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The new Council for the term 1 August 2016 – 31 July 2019 must be in place by Wednesday, 27 July 2016, the day on which the new Council will be inducted.

The one component of appointment of Councillors i.e. the election process is coming to an end on the day of the counting of the votes namely on Wednesday, 6 April 2016. Thank you to all the members who took part in the elections.

The selection process will follow as per the advert which will appear in the New Age Newspaper today, 4 April 2016 for nomination of members for the selection component and appointment to the SAVC through the selection process. Please participate in this process as well. Kindly note that this process is run by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and you have to contact Ms M van Rooyen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 012 319 6907.

 

 

 

Extracts from the Act for ease of reference
The council consists of—
(a) one officer of the Department of Agriculture who is a veterinarian or veterinary specialist, designated by the Minister;
(b) six veterinarians or veterinary specialists from the ten persons elected as
contemplated in subsection (1) (a) (i), of whom—
(i) the three persons with the most votes in that election qualify automatically to be members of the council;
(ii) three further persons shall be designated by the Minister;
(c) one representative of each para-veterinary profession elected as contemplated in subsection (i) (a) (ii);
(d) one person from the persons referred to in subsection (1) (c) (i), designated by the Minister;
(e) five persons designated by the Minister from the persons referred to in subsection
(i) (c) (ii) and (iii), of whom at least one shall be a non-veterinarian;
(f ) one person from each of the universities in the Republic that has a faculty of veterinary science, designated by the Minister from the nominations referred to in subsection (1) (d); and
(g) one representative designated by the South African Veterinary Association from its members.

Thank you,
Registrar, SAVC

 

ELECTION DAY: TUESDAY, 5 APRIL 2016

[The Registrar must receive all votes by no later than 16:00]

COUNTING OF VOTES: WEDNESDAY, 6 APRIL 2016

PROFESSION

TIME

CONFIRMED ATTENDEES

COMMISSIONER
(Declaration of secrecy)

9:30 - 10:00

 

VETERINARIANS

10:00

 

ANIMAL HEALTH TECHNICIANS

14:00

Mr W Kutu

VETERINARY TECHNOLOGISTS

15:00

 

Nominees were invited to attend - Mr Kutu will attend the counting of the AHT's votes.

Call for Nominations for the National Ministerial Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Stewardship

Hereby, the National Department of Health calls for nomination from suitably qualified individuals for appointment to the National Ministerial Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance.


The Notice of Nomination, Committee Application and Declaration of Interest Forms can be accessed as follows:
• Go to www.health.gov.za;
• Click on “Essential Drugs Programme Committee Application Forms”.


You are requested to submit the following documents:
1. Electronic PDF application form:
• We do not accept scanned copies of the application form. We require electronically submitted documents for extraction into our database.
• Once the form is completed/filled in, go to 'File' and then "Save As'. Do not use the 'Sign and Save' or 'Fill and Sign/Save' function on the form. The pop-up does appear on some forms for the applicant to do the latter - this is incorrect.
2. Print, sign, and email the LAST PAGE ONLY of the application form if you have not included an electronic signature.
3. Print, sign and email the declaration of interest form.

Submit completed forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 21 February 2016.

For any queries please contact:
Tel: 012 395 9756 (Ruth Lancaster) or 012 395 8449 (Janine Jugathpal)
You are kindly requested to distribute and communicate this information to relevant individuals.

Notice of nomination

Application form

Declaration of interest

3 May 2016

Dear Colleagues

 

There have been a number of further confirmed cases within the AHS containment area in the AHS surveillance zone since Friday the 30th April.

 

3 of these cases are outside of the 5km radius, and they are/ were clinical cases. One of these cases was a weanling, that subsequently was euthanased.

 

The symptoms of the weanling were not typical for AHS, but lung oedema was observed, so please remain vigilant and please report any suspicious or possible cases to us asap. The sooner we have the report the sooner we can act.

 

A special thank you must go to Prof Guthrie who gave up his Saturday afternoon to run these samples as a priority.

 

At present the containment area will not change, but will be re-evaluated next week. A situation report will be released with a press release asap in next week, but we wanted to ensure that you are all kept up to date.

 

Regards

 

Camilla
BVSC, MSc

DAFF authorised Veterinarian (Ref: 1/2/1/7/8)
State Vet Boland authorised Veterinarian
(Movement Control and Equine Disease Surveillance) and Research Officer
Equine Research Centre
Cape Town
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cell: 076 152 2782
Fax: 086 558 9818

 

 

Dear All

To many of you this may be already common knowledge but it seems not all know which passports are acceptable as a movement document for horses into and within the AHS controlled area.

For any horse that needs to be moved between AHS zones, and from the infected zone into the AHS controlled area, ONLY the following passports comply:

The SAEF passport: FEI group IX passport (the old blue ones and the new green ones)

The NHRA passports (green jockey club passports used for thoroughbreds)

The import export council passports (Red passports issued by the NHRA)

And since September 2015 the Red Studbook passports, BUT only the new ones that have a picture in them that looks like the one attached.ALL THE OLD STUDBOOK PASSPORTS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR MOVEMENT, AND ACTUALLY HAVE NEVER BEEN ON THE ACCEPTED LIST OF PASSPORTS.

The vaccinations for AHS must have been done by a veterinarian, and the ID page of the passport must have been completed by a veterinarian.

So if you have a client that is planning to move a horse and you are either unsure of the passport the horse has, or you have realised that it either does not have a passport, or it is one of the old Studbook passports that DO NOT comply for movement, please contact myself or Danielle Pienaar so we can advise you as to how we can rectify the situation. 

FOR THOSE GOING TO SHOWS OUTSIDE OF THE CONTROLLED AREA, ALSO PLEASE NOTE THAT A MOVEMENT APPLICATION FORM MUST BE COMPLETED. FIND ATTACHED. This application is also required for any other movement of horses from the infected zone into the AHS controlled area.

Please contact us if we can help in any way further, or if anything is unclear.

Regards

Dr Camilla Weyer
BVSC, MSc
DAFF authorised Veterinarian (Ref: 1/2/1/7/1)
State Vet Boland authorised Veterinarian
(Movement Control and Equine Disease Surveillance)
and Research Officer
Equine Research Centre
Cape Town
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cell: 076 152 2782
Fax: 086 558 9818

 

Please click on these links to view the following documents:

Procedure for Blanket African Horse Sickness (AHS) Movement Ban February 2016

African Horse Sickness (AHS) Stop Over Quarantine Protocol 2016

SOQ Details

Movement Permit Application

Horse Pasport Diagram

Notice of restriction of African Horse Sickness vaccination periods

Sudden Death Investigation - Piroplasmosis, March 2016

AHS Containment Zone 8 April 2016

SAVC Login

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