College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

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

Celebrating water one drink at a time!

Unisa's Dr Felix Donkor says that this year's celebration of World Water Day is unique as 2021 intersects with the final decade of action to deliver the SDGs as well as global efforts towards sustainable recovery from the coronavirus crisis. Read more

Responsiveness to Covid-19 earns her nomination in prestigious awards

Unisa's Dr Wendy Nokhwezi Phoswa is a finalist in the Emerging Scholar category in the HSRC-USAf 2020 Medal in Social Sciences and Humanities. The 27-year-old has also been nominated as one of the 2020 100 Most Influential Young South Africans. Read more

The ineffectiveness of South Africa’s anti-corruption strategy

Bafo Khanyeza, Senior Lecturer at Unisa, features prominently in the March issue of Accountancy SA, a monthly magazine published by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, with his special report on audit reform. Read more

New Unisa VC visits the Science Campus

Professor Puleng LenkaBula met with the executive deans and delegates from the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology and the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences to have an engagement that could assist the university in moving forward. Read more

Unisa and Mintek collaborate on rapid Covid-19 tests

In a major contribution by local researchers to provide home-grown solutions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Unisa's Dr Salerwe Mosebi is working with mineral research giant Mintek to develop rapid antigen-detecting and antibody-detecting tests with a remarkable 20-minute turnaround time. Read more

Considering the innovation chasm

ISPIM Connects Global 2020 was a 24-hour virtual event bringing together researchers, managers, business, and global thought leaders. The NSTF represented South Africa, with Unisans Professor Lindiwe Zungu and Dr Vhahangwele Masindi adding value to the discussion panel. Read more

Oil refinery blast is one more reason SA should take industrial risks seriously

The country needs to move away from a reliance on dirty industries, particularly fossil fuels. This will require introducing renewable energy industries that are clean, efficient, and safer for people and the environment, writes Professor Llewellyn Leonard of Unisa’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences in The Conversation. Read more

Unisans among top 2% scientists worldwide

The prestigious list of impactful researchers globally, prepared by a team at Stanford University and published in the journal PLOS Biology, underscores the reputation of the university for quality education and, increasingly, for the calibre of the research that it is producing Read more

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