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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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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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 to Germany for the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting at the end of this month. Dedicated to the field of chemistry, the meeting provides a platform for about 35 Nobel Laureates to...
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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 work while UKZN has been recognised as the node institution with the highest number of publications for 2021. The successes were announced during the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI)/National...
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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.

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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28/05/2022

International Fisheries Award for UKZN Researcher

Click here for isiZulu version Dr Matthew Burnett, a postdoctoral researcher at UKZN’s Centre for Functional Biodiversity (CFB) and senior scientist with...
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23/05/2022

Fascination with Big Data and AI Pays Dividends

Ms Chiara Rajcoomar was awarded her Bachelor of Science Honours degree summa cum laude, with merits for six of her seven...
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