Laboratory Manager: Analytical Se​rvices - Ms Zanele Hlam; Tel: (012) 310 2531; E-mail:

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The ARC Campus for Soil, Climate and Water (ARC-SCW) had modest beginnings in 1902 as the Division of Chemistry in the Transvaal Department of Agriculture. Various changes not only in name but also in focus have taken place over the years to constitute the current Institute which is still well known for its Analytical Services laboratory.

The ARC-ISCW laboratory is a member of AgriLASA Proficiency Scheme for soil, water, plant and fertilizer matrices. The laboratory is also a member of the Wepal Proficiency Scheme for Soil. The laboratory is currently accredited for testing of anions in water and our SANAS Accreditation number is T0868.​​

Enquiries, suggestions and comments can be addressed to the lab manager: Tel: (012) 310 2500/2531; Fax: (012) 323 1157 or E-mail: hlamz@arc.a​

Samples can be delivered to the Institute by hand, mailed or sent by courier to:

Physical address: ARC-ISCW, 600 Belvedere Street, Arcadia, 0083

Postal address: ARC-ISCW, Private Bag X79, Pretoria, 0001

​Contact Details of Project Leaders ​ ​ ​ ​

​Ms. Anna Nxumalo
Project Leader: Plant Analysis
Tel: 012 310 2613

Ms. Peggy Mputle
Project Leader: Water Analysis
Tel: 012 310 2526
E mail:

Ms. Noluthando Sotaka
Project Leader: Soil Analysis
Tel: 012 310 2610

Ms. Vicky Roberts
Project Leader: Soil Farmer Analysis
Tel: 012 310 2606

Frederick Pohl 
Project Leader: Specialist Analysis (Organic & Biological)
Tel: 012 310 2617


Ms. Anna-Marie du Preez
Project Leader: Specialist Analysis (Inorganic)
Tel: 012 310 2529
E mail:

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