The SAAFoST Foundation makes available an award of a certificate and an amount of R2 000 annually for the most deserving students at each of eight South African tertiary institutions.

Awards are based on results obtained in the final year of study, for a completed first degree in Food Science from the Universities of Pretoria, Stellenbosch, Venda and the Free State or a completed diploma in Food Technology at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Durban University of Technology, the Tshwane University of Technology and the University of Johannesburg. Only the Tertiary Institutions listed above may nominate candidates for this award.


The students must have been members of SAAFoST for at least 12 months preceding the application. Nominations and recommendations by the Department Heads, based on academic excellence must reach the SAAFoST Membership Development Officer by 15 February each year. The student should have a record of academic distiction and maintain an average of at least 70% in their previous academic year. Nominations should include a copy of the nominee’s academic record for the final year of study. Only one student per tertiary Institution can be nominated and awards cannot be shared and are not transferable. The SAAFoST Foundation will adjudicate the nominations and their decision will be final. The award will be presented at a meeting of the local branch of SAAFoST or at another suitable SAAFoST event. Payment will be made to the nominee.


Download the nomination form in Adobe PDF format or MS Word format.

Closing date for applications is 15 February 2019.

Ensure that you provide the following documentation with the completed nomination form:

  • A copy of nominees complete academic record for all the previous study years.

Return by e-mail or fax to the Membership Development Officer, by 15 February 2019.
SAAFoST Membership Development Officer
PO Box 35233
Menlo Park
Tel: (012) 349 2788
Fax: (086) 698 4784
E-mail: saafost.irene@telkomsa.net

Award recipients

2018 – Aphelele Pandle (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
2018 – Toluwase Adedoja (University of the Free State)
2018 – Kamogelo Nkgodi (University of Johannesburg)
2018 – Anthony Jenvey (University of Pretoria)
2018 – Banza Kalenga (Tshwane University of Technology)
2018 – Rochelle Keet (Stellenbosch University)
2017 – Jolene van der Merwe (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
2017 – Rita Myburg (University of the Free State)
2017 – Jolen van der Merwe (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
2017 – Rita Myberg (University of the Free State)
2017 – Unarine Ndau (University of Johannesburg)
2017 – Kgomatso Dhlanagamandla (University of Pretoria)
2017 – Kate Turner (Stellenbosch University)
2016 – Dalene Marshall (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
2016 – Sylvia Mnisi (University of Johannesburg)
2016 – Sibongile Mndebele (University of Pretoria)
2016 – Megan Twentyman-Jones (Stellenbosch University)
2015 – Lebohang Matsoso (University of Johannesburg)
2015 – Janie van Deventer (Stellenbosch University)
2015 – Precious Xulu (Durban University of Technology)
2015 – Tineman Barnard (Tshwane University of Technology)
2015 – Claudie Amorim (University of Pretoria)
2014 – Nettania Blom (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
2014 – Malgorzata Milaniak (University of Pretoria)
2014 – Francois Olivier (Stellenbosch University)
2014 – Joelle Kongolo (Tshwane University of Technology)
2013 – Yvonne Maphoza (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
2013 – Motsiri Lebea (University of Johannesburg)
2013 – Malory Links (University of Pretoria)
2013 – Stephanie Bosman (Stellenbosch University)
2012 – Riana van Rensburg (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
2012 – Zanele Shongwe (Durban University of Technology)
2012 – Jeremiah Molelekoa (Tshwane University of Technology)
2012 – Gabatshoane Madisa (University of Johannesburg)
2012 – Courtney Robertson (University of Pretoria)
2012 – Melanie Pitout (Stellenbosch University)
2011 – Mmaphuti Ratau (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
2011 – Sharon Masina (Durban University of Technology)
2011 – Moses Madende (University of the Free State)
2011 – Petra Muller (University of Pretoria)
2011 – Nina van Schalkwyk (Stellenbosch University)
2010 – Ruth L Rother (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
2010 – Romy Hochfeld (University of Pretoria)
2010 – Lehana Steyn (Stellenbosch University)
2009 – Kimberley Jones (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
2009 – Johannes J Du Preez (University of the Free State)
2009 – Geraldine Duhain (University of Pretoria)
2009 – Ilona S Koch (Stellenbosch University)
2008 – Lusani N Vhangani (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
2008 – Roohee Cassim (Durban University of Technology)
2008 – Philip Nel (University of the Free State)
2008 – Landi van Zyl (University of Pretoria)
2008 – Megan Whitehead (Stellenbosch University)
2008 – Ronel Olivier (Tshwane University of Technology)
2007 – Loyiso Mtalana (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
2007 – Leanne Dickens (University of the Free State)
2007 – Celeste Pretorius (University of Pretoria)
2007 – Melvi Todd (Stellenbosch University)
2006 – Andrea Walter (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
2006 – Kirosha Nair (Durban University of Technology)
2006 – Lutendo Nemugumoni (University of the Free State)
2006 – Mandisa Mlawuza (University of the Free State)
2006 – Aruina v d Walt (University of Pretoria)
2006 – Donna- Maree Cawthorn (Stellenbosch University)
2006 – Silnia Badenhorst (Tshwane University of Technology)
2005 – Danie Jansen v Rensburg (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
2005 – Selelo Sekgala (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
2005 – Thomas Steynberg (University of the Free State)
2005 – Muneera Said (University of the Free State)
2005 – Francel Lamprecht (University of Pretoria)
2005 – Kelly J Wainwright (Stellenbosch University)