About us

The SSSSA is a scientific society, which, in the interest of its members, promotes the advancement of soil science and soil technology as well as the responsible practicing thereof by its members with the view to the long-term sustainable utilisation of the environment in the interest of the community.

Aims

  • Promotion and protection of the professional status and prestige of soil science as a science and career.
  • Promotion and extension of the society.
  • Promotion of the standard of training of soil scientists and technologists.
  • Creation of opportunities for the free exchange of ideas on soil science and technology.
  • The obtaining and dissemination of knowledge, information and ideas having relevance to soil science by means of discussion and publication.
  • Promotion of contact between the society and other bodies with common or similar interests, both within South Africa and overseas.
  • Council

    Prof. JJO Odhiambo
    President
    University of Venda
    Office: 0159628110
    Jude.Odhiambo@univen.ac.za
    Prof Johan v Tol
    Vice-President
    University of the Free State
    Office: 0514012386
    vantoljj@ufs.ac.za
    Mr MJ du Plessis
    Past-President
    NWK Limited
    Office: 018 632 3732
    martiens@nwk.co.za
    Dup Haarhoff
    Treasurer
    GWK
    Office: 532988200
    duph@gwk.co.za
    Nancy Nortje
    Permanent Secretary
    SAPSSC
    admin@soils.co.za
    Dr Gerhard Nortje
    Secretary
    University of South Africa
    Office: 011 471 2286
    nortjgp@unisa.ac.za
    Corrie Swanepoel
    Marketing prpmo web
    ARC-SCW
    SwanepoelC@arc.agric.za
    A Rozanov
    Social media
    dar@sun.ac.za
    Kobus Anderson
    Co-opted members- CC & Admin
    ARC-SCW
    Office: 012-3102596
    AndersonK@arc.agric.za