UPOV Notification No. 11
International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants
International Convention (1961) and Additional Act of November 10, 1972

Accession by the Republic of South Africa

The Secretary-General of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and, in conformity with the provisions of Article VIII, paragraph (6), of the above Additional Act, has the honor to inform him that, according to the notification received from the Government of the Swiss Confederation on October 27, 1977, the Government of the Republic of South Africa deposited, on October 7, 1977, its instrument of accession to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, signed at Paris on December 2, 1961, and to the Additional Act of November 10, 1972, amending the said International Convention.

According to the information received, the Republic of South Africa will belong to Class V for the purpose of determining the amount of its contribution towards the budget of UPOV.

The said International Convention and Additional Act entered into force, with respect to the Republic of South Africa, thirty days after the deposit of its instrument of accession, that is, on November 6, 1977.

November 7, 1977