School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences


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General rules

Profile of the School

SAES Facilities

Qualifications and Programmes

Undergraduate Registration Guidelines

Postgraduate Registration Guidelines


Agricultural Economics and Animal Production

Geography and Environmental studies

Plant Production,Soil Science and Remote Sensing

Water and Sanitation


Aquaculture Research Unit

Experimental Farm

Centre for rural Community Empowerment

Limpopo Agro-Food Technology Station

Admission Requirements

Post Graduate Study Programmes

Degree Programmes


Rules of the School



Awarding of Qualifications

Research Proposal and mini-Dissertation/Dissertation

Contact Us

Director: Professor Paulus Mafeo

Welcome to the School of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (SAES) in the Faculty of Science and Agriculture. Our school has three core business functions, namely Teaching and Learning, Research, Innovation and Development, and Community Engagement.

Transforming the lives of society, especially the poor rural communities, is at the center of the school’s concerted efforts. We have embarked on strengthening academics’ skills in facilitating experiential learning and action-research as well as promoting the above core business areas.

Armed with a wide array of experts who are established researchers in various disciplines, the school serves as the centre of excellence for various institutions both locally and internationally.

We have enriching partnerships that make our offerings to remain relevant and highly competitive on the global stage: ZZ2 Farms, Westfalia; Cornell State University (USA); A number of Belgian Universities through the VLIR (Flemish Interuniversity Council) project; University of Wageningen through the NUFFIC (Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education) project; International Centre for Development Oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA); various Agricultural Research Council Institutes (ARC); Land Bank of Southern Africa; Provincial and National Departments of Agriculture; and Local and Regional Universities.

The school’s footprints on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are unsurpassed as the producer of expert professionals in the areas of Agricultural, Environmental, and Water and Sanitation specialists and professionals.


To be innovative leaders in finding sustainable solutions for Agricultural and Environmental needs in Africa.

Mission Statement

To produce competitive Agricultural and Environmental professionals in Southern Africa through innovative teaching, research and community engagement.

Core Values

  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Freedom of Enquiry
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Academic Excellence
  • Environmental Care
  • Student Centeredness
  • Diversity
  • Lifelong Learning
  • International Engagement

Contact Details:

Prof TP Mafeo
Tel: (+27) 15 268 2203

Mr R Makgene
Senior Secretary
Tel: (+27) 15 268 2203

Ms D Mapheto
Principal Admin Officer
Tel: (+27) 15 268 3464

Ms J Hanser
Admin Officer
Tel: (+27) 15 268 2202