Agrifood Forum Meeting

This is an invitation to you as an existing (or potential) contact or client of the Agrifood Technology Station to attend a forum (see venue and directions below). Our guest speaker is Ms. Charlene Steyn, a trained chemist with extensive experience in industry and with economic development elements via PGWC. Her 35 minute presentation will revolve around waste minimization....not just normal solid waste but also other areas of waste (read productivity). She is presently employed as a Senior Advisor with Productivity SA and is keen to push the productivity/waste minimization agenda, especially with smaller companies.

The second part of the double whammy is the launching of the Fine Foods Initiative, a Section 21 Company established by members of the local food industry with assistance from PGWC. Come and hear how this will benefit your company with issues around clustering, export facilitation and a host of other benefits.


Wednesday, 23rd March 2011


14:00 for 14:30


Clothing and Textile Technology Station, Bellville Campus of CPUT


13:30 for 14:00 Pick up a name tag and enjoy our catering


14:00 - 14:05Welcome (ATS)
14:05 - 14:35Waste Minimization - Just Another Waste of Time? by Charlene Steyn (Productivity SA)
14:35 - 15:00Launch of Western Cape Fine Foods Initiative
16:00 - endGeneral debate, discussion and questions over snacks


Please do so by Monday 21st March... by sending an e-mail to Ntombi at or call 021-9538615. In case of emergency call 0822006895.
If you require a map which indicates the route to the Bellville campus of CPUT please call or e-mail Ntombi or go to
Good signposting on campus will lead you to the Clothing & Textile Station.

Larry Dolley
Manager: Agrifood Technology Station
15th March 2011
Tel: 021-9596276
Cell: 0822006895

The intention of these meetings is to:

  • Allow any food company (big & small) the chance to meet others in a non-competitive atmosphere and debate common issues and problems;
  • Allow individuals and companies to collaborate with each other (and with the Station where necessary) in order to improve their efficiency and bring down costs associated with solutions and projects identified;
  • Propose practical and feasible solutions to the above with which the Station and others could possibly assist.