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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Graduation 2022 Highlights

Graduation is one of the most important occasions in the University's academic calendar. Read the inspiring stories of some of our most recent graduates.
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Advancing Pharmaceutical Knowledge

Dr Sahejna Bantho is embarking on a career in medicinal plant research on a strong footing after having her master’s degree upgraded to a PhD, achieving top results in the Laboratory for Medicinal Plant Research in the School of Life Sciences, and benefiting from training under the University Capacity Development Programme...
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Dietetics Student Among Top 10 Contenders for Miss South Africa Title

Click here for isiZulu version Ms Ayanda Thabethe, a final-year student in the Discipline of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at UKZN is one of the Top 10 contestants in the annual, nationwide Miss South Africa pageant. The winner will be crowned at a ceremony in August and represent her country...
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Dr Justin Pringle contributes to eNCA feature on the KZN floods

eNCA With the damage visible, one can’t say the recent natural disaster is water under the bridge. Durban residents are still forced to negotiate their city’s collapsed infrastructure. eNCA contributor Mpho Lakaje brings us this feature from Durban and speaks to Premier Sihle Zikalala, Dr Justin Pringle (UKZN) and Prof...
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Welcome Message from the DVC

Professor Albert Modi

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Head of College

Contact Details


PA / Secretary
Ms Nokukhanya Fortunate Shinga

Phone: 033 260 5199
Email: shingan@ukzn.ac.za
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The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science is proud of its contribution to the University, country and region and boasts some of the best teaching and research facilities on the continent. Our college is comprised of 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.

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Latest news

Read all about the latest developments in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science.

26/06/2022

Advancing Pharmaceutical Knowledge

Dr Sahejna Bantho is embarking on a career in medicinal plant research on a strong footing after having her master’s...
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26/06/2022

Dietetics Student Among Top 10 Contenders for Miss South Africa Title

Click here for isiZulu version Ms Ayanda Thabethe, a final-year student in the Discipline of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at...
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20/06/2022

Dr Justin Pringle contributes to eNCA feature on the KZN floods

eNCA With the damage visible, one can’t say the recent natural disaster is water under the bridge. Durban residents are...
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15/06/2022

Biochemistry Researcher Germany-Bound for Nobel Laureate Meeting

Postdoctoral researcher in biochemistry at UKZN Dr Alexandre Delport is one of only 11 South African scientists selected to travel...
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15/06/2022

D’RAP Webinar Highlights City River Management’s Role in Saving Lives

The Durban Research Action Partnership (D’RAP) hosted a webinar that highlighted the issue of urban river management, a topic thrown into sharp focus by...
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15/06/2022

Three UKZN Scientists Awarded for Excellence in Maths and Statistics Research

Two researchers and an alumnus of the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS) have received awards for their...
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15/06/2022

Land Degradation in Africa – the Answer Lies in the Soil

Most flood damage caused by the torrential rain in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) earlier this year occurred in residential areas and informal...
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10/06/2022

Going Bananas for Academia

‘UKZN has laid a great foundation for my academic career as I have been a student here since first year,’...
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04/06/2022

Accelerated Academic Development Programme Bears Fruit

Three emerging academics who were part of UKZN’s Accelerated Academic Development Programme (AADP) have graduated with their PhDs. Dr Siphiwe...
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04/06/2022

NSTF-South32 Finalists Celebrated for Outstanding Contributions

Academics and researchers from UKZN’s Colleges of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) and Health Sciences (CHS) are finalists for the prestigious National...
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04/06/2022

Applied Chemist Gains Distinction Despite Diabetes

It was a proud moment for Ms Mariam Hajee when she was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied...
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30/05/2022

Lotus FM’s Newsbreak interviews Prof Andrew Green and Prof Mohammed Mostafa

Lotus FM Newsbreak By Newsbreak Producer, Taliesha Naidoo - Heavy rains have dealt two destructive blows to the province of...
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30/05/2022

Prof Albert Modi speaks to Morning Live about food insecurity for World Hunger Day

Morning Live According to the World Hunger Day website, a third of the global population does not have access to...
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28/05/2022

Rewards for Committed Students

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN students who have committed to personal training and the development of their academic, professional...
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28/05/2022

Student’s MedTech Smart System Presentation Wins Innovator Award

Mechatronics Engineering master’s student Mr Pragesh Govender was a winner in the MediVentors Lion’s Den student competition. Govender got the People’s Choice...
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