MySAAFoST is the student and young professional chapter of the South African Association for Food Science and Technology! We are a diverse, passionate group of individuals, within academia and industry, who are learning to navigate the world of Food Science and Technology.

By instilling a culture of “I learn, I lead, I mentor” we plan to equip and enable one another to become well-rounded and knowledgeable young food scientists. We also aim to ensure the longevity of our association and, in doing so, become the future generation of the South African food industry. Join MySAAFoST today to start your career, learn and have fun along the way!

MySAAFoST Food Ball Quiz Winners 2021

In 1st place – Caera O’Neill, 2nd place – Chane Steyn and 3rd place – Juanita Botha


MySAAFoST Food Security Hackathon Winners 2021

Juanita Botha; Nomzamo Magano; Kyle Corbett; Rose Otema Baah; Moniska Claasen; Victoria Knott and Judith Annan.


Well done to MySAAFoST Committee for hosting the exciting and interactive student and young professional events at the 2021 SAAFoST Congress.

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SAAFoST and MySAAFoST: 2021 SAAFoST Career Roadshow Webinar Recording

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Items of Interest

IFIC CPE Webinar

Title: Low-Calorie Sweetener Safety: Settled or Asking For Evidence?

Date: January 20

Time: 2 pm ET

60 minutes live webinar includes 10-15 minutes of live Q&A

Low- and no-calorie sweeteners are some of the most studied ingredients in the history of our food supply. Decades of scientific study has assessed their safety for use in foods and beverages. Yet, even with the body of evidence that has accumulated, the debate often ensues about the safety and health implications of consuming low- and no-calorie sweeteners. This webinar will cover the scientific literature related to the safety and metabolism of low- and no-calorie sweeteners so that attendees are more equipped to address questions on the topic.

Join this one-hour webinar to hear Dr. Ashley Roberts cover the safety and metabolism of low- and no-calorie sweeteners such as aspartame, monk fruit, stevia and sucralose.

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Proceedings Report: The Launch of the National Rollout of the Municipal Innovation Maturity Index

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