College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Urgent need to understand climate change

Prof Michael Antwi, recipient of the 2019 Unisa Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research, says that farming communities need to realise the danger that weather variability poses, now and in the future. Read more

Taking the Covid-19 message to communities

Dr Prudence Kayoka-Kabongo of Unisa's Department of Agriculture and Animal Health explains that one of the ways that the university plays its part during lockdown is by talking to people about the pandemic in local languages on radio stations. Read more

Marion Island's last ice age happened earlier than we thought. Why it matters

These findings are in stark contrast with the original world view that suggested the entire globe was at a maximum glaciated state around 20 000 years ago, says Unisa's Prof David Hedding. Read more

Fast fashion is the new plastic

"Around the world, one garbage truck of discarded clothing - much of it still wearable - is burnt or dumped in landfills every second of every day," says Dr Lorna Christie from Unisa's Department of Life Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Read more

Two Unisans to 'walk' the red carpet at the Science Oscars

Vhahangwele Masindi and Leslie Brown have been recognised across four categories for the 2019/2020 NSTF-South32 awards. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the announcement of the winners will take place through a live-streamed gala event on 30 July 2020. Read more

Researcher wins Unisa a share of huge grant

Four African universities will each be receiving a slice of £4 million from the UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council for peace education research, working out at around R4,5 million in Unisa’s case. Read more

Research is a lifelong journey

Prof Leslie Brown from Unisa's College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences says life is about questioning everything around us and trying to make sense of it. Read more

Research that benefits people's lives

Unisa research fellow Dr Vhahangwele Masindi uses his technologies firmly to address the phenomenon of sustainable development through eco-friendly initiatives that foster the concept of the circular economy. Read more

How we respond to SDGs influences Africa's readiness for pandemics

As the current health crisis rampages through the world, many of the topics discussed at Unisa's annual Research and Innovation Week have considerable relevance now. Read more

Teamwork makes the dream work

Now not a drop of your favourite brew need go to waste with the novel water-saving process patented by Craig Groeneveld and Prof John Dewar from Unisa's College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Read more