Genetic Resources


Plant Breeder's Rights




To provide a national plant variety protection System



  • To provide a plant variety evaluation and registration service in terms of the Plant     Breeder’s Rights Act, 1976 (Act no. 15 of 1976)  
  • To manage the plant variety listing system.
  • To manage the granting of Plant Breeder’s Rights.
  • To develop norms and standards, and procedures for plant variety evaluations.
  • To facilitate information management on plant variety protection.