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Statutory Measure on Lupine Drawn Up

July 6, 2021

Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development

A statutory measure on lupine has been drawn up.

The agriculture, land reform and rural development department published the statutory measure in Government Gazette 44798 in terms of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.

The statutory measure, to be administered by the SA Cultivar and Technology Agency NPC, is designed to compensate breeders of lupine varieties for their contribution towards obtaining and utilising improved international and local agriculture related intellectual property to the benefit of the lupine industry in South Africa.

According to the department, a portion of funds collected by the levy will be focused on small scale farmers and transformation of the lupine industry in South Africa.

The levy stands at R35 per ton for 2021/22 and 2022/23.

The guideline price for lupine per metric ton is set at R3 497.11.

The statutory measure comes into operation on 1 October 2021 and lapses on 30 September 2023.

Meanwhile, the Agency for Food Safety’s notice on inspection fees for poultry meat, eggs and processed meat products published in Gazette 44724 has been withdrawn.

Replacement Notice 399 on inspection fees for processed meat products was published in Gazette 44799.

A fee of R468 per hour will apply for normal time while R624 per hour will apply on Sunday and public holidays.

The fees came into effect on 1 July 2021.