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Welcome to the Southern African Society for Plant Pathology!

The aim of the Society is to promote Plant Pathology in Southern Africa by acting as official mouthpiece of plant pathologists in Southern Africa. The society provides opportunities for plant pathologists to meet and exchange information of mutual scientific interests, coordinating affiliation with related scientific societies in Southern Africa, as well as with corresponding and related foreign societies, gathering and disseminating information on Plant Pathology.
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Prof Anton Ströh & Prof Brenda Wingfield

Professor Brenda Wingfield receives prestigous Chancellor Award: Research

The SASPP and its members would like to congratulate Professor Brenda Wingfield for winning the prestigous Chancellor Award: Research, which is awarded to a researcher in recognition of exceptional achievement in the field of research aimed at the advancement of science, and the associated promotion of the interests of the University of Pretoria.

Prof. Brenda Wingfield was given the award for her pioneering work in fungal genomics in South Africa.  

NSTF Discussion Forum

Topic: Plant health in South Africa – threats to biosecurity, biodiversity and food security

The NSTF Discussion Forum topics include detecting and controlling plant health problems, research into pests and pathogens, chemicals versus biological control, and the role of breeding and technology for resistance.


Conferences ♦ Webinars ♦ Online Meetings


The UN General Assembly proclaimed 2020 as a year to recognize and protect plant health. The year is expected to increase awareness among the public and policy makers of the importance of healthy plants and the necessity to protect them in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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SASPP members are welcome to submit news articles, & information regarding upcoming events, to be published on our website.

Information should be relevant, and is subject to approval by the SASPP secretary, Dr. Cornel Bender.

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