SAAFoST Northern Branch

SAAFoST Presentation: SACNASP An evolving Regulator
A Presentation by SACNASP Executive Director Dr Pradish Rampersadh

Wednesday 15 March 2017

Dear Members,

The year 2017 is an important one for registering as Natural Scientists and earning CPD points. All food science professionals are affected and need to reacquaint themselves with SACNASP, the legislated regulatory body for natural science practitioners in South Africa. That's us!

The South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions has evolved from being just a registration and regulation body to being one that is a regulator, enabler and adviser. This has ensured that registered scientists benefit fully from being part of a body that is able to not only assist them in their careers but also collate and direct their input into directing where natural science in South Africa goes. The presentation and discussion will focus on these three pillars adopted by the regulatory body's Council as the new way of doing things at SACNASP.

This is your opportunity to hear all about it and pose those questions that have been troubling you and possibly frustrated your decision to register as a natural scientist.

Kind regards,

Denise Metcalfe
Chair: SAAFoST Northern Branch (2015-2017)
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The Speaker

Dr Pradish Rampersadh joined the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions as its Executive Director on the 1st January 2016, being responsible for the operations and management of SACNASP and its activities. Dr Rampersadh obtained his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Witwatersrand, and completed the Management Advancement Programme at the Wits Business School and the Technology Leadership Programme through Tshwane University of Technology. He currently sits on the Council of the Geological Council of South Africa and on the Board of the Institute for Practicing Statisticians.

Date Wednesday 15 March 2017


Dept of Food Science, Old Agriculture Building, University of Pretoria. Parking at Food Science may be limited, enter the campus via University Rd and use the parkade - see directions below. Note that the Gautrain, Hatfield station is a 10 minute walk from the Dept of Food Science.


16:15 for 16:30 Registration
16:30 - 16:35 Welcome & Announcements
16:35 - 17:15 Presentation: Dr Pradish Rampersadh. Pr.Sci.Nat.
17:15 - 17:30 Questions, Discussion & Thanks
17:30 - 18:00: Tea, Coffee, Biscuits & Closure


No Charge but booking is essential for catering please.

Deadline for bookings:

12:00 Tuesday 14 March


Through Irene Burke.
By e-mail: or
By Fax: 086 698 4784 or
By Telephone: 012- 349 2788


If you cannot make it, please cancel by 12:00 on Tuesday 14 March. Or, preferably, send someone in your place.


From Johannesburg / OR Tambo International Airport
From the M1 or the R21 to Pretoria, take the N1 North towards Polokwane until you reach the Lynnwood Road off-ramp.
Exit left into Lynnwood Rd and going in a westerly direction, towards the city, pass several traffic lights.
At the second set of traffic lights after Jan Shoba street (previously Duncan Street) you will find UP's main entrance on your right.
To get to the parkade, pass the main UP entrance and turn first right into University Road.
The entrance to the University from University Road is on the right.
The parkade is straight ahead of this university entrance.
The entrance to the parkade is on the Lynnwood Rd or south side of the building.