffective drug prescriptions.
Tags: Science, Australia, UniSA


UniSA researchers unearth potential cure for obesity

It costs the global economy an estimated US$2 trillion annually and has been dubbed a modern day health epidemic, but new research from the University of South Australia has unearthed a possible cure for obesity – and it is as plain as dirt!
Tags: Health, US, University of South Australia, UniSA


EFFSC shuts down UNISA’s Sunnyside campus as students register late

​After reopening late applications, Unisa saw chaos erupt as students climbed over the campus’ fence to register before the January 19 deadline
Tags: Sunnyside, UniSA


Faculty

IACI offers UNISA university distance education, distance learning courses for certificates, diplomas or degrees up to doctoral level in Canada, USA and South America
Tags: Design, UniSA, Canada USA, IACI


Thabo Mbeki: Attacking foreign nationals is not patriotic or revolutionary

The newly-elected chancellor of Unisa says South Africans must not forget the support shown by African countries during the struggle for liberation.
Tags: Thabo Mbeki, UniSA


The Future of Britain cannot be solved by a webform. In 2016 we need to collaborate online

I have been a subscriber to the Financial Times ever since I have been in London (over 10 years). I enjoy the quality of their writing, events and digital apps. Their writing and reporting is first rate.I was surprised this morning to see on my FT app a call to help brainstorm a solution for the “Future of Britain” from their Editor Lionel Barber. Upon clicking through to the special page, I was prompted with a webform. Yes in 2016, the problems of Britain will be solved by sending my idea to ...
Tags: London, Future, Digital, Social Media, Seo, Britain, Collaboration, Lionel Barber, Ibm, Britian, Financial Times, Brexit, Social Business, Jam, Lionel, Facebook Instagram Twitter


AfriForum takes Unisa to court over language policy

AfriForum is approaching the High Court in Pretoria over the disputed language policy at the University of South Africa.
Tags: Pretoria, UniSA


Unisa: Define tomorrow


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Malema predicts Nkandla court case victory

Speaking at his Unisa graduation ceremony on Wednesday, EFF leader Julius Malema predicted the Constitutional Court would rule against the president.
Tags: Constitutional Court, Julius Malema, Nkandla, Malema, UniSA


Graduation day for Julius Malema

The EFF founder will graduate from Unisa with a bachelor's degree in political science.
Tags: Eff, Julius Malema, UniSA