Biosafety

 

About Us

 

Aim

To manage a bio-safety regulatory system focused on minimizing potential risks associated with the impact of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on the environment, human and animal health.

Functions

 

  • Develop and implement policies and strategies to contribute to the safe use, handling and transfer of genetically modified organisms.
  • Providing technical advice on matters relating to the application of genetically modified organisms in SA
  • Facilitate a compliance system for assessing potential risks associated with the application of genetically modified organisms.
  • Provide an administrative support system for the bodies established under the Genetically Modified Organisms Act, 1997 (Act No. 15 of 1997) (GMO Act).