UPOV Notification No. 20
International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants
of December 2, 1961, as revised at Geneva on November 10, 1972, and on October 23, 1978

Ratification 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 has the honor to inform him of the deposit by the Government of the Republic of South Africa, on July 21, 1981, of its instrument of ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants of December 2, 1961, as revised at Geneva on November 10, 1972, and on October 23, 1978.

The date of entry into force of the said International Convention will be notified when the required number of ratifications, acceptances, approvals or accessions is reached in accordance with Article 33(1) of the said International Convention.

July 23, 1981