UNISA is undoubtedly one of the prestigious universities in African that offers distance learning. The university is located in South Africa. It is one of the largest distance learning institutions in South Africa. It is also the longest standing dedicated distance institution in the world. The institution provides some training opportunities suitable for people from various walks of life with the theoretical background and practical skills. Through distance learning, UNISA ensures that its expertise in training, education, and capacity building is made available and affordable to all people through its courses.
UNISA was established in 1873 as the University of the Cape of Good Hope. The University grew to become the first public institution in the world to provide distance learning in 1946. Since then it has been the only university in South African that provides people with access to learning irrespective of color, race or creed. Through its rootedness in the African continent, we can genuinely claim that UNISA is the best university in Africa in the service of humanity. We believe that we need to adapt quickly to the changing education environment which is reflected in the leadership practice, and management style. The primary aim of UNISA is to harness the emerging potential communication and information technology to catapult the institution into a truly digital future.