College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Striving to maintain a high research standard

After receiving a C2 rating by the NRF, Prof Frederick Tabit of Unisa's Department of Life and Consumer Sciences says it means that he has set a minimum standard for himself and must strive to get higher ratings in the future. 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

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

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

Young academic flying the Geography flag high!

Despite the tough year the University and the country at large have experienced in 2020, the 2021 academic year has started on a successful note for Mr Mafanya Madodomzi of the Department of Geography. Read more

Reflecting on consumer decisions through the lens of a consumer scientist

Delivering her inaugural lecture, Professor Elizabeth Kempen unpacked the importance of consumer decision-making, an important area within the field of consumer science Read more

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

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

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

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