SAAFoST Matric bursary applications are now open!

The South African Association for Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST) Foundation is inviting interested learners to apply for bursaries in the field of Food Science and Technology. The SAAFoST Foundation is offering bursaries for matriculants to participate in full-time study, awarded on the basis of academic merit, employment equity, and demonstrated potential.


Download the application form in Adobe PDF format or MS Word format.
Closing date for applications: 02 November 2020

Ensure that you provide the following with your completed application form:

• A head & shoulders passport-size photograph of yourself
• A certified copy of your ID book or RSA passport
• A certified copy of your Grade 11 final examinations and last Grade 12 examinations (Part B and C) Achievement Rating of 5 or 60-69% in Mathematics and Physical Science
• Personal statement (Part D)
• Reference letter (Part D)
• The Applicant’s National Benchmarking Test/ Potential Test results from the relevant tertiary institution.
The awarded bursary will be administered by the SAAFoST Foundation, in liaison with the Student Liaison Representatives at each academic institution.
Completed applications must be e-mailed to the SAAFoST Membership Development Officer.

Irene Burke (SAAFoST Membership Development Officer)

Tel: 071 870 2633


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SAAFoST presents: Food safety in relation to pesticides webinar

Presentation title: Food safety in relation to pesticides

Presenter: Dr Gerhard H Verdoorn (Operations and Stewardship Manager of CropLife South Africa and Director of the Griffon Poison Information Centre)

Dr Gerhard Verdoorn holds a PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry 1988, University of Johannesburg, and an M.Sc. (cum laude) in Synthetic Organic Chemistry 1982 University of Johannesburg. He was a Senior Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the University of Johannesburg from 1986 to 1994 and a Professor of Conservation Biology from 1997 to 2008 at the University of Johannesburg. Gerhard is now an Operations and Stewardship Manager of CropLife South Africa and Director of the Griffon Poison Information Centre. Read more here

Pesticides are chemicals that prevent insects, weeds, and fungi from damaging crops. Farmers use them to increase the amount of crops they can produce. Government tests and regulates pesticides. Testing produce ensures that levels are low enough not to pose a risk to human health.

Join in from the comfort of your office!

Date: 22 July 2020

Time: 12:00 noon to 13:00

Cost: The webinar is free, but booking is essential.

Booking: Click here to register.

Remember, spaces are limited!

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