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The South African Weed Science Society
Andrew Wanneburgh- Department of Environmental Affairs- Working for Water Programme
The Southern African Weed Science Society is a voluntary association, funded in 1978 for scientists and managers in weed science and related disciplines.
The Society’s mission is to further weed science in Southern Africa through improving control of the many weeds that drastically reduce our crop production and the alien invader plants that impact on our natural resources; supporting the use of the most efficient and environmentally acceptable control methods to benefit soil, water and atmosphere as well as plant and animal life.
The Society promotes weed science in the sub-continent by holding regular conferences and workshops, supporting the publication of the South African Journal of Plant and soil, distributing a regular newsletter; encouraging contact with the international weed science organisations and local, allied agricultural, industrial, biological and conservation organisations, providing functions and awards to stimulate and recognise excellence and service.