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 UKZN Spring Graduation

UKZN hosted their Spring Graduation for the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science at their Westville campus on the 13th of September 2018. Click here to read more about our SAEES graduates.

Zooming in on Agripreneurship and Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains

Agripreneurship and sustainable agricultural value chains were the main topics of presentation at the third annual Ukulinga Howard Davis Memorial Symposium hosted by UKZN at its Ukulinga Research Farm in Pietermaritzburg.  Read more...

From left: Ms Josephine Pasipanodya, intern plant breeder, ProSeed; Ms Mbali Majola, Msinga; Mrs Mathombi Duma, Swayimane and Mrs Londiwe Mhlongo, eThekwini Municipality, at the Symposium.

 Agrometeorology Masters Graduate a First for her Family

Ranked among the few Agrometeorology graduates in the country, Ms Mulalo Thavhana has obtained a Master of Science in Agriculture at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

She is the first in her family to attain a postgraduate degree. ‘It is a proud moment for my mother and an inspiration to my younger brother,’ said Thavhana.

Thavhana, who studied for her Bachelor of Science in Hydrology and Soil Science at UKZN before completing her Honours in Geohydrology at the University of the Free State, was inspired to pursue Agrometeorology by her supervisors, Professor Michael Savage and Dr Mokhele Moeletsi of the Agricultural Research Council (ARC). 
 Ms Mulalo Thavhana graduated with her Masters in Agrometeorology with her family by her side.

 Conservation and Family Drives Student’s Ambition
Ms Roxanne Munsamy graduated with a Masters in Environmental Sciences. ‘Graduating depicts my merits and signifies the end of a significant chapter in my life and the start of new beginnings,’ said Munsamy. A keen interest in the environment led Munsamy down her chosen career path. ‘It was the pursuit of knowledge, my love and appreciation of nature that made me realise my passion for the environmental sector. This led me to pursue a career within the environmental sciences, and the result was three degrees, a Bachelor of Science (BSc), BSc Hons and now masters. Read more...

Ms Roxanne Munsamy graduates with her Masters in Environmental Sciences.

Siblings Graduate Cum Laude from UKZN

It was a double celebration for the Palan family when siblings Kreesan and Chrysantha both graduated cum laude from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Kreesan graduated with Masters in Geology while Chrysantha graduated with Honours in Media and Cultural Studies. Read more...

Brother and sister Kreesan and Chrysantha Palan both graduated this year.

Masters Graduate Contributes to Understanding Durban’s Coastal Environment

Ms Arissa Shanganlall graduated cum laude with a Masters in Geology after applying her mind to research on a coastal zone that is poorly understood in terms of its response to storm waves and sediment dynamics.


Ms Arissa Shanganlal is sandwiched in her parents love.

UKZN Hosts Capacity-Building Workshop on Climate Adaptation for Local Government

Researchers from UKZN’s School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) involved in the uMgungundlovu District Municipality’s (UMDM) uMngeni Resilience Project (URP) hosted a half-day workshop at the Ukulinga Research Farm to focus on capacity building within the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (KZNDARD).  Read more...


Delegates at the climate resilience workshop at UKZN’s Ukulinga Research Farm.

Zimbabwean Plant Breeders at UKZN Workshop on Demand-Led Plant Breeding

The African Centre for Crop Improvement (ACCI) hosted a two-day workshop in Pietermaritzburg on the topic of demand-led plant breeding which attracted more than 20 plant breeders and scientists from the Zimbabwe Plant Breeders Association as well as current postgraduate students. Read more...

Prof Hussein Shimelis with Workshop Attendees

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