College of Agriculture, Engineering
and Science (CAES)

Welcome to the College of Agriculture, Engineering & Science

The College is committed to the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s vision of being the premier university of African Scholarship. It strives to play a transformational role in the development of South Africa and the continent while providing a meaningful contribution to global knowledge production
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CAES Catch-Up newsletter

This newsletter details activities, events and news from the college from the first semester of 2021.
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Places still available for first-year students

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science still has places available in its first-year programmes for funded or self-funded students.
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Promoting New Value Chains for Neglected and Underutilised Crops

Researchers in the Umngeni Resilience Project (URP) are working with small-scale farmers in Swayimane and Nhlazuka, north of Pietermaritzburg, as well as retail outlets for agricultural produce to highlight some of the challenges and opportunities for marketing underutilised crops in KwaZulu-Natal. The URP is a partnership between the Department of Environment, Forestry and...
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Graduate Engineer of the Year Harnessing Engineering to Make a Difference

Ms Naadira Ballim, a graduate of the School of Engineering and civil engineer at JG Afrika is the recipient of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) Graduate Engineer of the Year Award for 2020.
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PhD Student Opens her Own Manufacturing Plant

With R1 200 in her pocket and loads of determination, PhD student in UKZN’s School of Chemistry and Physics, Ms Nomandla Ngcoya dreamt of opening her own detergent and cosmetics manufacturing plant. Now she has officially cut the ribbon to her facility, which has the capacity to produce 10 000...
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Research Collaboration Shedding New Light on Potential of African Crops

Collaborative research between a former African head of state, a UKZN researcher and an eminent expert on agroecology is drawing attention to important African wild food plants which have previously been overlooked in farming systems but which could enhance livelihoods, biodiversity and social justice for smallholder farmers. Professor Tafadzwa Mabhaudhi, Research Associate...
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UKZN Helps Convert Water-Energy-Food Research into Action

Since the emergence of the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus at the 2011 World Economic Forum as a transformative approach to complex issues arising in these areas, researchers at UKZN and the Water Research Commission (WRC) have built discourse around WEF nexus knowledge, culminating in a paper about putting this knowledge to work.
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Welcome Message from the DVC

Professor Albert Modi

Deputy-Vice Chancellor

Contact Details


PA / Secretary
Ms Nokukhanya Fortunate Shinga

Phone: 033 260 5199
Email: shingan@ukzn.ac.za
Full Profile

Welcome to the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science. Our college, the largest at UKZN, comprises five schools namely:

The DVC is supported by six school Deans as well as Deans of Teaching & Learning and Research, while administrative support is provided by the College Director of Professional Services.

Approx. students
NRF A-rated scientists
Academic & support staff
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Staff and students that are female

Latest News

Check out our news section updated on a regular basis.

July 19, 2021

Promoting New Value Chains for Neglected and Underutilised Crops

Researchers in the Umngeni Resilience Project (URP) are working with small-scale farmers in Swayimane and Nhlazuka, north of Pietermaritzburg, as well as...
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July 19, 2021

Graduate Engineer of the Year Harnessing Engineering to Make a Difference

Ms Naadira Ballim, a graduate of the School of Engineering and civil engineer at JG Afrika is the recipient of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) Graduate Engineer of the Year Award for 2020.
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July 5, 2021

UKZN Supports Take a Girl Child to Work Initiative

UKZN is proud to have been part of Take a Girl Child to Work, an initiative facilitated by the Office...
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July 5, 2021

Entrepreneur Attributes Success to Science Grounding at UKZN

‘Innovative scientists are key in building resilient communities,’ says Ms Tracy Vongai Mapfumo (29), a passion-driven entrepreneur, food innovator, crop...
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July 5, 2021

PhD Student Opens her Own Manufacturing Plant

With R1 200 in her pocket and loads of determination, PhD student in UKZN’s School of Chemistry and Physics, Ms...
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July 5, 2021

Master’s Students Tackle International Physics Challenge

Master’s candidates in the School of Chemistry and Physics (SCP) Ms Tanita Permaul, Ms Amy Rouillard and Mr Brandon Willnecker took part in the 2021 PLANCKS online hackathon, which saw them compete against teams from 50 countries to answer challenging physics problems.
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July 5, 2021

Fishy Behaviour Discussed at International River Connectivity Conference

Dr Céline Hanzen, a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Life Sciences’ Centre for Functional Biodiversity (CFB) presented a talk at the international Fish...
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July 5, 2021

Research Collaboration Shedding New Light on Potential of African Crops

Collaborative research between a former African head of state, a UKZN researcher and an eminent expert on agroecology is drawing attention to...
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July 5, 2021

Postdoctoral Researcher Takes on the Scourge of Marine Litter

Postdoctoral researcher in the School of Health Sciences, Dr Refilwe Mofokeng has made a name for herself in marine conservation...
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July 5, 2021

UKZN Helps Convert Water-Energy-Food Research into Action

Since the emergence of the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus at the 2011 World Economic Forum as a transformative approach to complex issues arising in these areas, researchers at UKZN and the Water Research Commission (WRC) have built discourse around WEF nexus knowledge, culminating in a paper about putting this knowledge to work.
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July 5, 2021

SARChI Chair Drives Conservation of South Africa’s Only Endemic Parrot

The work of South African Research (SARChI) Chair in Ecosystem health and biodiversity in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape Professor Colleen Downs is a touchstone for efforts to conserve South Africa’s only endemic parrot species: the Cape Parrot (Poicephalus robustus).
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June 14, 2021

UKZN Academics Plenary Presentation at the ITWeb Security Summit

Drs Brett van Niekerk and Trishana Ramluckan delivered a plenary presentation in conjunction with Mrs Noëlle van der Waag-Cowling (Stellenbosch...
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June 14, 2021

Alumni Hit the Mark in the Gaming World

Graduates of UKZN’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS), Mr Andrew Clark and Mr Michael Waltham are taking the Computer...
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June 14, 2021

UKZN and The Ocean Cleanup Partner to Tackle Umgeni River Plastic Pollution

UKZN has teamed up with The Ocean Cleanup - a Dutch non-profit organisation that is developing advanced technologies to rid...
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June 14, 2021

UKZN Students Scoop SASA Awards

UKZN Statistics students have scooped the lion’s share of bursaries and scholarships on offer from the South African Statistical Association...
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