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A research pursuit to find day-to-day solutions to farming challenges

The National Research Foundation has recognised Prof Monnye Mabelebele as an emerging researcher who is showing outstanding potential in animal nutrition research. Read more

Over 20 years of highly impactful research in behavioural ecology

The NRF has recognised Prof Peter Henzi as a highly rated and an internationally acclaimed researcher whose work makes him one of the leaders in his field of expertise. Read more

Nature-based solutions to restore our beautiful land

As part of their African Visiting Scholar Lecture, CAES hosted Dr Chioma Blaise Chikere who, among others, is globally recognised for her contribution to sustainable environmental eco-restoration in the Niger Delta. Read more

Plant the mustard seed and you will move mountains

Through perseverance and a mother’s love and support, Mdungazi Maluleke overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to attain a Unisa lectureship and PhD. Reading about his inspirational journey will make your day. Read more

Enabling Africa’s small businesses to flourish

As part of its lecture series, the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences hosted a visiting scholar, Prof Lucy Maliwichi, who focused on the role of small clothing manufacturing businesses in creating employment and generating income. Read more

Mapping the geography of knowledge in a new world

As a major knowledge node, South Africa is increasingly attracting students who formerly would have opted for higher education in the northern hemisphere, said Prof Ashley Gunter in his inaugural lecture. Read more

CAES celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity

"We are part of the solution" was the message from the Department of Environmental Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences on 21 May. Read more

Striving to maintain a high research standard

After receiving a C2 rating by the NRF, Prof Frederick Tabit of Unisa's Department of Life and Consumer Sciences says it means that he has set a minimum standard for himself and must strive to get higher ratings in the future. Read more

Reflecting on consumer decisions through the lens of a consumer scientist

Delivering her inaugural lecture, Professor Elizabeth Kempen unpacked the importance of consumer decision-making, an important area within the field of consumer science Read more

Collaboration key to combat scourge of TB

Two Unisa colleges have joined forces to tackle the challenge of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. The focus of the research is the chemical design and synthesis of new TB drugs and biological investigation into several medicinal plants as a cradle of novel TB drug leads. #ItsTimetoEndTB #WorldTBDay Read more