The SSSSA is a scientific society, which, in the interest of its members, promotes
the advancement of soil science and soil technology as well as the responsible
thereof by its members with the view to the long-term sustainable utilisation of the
environment in the interest of the community.
- Promotion and protection of the professional status and prestige of soil science as a science and career.
- Promotion and extension of the society.
- Promotion of the standard of training of soil scientists and technologists.
- Creation of opportunities for the free exchange of ideas on soil science and technology.
- The obtaining and dissemination of knowledge, information and ideas having relevance to soil science by means of discussion and publication.
- Promotion of contact between the society and other bodies with common or similar interests, both within South Africa and overseas.