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Webinar – 14 September 2023

You are invited to join us for the publishing webinar by clicking here

Webinar – 28 February 2023

Herewith the presentations of the day

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Fashion is the new plastic

For more information, or if you want to collaborate with these projects, please see the e-mail addresses in the presentations.

Additionally, see the following two videos: https://youtu.be/CYoELz5mKlA and https://youtu.be/Ih9G6eGZkOQ 

About Clothes To Good

Last year Clothes To Good (CTG) was awarded the audience prize at the Tommy Hilfiger (TH) World Frontier Fashion challenge, with positive votes from 83 countries. CTG was blessed to be shortlisted last year as one of the top 6 programmes from 430 applications from around the world.  We completed a four day design sprint with the TH team and developed a range of weighted products for people with various challenges, including Autism, ADHD and anxiety.  This was a leap forward in our dream to produce products for people with disabilities, that are affordable and created largely from up-cycled textile waste. Many people in our third world economies are excluded from access to these disability specific products, and CTG OnRoute is on a mission to change this. Because there is an abundance of waste in the world, and a scarcity of resources to support Early Childhood Development (ECD) and people with disabilities, the CTG OnRoute team is focusing some of its energies on making a tangible difference in the lives of vulnerable children and their families by providing access to affordable products, caring for the planet while empowering as many people as possible on the journey. 

Please review this 8 minute presentation Clothes to Good – enabling denim project 2022 as it gives an overview of our current operation and where we are focusing our energies.

Archive Webinars

Webinar – 12 October 2022

Webinar – 14 September 2022

Studying Consumer Science or a related field

North West University

Bachelor of Consumer Studies

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North West University

Additional information regarding consumer science:

North West University

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

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University of South Africa, UNISA

In conjunction with offering several Bachelor of Consumer Science Degrees, have you considered to do continue your studies to a post-graduate qualification?

Visit the website for the various undergraduate qualifications, as well as the post-graduate options: https://www.unisa.ac.za/sites/corporate/default/Apply-for-admission/Undergraduate-qualifications/Qualifications/All-qualifications?cw_college=AGRICULTURE%20AND%20ENVIRONMENTAL%20SCIENCES

University of South Africa, UNISA

In addition to offering a consumer science qualification specialising in various fields, Unisa also has a PGCE in Consumer Studies and other related studies (for example, PGCE: Hospitality studies).

Visit the website for more information:https://www.unisa.ac.za/sites/corporate/default/Register-to-study-through-Unisa/Undergraduate-&-honours-qualifications/Find-your-qualification-&-choose-your-modules/All-qualifications/Postgraduate-Certificate-in-Education-in-Senior-Phase-and-Further-Education-and-Training-Teaching-Consumer-Studies-(90148-%E2%80%93-CON)

University of the Western Cape

Bachelor of Community Development

Please visit the website for more information: https://www.uwc.ac.za/study/all-areas-of-study/departments/department-of-social-work/undergraduate


There are other institutions where you can also study tudying Consumer Science or a related field, please have a look at the websites of these institutions, to see what suits your needs best:

Cape Peninsula University of Technology , CPUT

Diploma in various fields such as:

  • Hospitality and Hotel Management
  • Hospitality and Food and Beverage Management
  • Hospitality and Professional Cookery

Advanced Diplomas’ in 

  • Hospitality and Hotel Management
  • Hospitality and Food and Beverage Management
  • Hospitality and Professional Cookery

Please visit their website at: https://www.cput.ac.za/academic/faculties/business/departments/cths

Durban University of Technology, DUT

For a Diploma in Food and Nutrition, as well as furthering your studies by doing a Masters’ degree, please visit the website at: https://www.dut.ac.za/faculty/applied_sciences/food_and_nutrition_consumer_sciences/ 

Nelson Mandela University, NMU

To study Human Nutrition and Dietetics, please visit NMU’s webpage at: https://dietetics.mandela.ac.za/


University of Pretoria, UP

In order to study anything related to Consumer and Food Science, from undergrad level, to honours and post-graduate level, in various streams, please visit the UP’s Consumer and Food Science’ divisions’ website: https://www.up.ac.za/department-of-consumer-and-food-sciences

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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.