College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Adding the X factor to agriculture

A Unisa diploma inspired a young farmer to shine and make a living for himself - and others - in the farming industry. Read more

Double the impact factor

Established in 1917, the South African Geographical Journal is the flagship journal of the Society of South African Geographers. For the first time in its modern history, the SAGJ is now 'hosted' by the Department of Geography at Unisa, with Prof Ashley Gunter as Editor-in-Chief Human Geography and Prof David Hedding confirmed as Editor-in-Chief Physical Geography from 2021. Read more

Oh yes, he is unstoppable

His passion for using research as an instrument to solve daily problems and make a difference in people's lives has seen Dr Vhahangwele Masindi, a research fellow in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Unisa, elected as one of the ten new 2020 South African Young Academy of Science members. Read more

Showcasing the Science Campus - remote but connected

Unisa held another successful virtual open day for prospective students of the Colleges of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, and Science, Engineering and Technology. Read more

What the tourism sector can learn from Cape Town's drought

The Day Zero experience is not a once-off event. As long as climate change continues, there are many other day zeros on the way in many cities around the world.
#HeritageMonth #TourismMonth2020 #WeAreOpen Read more

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.
#ArborMonth #Forests&Biodiversity Read more

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.
#WomensMonth2020 #IamGenerationEquality Read more