College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Align to indigenous science

Unisa's Prof Melanie Nicolau says that within the context of a world that is increasingly calling for more sustainable living, geographers should move their focus to a curriculum and research that are in line with more sustainable futures. Read more

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

Partnership boosts employment prospects

A short learning programme developed by Unisa's Department of Life and Consumer Sciences and the National School Nutrition Programme will equip volunteer food handlers to compete in the job market with their skills in the preparation of safe and nutritious foods. 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

Safe meals for future generations

The Department of Life and Consumer Sciences (DLCS) in Unisa’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) conducted a workshop recently to volunteer food handlers (VFH), who are responsible for preparing and serving meals to school learners nationwide. 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