College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Celebrating World Health Day

World Health Day is celebrated annually on 7 April. Each year, the event draws attention to a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. The date of 7 April marks the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. 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

Addressing food quality and safety challenges through food science research

In his inaugural lecture, Prof Fredrik Tabit from Unisa's College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences addressed food quality and safety challenges from his food science research. Read more

Unisa celebrates biotech research partnership

The university’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences recently signed a memorandum of agreement with Buboo (Pty) Ltd, a pharmaceutical company that shares the institution's interest in drug discovery and development research. Read more

Groundwater: Making the invisible visible

Speaking at a College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences event marking World Water Day 2022, experts from the Netherlands and United Kingdom unpacked issues around groundwater, which supplies half of all drinking water in the world. Of even greater importance is that rural water supply in Africa depends almost entirely on groundwater Read more

CAES shows off research infrastructure

The College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) hosted the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) officials at the Science Campus on 2 March 2022. Read more

CAES explores biotech research partnership

The College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences recently hosted a team from 54gene, a precision medicine and genomics company that is based in Africa and managed mainly by Africans, with a view to future collaboration. Read more

CAES celebrating excellence

During the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences hybrid 2021 year-end function, Executive Dean, Prof Magano, thanked all staff members for their continued support and hard work. He also encouraged them to stay positive and to look back on how far everyone in the College had come during 2021. Read more

Unisa grows footprints in Africa

The Unisa Marketing team embarked on an African marketing drive, and exhibited at the Windhoek Industrial and Agricultural Show, as part of student recruitment from the 24th September to the 1st October 2021. The Department of Institutional Advancement, the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, the College of Human Sciences and the College of Law, all represented Unisa at the exhibition. Read more