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In the last few decades science and technology has increase both rapidly and exponentially. All of mankind has been impacted by science, just think, for example, of how the cell phone and internet have revolutionised the way we communicate and access information. You can participate in the benefits of science by being a user or you can choose a career in Science equipped to engage the problems of our community, both local and/or of the global village.

A career in Science is both exciting and fascinating; just to mention a few niche faculty fields:

  • Designing a realistic alternative energy source (SAIAMC)

  • Developing new modes of communication (Computer Science – Avatar technology)

  • Helping people to live more sustainably (Earth Science and Water Institute)

  • Producing safe, environmentally friendly and healthy products, from cars to chocolate bars (Biotechnology)

  • Working with farmers to produce crop production (Medical BioScience)

  • Protecting the environment and combating the effects of climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions and limiting global warming

  • Finding the indigenous cure for infertility and male contraception (Medical BioScience)

  • Finding alternative methods for supplying clean water (Medical BioScience)

  • Discovering new medicines and vaccines for treating killer diseases, techniques for surgery and gene therapy (Medical BioScience and Biotechnology)

  • Studying and solving the mystery of genes (Biotechnology and SANBI)

  • Astronomy - (Astrophysics​)

The Natural Science Faculty has developed a unique profile through a set of programmes which are interdisciplinary and orientated towards applications. These programs offer maximal flexibility to me your individual requirements, and open up a host of opportunities upon graduation.

The scientist does not study nature because it is useful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful it would not be worth knowing, and life would not be worth living.

~ Henri Poincaré ~

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