Workshops, Public Hearings & Meetings on Seed Laws & Plant Breeders Rights

Western Cape:


South Africa-Plant Breeders Rights Bill – Parliamentary Committeee meetings are open to to the public to attend.

Date: POSTPONED (Intended Date was 8 August 2017) No details available as yet.

Venue: Committee Room G26 Ground Floor, National Assembly Building.
(Check to confirm date and time as this can change.)

Go to the Visitors Entrance at Parliament, just outside the main gates, present your ID card and inform them what committee meeting you will be attending. Enjoy the food and drinks provided, we pay for this.
Document handouts are also available for the public.
**’Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources, (National Council of Provinces), [Briefing by the Parliamentary Legal Advisor on similarities and issues raised in Provincial Negotiating Mandates received on the: Plant Improvement Bill [B8B-2015] Sec 76; and Plant Breeders’ Rights Bill [B11B-2015] Sec 76;
During this meeting the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) as well as Legal Advisors from the Department, the State and Parliament should be present;
Consideration and Adoption of Minutes], Committee Room G26, Ground Floor, National Assembly Building, 10:00’**
– Same day as the Vote of No Confidence that takes place during the afternoon session in the National Assembly beginning at 14:00


Gauteng Public Hearing  (Bronkhorstspruit Community Hall)
Date: Saturday, 12 August 2017
Time: 10H00 – 14H00
Address: 32 Olifant Crescent, stand 34, Bronkhorstspruit Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality)
To confirm your attendance, please respond to Ms Ms Noziwe Mngadi at (011) 498 5536 and cc Ms Victoria Mokubetsi at (011) 498 5674.

Please see Public Hearing August 12 Invitation/ Click below for more info

Plant Bills Public Hearing Invitation to stakeholder – Bronkhorstspruit


Workshop on the revised seed laws in South Africa in preparation for the Public Hearing on the 12th August

Date: Saturday the 5th August

Venue: UJ Soweto Campus Hall B3 Time: 10am-1pm

Contact us for any questions Claire: 074 694 4623 / email:

Seed Workshop August 5 Invitation / Click here for more info


Sonia Mountford

Sonia Mountford lived as an expat in the Middle East for a number of years and enjoyed travelling and exposure to third and first world cultures. Her interest in food security began while visiting in Sri Lanka after floods and discovering the politics around Food Aid. As a co-founder of Grass Consumer Action and the only full time member, she spent four years researching the dysfunctional food system in South Africa, investigating, questioning and exposing misleading claims. Although her interests range from food politics to toxins in our food, including harmful ingredients in processed foods and Big Food influence; she soon came to realize that the most important part of the food journey begins on farms. For that reason she spends much of her time visiting farms, learning and talking about constraints and concerns in production methods with farmers. Passionate about nutritional food security she believes higher animal welfare farming practices are not only necessary for ethical reasons but also for human health. She is an ambassador for SOIL, BEES and healthy WATER. Mountford started EATegrity ( “Helping You Find Integrity in the Food Chain” in 2015. Her aim is create greater consumer awareness about the food chain and to encourage transparency in the South African food industry.