Biosafety Council

Biosafety Council

The Commission after consultation with the Minister has appointed the Biosafety Council in accordance with section 19 of the Research, Science and Technology Act, 2004 (Act 23 of 2004) read together with section 5 (2) and section 6 of the Biosafety Act, 2006 (Act 7 of 2006). Council members will serve for a period of three (3) years as stipulated in section 9 (1) of the Biosafety Act, 2006. The appointment term begins on 1 February 2018 and it will end on 31 January 2021.


The Biosafety Council members are as follows:


Area of Expertise


Dr. Ronnie Bock (Chairperson)


Public Health Issues, including Food Hygiene & Food Safety

Prof Martha Kandawa-Schulz (Deputy Chairperson)

Molecular Biology 

Mr Jakobus Etuna L. Josua


Dr. Herbert Schneider

Animal Health & Welfare and other Agricultural Issues

Mr. Marthin K. Kasaona

Environmental Issues including Environmental Assessment

Ms Caroline !Garus-Oas

Research, Science & Technology

Mr. Jakons Benjamin

Trade and Economy


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