SAAFoST Northern Branch Lecture

Food Waste in SA - The Magnitude, Cost and Impacts

Speaker: Dr Suzan Oelofse

Principal Researcher and Research Group Leader for Waste Management for Development at the CSIR and current President of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA), Dr Oelofse has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals and is the author of a number of book chapters.

She obtained a Ph.D. degree in Botany from the Rand Afrikaans University in 1994 and after a short career in botany, joined government where her focus changed to pollution and waste management. She worked for 10 years in a policy and regulatory capacity in national government before joining the CSIR in 2006 in a research capacity.


Thursday 27 March 2014 - just seven days away!


Dept of Food Science, Old Agriculture Building, University of Pretoria.
Parking at Food Science: may be limited, enter the campus via University Rd and use the parkade - see directions below
Gautrain: Hatfield station is a 10 minute walk from the Dept of Food Science


15:45 for 16:00 Arrival
16:00 -17:00: Welcome, presentation, discussion, closure
17:00 Coffee and Tea


Free of charge.


For catering purposes, please book through Irene Burke - not later than Wednesday 26 March:
By e-mail: or
By Fax: 086 698 4784 or
By Telephone: 012- 349 2788


From Johannesburg / OR Tambo International Airport
From the M1 or the R21 to Pretoria, take the N1 North towards Polokwane until you reach the Lynnwood Road off-ramp.
Exit left into Lynnwood Rd and going in a westerly direction, pass several traffic lights. At the second set of traffic lights after Jan Shoba Street (previously Duncan Street) you will find UP's main entrance on your right.
To get to the parkade, pass the main UP entrance and turn first right into University Road.
The entrance to the University from University Road is on the right.
The parkade is straight ahead of the university entrance.
The entrance to the parkade is on the Lynnwood Rd or south side of the building.