Agricultural Product Standards Amendment Bill 2014

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Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has published the Agricultural Product Standards Amendment Bill, and is asking you to comment.

On 16 August 2013 and 3 October 2014 respectively, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will conduct public hearings on the Bill during the month of March and April 2015.

Bill seeks to amend the Agricultural Product Standards Act, 1990, so as to:
▪ insert a definition and substitute other;
▪ provide for auditing of a product for quality control;
▪ make provision for management control system;
▪ make further provisions for the Minister to make regulations pertaining to audit management control systems.

The public hearings will take place during the dates, times and venues specified in the table below:

Date and time


31 March 2015


Western Cape

Stellenbosch Quarantine Station – DAFF

Polkadraai Avenue, Stellenbosch.

8 April 2015


Northern Cape/North West

Protea Upington Hotel

24 Shroder Street, Upington.

13 April 2015



Durban Protea Hotel Edward

149 Marine Parade, Durban.

15 April 2015


Eastern Cape

Port Elizabeth Protea Marine Hotel

Marine Dr. Summerstrand Port Elizabeth.

20 April 2015



Tzaneen Magoebaskloof Hotel.

R71, Mopani. Greater Tzaneen.

23 April 2015


Gauteng/North West

Pretoria, Imbizo Boardroom.

30 Hamilton Street, Harvest House Building, Arcadia.

For technical enquiries please email Mr Billy Makhafola at

Enquiries can be directed to Mr Billy Makhafola on tel (012) 319 6023