South Africa

Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (DAFF)
Division(s) within DAFF with an interest or role in biosecurity:

The mission of the Biosafety division is to manage a bio-safety regulatory system focused on minimizing potential risks associated with the impact of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on the environment, human and animal health.

Department of Science & Technology (DST)
DST seeks to create a prosperous society that derives enduring and equitable benefits from science and technology and to develop, coordinate and manage a national system of innovation that will bring about maximum human capital, sustainable economic growth and improved quality of life.

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
CSIR in South Africa is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. It undertakes directed research and development for socio-economic growth.

Specialized Institutions/Centers:

National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)
The NICD is a division established within the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS). It serves as a resource of knowledge and expertise in regionally relevant communicable diseases to the South African Government to assist in the planning of policies and programmes and to support appropriate responses to communicable disease problems and issues.