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Potato Certification Service turns 21 on 14 June 2016!

The Company, Potato Certification Service's certificate of incorporation of a company without share capital was issued on 14 June 1995 under the Companies Act, 1973 (Act 61 of 1973).

The staff of Potato Certification Service wishes to thank each seed potato grower for your dedication to seed production, in the midst of many challenges, as you continue to produce good seed potatoes for certification.  Thank you to each table potato producer, for whom it is not negotiable to plant only certified seed potatoes.

It is Potato Certification Service's mission to support the potato industry in South Africa to perform optimally by ensuring high quality plant material. 

Potato Certification Service
is a non-profit company established on 14 June 1995 for the certification of agricultural products. 

Potato Certification Service has been contracted by the authority, the Independent Certification Council for Seed Potatoes, appointed by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to exercise the powers, perform the functions and carry out the duties conferred upon, assigned to or imposed upon the authority under the South African Seed Potato Certification Scheme.

Potato Certification Service has a B-BBEE status of Level 5.

Our Vision

Potato Certification Service plays a leadership role in the pursuit of a sustained supply of high-quality planting material to the potato industry of South Africa.

Our Mission

Potato Certification Service supplies an industry-related service which supports the potato industry in South Africa to perform optimally by ensuring the availability of high-quality planting material.

Our Values

Potato Certification Service strives toward excellence through living the following values:

  • Client trust and satisfaction
  • Effective utilisation of resources
  • Equal opportunities
  • Performance orientation

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