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AQA Scientific – an African company passionately committed to

enhancing modern analytical laboratory processes, through the supply and commissioning of  quality scientific equipment supported by continuous service back-up and specialised training.

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The Cholera Outbreak: Beer can SAVE lives.

In 1854 cholera plagued the city of London on a massive level. Five hundred people perished within two weeks, many more were extremely sick and there was a panic: people begun leaving the area fearing for their lives. There was a consensus that the “dirty”, “smelly” air was the cause (Casual, Casual and profile, 2018).

John Snow was perplexed by this idea as it appeared it didn’t affect everyone and strangely enough the people at the breweries were not affected.

Every day the workers at the breweries were given beer as compensation and so they were not drinking any water. As John Snow continued to interview the victims’ families, he realised that all the people had been drinking water from the “Broad street pump” and even those affected who lived in outlying areas had encountered water from that very same pump (Casual, Casual and profile, 2018).

It appeared that the disease that so many were running from was contained in one pump. Thus Mr Snow gave rise to the theory that cholera was, in fact, water borne. An infected babies’ nappy had been thrown near the water pump and create chaos (Casual, Casual and profile, 2018).

Although the cause of Cholera has been known since this time, and cures for this disease are established, our country as well as many other African countries are still plagued by this disease! 663 million people worldwide do not have access to improved sources of drinking water and thus the problem keeps perpetuating. The numbers are as high as 132 212 cases a year with 2420 leading to death (World Health Organization, 2018).

AQA’s major vision for our company is “improve lives by providing safe, clean drinking water to everyone in Africa”. This is achieved through supplying instruments and consumables as well as training thereof for testing of both beer and water across the continent. Join us in making this vision a reality, because in 2018, 164 years after discovering what causes Cholera, we should not be in this predicament. Join us on this journey to clean water- and keep drinking beer so we can keep testing it!

Casual, T., Casual, T. and profile, V. (2018). John Snow and the 1854 London Cholera Outbreak. [online] Available at: 

[Accessed 20 Dec. 2018].

World Health Organization. (2018). Cholera. [online] Available at: [Accessed 20 Dec. 2018].


High Purity Standards- Organic and Inorganic

AQA-Scientific would like to introduce you to our NEW RANGE                                       

123.jpgof organic and inorganic standards. The range is traceable, comprehensive, cost effective and offers second source product lines. We can supply standards for ICP (single and multielement); USP method; ICP-MS (multielement); filter media for hygiene and ambient air analysis; metallo-organic oil; ion chromatography; wet chemical; water and wastewater; natural and simulated matrix reference materials and custom standards. Please contact us for any further information and follow this link for the full catalogue.


Introducing the Thermo Beermaster- 
Specifically designed for the brewing industry
A one-stop-shop for all your beer testing needs. This instrument is being used nationally and internationally in the major breweries, but is also completely compatible with smaller, independent breweries. It is an extremely efficient way to minimise testing time and procedures as it is completely automated and easy to operate! Bitterness, ethanol in low alcohol beers, FAN, SO2 and colour to name a few are some of the beer-industry specific analytes of this instrument. You can also do water analysis on the same analyser.All reagents and standards are readily available through us too. Do not hesitate to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for some expert advice. information or quoting on this instrument. For consumables please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


AQA-Scientific is seeking a young, outgoing and determined individual to fulfil the role of internal and external sales representative the environmental laboratory supplies market.

Work Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Confidence to seek out new business opportunities and retain and nurture existing business relationships
  • Schedule own business meetings
  • Excellent admin skills, experience with tendering is a bonus.
  • Manage all customer relations, including quoting, follow up and queries
  • Willingness to learn about new and existing products
  • More than 2 years’ experience in a sales position/laboratory position

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work in South Africa
  • BSc with Chemistry as a major is preferred, proficient knowledge of chemistry field
  • Valid drivers license and own vehicle
  • Proficient in English and one other South African language
  • Full-time position, travelling locally may be required
  • Training beginning December 2019
  • Position available from January 2019
  • Basic salary, car allowance,cell phone,laptop plus commission

Please do not apply unless you meet the criteria. If you do not receive any feedback, assume you have not qualified for an interview.

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Countries serviced by AQA

  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Rwanda
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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