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Unisa adds academic muscle to African genome research

The College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences recently hosted a meeting of the African BioGenome Project, an impressive Africa-led effort to sequence the genomes of plants, animals, fungi and protists that are endemic to the continent. Read more

Unisa in strategic talks with the University of Edinburgh

The university's College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences recently commenced an engagement with the research-intensive Scottish institution with a view to collaborating on livestock development-related studies. Read more

Antimicrobial drug resistance: Is the post-antibiotic era upon us?

In his inaugural lecture, Prof James Wabwire Oguttu focused on especially two key areas regarding drug resistance: training future epidemiologists, and contributing to the creation of knowledge in veterinary public health through publishing. Read more

Unisa stakes its claim at the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show

The university is continuing its internationalisation drive by participating in this premier showcase which will be attended by more than 400 exhibitors from, among others, Malawi, Botswana and India. Read more

Unisa Science colleges honour excellence in teaching and learning

The College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and the College of Science, Engineering and Technology recently hosted their annual Teaching and Learning Festival on the theme "Transforming teaching, learning and student support". Read more

Promoting African philosophy – Rutang bana ditaola, le seye le tšona badimong

Unisa’s Prof Machete Machete of the Department of Environmental Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, recently delivered his inaugural lecture, entitled: Unravelling the epistemology and ontology of African philosophy — Rutang bana ditaola le seye le tšona badimong. Read more

CAES joins Minister Nzimande at National Science Week

Unisa's Department of Life and Consumer Science at the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences was invited by the Department of Science and Innovation and the South African Agency for Science, Technology and Advancement to launch the National Science Week Read more

CAES hosts a high impact ministerial conversation

Unisa’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences made history after Minister Thoko Didiza selected it to host an industry roundtable conversation around her Agriculture and Agro-processing Master Plan. Read more

"I believe this will be an inspiration to the rural girl child"

Growing up in rural Limpopo, where access to clean and safe water has always been a challenge, Dr Makgalake Pabalelo Radingoana used her background to inspire her research work into agricultural water supply. This year, she was honoured with the Youngest Female Doctoral Graduate Award at Unisa's annual Research and Innovation Awards. Read more

Celebrating real-life research benefits

Prof Gerhard Prinsloo of Unisa’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences has received the 2022 Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence, an award that he says acknowledges and recognises research efforts and its benefits in everyday lives. Read more