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For her PhD research into Plant Breeding, Dr Boluwatife OlaOlorun, who arrived at UKZN from Nigeria in July 2017, focused on inducing genetic variation in
Dr Zoleka Ncoyini-Manciya is the first South African Black female to be awarded a PhD in Agrometeorology from UKZN… and only the second in the
‘There is hope for Africa,’ said newly capped Dr Chapwa Kasoma about her ground-breaking work on breeding maize resistant to the dreaded fall armyworm. Kasoma
Climate change is a growing challenge for farmers, especially in Africa where temperatures are expected to increase more than in other regions of the world.
Dr Maqsooda Mahomed’s postgraduate journey started with water. ‘My honours and master’s research focused on tackling challenges within the water cycle,’ said Mahomed. ‘I researched
Ms Sonia Naidoo can now add the title of doctor to her name after completing a PhD in Plant Breeding in which she bred new