We provide you with information, connect you with other biotechnology stakeholders and industry players, and run programs that will help you achieve your objectives. We also offer various capacity building programmes aimed at meeting the objectives of the association to provide accurate and factual information on biotechnology and biosafety to policymakers, the media, and the general public.



AfricaBio provides an independent network between industry, academia, regulatory authorities, and market opportunities.


As part of marketing SA biotech innovations to international markets and exposing them to investors, AfricaBio is compiling a catalogue of SA biotech companies. Entrepreneurs of established company that have an interest in being featured in the inaugural publication of this SA Biotech Catalogue can submit their company details to the AfricaBio in the attached form. Featuring is done free of charge for companies. This will serve to expose local innovations for future partnering and internationalization opportunities. The directory will be published in phases.


The growth of any sector is dependent on stakeholders along the value chain collaborating and partnering. AfricaBio serves as a networking and partnering platform for all innovators within the biotech value chain, and in all the sector of the bio economy.

These take the form of business breakfast sessions, investor forums, workshops and roundtable discussions. Some of these are open to the public, while others are for members only. These are mainly published in the Events section.


Market of local innovations to the global market is regarded as one of the enablers of the SA bio-economy sector. Internationalization of local innovations will serve as a tool for attracting foreign direct investments and talent and, thereby leading to the growth of the sector. AfricaBio provides, to its stakeholders, opportunities to commercialize their products. These are done through participating in trade fairs, exhibitions, trade delegations or partnering of international partners. These will further provide companies to in-license new technologies from all over the world.



Students can become members of AfricaBio by downloading and completing the short membership application form, pay the membership fee, and email or fax it along with proof of payment to info@africabio.com or +27 86 619 9399. For undergraduate students, membership is free.

Become a member and kick-start your career with our internships, scholarships, and career opportunities!


Sales Representative (Lab equipment) - Scitech Placements, West Rand

Completed Degree in Science (BSc Genetics / Microbiology / Life Science / Biotechnology / Biochemistry / or Chemistry

Apply before Saturday, November 24, 2018



Matric • BSc Microbiology • Computer literacy (Certificate required) • Working Knowledge of LIMS (Laboratory information management software) • 1-2 years working experience • Knowledge of ISO 17025:2005 (E), Knowledge of food safety systems (FSSC 22000)


Principal Technical Officer in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology- Rhodes University, Eastern Cape

A Bachelor in Science (Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and/or equivalent PLUS approximately 4 years relevant experience. Apply before Monday, November 19, 2018



National Diploma in Food Technology / Diploma in Biotechnology or BSc in Food Science/Microbiology


DST-NRF Internship Programme 2019/20

The National Research Foundation (NRF) is responsible for the management of the DST-NRF Internship Programme in which graduates and postgraduates are placed at various host institutions for work place experience under the guidance of experienced mentors. The graduates/postgraduates are placed at institutions as interns on an annual basis, from 1 April to 31 March the following year. Preparations are underway for the 2019/20 co-hort of interns and the interest of your institution to participate as a host has been received.

You are therefore requested to nominate a contact person (Designated Authority) for your institution and send us his/her details for us to move with the registration of your institution on our Online Submission System. We require the full contact details of the contact person (Designated Authority) and the ID number for this purpose i.e. title, name, surname, email address, telephone number & ID number and institution’s official name in full. Please send these details to monwabisi@nrf.ac.za by 27 June 2018 at the latest.



AIFMRM Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at University of Cape Town in South Africa, 2018


A letter of application, including areas of expertise, research interests, and experience

A complete CV, including the names and contact details of at least two referees

Copies of academic transcripts

Application Deadline: May 31, 2018


Post-doctoral position in termite functional genomic-Human Frontier Science Program


We are seeking a motivated person, speaking French and English, autonomous, with education and experiences in entomology, in social insect biology (about termites would be the best), some experiences in the field and with a good background in genetic/molecular

Closing date 03/09/2018


Post-Doctoral Researcher

Educational Requirements:

A PhD in neurobiology, pharmacology, physiology, molecular biology or other pain related disciplines is required, preferably obtained within the past five years desirable Skills

Closing date 30 June 2018.




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