Unisa

15 Jun 19
Science, Religion and Journalism

Saya susah sekali menahan godaan si hitam yang hangat. Aroma harum terus meliuk-liuk, menerbitkan air liur. Menggoda untuk menyeruput. Dan banyak orang seperti saya, yang terpikat dengan kopi. Saya biasa minum dua gelas kopi setiap hari. Jika ada training atau seminar, bisa sampai lima gelas. Gelas pertama ketika sarapan. Gelas kedua dihirup ketika morning coffee […]

15 Jun 19
Raphophi Media

COMEMORATING youth day will not go on with the remembrance of those past painful moments without laughter. Thabang ER whose real name is Thabang Ramasenya is back in his hometown, Polokwane in Limpopo. Thabang will give comedy lovers another fresh night of laughter at the #ER Comedy What What II Homecoming at Meropa Casino on […]

13 Jun 19
Megan Barrass's Creative Journal

Here is my short film: Mended. It is too long. 10 minutes including credits. I ran out of time to cut it down more due to work commitments. Synopsis: As the sole beneficiary of the estate, Charlie deals with grief and guilt over the loss of her estranged Grandmother so she searches for something to […]

13 Jun 19
The Girl with the Green Thumb

Just to put it in perspective, I am going to fill you in on my life for the first half of 2019. You see I am slightly enthused to share this story because it’s sadly funny. Still unfortunately, true. January 2019 I walked into the year unemployed, and 7 of 8 modules through my honours […]

11 Jun 19
davidkent

Researchers from Flinders University and the University of South Australia (UniSA) have developed an absorbent polymer that can safely and cost-effectively remove toxic polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) from contaminated water. The polymer, made from waste cooking oil and sulfur combined with powdered activated carbon (PAC), adheres to carbon in a way that prevents caking during […]

10 Jun 19
Student Rep Reports

Welcome back to another edition of “A month in the life of USASA President” The highlight of May for me personally was watching an old friend Graduation in his home town of Whyalla, something neither of would have ever thought. Kemal had been the USASA Whyalla Rep for the previous three years and a proud […]

10 Jun 19
Student Rep Reports

Highlights It’s been a great month at Magill in spite of the cold weather! Arunika and I have had plenty of time to meet and chat with you all during our campus activations as well as during chill vibes and Unitopia (seen here featuring free food and adorable puppies!) Behind the scenes, I’ve been doing […]

10 Jun 19
International Higher Education Project

In June 2019, I, along with Parvati Raghuram of The Open University and Ashley Gunter of UNISA published a paper entitled ‘Infrastructures of immobility: enabling international distance education students in Africa to not move’ in the journal Mobilities. This paper is an output of the IDEAS project.  The discussion inverts the relationship between mobility and […]

10 Jun 19
Student Rep Reports

Hello everyone. How is it June already? Time sure does fly! This month has been hectic, and as a law student i’ve been very preoccupied with exams as most business students could relate with! In May, we had another City West Unitopia event on the 14th which looked like it was well enjoyed. It came […]

07 Jun 19
A. K. Nandy's

Elderly people who take anti-depressants or opioids are more than twice as likely to suffer a fractured hip after a fall, a new study has found.The study, published in Australian Prescriber journal, revealed that the risk of fracturing a hip was significantly higher among those who were taking multiple psychotropic medicines — mood and conscious-altering […]

07 Jun 19
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances

Read the full article from Australian Defence Magazine “The problem of cleaning up toxic polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) pollution has seen a breakthrough in the discovery of a new low-cost, safe and environmentally friendly method that removes PFAS from water. PFAS pollution does not break down readily in the environment and was extensively used in fire-fighting foams […]

07 Jun 19
Kathleen Eggers Music Studio

The Unisa directorate of Music held a seminar for violin teachers this week in Worcester as part of their 125 year celebration. It was presented by Senior String Lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch Mr Louis van der Watt. It was a wonderful opportunity to gain new insights and recap violin teaching methods together with […]