Nematological Society of Southern Africa
Nematologiese Vereniging van Suidelike Afrika

Member Society of the IFNS

NSSAPeter Smith encouraged nematologists attending an entomological congress at Stellenbosch in 1971 to establish a southern African nematological society. Questionnaires on this issue were distributed at the congress, resulting in 34 people interested. The Nematological Society of Southern Africa was established in 1972 and two newsletters were issued. In April 1973, the first NSSA Symposium was held with delegates from Rhodesia (currently Zimbabwe), Swaziland and South Africa. From there on symposia were held biennially.

The aim of the NSSA is to advance the science of nematology in southern Africa in both its fundamental and applied aspects. To serve this purpose the Society shall act as an agency for the exchange of information, shall hold regular symposia and shall promote and extend knowledge in all phases of the subject.

There are currently 148 members, up from 43 in 1973.


Dr Driekie Fourie
Agricultural Research Council
Grain Crops Institute
Private Bag X 1251
Potchefstroom 2520
South Africa
Tel +27 (18) 299 6325
Fax +27 (18) 294 7146
E-mail: fourieHD@arc.agric.za

IFNS Councilor

Danny Coyne
Soil Health Scientist
Project Manager: East Africa Banana Breeding Project
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA, www.iita.org)
c/o icipe, Kasarani, P.O. Box 30772-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
International Mailing Address: IITA, Grosvenor House, 7th Floor, 125 High Street, Croydon CR0 9XP, UK
Tel: +254 (0)20 8632932   |  Mobile no: +256 (0)752 787802 or +254 (0)714 782436


The 6th International Congress of Nematology will be presented by the Nematology Society of Southern Africain (NSSA) during May 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa!
Click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_HIpPuxUp0 to have a sneak preview of what the host city offers to visitors. Also check out the website (Nematology Society of Southern Africa) atwww.sanematodes.com for updates on this forthcoming event or contact Mieke Daneel (mieke@arc.agric.za) or Driekie Fourie (driekie.fourie@nwu.ac.za).


Financial contributions are made by the NSSA and the Southern African Society for Plant Pathology towards the maintenance of the journal African Plant Protection, a multidisciplinary journal which includes nematological publications and promotes African authorship and/or contents. Contact Dr Antoinette Swart atswarta@arc.agric.za.

From 2007 newsletters are being compiled by Rinus Knoetze (newsletter editor).
Contact: Rinus Knoetze, Department of Agriculture, Private Bag X5015, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa. Tel: +27 (21) 809 1621, Fax: +27 (21) 883 2570. E-mail: rinusk@nda.agric.za


Current NSSA membership fee is R500 bi-annually and 45 Euro bi-annually.

Address for NSSA subscriptions: MC Pretorius, Treasurer NSSA, PO Box 28, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa. Tel + 27 (13) 759 8000, Fax: +27 (13) 755 2281. E mail: mc@cri.co.za

African Plant Protection subscription fees:

A. Individuals in South Africa, R90;
B. Individuals in all other countries, US$50;
C. Institutions, associations and companies in South Africa, R125;
D. Institutions, associations and companies in all other countries, US$60.

Each subscription entitles the subscriber to two issues of the journal, published annually in February and August.

Address for journal subscriptions: Lindie Steynberg, The Secretary, African Plant Protection, PO Box 26230, Arcadia 0007, South Africa.