CAF
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

About Us

Wh​o we are

Twenty years ago, a passionate scientist started a laboratory where people could bring samples to get analysed. What started as a small lab has grown to ten different divisions with a variety of equipment in each lab. For that scientist, it was all about research. He wanted to make the world a better place. He used research to make lives and products better. And this is still what it is all about.

What we do

We give you advice about your analytical techniques, we analyse your samples and we train you to work on the equipment and do your own analyses.


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​The GC-MS laboratory partnered with Thalès Wine Cellar Services (Pty) Ltd as a service provider for the analysis of releasable haloanisoles and halophenols ​​in corks, wood, wines and water. Cornea Cilliers (Thales Services (Pty) LTD), Lucky Mokwena (CAF-GCMS Lab), Jacqueline van Wyk (Thales Services (Pty) LTD) William Arries (CAF-GCMS Lab) and Lindani Kotobe (CAF-GCMS Lab).
​Dr Emma Rocke and colleagues from the University of Cape Town looks at ocean water samples with Dr Dalene de Swardt, the operator of the equipment at the Fluorescence Microscopy unit.
​Students and researchers getting equipped at a workshop presented by the DNA Sequencer unit.

  

Meet our unit managers

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Anton

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Carel

DNA Sequencer

Madelaine (acting manager)

Electron Microscopy

Lize

Fluorescence Microscopy

John

Neuromechanics​


Riana

ICP-MS & XRF


Marietjie

Mass Spectrometry

Jaco

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance


Janine

Vibrational Spectroscopy


Alex

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Work with us

​We welcome students, researchers and business people.

Who we work with

Stellenbosch University, the National Research Foundation and the Department of Science and Technology are our partners. Their valuable support makes us excel.