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 Postgraduate Student Wins East Coast Radio/Nando's Free Lunch Competition
 

Ms Slindile Mkhabela, a postgraduate student at SAEES, won the ECR/Nando's lunch competition on Friday, 6 October 2017. This is part of ECR's 21st, and Nando's 30th birthday celebrations. Ms Mkhabela and 19 of her fellow students and colleagues received a free meal, compliments of Nando's. They also had a chance to go live on air with Danny Guselli from ECR, who kept everybody thoroughly entertained.


Ms Mkhabela says she was very surprised that she won after she entered the competition via Twitter. She is very grateful to be able to treat her fellow postgraduate students with a meal, and added that being a postgraduate student has many challenges, including limited funding and time for food and essentials.



Danny Guselli from ECR with Ms Slindile Mkhabela


 
Grand Opening of the Rabie Saunders Staff Tearoom 

 The School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) opened their new staff tearoom on Friday, 25 August 2017. This facility is situated in Room B57, Rabie Saunders Building, a previously underutilized room.

Staff Tearoom Lounge Area

This project, initiated by the previous Dean and Head of School, Prof Albert Modi, was driven by Ms. Gail du Toit from the Farmer Support Group (FSG). The warm atmosphere of the room clearly shows the amount of work Ms. Du Toit put into this project, making the venue both comfortable and attractive for SAEES staff members. Prof Pardon Muchaonyerwa thanked Ms Du Toit on behalf of the School for all her efforts for incorporating old pieces of furniture and further upgrading with tiling, painting and decorating.


Ms Gail du Toit with Prof Pardon Muchaonyerwa

This room will be available daily for tea times and lunch. The room can also be booked via our SAEES receptionist, Ms. Precious Sithole, for meetings with visitors and colleagues. 


 

IMCDA Second Joint Partners Meeting Held in Durban

The Improved Masters in Cultivar Development for Africa (IMCDA) programme, funded by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) with funding received from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), held its fourth Joint Partners Meeting in Durban from the 11th-13th of July to bring together all those involved in the programme to review the progress in the implementation of the programme. Read more...

 
Attendees at the IMCDA Meeting

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 UKZN Academics Recognised as Top African Researchers
Professor Onisimo Mutanga, Acting Dean and Head of the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) and Dr John Odindi, senior lecturer in Geography, were recognised as being among the best scientific contributors in Africa in a publication launched at a celebration of Africa Day, by the Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor in Freedom Park in Pretoria.


 
 

Professor Onisimo Mutanga and Dr John Odindi


 
 Second Ukulinga Howard Davis Memorial Symposium Unites Stakeholders for Food Security
The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) recently hosted the second annual Ukulinga Howard Davis Memorial Symposium at its Ukulinga Research Farm in Pietermaritzburg. The event is a joint initiative between the Institution and the Howard Davis Farm Trust, with whom the University has a relationship stretching back to the 1930’s with the construction of Howard College. The multi-level Symposium honoured the educational legacy of the late Howard Davis, killed in 1916 in World War 1.



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 UKZN Wins Gold at the Royal Agricultural Show

Britney Spears must have had UKZN specifically in mind when she penned the lyrics for her famous song, ‘Oops!  I’ve done it again’ -  for once again the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science has pulled the proverbial rabbit out of the hat, winning Gold and the trophy for the best individual stand at the 2017 Royal Show.

 
 
UKZN once again has won gold and the trophy for the best individual stand at the 2017 Royal Show.

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Plant Pathology Conducting Studies to Combat Mastitis

Prof Mark Laing from the Discipline of Plant Pathology at SAEES is presently conducting studies to utilize bacteriophages to combat mastitis in dairy cows.

Staphyloccocus aureus can infect the udders of cows, causing mastitis. This costs the dairy industry millions of rands every year.

Worse still, the antibiotics being used to control mastitis are not working against resistant Staph aureus strains.

This project is about finding beneficial viruses that infect and kill Staph aureus strains on cows, to provide an alternative treatment technology.

Watch this video below and see what alternative for antibiotics Prof Laing and Milk SA is working on.

 
 
 

 

Global Change at UKZN

UKZN hosts 2016 Global Change Conference

 
 

 Watch this video and acquaint yourself with Global Change!

 



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