Welcome to Stellenbosch University

CAF has 9 operational units built around logical clusters of equipment and analytical expertise:   


Science oscars - NSTF finalists

The CT Scanner Facility team was nominated for a NSTF award - this is the most prestigious science awards in South Africa and is often called the "science oscars of South Africa". As finalists CT staff (on right: Muofhe Tshibalanganda, Prof Anton du Plessis, Stephan le Roux) attended the awards function on 27 June at Emperor’s Palace, Johannesburg.


Research Showcase

The SU faculties of Engineering and Science hosted a research showcase meeting with high profile potential research partners, clients and funders. This event took place in June at the Riboville Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg. The Electron Microscopy (Prof Lydia-Marie Joubert), CT Scanner (Muofhe Tshibalanganda) and Biomedical Mass Spectrometry (Hannes van der Merwe) Units represented CAF at the event. Our instrumentation and application of various analytical techniques were presented in poster format, and discussions with various alumni, local industries and colleagues from Stellenbosch University resulted in renewed interest for collaboration and research support to South African industries.


CAF aims to advance research in the scientific community by providing exceptional analytical solutions. We do this by ensuring the optimal and sustainable utilisation of multi-user research equipment in the service of research and development. We are an open access facility and welcome all clients from academic institutions and industry.