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 and promotion
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!

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

2021-06-18 12:05:51