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Latest Conferences

2022

SAAFECS hosts the 15th International biannual conference in South Africa (online), which features research from local and international researchers in areas of foods and nutrition, clothing and textiles, housing and interior, hospitality management, consumer behaviour and decision –making, entrepreneurship, education and community development as well as sustainability and globalization.

Programme and Book of Abstracts

Herewith the final programme for the 15th International SAAFECS Conference.

Conference Gallery

Due to the online nature of the conference, no photos were taken

2020

SAAFECS hosts an International biannual conference in South Africa, which features research from local and international researchers in areas of foods and nutrition, clothing and textiles, housing and interior, hospitality management, consumer behaviour and decision –making, entrepreneurship, education and community development as well as sustainability and globalization.

Programme and Book of Abstracts

Herewith the final programme for the 14th International SAAFECS Conference.

Conference Gallery

Some of our SAAFECS Facebook members who attended the SAAFECS Conference in 2020

Prof Kempen extending a note of thanks to SAAFECS Conference (2020) attendees

Dr Francois Naudé, SUPERT EACHER, a staunch supporter of SAAFECS

Prof Geoff Goldman presenting his keynote address at the 2020 SAAFECS Conference

SAAFECS members at the 2020 Conference Cocktail Function

Mr. Chandru Wadhwani from Extrupet presenting his keynote address at the 2020 SAAFECS Conference

Mr Magoshi - Gauteng Co-ordinator of SACE presenting at the 2020 SAAFECS Conference

Mrs Joyce Pasha, one of our teacher-presenters at the 2020 SAAFEC Conference

Ms Latiefa Behardien from Woolworths Foods presenting her keynote address at the 2020 SAAFECS Conference

2018

What's New

For information on what is happening in the world of Consumer Sciences and the related fields, click to open. HOWEVER, click on the CONFERENCE tab for information about the upcoming 16th International SAAFECS conference in conjunction with IFHE Africa, 2024

2024 Nutrition congress

Please see the Save the Date attached for the 2024 Nutrition Congress.

The congress will be held 2-4 October 2024 at the Elangeni Hotel, Durban.

The call for abstracts is open until 18 March 2024 on the congress website www.nutritioncongress.co.za

2023 Nutrition congress

The Nutrition Congress will be hosted 18-20 April 2023 in Somerset West, South Africa.  For more information, see the brochure below or visit the website www.nutritioncongress.co.za 

World Social Marketing 2023

The World Social Marketing Conference will be held in Johannesburg, 24-26 April 2023.

Call for papers are now open.

For more information, please visit the website: https://wsmconference.com/

IFHE Publications

The International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) hosted the 2022 World Congress.  The theme related to the textile and design exhibition, and outputs were often connected to sustainable production practices and are published at the IFHE website.

You can download and view the resources here

2020 South African Society of Dairy Technology’s one-day symposium on 24 March 2020

Where: The Premier Hotel, OR Tambo International Airport

Conference Package

SASDT Member – Full Conference Package (1 day) – R 1,800.00
Non-SASDT Member – Full Conference Package (1 Day) – R2,350.00
Bona Fide Student – Full Conference Package (1 Day) – R550.00
SASDT Honorary Member – Full Conference Package (1 Day) – R550.00
EXHIBITOR – (Exhibition space only, delegate fee not included) – R2,000.00

Reflecting on World Home Economics Day 21st March 2019
Each March, beginning in 1982,members of the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) celebrate World Home Economics Day to promote family and consumer issues. The 2019 theme, “Creativity and Innovation in Home Economics for Sustainable Development”, highlights our profession’s contribution to a sustainable future. Sustainable development begins at home.
2019 Short course: The influence of Context/Environment and Psycho-graphics on Product Design and Evaluation
The Department of Consumer and Food Sciences is offering a short course CONSUMER RESEARCH WITH FOOD AND OTHER PRODUCTS presented by Prof Meiselman from the 6-8 August 2019.