In September/October 2005, at the behest of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Executive Council (EC): GMO Act took the decision not to approve any more new GM applications for the purposes of importation in South Africa as food, feed and processing.

The decision was taken to accommodate serious concerns by the DTI regarding price distortions of GM maize, and its concomitant impacts on the South African economy as a whole.

Read here.