Agricultural extensionists in South Africa play a pivotal role in service delivering to commercial farmers and new farmers that enter agriculture. The South African Society for Agricultural Extension which was established in 1966 is a scientific society representing agricultural extensionist involved with agricultural development mainly from South Africa, but also host international members from India, many countries of Africa, USA and Asia.
The mission of SASAE is to promote the science and vocation of agricultural extension through its members. Currently SASAE has 1200 members. The majority of our members are employed by government, but membership also consists of members from private and cooperative sector. SASAE has six branches namely in KwaZulu Natal, Free State, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and the Central Branch which include members from Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Gauteng and North West provinces.