Gold Medal for Student Academic Performance

This award is made annually to the best student in Plant Production at each South African University. To qualify for the award the student must follow Plant Production or Agronomy as their major subject and complete his/her BSc degree cum laude. Handing over of the medal and prize money usually coincides with annual graduation ceremonies. Heads of Agronomy Departments at the various universities must please inform the secretariat timeously when a student in their Department qualifies for the award to ensure delivery of the medal and prize money in time for graduation ceremonies.

2017 – Mr. BJM Bornman (UFS)

2016 – Mr. AJS Laubscher (UFS)

2016 – Miss Cara Boshoff (UP)

2016 – Mr. Wentzel Coetzer (UP)

2016 – Mr. Zane Coles (UP)

2016 – Mr. Andrew Faber (UP)

2015 – Miss Candice McGladdery (UP)

Honorary Members

According to the Society/s Constitution, the Council may grant honorary membership to a person in recognition of exceptional services to and the promotion of the objectives of the Society on account of the excellence of achievements as scientist.

Forty nine (49) honorary members were nominated in the past 41 years. It is clear from this list that the SASCP deviated from its broad definition of honorary membership in that it also nominated persons who were not necessarily members of the SASCP because of their position in society and on the basis of particular services rendered to the agricultural industry as a whole. Among the more prominent names are those of the President of the RSA, JJ Fouché, ministers of Agriculture, H Schoeman and DCH Uys, well-known agricultural leaders such as FJH le Riche and B Fourie as well as senior departmental officials such as DF Retief, JG Strydom, SA Hulme and WP Grobbelaar. Persons who excelled in their field of study include JPF Sellschop, K Nathanson, EW Laubscher, GD Thompson, E Wolff and JJ Human.

2015 – Prof. Andrew LP Cairns

2012 – Mr. Willem T. Engelbrecht

2012 – Mr. Schalk J. Grobbelaar

2011 – Prof. J.B.J. van Rensburg

2010 – Prof. G.A. Agenbag

2010 – Dr. J. Dreyer

2008 – Dr. J.J. van Biljon

2006 – Prof. P.S. Hammes

2005 – Dr. N.J.J. Combrink

2004 – Dr. Gideon Joubert

2001 – Dr. K.W. Pakendorf

2000 -Prof. J. de Jager

2000 – Dr J. de Kock

1999 – Dr. M. Farina

1999 – Dr A.H. Heyns

1998 – Dr G. Green

1997 – Mr. J.J. van der Merwe

1997 – Mr. F.J. Dijkhuis

1996 – Mr. A. Beyers

1995 – Mr. J.W. Louw

1994 – Mr. B. Fourie

1993 – Prof. J.J. Human

1992 – Mr. I.S. Ferreira

1991 – Mr. W.E. Pienaar

1991 – Dr E. Wolf

1990 – Mr. W.A. du Preez

1988 – Dr. W.P. Grobbelaar

1985 – Prof. S.A. Hulme

1985 – Prof. E.W. Laubscher

1985 – Dr. G.D. Thompson

1984 – Mr. M. Daling

1984 – Mr. A.J. Botha

1983 – Mr F.P.R van Wyk

1982 – Mr. C.D. Cillie

1982 – Dr. J.G. Strydom

1982 – Prof. K. Nathanson

1981 – Dr. P.J. Venter

1980 – Mr. D.V. Horton

1980 – Mr. R.R. Melck

1980 – Mr. L.B. Rothman

1979 – Prof. G.D.B. de Villier

1979 – Mr. F.J.H. Le Riche

1978 – Prof. P.C.J. Oberholzer

1978 – Mr. D.C.H. Uys

1978 – Mr. J.J.A. van Wyk

1977 – His Honorable H. Schoeman

Fellowship Awards

According to the Constitution, fellowship awards are made to members in due recognition of exceptional achievements or service to the Society. This award was first granted in 1987 and in 2014 the Society had 37 fellowship members.

2019 – Johann Strauss

2019 – Scott Sydenham

2019 – Dr. Sunette Laurie

2017 – Mr. Sakkie Köster

2017 – Mr. Arno van Vuuren

2016 – Dr. Vicki Tolmay

2014 – Ms. C. Sullivan

2013 – Dr. D. Marais

2011 – Prof. A.T. Modi

2010 – Prof. S. Walker

2009 – Dr. A. Singels

2008 – Dr. A. Barnard

2008 – Dr. A.E.J. Saayman-du Toit

2008 – Dr. J.M. Steyn

2004 – Prof. J.G. Annandale

2003 – Prof. J.B.J. van Rensburg

2003 – Mr. W. Kilian

2002 – Dr. J. Purchase

2000 – Dr. N.J.J. Combrink

1998 – Mr. W.A.J. Berry

1998 – Dr. J.B.J. van Rensburg

1997 – Dr. M.C. Dippenaar

1995 – Dr. K.W. Pakendorf

1993 – Dr. G.A. Agenbag

1993 – Prof. De la R. du Toit

1993 – Dr. G.D. Joubert

1992 – Prof. P.C. Nel

1991 – Prof. O.T. de Villiers

1991 – Dr. J. Dreyer

1990 – Dr. J. de Kock

1990 – Prof. P.C.J. Maree

1989 – Mr. F.J. Dijkhuis

1989 – Dr. A.L. du Pisani

1989 – Dr. M.P.W. Farina

1989 – Dr. P. Möhr

1988 – Dr. G.C. Green

1988 – Prof. P.S. Hammes

1988 – Prof. J.J. Human

1998 – Prof. E.W. Laubscher

1987 – Prof. P. Allan

1987 – Prof. J.M. de Jager

1987 – Dr. J.B. Mallet

1987 – Dr. B.N. Wolstenholme

Gold Medal Awards

The gold medal of the SASCP is regarded as the highest award that can be granted to members in recognition of exceptional scientific achievement. This medal has only been awarded 12 times.

2017 – Dr. Johan van Biljon

2016 – Prof. Alan TP Bennie

2004 – Dr. Johan Swanevelder

1999 – Dr. J.B.J. Van Rensburg

1998 – Prof M.J. Savage

1997 – Prof O.T. de Villiers (postuum)

1995 – Dr H.O. Gevers

1992 – Prof P.S. Hammes

1988 – Prof P.C. Nel

1983 – Dr M.P.W. Farina

1981 – Dr G.C. Green

1978 – Prof J.M. De Jager

1978 – Dr P. Möhr