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Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)


Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction

Annex on Implementation and Verification ("Verification Annex")

Part IX : Activities Not Prohibited under this Convention in accordance with Article VI

Regime for Other Chemical Production Facilities

B. Verification




9. Subject to the provisions of Section C, verification as provided for in Article VI, paragraph 6, shall be carried out through on-site inspection at:
(a) Plant sites listed pursuant to paragraph 1(a); and
(b) Plant sites listed pursuant to paragraph 1(b) that comprise one or more PSF-plants which produced during the previous calendar year more than 200 tonnes of a PSF-chemical.


10. The programme and budget of the Organization to be adopted by the Conference pursuant to Article VIII, paragraph 21(a), shall contain, as a separate item, a programme and budget for verification under this Section after its implementation has started.


11. Under this Section, the Technical Secretariat shall randomly select plant sites for inspection through appropriate mechanisms, such as the use of specially designed computer software, on the basis of the following weighting factors:
(a) Equitable geographical distribution of inspections;
(b) The information on the listed plant sites available to the Technical Secretariat, related to the characteristics of the plant site and the activities carried out there; and
(c) Proposals by States Parties on a basis to be agreed upon in accordance with paragraph 25.


12. No plant site shall receive more than two inspections per year under the provisions of this Section. This, however, shall not limit inspections pursuant to Article IX.


13. In selecting plant sites for inspection under this Section, the Technical Secretariat shall observe the following limitation for the combined number of inspections to be received by a State Party per calendar year under this Part and Part VIII of this Annex: the combined number of inspections shall not exceed three plus 5 per cent of the total number of plant sites declared by a State Party under both this Part and Part VIII of this Annex, or 20 inspections, whichever of these two figures is lower.