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 April Graduation

 The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) hosted their April graduation ceremony for the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) at the Royal Agricultural Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg on the 8th of April 2019.



From left: Joao Antonio Pedro, Nelson Mubai, Nokwethaba Biyela, Viriato Cossa, Ruth Magaleta, Nomathemba Majola, Salegua Venancio and Bubala Mwiinga



UKZN Graduation Ceremony

 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...




2018 Spring Graduation

UKZN hosted their Spring Graduation at their Westville campus on the 13th of September 2018. MSc Plant Breeding staff and students, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) affiliates, as well as the students' family and friends all attended the ceremony. Four MSc Plant Breeding students, Lucia Zinzi Ndala, McDonald Nundwe, Mwila Chibanda and Sibusiswangaye Mdluli graduated. Read more...

 From left: Caroline Adala-Oremo and Dr Rufaro Madakadze (both from AGRA), Lucia Zinzi Ndala, McDonald Nundwe, Mwila Chibanda (all plant breeding masters graduates), Dr Julia Sibiya (head of the master's programme) and ACCI graduate Dr Prossy Namugga

IMCDA Second Joint Partners Meeting Held in Durban

The Improved Masters in Cultivar Development for Africa (IMCDA) programme, funded by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) with funding received from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), held its fourth Joint Partners Meeting in Durban from the 11th-13th of July to bring together all those involved in the programme to review the progress in the implementation of the programme. Read more...

Attendees at the IMCDA Meeting

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