Department of Environmental Sciences

In the 21st century, apprehensions about the impact of issues such as climate change, resource degradation, and population growth on the Earth and its environment are escalating and the Department of Environmental Sciences at UNISA is uniquely equipped to deal with these challenges.

We, as an interdisciplinary department within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, present a comprehensive curriculum with undergraduate, graduate as well as non-formal short learning programmes in the fields of Environmental Science, Nature Conservation and Ornamental Horticulture & Landscaping. The Department seeks to expand the knowledge and skills of our students through cutting edge research, technologically advanced training and service to students’ worldwide but with special niche to the broader African community Emphasis is placed on marketable, real-life skills, creativity, leadership, and a commitment to good global citizenship in order to make an environmental difference and to create opportunities for life-long learning.

Contact us

Academic enquiries
Diploma in Nature Conservation Ms Bokkie Brand
BBrand@unisa.ac.za
Diploma in Ornamental Horticulture Ms Henriëtta Samuels
hsamuels@unisa.ac.za
BA or BSc in Environmental Science or Environmental Management (Department of Geography) The
Mr Rudi Pretorius
pretorw@unisa.ac.za
Administrative enquiries related to Short Learning Programmes
Short Learning Programme Environmental Management Enforcement and Prosecution (EMI) Mr M Moima
moimams@unisa.ac.za

Dr T van Eeden
Tel: +27 (0) 11 471 2171
Fax: +27 (0) 11 471 2796
Email: veedets@unisa.ac.za
Postgraduate enquiries
BTech Degree in Nature Conservation Dr. Kerry Slater
slatek@unisa.ac.za
BTech Degree in Ornamental Horticulture Mr Jean Pierre Labuschagne
labusj@unisa.ac.za
BSc Honours in Environmental Science
BSc Honours in Environmental Management
BSc Honours in Environmental Monitoring and Modeling
Prof. Kevin Mearns
mearnkf@unisa.ac.za
Master / Doctorate in Environmental Science
Master / Doctorate in Environmental Management
MSc in Nature Conservation
MSc in Ornamental Horticulture
Ms Penny Ngcobo
Tel. +27 (0) 11 471 3296 
ngcobpn@unisa.ac.za 

If your query is not covered by the above, please contact: caesenquiries@unisa.ac.za