Position: Dean and Associate Professor
Phone: (035) 902 6648
Building &Room: First Floor Natural Sciences Building SC226
Professor Nokuthula Winfred Kunene, the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Agriculture at the University of Zululand, was born and bred in Mahlabathini, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).
She holds a PhD in Agriculture (Animal Science) which she obtained from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2010. Prof Kunene was exposed to farming from a young age as her mother was a livestock farmer and it was from observing her mother’s work that she believes her love for agriculture was cultivated After completing her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Professor Kunene was intent on becoming a researcher so she studied towards a master’s degree but thereafter secured employment as a lecturer. She was delighted that the requirement of an academic was to do research as she could now fulfil her aspirations.
Her research interests are in Genetic and Phenotypic Characterisation of Indigenous farm animals’ populations and production systems.
BSc (Agriculture) (Swaziland), MSc (Agriculture) (University of Natal), PhD (Agriculture) (UKZN)
Genetic and Phenotypic Characterisation of Indigenous farm animals’ populations and production systems Thereof in Areas of KwaZulu Natal.