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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ADVERT: South African Association for Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST) (

Dear SAAFoST member,

SAAFoST is looking for a highly-skilled and experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO), with a passion for the food industry, to direct and oversee all operations of the Association. The position is based on a 3-day working week, for an initial 6 months period. Thereafter a decision will be taken whether to continue 3-day or go Full -time. The CEO will report to the Association’s Council and Exco. The CEO will be responsible for providing strategic direction for the overall mission of the Association as well as managing the initiatives and objectives of the Association.  The CEO will advance the visibility and stature of the Association with its members and other professional, academic, research, government, industry and civil society stakeholders.  The CEO will manage the employees of the Association and liaise with the secretariat to ensure an efficient and supportive Association for its members.

SAAFoST is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply.

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