These are the terms and conditions of Soil Fertility Testing and Consulting “SFTC” and covers all services rendered by SFTC. SFTC is a soil microbe test laboratory based in South Africa.

1. Test Requests

1.1 Tests will only be done on samples after payment is cleared in our bank and a duly completed Sample Submission Form for each sample was received;

1.2 All tests will only include the metrics as indicated in the service specification of the product and any additional requests will be charged for separately;

1.3 The sending and delivery of the sample is solely the responsibility of the customer and no responsibility will be accepted for lost or spoiled samples.

1.4 SFTC sample testing is a separate service from its consulting service and the sample testing does not include any consulting services.

2. Contact details

2.1 You must ensure that the contact details that SFTC hold for you is kept up to date or updated when you make use of our services. If you have not provided updated details SFTC will use the last details provided to it by yourself.

3. Test results

3.1 The test results will be sent to you as a link via the email on your contact details. You are solely responsible for security of email sent to the address you have maintained.

3.2 SFTC will only provide you with your test results:

3.2.1 if your account has been settled in full; and

3.2.2 you are legally entitled to receive the test results (i.e. they are your tests)

3.3 SFTC test results should be interpreted and explained to you by a knowledgeable person.

4. Customer Privacy

4.1 Please see our Privacy policy

5. Payment for Test results

5.1 We can only accept payment via Electronic Fund Transfer into SFTC’s nominated bank account and consider payment to be received when the funds are cleared in our bank account.

5.2 Transaction currency is South African Rand (ZAR).

6. Jurisdiction

All services rendered by SFTC are governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa and any dispute in terms of these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court of South Africa, Western Cape Division, Cape Town for the institution of any legal proceedings herein.

7. SFTC reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions from time to time as required.

8. SFTC’s head office is situated at: 9 Koning Street, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa 6330.

9. Copyright

This site and all the information and all graphic representations or images on it belong to SFTC in the absence of any contrary indication. Copyright and all intellectual property rights, including but not limited to design rights, moral rights, and any similar rights, in any information and any graphics on this site or relating to it are vested in SFTC and reserved, subject to any contrary indication. All copying is forbidden other than in accordance with certain limited permissions:
You are permitted to view the contents of this site on screen. You are also permitted to print one copy of reasonable extracts from the site for your personal use or private study and to save one copy of such reasonable extracts to your local hard disk for your personal use or private study.
It is strictly forbidden to copy any material on this site for commercial use (other than as necessary for the purpose of viewing the site in the course of a business) or to store any or all of the contents of this site on a proxy server, cache or other similar form of storage.
All other copying and distribution of any of the contents of this site are strictly forbidden. If you are viewing this site in the course of your or your employers’ business, you must observe the restrictions set out above.
Copyright © 2021 SFTC. All rights reserved.

10. Email

All rights and ownership to any email message, its attachments and any proprietary rights to the contents thereof including but not limited to intellectual property rights are the property of SFTC unless indicated otherwise.

SFTC does not guarantee the integrity of email messages, assumes no liability whatsoever for any damage or loss whatsoever caused by or resulting from email messages and does not guarantee that any email message and its attachments are free from any virus and/or malicious software. Any views expressed in email messages are not that of SFTC unless expressly indicated by SFTC. No one may conclude a contract on behalf of SFTC by email without the express written confirmation by a duly authorised representative of SFTC.

SFTC does not permit the sending of any unsolicited communication. If you consider any email message unsolicited, please notify SFTC immediately by sending an email to