| Nematological Society
of Southern Africa
Nematologiese Vereniging van Suidelike Afrika
Society of the IFNS
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
There are currently 148 members, up from 43 in 1973.
Dr Driekie Fourie
Agricultural Research Council
Grain Crops Institute
Private Bag X 1251
Tel +27 (18) 299 6325
Fax +27 (18) 294 7146
Dr Mieke Daneel
Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Crops
Private Bag X11208
Tel: +27 (13) 7537023
Fax: +27 (13) 7523854
6th International Congress of Nematology will be presented
by the Nematology Society of Southern Africain (NSSA) during
May 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa!
to have a sneak preview of what the host city offers to
visitors. Also check out the website (Nematology Society
of Southern Africa) at www.sanematodes.com
for updates on this forthcoming event or contact Mieke Daneel
or Driekie Fourie (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 at email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
Protection subscription fees:
in South Africa, R90;
B. Individuals in all other countries, US$50;
C. Institutions, associations and companies in South Africa,
D. Institutions, associations and companies in all other
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.