College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Unisa upskills local farmers to create food security and self-employment

Farmers and youth in the Eastern Cape are set to benefit from a groundbreaking agreement between Unisa and the Gompo Farmers Association, which was recently formalised by signing a Memorandum of Understanding. Read more

Farming community inspires Unisa student to pursue education in agriculture

Agriculture is an integral component of the development of Africa and has been a vital tool for economic growth and the alleviation of poverty in many communities. Unisa student, Simlindile Ndatsha, was raised in a farming community, which inspired him to pursue agricultural education with the aim of investing back in his community. He is currently doing his PhD in Agriculture. Read more

Unisan shares peace education framework at the African Union

Prof Ashley Gunter of Unisa's College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences recently presented the findings and policy recommendations of a comprehensive peace education framework, co-developed with UK researchers, to the African Union Peace and Security Council in Ethiopia. Read more

Groundbreaking agreement between Unisa, GFA to benefit farmers and youth in the Eastern Cape

Unisa and the Gompo Farmers' Association have agreed to collaborate with the aim of responding to specific requirements of certain skills, enterprise and economic development services to address the economic development needs of identified farmers and beneficiaries. Read more

NRF Director to address Innovation Festival

The National Research Foundation's Dr Zolani Dyosi will speak on the subject of A South African model for a Government/Academic/SME innovation and technology development partnership: A case for renewable energy innovations. Read more

DTIC specialist to speak on innovation ecosystems at Unisa Innovation Festival

Nontombi Maseko, a specialist in enterprise competitiveness and industrialisation, will share her views on the continuing role of higher education institutions as part of a panel discussion during the formal opening of the Unisa Innovation Festival on Wednesday 29 November 2023, in the Senate Hall, Muckleneuk Campus. Read more

Co-founder and Executive Director of Kevali Chemicals to speak at Unisa Innovation Festival

With over 17 years of experience in fast-moving consumer goods and the nuclear fuel manufacturing industry, Funeka Khumalo will share her thoughts on the valuable role partnerships and collaboration play in innovation ecosystems. Read more

National Advisory Council on Innovation CEO to speak at Unisa Innovation Festival

South African authority and advisor to the National Government on Science, Technology and Innovation issues, Dr Mlungisi Cele, will discuss networks in science, technology, innovation and higher education policy during the Unisa Innovation Festival. Read more

Decoding the mysteries of protein

In her recent inaugural lecture, Professor Samantha Gildenhuys, of the Department of Life and Consumer Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, described her investigation into how proteins function and can be manipulated in relation to viruses. Read more

Unisa student shines at the III International Olympiad on Financial Security

Raising the Unisa flag high as the only South African female selected to compete at the III International Olympiad on Financial Security, Mamello Mofokeng, a BSc in Life Sciences and Business Management student at Unisa, recently made history in Russia. Read more