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The Southern African Weed Science Society is a professional society, founded 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: