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Unisa 1873-2018 The Making of a Distance Learning University

Unisa 1873-2018 The Making of a Distance Learning University

Author: Andrew Manson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2020

Unisa 1873-2018: The making of a distance learning university presents a critical appraisal of Unisa's transformation as it navigates the unfolding saga of South Africa's political development. The history of Unisa is fraught with a complex, oft-times ambiguous and contradictory, relationship with the state. This official history of the University of South Africa provides a platform on which future narratives around Unisa can be constructed. As a distinctly colonial institution, Unisa was a site of friction between the colonial powers and nascent captive forces of Afrikaner nationalism and white supremacist ideology. The character of present day Unisa allows for the expression of alternative and dissenting opinions despite its proximity to a constitutionally crafted state in its pursuit of the `African university in service of humanity'. This is highlighted in the motifs of transformation, Africanisation and democratisation explored in the book. Unisa 1873-2018 captures the university's transitions from an examining body to one that has fully embraced open distance and e-learning, more attuned to student needs. It delineates Unisa's shift to a more representative and African orientated institution serving the needs of the continent.

Unisa 1873-2018 The Making of a Distance Learning University

Unisa 1873-2018 The Making of a Distance Learning University

Author: Andrew Manson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2018

Unisa 1873-2018: The making of a distance learning university presents a critical appraisal of Unisa's transformation as it navigates the unfolding saga of South Africa's political development. The history of Unisa is fraught with a complex, oft-times ambiguous and contradictory, relationship with the state. This official history of the University of South Africa provides a platform on which future narratives around Unisa can be constructed. As a distinctly colonial institution, Unisa was a site of friction between the colonial powers and nascent captive forces of Afrikaner nationalism and white supremacist ideology. The character of present day Unisa allows for the expression of alternative and dissenting opinions despite its proximity to a constitutionally crafted state in its pursuit of the `African university in service of humanity'. This is highlighted in the motifs of transformation, Africanisation and democratisation explored in the book. Unisa 1873-2018 captures the university's transitions from an examining body to one that has fully embraced open distance and e-learning, more attuned to student needs. It delineates Unisa's shift to a more representative and African orientated institution serving the needs of the continent.

Land, Chiefs, Mining South Africa's North West Province since 1840

Land, Chiefs, Mining South Africa's North West Province since 1840

Author: Andrew Manson, Bernard K. Mbenga Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2014

Land, Chiefs, Mining explores aspects of the experience of the Batswana in the thornveld and bushveld regions of the North-West Province, shedding light on defi ning issues, moments and individuals in this lesser known region of South Africa. Some of the focuses are: an important Tswana kgosi (chief ), Moiloa II of the Bahurutshe; responses to and participation in the South African War and its aftermath, 1899-1907; land acquisition; economic and political conditions in the reserves; resistance to Mangope's Bophuthatswana; the impact of game parks and the Sun City resort; rural resistance and the liberation struggle; and African reaction to the platinum mining revolution. Written in a direct and accessible style, and illustrated with photographs and maps, the book provides an understanding, for a general reader ship, of the region and its recent history. At the same time it opens up avenues for further research.