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!

MySAAFoST Events

Food Recall Hackathon 2022

Between 2020 and 2022, baked beans, apple juice and chocolate products have been recalled from South African food shelves. To understand the causes of food recalls, what corrective and preventative measures must be taken to protect consumers.

MySAAFoST presents Food Recall Hackathon.

Date: 07 September at 12:30 – 13:30 and 08 September at 17:00 – 18:00

Register by email to

MySAAFoST Infographic Competition on Food Waste is Now Open!

A study in 2021 by the CSIR found that in SA an estimated 10.3 million tonnes a year of food is wasted. MySAAFoST Infographic Competition on Food Waste aims to find possible solutions to the problem.

Enter the competition for a chance to win one of three Takealot vouchers. Entries should be emailed to by 30 September 2022. For more information click here.

SAAFoST Student Membership Application

Are you following a full-time course of technical, practical or scientific training – BSc Food Science or Nat diploma in Food Technology, do you have your proof of registration? Apply for SAAFoST student membership.

Click here to apply!

Items of Interest

SAAFoST Cape Branch Spring Networking Event at The Wine Arc

Let’s hang out, network and talk about wellness and the food industry with Dr Debora van der Merwe. Click here to book using Quicket at only R275 per person. The price includes a glass of wine (or non-alcoholic beverage) and Canapés. Click here to view the speaker profile.

Date: 01 Sep 2022

Time: 17:30 for 18:00

SAAFoST Membership Payment 2022

Have you paid your SAAFoST membership? Did you receive your invoice? Have your contact details changed?

Pay your SAAFoST membership without delay to participate in SAAFoST and SAAFoST-sanctioned events to earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points! Contact our Secretariat’s Sharon Beeming at for payment. Update your contact details here.

Institution Membership

Institution members, contact Ingrid Woodrow (SAAFoST CEO) at to arrange for payment!

SAAFoST 2023 Biennial Congress and Exhibition

Future Foods: Smarter and More Sustainable Solutions

28 to 30 August 2023

SAAFoST is excited to announce the date and theme of the 2023 SAAFoST Biennial Congress and Exhibition. Theme: Future Foods: Smarter and More Sustainable Solutions. Date: 28 to 30 August 2023 Venue: Cape Town, at the CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre). Save the date!

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