SAEES News Articles
Postgraduate Dietetics Student Participating in Miss Cameroon South Africa Pageant

Postgraduate Diploma student in Dietetics in the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) Ms Joan Akob is participating in the Miss Cameroon South Africa pageant, demonstrating her strong sense of national pride, patriotism and appreciation for her home country of Cameroon.  Read more...


 Ms Joan Akob

 Horticultural Sciences Student Receives the Best Poster Award



Mr Ola Olarewaju

College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science Celebrates Distinguished Teachers

Academic staff from each School within the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (AES) were recognised at a Distinguished Teacher Awards Ceremony for their passion and dedication towards educating and inspiring greatness in students. Read more...


Distinguished Teachers (from left): Dr Shaun Ramroop, Professor Serban Proches, Professor Shahidul Islam, Dr Gareth Lagerwall and Professor Ross Robinson

 Scientists Have Much to Gain by Sharing Their Research With the Public

Academic life is a juggling act. It involves research, teaching, applying for grants, writing scientific articles and peer reviewing others’ work. There’s also student supervision and administration.

These days, academics face an extra demand: to make their work more visible and accessible to the public and policymakers. But what’s in it for these time-stressed, busy scientists? Read more...


Plant Pathologists Attend International Plant Virology Epidemiology Symposium

UKZN flew the South African flag high at the recently held 13th International Plant Virology Epidemiology Symposium. The meeting was held in Avignon, France early in June, with the theme of 'Building bridges between disciplines for sustainable management of plant virus diseases'.  Read more...


 Farmer Support Group's Nutrition Fair Featured in "The Mercury" Newspaper
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 Annual Msinga Nutrition Fair

The Farmer Support Group (FSG) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) held its 6th annual Food and Nutrition Fair on the 20th of July in Msinga.

Close to 250 guests attended, comprising farmers, community members, FSG and UKZN staff members, as well as representatives from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (KZN DARD), staff and students from the University of Zululand, and ward councillor for the area.  Read more...


 Ms Nokubonga Shezi (Farmer Support Group), Ms Mugeliwe Mchunu (Machunwini), Ms Sizakele Nkala, Ms Buyenani Ngubane (Msinga), and Ms Qhoshangani Ngubane (Msinga top)

Ukulinga Howard Davis Memorial Symposium

UKZN’s College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) hosted the Ukulinga Howard Davis Memorial Symposium at the Institution’s Ukulinga Research Farm in Pietermaritzburg.


The multi-level research and information-sharing Symposium highlighted agriculture for life and the future, exploring sustainability through research, agribusiness and community outreach. Read more...


Mr Roderick Stevens of the Howard Davis Farm Trust

 Royal Agricultural Show 2016



International Sustainable Agriculture Experts Visit SAEES

Three representatives of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH recently visited the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES) at UKZN to deliver training on sustainable agriculture to staff and postgraduate students.  Read more...


Ms Sarah Beerhalter (left), Ms Friederike Kraemer and UKZN staff meet with farmers.



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