College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Ground-breaking research in anti-cancer drug discovery

Prof Monde Ntwasa, winner of a 2019 Unisa Innovation Award, says that new therapies currently under development involve molecular targeting using small molecules. Read more

COVID-19: Unisa plays its part in reaching out

As SA goes into lockdown, Dr Prudence Kayoka said on LitNet that, as part of its CE, the university is educating communities in remote areas on local radio, broadcasting information that is being translated into local languages. Read more

CAES research growth in scarce scientific fields

A new member of the Unisa 2019 Million Rand Club, Dr Lindani Ncube, says her work on climatic effects and aridity trends will aid the planning and management of Southern African water resources. Read more

Sprinkler guard stands up to save water

The device invented by Prof Hennie Stoffberg of Unisa's School of Environmental Sciences physically protects irrigation risers from life's little knocks, containing their spray coverage and preventing wastage. Read more

COVID-19—keeping Unisans informed

Dr Prudence Kayoka-Kabongo from the Department of Agriculture and Animal Health sets out the facts to date. Read more

Striving for excellence in research

Unisa's Associate Professor David Hedding is one of the recipients of the 2019 Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Research and is also a member of the celebrated Million Rand Club. Read more

Community engagement with a difference

On 4 December 2019, Unisa held a Community Engagement Certification Day at the Daveyton Campus to support entrepreneurs and provide skills that will help them to sustain their businesses. Read more

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