SAAFoST Cape Branch: Event Notice

Dear SAAFoST Cape Branch member,

SAAFoST's Cape Branch committee invites you to start off 2014 with a talk entitled "Innovation in food and beverage packaging."

The last 200 years have seen packaging evolve from being a container for the product to becoming an important element of total product design.
Since the 19th century, innovations in food science and technology, as well as packaging materials have seen a large variety of food and drinks become available to consumers.

In recent years there has been an increasing demand for packaging that offers the consumer convenience and ease of use, whilst being sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Packaging will also need to become smarter to more effectively communicate with consumers, improve convenience, augment brand identification and enhance sustainable credentials.

This presentation was first delivered at last year's SAAFoST Congress in Pretoria.

About the speaker:

Morongwa Themba is Scientific Services Manager at Nampak R&D. She was past Chair of the SAAFoST Cape Branch and a LOC member of the 2010 IUFoST World Food Congress held in Cape Town.

This event will be a joint SAAFoST/IPSA function.



Thursday, 6 February 2014


Dept Food Science, Stellenbosch University, c/o Hammanshand & Helshoogte Roads, Stellenbosch


17h30 for 18h00
Arrival 17h30


Morongwa Themba, Nampak R&D


FREE for SAAFoST members.
R 100.00 (incl. VAT) for non-SAAFoST members


On or before Friday 31 January 2014 to Theuns du Toit on e-mail:


Direct deposit or electronic transfer into our bank account
(See below: PLEASE NOTE NEW BANKING DETAILS) and e-mail proof of payment for non-members to Theuns du Toit.
No money will be accepted at the event.


If you cannot make it, please cancel by latest on Monday 3 February 2014 (with a replacement name). Anyone who registers and does not attend will, regrettably, have to be invoiced.

Banking Details:

Acc. Name:SAAFoST
Acc. No.:920 582 0197 (Savings Acc)
Branch Code:632005
REFERENCE:"CB" your initial and surname; and event date
e.g. CB ANOTHER 06Feb14

Directions to the venue: CLICK HERE