Memberships

SAAFoST members strive for continuous education during their careers and commit to an internationally acceptable professional Code of Conduct. Yearly membership includes:

· Member rates for SAAFoST events

· Connecting on the SAAFoST platform

· Free webinars and professional development webinars

· SAAFoST Branch and Special Interest Group membership

· The FST-Magazine every trimester

· Shared Items/Events of Interest locally and from all over the world

· SAAFoST Mentoring programme.

· Biennial Congresses at membership rates

· Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

· Opportunities to profile your innovation, technology, research, business, or project.

· SAAFoST registered Consultants

  • Individual membership
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 726.09

    SAAFoST members are employed in various positions in the food industry as well as associated companies in the food value chain. Members were not trained as food scientists or technologists but are actively involved in any activity related to these fields. They benefit from the interaction with other members and companies as well as various events and workshops. Members commit to uphold the SAAFoST Code of Conduct.

  • Student Membership
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 217.39

    Student Members study full-time courses of a technical, practical or scientific discipline, mainly in food science and technology and related fields at tertiary education institutes in South Africa. Annual membership requires proof of student registration. Bursaries can be applied for; several awards are available and various events like career days are solely organised for them. The MySAAFoST branch organises events and webinars aimed at young professionals and students and all SAAFoST events are also open for student attendance at reduced prices.

  • Post Graduate Membership
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 259.13

    Postgraduate members study full-time postgraduate courses in the technical, practical or scientific fields; mostly in Food Science or Technology (MSc and PhD). Their research may be submitted for publication in the FST-magazine and for presentation at congresses for which two awards are available. Annual membership requires proof of post graduate registration. Available bursaries are nominated for by the tertiary institutions. The MySAAFoST branch organises events and webinars aimed at young professionals and students and all SAAFoST events are also open for student attendance at reduced prices.

  • Individual Professional Member
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 726.09

    SAAFoST professional members have obtained a four-year degree in a food related industry and qualify for registration or have registered as a natural scientist. CPD points can be earned through SAAFoST membership, reading of the FST-magazine, attending various events, webinars, workshops and congresses, joining mentorship programmes as well as serving on branch or council committees. Professional members also commit to uphold the SAAFoST Code of Conduct: https://www.saafost.org.za/about/code-of-conduct/

  • Professional Consultants
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 986.96

    Professional Members of SAAFoST are available to the food industry as consultants. All are Registered Natural Scientists or are registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) or the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). All have been Professional Members of SAAFoST for at least five years and are in good standing with the Association.

  • International Members
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    R 893.91

    International SAAFoST members and professional members are employed in various positions in tertiary education and the food industry as well as associated companies in the food value chain. They benefit from the interaction with other SAAFoST members and companies via webinars, events, workshops and congresses. Members commit to uphold the SAAFoST Code of Conduct: https://www.saafost.org.za/about/code-of-conduct/

  • Retired Members
    Duration
    Lifetime
    Package price
    Free

    Retired members have been long-standing paid-up members of SAAFoST, with a minimum of twelve years before retirement. Requests to be made a retired member need to be addressed to the Membership Officer, who will proceed with approval. Retired members are exempt from annual membership fees but enjoy the full benefits of SAAFoST membership.

  • Retired Professional Member
    Duration
    Lifetime
    Package price
    Free

    Retired professional members have been long-standing paid-up members of SAAFoST, with a minimum of twelve years before retirement. Requests to be made a retired member need to be addressed to the Membership Officer, who will proceed with approval. Retired members are exempt from annual membership fees but enjoy the full benefits of SAAFoST membership.

  • Honorary Life Members
    Duration
    Lifetime
    Package price
    Free

    Honorary Life Members are awarded this special honour by the SAAFoST membership during a Biennial General Meeting at the recommendation of the relevant Council. Honorary Life Members are exempt from annual membership fees but enjoy the full benefits of SAAFoST membership.