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Grassland Society of Southern Africa

The Grassland Society of Southern Africa (GSSA) is involved and concerned with the science and practice of range and pasture management.

This broad field involves primarily the use and conservation of natural resources. It encompasses applied fields such as livestock production, wildlife management, nature conservation, water catchment management and range and mine-dump rehabilitation. The disciplines include, amongst others, ecology, botany, zoology, range and pasture science, animal science, soil science and genetics.

The GSSA has a multi-disciplinary base and promotes interaction between environmental practitioners, scientists and students, who are employed by a wide range of institutions including government, universities, development, agricultural, wildlife and related agencies.

  • 53rd Annual Congress of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa

    July 22, 2018 – July 27, 2018

    Advancing Rangeland Ecology and Pasture Management in Africa

  • 52nd Annual Congress of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa

    July 23, 2017 – July 28, 2017

    The 52nd Annual Congress was held at WITS Rural Facility, near Hoedspruit, on the border of the two hosting provinces, Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The Congress incorporated the 8th Research Skills Workshop and a Policy and Practice Workshop.

    To view the list of delegates, proceedings, programme and presentations, please go to http://grassland.org.za/events/annual-congress/gssa-congress-2017

  • 51st Annual Congress of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa

    July 3, 2016 – July 8, 2016

    51th Annual Congress incorporating the 7th Research Skills Workshop 2016 and an Invasive Species Workshop, 3 to 8 July 2016, Wilderness Hotel Resort and Spa, Wilderness, Western Cape.

    To view the list of delegates, proceedings, programme and presentations, please go to http://grassland.org.za/events/annual-congress/2016