About Us

The Nematological Society of Southern Africa (NSSA) is dedicated to advance the science of Nematology in Southern Africa in both its fundamental and applied aspects.

To serve this purpose the Society acts as an agency for the exchange of information, holds regular symposia and promotes and extends knowledge in all phases of the subjects. The NSSA brings together scientists, researchers and like-minded individuals from Africa who dedicate themselves to the study of nematodes. Short courses are also organised when the need arises.

George Martin Memorial scholarship

The George Martin memorial scholarship is awarded annually. The award, to the value of R 4000.00 is open to persons from countries of Southern Africa, i.e. South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Namibia. The purpose of the scholarship is to promote Nematology in Southern Africa, preferably by assisting the successful candidate to attend a recognized course in Nematology. Applicants must be serious about pursuing a career in Nematology and about furthering the science of Nematology. The successful candidate will be expected to give a paper at the next NSSA symposium and/or report in the Society’s newsletter how the funds were used.

Executive Committee Members


Dr. Mieke Daneel President
Private Bag X11208
Nelspruit 1200
084 561 0301

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Ms. Prabashnie Ramouthar Vice-president
Nemlab (Pty) Ltd
PO Box 2825
Durbanville 7551
083 394 9395

Dr. Annika Pienaar Secretary/Treasurer
Lelie Street
Stellenbosch 7609

Ms Lené van der Walt Newsletter & Website
Nemlab (Pty) Ltd
PO Box 2825
Durbanville 7551


Prof Driekie Fourie Symposium Chairperson
North West University
Private Bag X6001
Potchefstroom 2520



Raymond Collett Additional Member
North West University
Private Bag X6001
Potchefstroom 2520

Danny Coyne

Dr. Danny Coyne IFNS representative
IITA Headquarters
PMB 5320, Oyo Road, Ibadan 200001,
Oyo State, Nigeria
+254 208632900


Click here to download the NSSA Constitution 2018


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