College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Most diseases in the world are waterborne

World Water Monitoring Day - 18 September - challenges you to raise awareness of water pollution issues and test your local bodies of water. Read more

Wildlife tourism in southern Africa uses scarce water - we propose how much is enough

Unisa's Prof Kevin Mearns from the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences argues that tourism ventures need to balance the needs of guests and staff with the needs of surrounding communities. Imbalances in water-stressed regions could lead to conflict around water use. Read more

Digitally yours

CAES and CSET successfully hosted the first virtual Teaching and Learning Awards Festival, showcasing the sterling work done by both colleges, and promoting and encouraging continued excellence in teaching and learning. Read more

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Super Tree

National Arbor Week is an opportune time to call on all South Africans to plant indigenous trees as a practical and symbolic gesture of sustainable environmental management.
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Recognition for making research management worthwhile

She may have bagged a prestigious DSI-SARIMA award, but Prof Elizabeth Kempen, Head of Research and Postgraduate Studies in the Deanery of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, is still determined to find solutions to improve even the smallest things that will have a huge impact on the R&I space at Unisa.
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He makes a difference

Appolinaire Djikeng, Academic Associate Professor in Unisa’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and Director of the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health, has been awarded the International Nelson Mandela Justice Award by the UNESCO Centre for Peace. Read more

HE during Covid-19: Not business as usual

For Unisa's Prof David Hedding, lead author of a paper published in the latest issue of the South African Journal of Science, the biggest lesson that the higher education sector has had to learn from the pandemic disruptions has been the need for agility and flexibility in decision-making. Read more

And it's a "Science Oscar" win for…

Unisa congratulates research fellow Dr Vhahangwele Masindi, who received the TW Kambule-NSTF Award: Emerging Researcher at the live-streamed gala event of the prestigious NSTF-South32 Awards. Read more

Covid-19: Time to reimagine a more sustainable future?

Has the coronavirus helped or harmed the environment? On World Nature Conservation Day 2020, the Department of Environmental Sciences in Unisa's College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences presents an infographic on the impact the pandemic has had and continues to have. Read more

On the pulse in your pantry

Packing food parcels for Madiba Month? Avoiding too many supermarket trips because of the pandemic? Then this recip-℮-book is for you, says Unisa's Dr Elize Symington. Read more