College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Bumper crop of Unisa finalists in the NSTF-South32 Awards

No fewer than seven Unisa academics have been announced as nominees, some in multiple categories, for the prestigious 2018/2019 NSTF-South32 Awards that recognises outstanding contributions to science, engineering and technology, and innovation. Read more

Determination and hard work pay for Dr Monde Nyila

A senior lecturer in Unisa's College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences has recently been appointed as a country ambassador to South Africa by the American Society for Microbiology. Read more

Communities, mining corporations and corruption in South Africa

Before democracy, South Africa's mining sector prioritised profits over the people and environment. Not much has changed, says Unisa's Prof Llewellyn Leonard. Read more

Educators examine the impact of land reform on curriculum

Unisa's College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and the Association of South African Agricultural Educators recently hosted a conference under the theme "Aligning agricultural education with land reform". Read more

Study delivers treasure trove of data on international students in Africa

A 30-month, multimillion-rand study on international distance education in Africa is drawing to a close, offering some fresh – and sometimes unexpected – insights into the study habits, challenges and attitudes of Unisa’s international students. Read more

Growing Unisa footprint in Eastern Africa

CAES recently undertook a critical mission to advance internationalisation through strategic collaborations and partnerships in Kenya. Read more

Unisa's Horticulture Centre goes green(er)

The Horticulture Centre at the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) achieved a new milestone in its endeavours to lead the way in greenhouse production in South Africa. Read more

Greater participation and increased access

The Unisa Science Campus hosted the 2018 National Science Week under the aegis of CAES and CSET to promote science, engineering, and technology to the broader South African society. Read more

How stable are our staples?

Southern African countries should step up efforts to fund projects that will reduce the negative impacts of climate change and build the resilience of farmers for sustainable food production, says CAES African Visiting Scholar Dr Anthony Onoja. Read more

Science Campus wows government heavyweights

It is not often that the venue of a meeting takes centre stage. However, this was the case when Unisa’s modern buildings and high-end facilities dazzled high-profile delegates attending the Human Resources Development Committee meeting hosted at the Florida campus last week. Read more