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01 August 2013- 31 Jul 2016
Dr Glen Carlisle (Chairperson)

Dr BM Modisane-State Veterinary Services
Dr Riaan Mulder-Large Animal Practitioner
Dr Mark Verseput-Small Animal Practitioner


The Committee screens complaints lodged with Council.  These complaints are evaluated with the replies received from the respondents against whom complaints were lodged. The committee, after scrutiny of complaints , inter alia recommends that a formal inquiry should be held, that there were no grounds for a complaint, that a decision could not be made on the information submitted and that further information should be obtained; or acts in terms of Rule 35 (5) of the rules.

The Chairpersons of all committees are members of Council

Members with relevant expertise are co-opted onto the committee as and when required.

Inquiries: Inquiry Body

Chairperson: Council member

The tribunals for Council inquiries are constituted of the Chairperson who is a member of Council and one other Council member or member who served previously and two private practitioners or members relevant to the case

Ad hoc prosecutors are currently appointed by Council in terms of Section 32 (2) of the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act to act as the pro forma complainants at Council inquiries and leads the evidence on behalf of the Council at these inquiries.


Committee on Specialisation members:- 01 August 2013- 31 July 2016

Dr A de Vos – Chairperson of the Committee on Specialisation

Prof P Irons – Representing the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria

Dr R Lobetti – Representing companion animals

Dr D Miller – Representative of the SAVA

Prof M Saulez – Representing large animals

 

Any submissions for the attention of the Committee on Specialisation should be submitted to Leonie Westcott, Director Education on   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and to Lenora Erasmus, Education Co-ordinator on   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
No late submissions will be considered.

Refer to Latest Meeting Dates for Committee on Specialisation meeting dates. 

The SAVC Committee on Specialisation deals, inter alia, with the following:

  • Monitoring the standards of training for the M.Med.Vet programmes by appointing monitors.
  • Establishing criteria for all disciplines or fields. Looking at specific criteria for each discipline.
  • Reviewing the minimum requirements for registration as a veterinary specialist.
  • South African Veterinary specialisation and global issues, e.g. SAVC representation at the EBVS Annual Meeting; perusing the EBVS Newsletter; dealing with specialisation in South Africa compared to the RCVS and others.
  • The scope of monitoring standards and compliance with minimum standards.
  • Projected future need for specialisation in VPH.
  • Requirements for specialisation: supervisors and training - application for peer review qualifications/experience.


Registration and Authorisation Committee Members: 01 August 2013 - 31 Jul 2016
Dr Charlotte Nkuna (Chairperson)
Dr Ayoub Banderker (Member with portfolio on Council in Animal Welfare)
Sr Theresa Lötter (Veterinary Nurse profession)
Mr Johann Müller (Veterinary technologist)
Mr Johan Oosthuizen (Animal Health Technician profession)
Mr Cor Bester (Laboratory Animal Technologist)

Click on this link to go to Dates: Submissions and Applications, for a comprehensive list of meeting dates.
http://www.savc.org.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=245&Itemid=65

The Committee will consider applications submitted as follows:

  • Authorisation in terms of Section 23 (1) (c).  These applications must be submitted by the employers, who must also motivate the need for the applications.  This is a special dispensation and authorisation must first be obtained before the employee may render the service of a veterinarian or para-veterinarian.
    Click on this link for full details:
     http://www.savc.org.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=43&Itemid=244
  • Re-registration with the SAVC after a period of 3 years has lapsed since the individual was last registered with the SAVC. These applications are submitted by the individuals seeking re-registration. Proof that the applicant kept abreast of his/her profession during the period of removal from the register must also be submitted. Re-registration must first be obtained before the applicant may commence to work as a professional again. 
    Click on this link for full details:
     http://www.savc.org.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=273&Itemid=286
  • Competence Specific Registration [CSR].These applications must be submitted by the individuals seeking CSR. Applications must be supported by  motivations from the prospective employers for the need to employ the persons with the particular competencies/expertise. This is a special dispensation and CSR must first be obtained before the employee may render the services of a veterinarian or para-veterinarian.
    Click on this link for full details:
     http://www.savc.org.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70&Itemid=246

For full details please contact:
Ms Talita Coetzee, Registration Coordinator,at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with regard to all enquiries relating to authorisation and competence specific registration; and Mr Sipho Mkhatshwa, Registration official,at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with regard to all enquiries relating to automatic registrations, registration for the first time after 3 years has lapsed since obtaining a pre-scribed qualification, and re-registration after 3 years has lapsed since last being registered with the SAVC.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

No. R. 623      30 June 2006

MEDICINES AND RELATED SUBSTANCES ACT, 1965

REGULATIONS RELATING TO A TRANSPARENT PRICING SYSTEM FOR MEDICINES AND SCHEDULED SUBSTANCES: DISPENSING FEE



The Minister of Health, in terms of regulation 12 of the Regulations Relating to the Transparent Pricing System for Medicines and Scheduled Substances, published under Government Notice No. R.1102 of 11 November 2005, Gazette No. 28214, must annually review the dispensing fee to be charged by persons licensed to dispense medicines in terms of Section 22C(1)(a) of the Medicines and Related Substances Act, 1965 (Act No. 101 of 1965).

The Minister hereby invites comments, in writing, from interested parties on a dispensing fee referred to above which is currently provided for in regulation 12 referred to above.

Submissions in this regard must be sent to: The Pricing Committee Secretariat (Att: Ms NM Mpanza, Directorrate: Pharmaceutical Economic Evaluations) National Department of Health, Private Bag X828, Pretoria , 0001.

The closing date for submissions is 29 September 2006.

ME TSHABALALA MSIMANG

MINISTER OF HEALTH

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Links to African Council websites

Veterinary Statutory Bodies in Africa
http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/en/RC/en_vsbs.html

Veterinary Council of Namibia
http://www.van.org.na/section.php?secid=10

Veterinary Council of Zimbabwe (department of livestock and veterinary services)
http://www.dlvs.gov.zw/

Kenya Veterinary Board
http://kenyavetboard.org/

Veterinary Council of Tanzania
http://www.mifugouvuvi.go.tz/vertinary-council-of-tanzania/

Botswana Veterinary Association
http://www.bva.org.bw/bva_content.php?id=2

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