Items of interest 15 July 2019
Dear members

We have been made aware of the following items of interest, please read up before booking:

R638 Workshop
A new food regulation - do you comply?

Date and venue: 25 July 2019, Goldfields Auditorium, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth
Cost: R220 per person before 20 July - includes lunch and refreshments
Contact: / 041 504 3582

Third Yoghurt Summit
Preparing for the ultra-race: from science to performance.

Date and venue: 21 August 2019 (09:00-14:00), Four Seasons Hotel in Johannesburg
Contact: or Nicola (083 330 2425) or Karen (082 324 0801)

Bio Africa Convention
From consumers to leading innovation.

Guest speaker: Dr Chris Smith, known as the, "Naked Scientist", Cambridge University
Date and venue: 26 - 28 August 2019, Durban
Contact: and find out about the internship prize for a PhD scientist to study Science Communications at Cambridge

The Influence of Context/Environment and Psychographics on Product Design and Evaluation
A public lecture presented by Professor Herb Meiselman, ex Natick Laboratories, USA.

Date and venue: 7 August 2019, Future Africa Complex Auditorium, University of Pretoria
Contact: - for further information

South African Association for Energy Economics Conference - the First SAAEE Conference
Transforming future energy systems to ensure sustainability and climate protection.

Date and venue: 18-19 November 2019, Future Africa campus, University of Pretoria

IUFoST Distinguished Lecturer - for the 2020 World FS&T Congress in New Zealand
Call for nominations for Distinguished Lecturer 2020 by 31 August 2019.

Send your nominee information to: Sharon:

IUFoST Lifetime Achievement and Young Researcher Excellence Awards 2019
Call for nominations to honour an individual in the field of FS&T over his/her career and for a promising individual in the initial stages of such a career.

Send your nominee information to: Sharon:


Scam - Dr Gordon Robertson is NOT participating
Scam - Dr Gordon Robertson is NOT participating in a widely publicised packaging workshop said to be taking place from 14 to 18 August in Jhb. Please report all suspicious events to: so that SAAFoST members can be alerted to them.


SAAFoST Secretariat