About us

The Soil Science Society of South Africa (SSSSA) is a scientific society that promotes the advancement of soil science and soil technology, as well as the responsible practice thereof. The society provide a platform for soil scientists in South Africa, where research-based publication, resources and information are shared.

Aims

  • To promote and protect the professional status and prestige of soil science.
  • To promote and extend the society.
  • To ensure the standard of soil science training.
  • To provide a platform to share ideas and resources.
  • To obtain and disseminate knowledge, information and ideas relevant to soil science through discussion and publication.
  • To promote and encourage collaboration and contact between the SSSSA and other societies, both nationally and internationally.

  • Council

    Prof Jude Odhiambo
    President
    University of Venda
    Tel: 015 962 8110
    Jude.Odhiambo@univen.ac.za
    Prof Johan van Tol
    Vice-President
    University of the Free State
    Tel: 051 401 2386
    vantoljj@ufs.ac.za
    Mr Martiens du Plessis
    Past-President
    NWK Limited
    Tel: 018 632 3732
    martiens@nwk.co.za
    Mr. Dup Haarhoff
    Treasurer
    GWK
    Tel: 053 298 8200
    duph@gwk.co.za
    Ms. Nancy Nortje
    Permanent Secretary
    SAPSSC
    Tel: 083 389 0543
    admin@soils.co.za
    Dr Gerhard Nortje
    Secretary
    University of South Africa
    Tel: 011 471 2286
    nortjgp@unisa.ac.za
    Dr Corrie Swanepoel
    Marketing prpmo web
    ARC-SCW
    Tel: 076 618 0605
    SwanepoelC@arc.agric.za
    Dr Andrei Rozanov
    Social media
    University of Stellenbosch
    Tel: 021 808 2397
    dar@sun.ac.za
    Dr Kobus Anderson
    Congress and administration
    ARC-SCW
    Tel: 012 310 2596
    AndersonK@arc.agric.za

    Announcements and news

    2021 Beauty of African Soils photo competition now open!
    2021 Beauty of African Soils photo competition now open!
    Jacques van Zuydam

    We invite all SSSSA members to submit their most beautiful digital photos of African soils.

    2021-06-18 12:05:51