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

SSSSA Photo Competition
SSSSA Photo Competition

2022 Beauty of African Soils - Photo Competition

2022-09-30 10:31:26

Guidelines for conducting Soil Surveys in South Africa
Guidelines for conducting Soil Surveys in South Africa

Guidelines for conducting Soil Surveys in South Africa A proper soil survey is a very useful set of information for the land user. The purpose of this book is to provide guidelines to the soil surveyor in order to conduct a proper soil survey.

2022-03-18 13:24:49

2022 Calendar
2022 Calendar

2022 Calendar

2022-02-14 09:18:23