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

Mr. MC Pretorius President
PO Box 28
Nelspruit 1200
082 338 9853

Mieke Daneel

Dr. Mieke Daneel Vice-president
Private Bag X11208
Nelspruit 1200
084 561 0301

Dr. Sonia Steenkamp Secretary/Treasurer
ARC Grain Crops Institute
Private Bag X1251
Potchefstroom 2520
083 452 5926

Prabashnie Ramoutar

Ms. Prabashnie Ramouthar Newsletter editor & website
Private Bag X02
Mount Edgecombe 4300
083 394 93 95

Sheila Storey

Ms. Sheila Storey Symposium Chairperson
PO Box 2825
Durbanville 7551
083 654 9762



Dr. Nomakholwa Stokwe Additional Member
Stellenbosch University
PO Box X1
Matieland 7602

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