Department of Life and Consumer Sciences

Prof FT Tabit

College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
School of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department: Life and Consumer Sciences
Associate Professor
Tel: 011 471 2080


  • B.Sc Life Sciences (University of Buea, Cameroon) 
  • M Sc Food Science and Technology (Lund University, Sweden)
  • PhD Food Science (University of Pretoria (South Africa)

Fields of academic interests

Teaching interests

  • Various aspects in food science and technology

Research interests

Journal articles

  • TSHIKALANGE TE, MODISHANE DC, TABIT FT. (2017) antimicrobial, antioxidant and cytotoxicity properties of selected wild edible fruits of traditional medicinal plants. Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants 23(23):68-76.
  • SIBANYONI JJ, TABIT FT. (2017) assessing the food safety attitudes and awareness of managers of school feeding programmes in mpumalanga, south africa. Journal of Community Health 42(4):664-673.
  • SIBANYONI JJ, TSHABALALA P, TABIT FT (2017). Food safety knowledge and awareness of food handlers in school feeding programmes. Food Control 73 (Part B), 1397–1406.
  • TABIT FT, KOMOLAFE NT, TSHIKALANGE TE, NYILA MA. (2016). Phytochemical constituents and antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of selected plants used traditionally as a source of food. Journal of Medicinal Food 19(3), 324-329.
  • ASIEGBU CV, LEBELO SL, TABIT FT. (2016). The food safety knowledge and microbial hazards awareness of consumers of ready-to-eat street-vended food. Food Control 60, 422-429.
  • TABIT FT. (2016). Advantages and limitations of potential methods for the analysis of bacteria in milk: a review. Journal of Food Science and Technology 53(1), 42-49.