Name: 1983: First black professor
Description: Deuteronomy Bhekinkosi Zeblon Ntuli, 2015.
Credit: © Francois Nel / University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Mr Anton Lembede
Description: Mr Anton Lembede, 1914-1947, Alumnus, Lawyer, Political Visionary
Credit: © Source Unknown
Archive: Source Unknown
Type: Photograph
Name: Judge Bernard Ngoepe
Description: Judge Bernard Makgabo Ngoepe, Chancellor & alumnus
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1946-47: First correspondence programme
Description: Handpainted advert for the first correspondence courses of the Division of External Studies, date unknown.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Document
Name: 1927: First BA for a black woman
Description: Gertrude Nontwana Ntlabati, 1928.
Credit: © Howard Pim Africana Library / Africa Media Online
Archive: African Media Online
Type: Photograph
Name: 1916: The University of South Africa
Description: Register of honorary doctorates conferred by the University of the Cape of Good Hope and later Unisa, 1899 to 1987.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Document
Name: 2003: Embracing an African renaissance
Description: The entrance to the Institute for African Renaissance Studies on the Muckleneuk Campus, Pretoria.
Credit: © Francois Nel / University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 2001: Arms Deal allegations
Description: A photo of the proceedings of the Pretoria-based Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the Arms Deal.
Credit: © Madelene Cronje / Mail and Guardian
Archive: Mail and Guardian Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1996: National healing
Description: Cover of the Report of the Reparation & Rehabilitation Committee, one of the volumes of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report.
Credit: © Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, South Africa
Archive: Department of Constitutional Development, South Africa
Type: Document
Name: 1924: A welfare state for whites
Description: Boer general Barry Hertzog will serve as Prime Minister of the Union from 1924 to 1939.
Credit: © National Archives and Record Services of South Africa
Archive: South Africa
Type: Photograph
Name: 2013: Reinforcing science
Description: Unisa's Science Campus is opened in Florida, Johannesburg on 30 July 2013.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1950: China divides
Description: A 1968 Chinese propaganda poster depicts Africans revering a portrait of Communist China’s founding father Mao Tse-tung, bearing the word 'liberator'.
Credit: © chineseposters.net / International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam
Archive: International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam
Type: Poster
Name: 1836: A “purely examining” university
Description: Grant of arms issued to the University of London, 1838. A grant of arms gives royal recognition to an institution by allowing it to bear a coat of arms.
Credit: © Senate House Library / University of London
Archive: Senate House, Univerisity of London
Type: Document
Name: 2002: Prestigious accreditation
Description: The Distance Education and Training Council certificate is displayed in the Samuel Pauw Building on Unisa’s Muckleneuk Campus, Pretoria.
Credit: © Pieter Du Plessis / University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Document
Name: 1999: A transparent vice-chancellorship
Description: Oil painting of Professor Antony Melck, Acting Principal of Unisa from 1998 and Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Unisa from 1999 to 2001.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 2006-08: Global financial crisis
Description: Protestors decry the role of Wall Street banks in the 2011 US federal budget crisis, which sparked the most volatile week for financial markets since the 2008 crisis.
Credit: © David McNew / Getty Images
Archive: Getty Images
Type: Photograph
Name: 1970: Black South Africans lose citizenship
Description: A photo of the cover of an old Bophuthatswana passport. Black South Africans living in the homelands needed passports to enter South Africa.
Credit: © Pieter Du Plessis / University of South Africa, courtesy of Mahibitswane Magdeline Tshikare
Archive:
Type: Document
Name: 1949: Correspondence students graduate
Description: While no photos exist of this first graduation, here, correspondence students attend Unisa’s Non-European Vacation School, Pretoria, 1949.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1976: Uprising in Soweto
Description: A group of students protest against the use of Afrikaans as the only language of instruction in schools during the Soweto Uprising, 16 June 1976.
Credit: © Peter Magubane
Archive: Peter Magubane Private Collection
Type: Photograph
Name: 1886: "Endless" gold discovered
Description: Workers at Furnace House, Robinson Chlorination Works, Johannesburg, where gold is extracted from its ore.
Credit: © Historical Papers Research Archive / University of the Witwatersrand
Archive: Wits Historical Papers
Type: Photograph
Name: 2010: World Cup success
Description: The FIFA World Cup trophy, Mexico, March 2010. The trophy embarks on a global tour of 86 countries before arriving in Johannesburg for the kick-off on 11 June.
Credit: © Alfredo Lopez / Jam Media / LatinContent / Getty Images
Archive: Getty Images
Type: Photograph
Name: 1948: National Party takes power
Description: An election flyer calls for the electorate to endorse apartheid by voting for L.A. Snyman, leader of the National Party’s Braamfontein constituency, 1953.
Credit: © Jürgen Schadeberg
Archive: Jurgen Schadeberg Collection
Type: Photograph
Name: 1955: Freedom Charter adopted
Description: A pamphlet from the 1956 ‘Sign the Freedom Charter’ campaign seeks to popularise the Charter, which was adopted in Kliptown, Soweto, 26 June 1955.
Credit: © UWC-Robben Island Museum Mayibuye Archives
Archive: Mayibuye Archives
Type: Poster
Name: 2014: White Paper for Higher Education
Description: Minister of Higher Education and Training Dr Blade Nzimande is pictured here at the University of Johannesburg, October 2011.
Credit: © Madelene Cronje / Mail and Guardian
Archive: Mail and Guardian Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 2006: A new brand identity
Description: Unveiling of the new Unisa crest by Council Chairperson Dr Mathews Phosa (left) and Chancellor Judge Bernard Ngoepe (right), 30 March 2005.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1988-89: Mandela completes law degree
Description: In addition to earning an LLB through Unisa, Mandela will also be awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Law by the University on 16 September 1995.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1965: Enrolment from Robben Island
Description: Ahmed Kathrada poses for a portrait by photographer Eli Weinberg, 1950s.
Credit: © UWC-Robben Island Museum Mayibuye Archives
Archive: Mayibuye Archives
Type: Photograph
Name: 1901: Catering to island prisoners
Description: Boer prisoners of war attend school at Deadwood Camp on the Atlantic island of St Helena, circa 1900.
Credit: © King's Own Royal Regiment Museum, Lancaster
Archive: King's Own Royal Regiment Museum, Lancaster
Type: Photograph
Name: 1963-69: Developing business leadership
Description: Two students at Unisa’s annual winter Vacation School, Pretoria. These are the kinds of students the School of Business Leadership would have wanted to attract.
Credit: © Pretoria News
Archive: Pretoria News Archive
Type: Newspaper
Name: 1962: Cold War crisis
Description: A US intelligence photo of Nuclear Warhead Bunker Site 1 under construction during the Cuban Missile Crisis, San Cristóbal, Cuba, November 1962.
Credit: © Corbis
Archive: Corbis via Greatstock
Type: Photograph
Name: 1953-59: Revolution in Cuba
Description: Fidel Castro addresses supporters after his guerrillas take Havana following a bitter struggle against the US-backed Batista regime, 8 January 1959.
Credit: © AP Photo / PictureNet
Archive: PictureNet
Type: Photograph
Name: 2001: Terror on September 11th
Description: Smoke billows from the buildings of the World Trade Centre in New York after one of four coordinated terrorist attacks, USA, 11 September 2001.
Credit: © Jim Collins / AP Photo / PictureNet
Archive: PictureNet
Type: Photograph
Name: 1884: The Berlin Conference
Description: Illustration of the proceedings of the Berlin Conference, Allgemeine Illustrierte Zeitung, 1884.
Credit: © akg-images
Archive: akg-images
Type: Painting
Name: 2001: Wikipedia launched
Description: A computer screen displays a version of the Wikipedia logo used in a protest against the Stop Online Piracy Bill in the US, January 2012.
Credit: © Annette Shaff / Shutterstock.com
Archive: Shutterstock.com
Type: Graphic
Name: 1979: Separate amenities scrapped
Description: Parliament will only repeal the Separate Amenities Act in 1990. Here, apartheid signs which have come down at a train station are stacked on a trolley.
Credit: © Ambrose Peters / Sunday Times / PictureNet
Archive: PictureNet
Type: Photograph
Name: 1983: Uniting against apartheid
Description: Johannesburg Democratic Action Committee poster in support of the UDF's 1984 Million Signature Campaign to oppose apartheid constitutional reforms.
Credit: © ANC Archives / Africa Media Online
Archive: Africa Media Online
Type: Poster
Name: 1959: Federalism reborn under apartheid
Description: Coats of arms of Unisa, of the four new “non-white” colleges created by the 1959 Act, and of Fort Hare. Unisa now oversees all five institutions.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Document
Name: 1953: A home of our own
Description: Unisa’s new home at 263 Skinner Street (now Nana Sita Street), Pretoria. For the first time, Unisa is under one roof in Pretoria.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1918: Unisa begins operations
Description: Unisa's first rented premises, Vermeulen Street (now Madiba Street), Pretoria.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1920-21: New constituent colleges
Description: Aerial view of the University of the Witwatersrand (previously the School of Mines and Technology) in 1922.
Credit: © Wits Central Archives
Archive: Wits Central Archives
Type: Photograph
Name: 1920: Peace and the League of Nations
Description: Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs Paul Hymans addresses the First Assembly of the League of Nations as its founding President, Geneva, 1920.
Credit: © United Nations Archive, Geneva
Archive: United Nations Archive, Geneva
Type: Photograph
Name: 1918: Broederbond
Description: Bottom: the founding fathers of the Broederbond.
Credit: © Afrikaner Broederbond Archives Collection / Die Erfenisstiging Argief, Pretoria
Archive: Die Erfenisstiging Argief, Pretoria
Type: Photograph
Name: 1916: Fort Hare opens
Description: Fort Hare students (from left) Oliver Tambo, Congress Mbata and Lancelot Gama, Alice, 1940. All three will later rise to political prominence.
Credit: © Dr Lancelot Gama, courtesy of Luli Callinicos
Archive: Luli Callinicos Private Collection
Type: Photograph
Name: 1899-1902: South African (Anglo–Boer) War
Description: In the aftermath of the South African War, British soldiers round up Boers, and thousands of Africans, and force them into concentration camps.
Credit: © Museum Africa
Archive: Museum Africa
Type: Photograph
Name: 1880: First black matriculant
Description: Reverend Sihlali (probably 3rd row from the back, 2nd from the right) with fellow delegates to a convention at Lovedale Mission, Alice, 1906
Credit: © Cory Library / Rhodes University / Africa Media Online
Archive: Africa Media Online
Type: Photograph
Name: 2001: First black Vice-Chancellor and Principal
Description: Unisa Chancellor, Judge President Bernard Ngoepe, officially invests Dr Barney Pityana as the first black Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Unisa.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1990: Towards a new South Africa
Description: Mandela walks free from Victor Verster prison, arm-in-arm with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Cape Town, 11 February 1990.
Credit: © Graeme Williams / South Photographs / Africa Media Online
Archive: Africa Media Online
Type: Photograph
Name: 1960: Massacre at Sharpeville
Description: A grief-stricken woman is led home after viewing the body of her husband, who was shot by police opposite the Sharpeville police station, 1960.
Credit: © Peter Magubane / Bailey’s African History Archive
Archive: Bailey's African History Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1985: States of emergency
Description: Archbishop Desmond Tutu addresses mourners at the funeral of victims of a police shooting, KwaThema township in the then-Transvaal, 24 July 1985.
Credit: © Gille de Vlieg / South Photographs / Africa Media Online
Archive: Africa Media Online
Type: Photograph
Name: 1954: Civil rights vs segregated education
Description: The 1955 judgement by Chief Justice Earl Warren stipulating how the desegregation of schools must be carried out – 'with all deliberate speed'.
Credit: © Supreme Court of the United States of America
Archive: National Archive of the United States of America
Type: Document
Name: 1957: Anthropological museum underway
Description: Cast of “Florisbad Man” at the Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology. The original was found near Bloemfontein and dates to about 253,000 years ago.
Credit: © Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology / University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1958: First MA for an Indian South African
Description: Bridglal Pachai, 1959.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1912: SANNC founded
Description: The South African Native National Congress delegation to London to protest against ­­the 1913 Land Act, June 1914.
Credit: © Drum Social Histories / Bailey’s African History Archive / Africa Media Online
Archive: Africa Media Online
Type: Photograph
Name: 1971: Email arrives
Description: Ray Tomlinson, inventor of the e-mail address '@' symbol, at his office in Massachusetts, USA, 1999.
Credit: © Corbis
Archive: Corbis via Greatstock
Type: Photograph
Name: 1969: A ten-switchboard exchange
Description: A woman operates a telephone switchboard, England, 1954. Unisa’s 1969 switchboards would have been a significant technological improvement on this one.
Credit: © SSPL / Getty Images
Archive: Getty Images
Type: Photograph
Name: 1930: Suffrage for white women
Description: The Women's Enfranchisement Association of the Union, representing a white, English-speaking elite, campaign for the right of women to vote, circa 1910.
Credit: © Museum Africa
Archive: Museum Africa
Type: Photograph
Name: 1930: Pretoria separates
Description: Plans for the University of Pretoria campus, 1930.
Credit: © University of Pretoria Archive
Archive: University of Pretoria Archive
Type: Map
Name: 1937: Own syllabi for Fort Hare
Description: A view of Christian Union Hall, University College of Fort Hare, circa 1930.
Credit: © W.E.B. Du Bois Papers / Special Collections and University Archives / University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Archive: University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Type: Photograph
Name: 2012: Lethal force at Marikana
Description: Striking Lonmin miners gather on Wonderkop Hill outside Rustenburg in the North West Province of South Africa, 15 August 2012, a day before the Marikana Massacre.
Credit: © Greg Marinovich
Archive: Greg Marinovich Private Collection
Type: Photograph
Name: 1925: Proof of other galaxies
Description: Edwin Hubble looks through the historic Schmidt telescope, Palomar Observatory, California, USA, 1949.
Credit: © Boyer / Roger Viollet / Getty Images
Archive: Getty Images
Type: Photograph
Name: 1961: Verwoerd’s Republic
Description: President C.R. Swart at Republic Day celebrations, circa 1961. Republic Day was celebrated annually on 31 May, the day SA left the Commonwealth
Credit: © Drum Social Histories / Bailey’s African History Archive
Archive: Bailey's African History Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 2013: World mourns Mandela
Description: The front page of the United Kingdom's Daily Telegraph pays homage to former South African President Nelson Mandela after his death on 5 December 2013.
Credit: © Greg Bartley / Daily Telegraph
Archive: Camerapress
Type: Photograph
Name: 2009: Obama euphoria
Description: President Barack Obama will go on to win a second presidential term. Here, he waves to supporters on the night of his re-election victory, Chicago, 6 November 2012.
Credit: © Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
Archive: Getty Images
Type: Photograph
Name: 1997 Facing global climate change
Description: A plenary session at the Kyoto International Conference Centre during the United Nation's annual Conference on Climate Change, Japan, 1997.
Credit: © UN Photo / Frank Leather
Archive: United Nations Photo Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1994: Democratic elections
Description: Voters queue at dawn at a polling station north of Pretoria in South Africa's first democratic election, 27 April 1994.
Credit: © Graeme Williams / South Photographs / Africa Media Online
Archive: Africa Media Online
Type: Photograph
Name: 1973: Student leaders banned
Description: Student leaders Steve Biko (left) and David Hemson (right) meet socially in Durban in 1968, shortly before the launch of SASO.
Credit: © David Hemson
Archive: David Hemson Personal Collection
Type: Photograph
Name: 1960: Bureau of Market Research
Description: A 1964 reprint of the second research report issued by Unisa's Bureau of Market Research. The report was originally published in 1961.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Document
Name: 1941-46: Black mineworkers unionise
Description: Police address workers during the 1946 strike, City Deep, Johannesburg.
Credit: © Times Media Collection / Museum Africa
Archive: Museum Africa
Type: Photograph
Name: 1877: Royal charter bestowed
Description: A royal charter grants a right or power – in the case of this 1877 charter, the recognition of degrees – to an institution.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Document
Name: 1874: First degrees conferred
Description: Diocesan College student Robert Sheard becomes the first recipient of a University of the Cape of Good Hope MA.
Credit: © The Western Cape Archives and Records Service, reference J2722
Archive: Western Cape Archives and Record Services
Type: Photograph
Name: 1965: Bilingualism threatened
Description: Unisa Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Samuel Pauw, 1956.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1963: Compact cassettes launched
Description: A photo of a cassette like the prototype introduced by Philips at the Berlin Radio Show in August 1963.
Credit: © Philips Company Archives
Archive: Philips Company Archives
Type: Photograph
Name: 2009: Two million books
Description: The Unisa Library's two millionth acquisition is The Highgrove Florilegium, a book of botanical illustrations of plants in the garden of Charles, Prince of Wales.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Document
Name: 2008: Xenophobia shames South Africa
Description: Demonstrators march through central Johannesburg to protest against xenophobic attacks which have left 62 dead, hundreds injured and thousands displaced, 24 May 2008.
Credit: © Mike Hutchings / Reuters / Getty Images
Archive: Getty Images
Type: Photograph
Name: 2007: The ANC in Polokwane
Description: Former President Thabo Mbeki stands in front of his then-deputy Jacob Zuma during the opening of Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 6 February 2004.
Credit: © Obed Zilwa / AP Photo / PictureNet
Archive: PictureNet
Type: Photograph
Name: 2007: Ethiopian campus opens
Description: Map of East Africa pinpointing Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia and home to Unisa's Regional Learning Centre.
Credit: © Jon Gorr / iStock
Archive: iStock
Type: Graphic
Name: 2004-06: Social media boom begins
Description: Social media has transformed the way we communicate. By 2015, Facebook will have 11,8 million South African users and Twitter will have 6,6 million.
Credit: © Rüstem Gürler / iStock
Archive: iStock
Type: Graphic
Name: 2003: Iraq invaded
Description: A US army vehicle flies the flag of the United States during a stop at the border of Iraq and Kuwait, 19 March 2003.
Credit: © Scott Nelson / Getty Images
Archive: Getty Images
Type: Photograph
Name: 2002: Soweto’s first museum
Description: Photo of street signage outside the Hector Pieterson Museum, Soweto, Johannesburg, September 2014.
Credit: © Gil.K / Shutterstock.com
Archive: Shutterstock.com
Type: Photograph
Name: 1997: Higher Education Act
Description: An 'illegal' school set up by the ANC in defiance of the Bantu Education Act, 1955. The Higher Education Act aims to undo the work of Bantu Education.
Credit: © Drum Social Histories / Bailey’s African History Archive / Africa Media Online
Archive: Africa Media Online
Type: Photograph
Name: 1995-96: Sports victories
Description: Springbok captain Francois Pienaar raises the Rugby World Cup trophy in victory alongside a jubilant Nelson Mandela, Johannesburg, 1995.
Credit: © Grant Leversha / Eimage Agency / Africa Media Online
Archive: Africa Media Online
Type: Photograph
Name: 1994-97: Reforming education
Description: An expert in constitutional law, Professor Marinus Wiechers serves as Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Unisa in a newly democratic South Africa.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1994: Genocide in Rwanda
Description: The clothes of genocide victims hang in a Catholic church above coffins containing their remains during the 1994 Genocide, Ntarama, Rwanda.
Credit: © Ben Curtis / AP Photo / PictureNet
Archive: PictureNet
Type: Photograph
Name: 1993: Last Broederbond Vice-Chancellor
Description: Professor Cas van Vuuren joined Unisa in 1964 and occupied various posts in the 25 years before becoming Principal and Vice-Chancellor in 1989.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1992: Horror at Boipatong
Description: Mourners at the funeral of those killed by Inkatha Freedom Party supporters in Boipatong, a township in the then-Transvaal, June 1992.
Credit: © Greg Marinovich / South Photographs / Africa Media Online
Archive: Africa Media Online
Type: Photograph
Name: 1990: Namibia gains independence
Description: UN Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar congratulates new Namibian President Sam Nujoma (left) during independence celebrations, Windhoek, 1990.
Credit: © Alexander Joe / AFP / Getty Images
Archive: Getty Images
Type: Photograph
Name: 1989: World Wide Web invented
Description: Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, stands at a chalkboard where he has written notes on Web development, circa 1999.
Credit: © Andrew Brusso / Corbis
Archive: Corbis via Greatstock
Type: Photograph
Name: 1985: Soviet reforms begin
Description: Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev meets US President Ronald Reagan for the first time at the Geneva Summit, Switzerland, 19 November 1985.
Credit: © Robert Maass / Corbis
Archive: Corbis via Greatstock
Type: Photograph
Name: 1984: Women’s studies arrive
Description: Programme for a 1990 lecture series held by Unisa’s Centre for Women's Studies. The lectures brought academics together from across disciplines.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Document
Name: 1980: Independence for Zimbabwe
Description: Robert Mugabe takes the oath of allegiance to Zimbabwe during the country's independence celebrations in Harare, Zimbabwe, 18 April 1980.
Credit: © Louise Gubb / AP Photo / PictureNet
Archive: PictureNet
Type: Photograph
Name: 1975: Nursing at Unisa
Description: Professor Charlotte Searle, date unknown.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1968: King assassinated
Description: Martin Luther King waves to Civil Rights Movement supporters in Washington D.C. on 28 August 1963, the day of his famous 'I have a Dream' speech.
Credit: © Hulton-Deutsch Collection / Corbis
Archive: Corbis via Greatstock
Type: Photograph
Name: 1967: Early photocopying
Description: Mrs J. Hrazdilek tests the lithographic printing press that was used extensively by Unisa before the first photocopying machine was introduced.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1963-64: The Rivonia Trial
Description: Winnie Mandela (right) and Nelson Mandela’s mother, Noqaphi Nosekeni (left), outside the Palace of Justice during the Rivonia Trial, Pretoria, 1963.
Credit: © Drum Social Histories / Bailey’s African History Archive / Africa Media Online
Archive: Africa Media Online
Type: Photograph
Name: 1961: Fine art department debuts
Description: Photo of Karin Skawran, 1970.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1959: Deeper segregation of universities
Description: A sign erected by students opposing state intervention at the University College of Fort Hare in the wake of the Extension of University Education Act, 1959.
Credit: © Terrence Beard, courtesy of Daniel Massey
Archive: Daniel Massey Personal Collection
Type: Photograph
Name: 1957: Ghana achieves independence
Description: Ghana’s nationalist leader Kwame Nkrumah waves to a celebrating crowd as he becomes the new nation’s first Prime Minister, 6 March 1957.
Credit: © Bettmann / Corbis
Archive: Corbis via Greatstock
Type: Photograph
Name: 1956: A fund-raising chancellor
Description: Dr François Jean de Villiers, 1957. He will remain Chancellor of Unisa until 1977.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1953: Bantu Education institutionalised
Description: Beauty Moroane (right) and these girls are among those arrested in Benoni for defying Bantu Education by participating in an alternative ANC school, 1955.
Credit: © Drum Stories / Bailey’s African History Archive / Africa Media Online
Archive: Africa Media Online
Type: Photograph
Name: 1953: Right-wing leanings
Description: Professor Herman Jean de Vleeschauwer inspects a book in his library, date unknown.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1951: Last colleges fall away
Description: The coat of arms of Unisa and those of its constituent colleges, with the respective dates of their independence from Unisa.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Document
Name: 1951: Bantustans
Description: The first summit of Bantustan leaders, 1973. From left: Chief Buthelezi, Collins Ramusi, Lennox Sebe, Chief Matanzima, Prof Ntsanwisi and Chief Mangope.
Credit: © Drum Social Histories / Bailey’s African History Archive / Africa Media Online
Archive: Africa Media Online
Type: Photograph
Name: 1950: “Group Areas” enforced
Description: The Group Areas Act relied on the pass laws, which required that “non-whites” carry a pass. Here, a woman is arrested for a pass violation, Johannesburg, 1950s.
Credit: © UWC-Robben Island Museum Mayibuye Archives
Archive: Mayibuye Archives
Type: Photograph
Name: 1947: India becomes independent
Description: Newly independent India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru attends the Constituent Assembly, New Delhi, 1947.
Credit: © Hulton-Deutsch Collection / Corbis
Archive: Corbis via Greatstock
Type: Photograph
Name: 1945: United Nations born
Description: The United Nations Charter is adopted unanimously, San Francisco, USA, 26 June 1945.
Credit: © AP Photo / PictureNet
Archive: PictureNet
Type: Photograph
Name: 1938: Trekking for Afrikaner nationalism
Description: A Boer family celebrates the centenary of the Great Trek, Vegkop, Orange Free State (now the Free State), 1938.
Credit: © Museum Africa
Archive: Museum Africa
Type: Photograph
Name: 1936: ANC founder receives honorary degree
Description: Reverend John Langalibalele Dube was the first President of the South African Native National Congress (later the African National Congress).
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: Z.K. Matthews (left) pictured with Edwin Ncwana on the occasion of their graduation, 1923.
Type: Photograph
Name: 1935: Ethiopia invaded
Description: After a 1934 border clash at Welwel, Italy invades Abyssinia (now Ethiopia) in 1935.
Credit: © Hulton-Deutsch Collection / Corbis
Archive: Corbis via Greatstock
Type: Photograph
Name: 1929: The Great Depression
Description: Jobless and homeless men queue for a free dinner, Municipal Lodging House, New York, 1932.
Credit: © New York Daily News / AP Photo / PictureNet
Archive: PictureNet
Type: Photograph
Name: 1923: First Fort Hare degree
Description: Z.K. Matthews (left) pictured with Edwin Ncwana on the occasion of their graduation, 1923.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1922: The Rand Rebellion
Description: Strikers gather during the Rand Rebellion, Market Square, Johannesburg, 1922.
Credit: © Museum Africa
Archive: Museum Africa
Type: Photograph
Name: 1919: First Pretoria graduation
Description: As Chancellor, Field-Marshal H.R.H. Duke of Connaught and Strathearn would have awarded the honorary degrees at this first Pretoria graduation.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1914-18: The First World War
Description: Headline declaring the start of World War I, Pretoria News, 1914.
Credit: © Museum Africa
Archive: Museum Africa
Type: Document
Name: 1913: First honorary doctorate for a woman
Description: Lucy Lloyd is awarded an honorary doctorate at the age of 78, a year before her death.
Credit: © Special Collections / University of Cape Town Libraries
Archive: University of Cape Town Libraries
Type: Photograph
Name: 1910: The Union of South Africa
Description: The first Government Gazette of the newly established Union of South Africa, 1910.
Credit: © Museum Africa
Archive: Museum Africa
Type: Document
Name: 1886-87: First degrees for women
Description: Since she is a woman, Agnes Ellen Lewis is compelled to study privately for her 1886 BA.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: 1905: Bloody Sunday in Russia
Description: The imperial guard fires on unarmed protestors marching to present a petition to Tsar Nicholas II, 22 January 1905.
Credit: © Hulton Archive / Getty Images
Archive: Getty Images
Type: Photograph
Name: 1873: South Africa's first university
Description: The proclamation establishing the University of the Cape of Good Hope, 1873.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Document
Name: 1869: Kimberley diamond rush
Description: View of Kimberley Mine, 1878.
Credit: © De Beers Consolidated Mines Proprietary Limited
Archive: De Beers Consolidated Mines Proprietary Limited
Type: Photograph
Name: 1867: Dynamite invented
Description: Alfred Nobel, 1885.
Credit: © The Nobel Foundation
Archive: Nobel Foundation
Type: Photograph
Name: 1860: Roots of an Indian community
Description: Indentured Indian labourers cutting sugar cane in the British colony of Natal, circa 1894.
Credit: © Museum Africa
Archive: Museum Africa
Type: Photograph
Name: 1858: Cape examinations centralised
Description: Minutes of meetings of the Board of Public Examiners, the forerunner of the University of the Cape of Good Hope.
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Document
Name: Prof Arthur Wegelin
Description: Prof Arthur Wegelin, Alumnus, Teacher, Leading Composer
Credit: © University of Pretoria Archive
Archive: University of Pretoria Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof A.J.H. Van Der Walt
Description: Prof A.J.H. Van Der Walt, 1893-1872, Principal (1953-1956), Vice-Chancellor (1955-1956)
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Chief Kaiser Matanzima
Description: Chief Kaiser Matanzima, 1915-2003, Alumnus, Bantustan Leader
Credit: © Eli Weinberg / UWC-Robben Island Museum Mayibuye Archives
Archive: UWC-Robben Island Museum Mayibuye Archives
Type: Photograph
Name: Ms Nosiphiwo Samente
Description: Ms Nosiphiwo Samente, 1987- , Alumnus, Acclaimed Dancer
Credit: © Christo Doherty / Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaboration
Archive: Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative Collection
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Annet Wanyana Oguttu
Description: Prof Annet Wanyana Oguttu, 1970- , Alumnus, Staff, Leading Legal Expert
Credit: © Annet Wanyana Oguttu
Archive: Annet Wanyana Oguttu's Own Collection
Type: Photograph
Name: Ms Zola Budd
Description: Ms Zola Budd, 1966- , Alumnus, Record-Breaking Athlete
Credit: © Nardus Nel / Getty Images / You and Huisgenoot
Archive: Getty Images
Type: Photograph
Name: Mrs Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Description: Mrs Yvonne Chaka Chaka, 1965- , Alumnus, Philanthropist, Celebrated Singer
Credit: © Chaka Chaka Promotions and Princess of Africa Foundation
Archive: Chaka Chaka Promotions & Princess of Africa Foundation
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Mandla Makhanya
Description: Prof Mandla Makhanya, 1962- , Principal and Vice-Chancellor (2011- )
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Narend Baijnath
Description: Prof Narend Baijnath, 1960- , Pro Vice-Chancellor (2011- )
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Quarraisha Abdool Karim
Description: Prof Quarraisha Abdool Karim, 1960- , Alumnus, Leading Epidemiologist
Credit: © Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa
Archive: Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa
Type: Photograph
Name: Mr Keppler Wessels
Description: Mr Keppler Wessels, 1957- , Alumnus, Accomplished Cricketer
Credit: © Bob Thomas / Getty Images
Archive: Getty Images
Type: Photograph
Name: Mr Sizwe Nxasana
Description: Mr Sizwe Nxasana, 1957- , Alumnus, Business Leader
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Catherine Odora Hoppers
Description: Prof Catherine Odora Hoppers, 1957- , Research Chair, Leading Educationist
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Advocate McCaps Motimele
Description: Advocate McCaps Motimele, 1956- , Council Chairperson (1999-2002), Lawyer
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Teboho Moja
Description: Prof Teboho Moja, 1954- , Council Chairperson (1998-1999), Educationist
Credit: © Teboho Moja
Archive: Teboho Moja's Own Collection
Type: Photograph
Name: Dr Mathews Posa
Description: Dr Mathews Posa, 1952- , Council Chairperson (2003- ), Political Leader
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Rosemary Moeketsi
Description: Prof Rosemary Moeketsi, 1951- , Alumnus, Staff, Forensic Linguist
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Mr Shabbir Banoobhai
Description: Mr Shabbir Banoobhai, 1949- , Alumnus, Celebrated Poet
Credit: © Shabbir Banoobhai
Archive: Shabbir Banoobhai's Own Collection
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Gill Marcus
Description: Prof Gill Marcus, 1949- , Alumnus, Reserve Bank Governor
Credit: © South African Reserve Bank Archive
Archive: South African Reserve Bank
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Antony Melck
Description: Prof Antony Melck, 1949- , Principal and Vice-Chancellor (1999-2001)
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Justice Dikgang Moseneke
Description: Justice Dikgang Moseneke, 1947- , Alumnus, Honorary Doctor, Deputy Chief Justice
Credit: © Gisele Wulfsohn / Getty Images
Archive: Getty Images
Type: Photograph
Name: Mr Mosibudi Mangena
Description: Mr Mosibudi Mangena, 1947- , Alumnus, Honorary Doctor, Minister
Credit: © Mosibudi Mangena
Archive: Mosibudi Mangena's Own Collection
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Louis Molamu
Description: Prof Louis Molamu, 1946- , Registrar (2001-2012), Leading Sociologist
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Barney Pityana
Description: Prof Barney Pityana, 1945- , Principal and Vice-Chancellor (2001-2010)
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Neo Mathabe
Description: Prof Neo Mathabe, 1944- , Pro Vice-Chancellor (2004-2007)
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Simon Maimela
Description: Prof Simon Maimela, 1944- , Vice-Principal (1994-2002), Theologian
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Brenda Gourley
Description: Prof Brenda Gourley, 1943- , Alumnus, Honorary Doctor, Education Leader
Credit: © Brenda Gourley
Archive: Brenda Gourley's Own Collection
Type: Photograph
Name: Mr Hoosain Ayob
Description: Mr Hoosain Ayob, 1941- , Alumnus, Accomplished Cricketer
Credit: © Hoosain Ayob
Archive: Hoosain Ayob's Own Collection
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof D.B.Z. Ntuli
Description: Prof D.B.Z. Ntuli, 1940- , Alumnus, Staff, Celebrated Writer
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Mr Kofi Annan
Description: Mr Kofi Annan, 1938- , Honorary Doctor, World Statesman
Credit: © Robert Wilson
Archive: Robert Wilson Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Marinus Weichers
Description: Prof Marinus Weichers, 1937- , Principal and Vice-Chancellor (1994-1997)
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Dr Neville Alexander
Description: Dr Neville Alexander, 1936-2012, Alumnus, Political Leader
Credit: © Jürgen Schadeberg
Archive: Schadeberg Collection
Type: Photograph
Name: Dr Miriam Makeba
Description: Dr Miriam Makeba, 1932-2008, Honorary Doctor, Activist, Acclaimed Singer
Credit: © Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images
Archive: Getty Images
Type: Photograph
Name: Mr Peter Magubane
Description: Mr Peter Magubane, 1932- , Honorary Doctor, Photographer
Credit: © Rhodes University Archive
Archive: Rhodes University Communications and Marketing Office
Type: Photograph
Name: Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Description: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 1931- , Alumnus, Religious and Political Leader
Credit: © Deborah Feingold / Corbis
Archive: Corbis Images via Greatstock
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Jan Van Vuuren
Description: Prof Jan Van Vuuren, 1930-2014, Principal and Vice-Chancellor (1989-1993)
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Mr Ahmed Kathrada
Description: Mr Ahmed Kathrada, 1929- , Alumnus, Honorary Doctor, Political Leader
Credit: © Jürgen Schadeberg
Archive: Jürgen Schadeberg Collection
Type: Photograph
Name: Mr Andrew Mlangeni
Description: Mr Andrew Mlangeni, 1925- , Alumnus, Honorary Doctor, Political Leader
Credit: © Government Communication and Information System, South Africa
Archive: Government Communication and Information System Picture Library
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Catherine Smith
Description: Prof Catherine Smith, 1925-1992, Academic Staff, Leading Legal Professional
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Mr Robert Sobukwe
Description: Mr Robert Sobukwe, 1924-1978, Alumnus, Lawyer, Political Leader
Credit: © Drum Photographer / Bailey’s African History Archive
Archive: Bailey's African History Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: President Robert Mugabe
Description: President Robert Mugabe, 1924- , Alumnus, National Leader of Zimbabwe
Credit: © Thierry Tronnel / Corbis
Archive: Corbis Images via Greatstock
Type: Photograph
Name: President Seretse Khama
Description: President Seretse Khama, 1921-1980, Alumnus, National Leader of Botswana
Credit: © Botswana National Archives
Archive: Botswana National Archives and Record Services
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Es'kia Mphahlele
Description: Prof Es'kia Mphahlele, 1919-2008, Alumnus, Scholar, Celebrated Writer
Credit: © Drum Staff / Baileys African History Archive / Africa Media Online
Archive: Eskia Mphahlele Trust
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Willem Joubert
Description: Prof Willem Joubert, 1918-1992, Dean of Law (1960-1968), Educational Leader
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: President Nelson Mandela
Description: President Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013, Alumnus, Honorary Doctor, World Statesman
Credit: © Yousuf Karsh / Camera Press London
Archive: Camera Press
Type: Photograph
Name: Mr Oliver Tambo
Description: Mr Oliver Tambo, 1917-1993, Alumnus, Stateman, Political Luminary
Credit: © Eli Weinberg / UWC-Robben Island Museum Mayibuye Archives
Archive: UWC-Robben Island Museum Mayibuye Archives
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Theodoor Van Wijk
Description: Prof Theodoor Van Wijk, 1916-2009, Principal and Vice-Chancellor (1972-1988)
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Charlotte Searle
Description: Prof Charlotte Searle, 1910-2001, Alumnus, Staff, Doyenne of Nursing
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Samuel Pauw
Description: Prof Samuel Pauw, 1909-1974, Principal and Vice-Chancellor (1956-1972)
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Walter Battiss
Description: Prof Walter Battiss, Alumnus, Staff, Honorary Doctor, Artist
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Prof Z.K. Matthews
Description: Prof Z.K. Matthews, 1901-1968, Alumnus, Political Leader, Academic
Credit: © Historic Schools Restoration Project
Archive: Historic Schools Restoration Project
Type: Photograph
Name: Dr Langham Murray
Description: Dr Langham Murray, 1892-1976, Registrar (191934-1953), Honorary Doctor
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Painting
Name: Dr Ethel Doidge
Description: Dr Ethel Doidge, 1887-1965, Councillor (1918-1924), Alumnus, Mycologist
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Ms Mabel Palmer
Description: Ms Mabel Palmer, 1976-1958, University Senator (1929-1948), Honorary Doctor
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Senator F.S. Malan
Description: Senator F.S. Malan, 1871-1941, Vice-Chancellor (1938-1940), Minister
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Rev John Dube
Description: Rev John Dube, 1871-1946, Honorary Doctor, Political Leader
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: Dr Robert Broom
Description: Dr Robert Broom, 1866-1951, Honorary Doctor, Paleantologist
Credit: © Albany Museum
Archive: Albany Museum, History Department
Type: Photograph
Name: King George V
Description: King George V, 1865-1936, Chancellor (1901-1912)
Credit: © Library of Congress
Archive:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington
Type: Photograph
Name: Ms Lucy Lloyd
Description: Ms Lucy Lloyd, 1834-1914, Honorary Doctor, Anthropologist
Credit: © Library Special Collections and Archives / University of Cape Town
Archive: UCT Library Special Collections and Archives
Type: Photograph
Name: Sir Langham Dale
Description: Sir Langham Dale, 1826-1898, Vice-Chancellor (1873-77; 1879-82; 1884-89)
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Photograph
Name: The Honourable William Porter
Description: The Honourable William Porter, 1805-1880, Chancellor (1876-1880)
Credit: © University of South Africa
Archive: UNISA Archive
Type: Painting