The Peppadew Success Story

The Peppadew story started when Johan Steenkamp first discovered the sweet red pepper at his holiday home in the Eastern Cape in 1993. He saved seeds from the ripened fruit of the mother plant and cultivated them at his farm in Tzaneen, Limpopo. Steenkamp saw...

Plant Breeders’ Rights – South Africa

Plant breeders have intellectual property rights for new plant varieties. Breeders of new plant varieties are granted plant breeders’ rights for protection against exploitation without their permission. If you breed a plant variety and would like to obtain financial...

Plant Breeders’ Rights in South Africa

Plant Breeders’ Rights are governed by the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act No. 15 of 1976 and entail protection of new plant varieties bred by conventional or genetically modified means that don’t fall within Patent protection. For a plant variety to qualify for Plant...