Call to action: make your submissions to oppose corporate seed Bills and save our seeds...

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The Plant Breeders’ Rights and Plant Improvement Bills restrict the saving, trading, exchanging, and sale of seed. This can have massive ramifications on seed and food sovereignty, agricultural biodiversity, access to diverse seed, and increasing the disparities and inequalities in South African agriculture, food and nutrition.

We urgently need to protect and preserve our food and seed sovereignty. It is in our best interests that we make our voices heard and retain what really is ours, which is the right to our food, the quality and control of our seed.

We have produced this email template to create the opportunity for you to express yourself directly to the relevant authorities. The submission template will appear in an email addressed to the relevant officials in your province. Feel free to change the template to express your own views and add your own comments before sending. Your submission will have a much stronger political effect if you add your own comments.

This is an opportunity to stand for what you believe in!

To support our call please:

Click on send mail for your province, and this will automatically send an email to authorities in the province, but please do remember to add your own comment.

Or you can:

Use the template and fill your comments in the spaces provided:

1. Select text in “view submission” and CUT/COPY.
2. Click on “Send email” – this should fire up a new mail message for you. (note if your email is not connected to your browser, see below for manual submissions)
3. PASTE content in email
4. Enter your own comment
5. SEND

Having problems? Then follow these steps manually:

1. Copy the email address from your province (provided below) and paste into “To” on your email
NB – cc Seedhavens@gmail.com and sibusiso@acbio.org.za
2. Click on “view submission” and COPY content
3. Paste into the body of your email
4. ADD YOUR OWN COMMENTS and send

Thank you!

Province View Document Email them
Gauteng View submission Send email
Eastern Cape View submission Send email
Free State View submission Send email
Limpopo View submission Send email
KZN View submission Send email
Mpumalanga View submission Send email
North West View submission Send email
Western Cape View submission Send email
Northern Cape View submission Send email
International support View submission Send email

For manual submissions. please use the email addresses below.

Province Government Office
Gauteng LMampe@gpl.gov.za, tskosana@gpl.gov.za, seedhavens@gmail.com, sibusiso@acbio.org.za
Eastern Cape smahobe@ecleg.gov.za, LMampe@gpl.gov.za, tskosana@gpl.gov.za, seedhavens@gmail.com, sibusiso@acbio.org.za
Free State kgathatson@fsl.gov.za, tskosana@gpl.gov.za, LMampe@gpl.gov.za, seedhavens@gmail.com, sibusiso@acbio.org.za
Limpopo mabijar@limpopoleg.gov.za, mabijarp@gmail.com, LMampe@gpl.gov.za, tskosana@gpl.gov.za, seedhavens@gmail.com, sibusiso@acbio.org.za
KZN nseles@kznleg.gov.za, LMampe@gpl.gov.za, tskosana@gpl.gov.za, seedhavens@gmail.com, sibusiso@acbio.org.za
Mpumalanga prettyma@mpuleg.gov.za, LMampe@gpl.gov.za, tskosana@gpl.gov.za, seedhavens@gmail.com, sibusiso@acbio.org.za
North West karabo@nwpl.org.za, Karabom1@gmail.com, LMampe@gpl.gov.za, tskosana@gpl.gov.za, seedhavens@gmail.com,
sibusiso@acbio.org.za
Western Cape zadams@wcpp.gov.za, seedhavens@gmail.com, sibusiso@acbio.org.za
Northern Cape jmohlakoana@ncpg.gov.za, ksinclair@ncpg.gov.za, LMampe@gpl.gov.za, tskosana@gpl.gov.za seedhavens@gmail.com, sibusiso@acbio.org.za
International support LMampe@gpl.gov.za,tskosana@gpl.gov.za,smahobe@ecleg.gov.za,kgathatson@fsl.gov.za,nseles@kznleg.gov.za,
mabijar@limpopoleg.gov.za,mabijarp@gmail.com,prettyma@mpuleg.gov.za,karabo@nwpl.org.za,
karabom1@gmail.com,zadams@wcpp.gov.za,jmohlakoana@ncpg.gov.za,ksinclair@ncpg.gov.za,seedhavens@gmail.com,
sibusiso@acbio.org.za

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