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Port Elizabeth, March 2018

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Welcome to IPPS Southern Africa

We welcome all plant production professionals and those involved in horticultural research and education in Southern Africa, to join our professional network and participate in sharing plant production knowledge.

Every year we host an educational conference during the first week of March. This event is a forum where horticultural professionals share information and keep up to date with the latest developments in plant production practices.


Our region has a successful student exchange partnership with IPPS Australia. Each year a young horticulturist of Southern Africa has the opportunity to visit Australia during May. Visit the Australia / South Africa Student Exchange page for more information.

We organize various nursery visits and half-day workshops with the aim to give members the opportunity to improve their skills, knowledge and professionalism. Interested in joining IPPS? Please visit the Become a member page for more information.

Latest News

16 March 2017

Ziniko Mkiva, 2017 IPPS SA - AUS exchange student

Congratulations Ziniko! Enjoy your trip to Australia!The IPPS members present at the 2017 Conference voted for Ziniko to participate in the Austr...

30 October 2016

20th Annual Conference - Southern Africa 2017

IPPS Southern Africa 20th Annual Conference & Tour – 2017 We’ll be visiting the beautiful Tzaneen area! Come and join the 2017 annual conference &...

26 March 2016

Robert Lyte, 2016 Exchange Student from Australia

My visit to South AfricaSouth Africa is an amazing country with a lot of diversity. The highlight of my trip has been the visit and study of plants in...