Ms Andile Mshengu

Assistant Administrative Officer


Tel/Fax:  +27 33 260 6035


Room 106

Rabie Saunders Building

24 Carbis Road








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Welcome to the UKZN Plant Breeding MSc Program for Africa

 In February 2015 a new MSc programme in "Cultivar Development for Africa" was launched at the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SAEES), at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).10 Top students from 5 African countries were chosen to be the first to enroll in this exciting new project. This website will tell you all about the project, progress, and basically everything the students have been involved with.  Read more...


UKZN staff, students and affiliates at the launch of the new MSc Programme

 2019 Spring Graduation

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) hosted their Spring graduation ceremony for the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) at the UKZN Westville Sports Centre on the 12th of September 2019.


 From the left: Josia Chimwemwe, Zawadi Mwaikonyole, Olivia Chipeta and Jelila Blalogoe

 IMCDA students Josia Chimwemwe, Zawadi Mwaikonyole and Olivia Chipeta graduated with their Master's degrees in Plant Breeding.


  Applications invited for MSc and Academic / Administrative
Staff exchange in Orphan Crops breeding

Enhancing training and research mobility for novel crops
breeding in Africa

MoBreed (Mobility for Breeders in Africa) Scholarship Program is an initiative of five public universities from three African regions and one university in Europe to advance knowledge on useful crops of Africa and increase scholars’ capacity in addressing food security. This Program is coordinated by the University of Abomey-Calavi. Partners include Ebonyi State University in Nigeria (West Africa), the Jimma University of Ethiopia (Eastern Africa), the University of Namibia and the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa (Southern Africa) and Montpellier SupAgro in France (Technical partner). Read more...


UC Davis African Plant Breeding Academy – Call for Applicants

 In collaboration with The African Union, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the World Agroforestry Centre, Mars, Incorporated and the African Orphan Crops Consortium (, the University of California, Davis is launching the African Plant Breeding Academysm. The Plant Breeding Academy is a premium professional certificate program currently offered in the USA, Europe Asia and Africa.  Read more...




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