Information Manual

Manual for Access to information in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (section 14, 2000).

According to the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000, anyone can request access to any information we as SAVC may obtain in his or her preferred language.

If you wish to obtain any information of us, here are the subjects in their different categories on which the SAVC holds records of. You can request this information by following the procedure stipulated in the Promotion of Access to Information Act.

1.       Professional Affairs
Subjects: Categories of Information:
Annual reports
  • Council and executive committee activities
  • Other Committees’ activities
  • Communication
  • Registration matters
  • Financial statements
Authorisations
  • Personal particulars (identity number, surname and full forenames)
  • Contact details (permanent postal address & telephone number)
  • Professional particulars (degrees, diplomas and certificates held, date of authorisation, authorisation number and penalties imposed by the SAVC)
  • Conditions of authorisation
Committee members and Committee meetings
  • Particulars of committee members
  • Decisions taken and recommendations made to Council
  • Minutes of meetings
Council and Council meetings
  • Particulars of Councillors
  • Register of Decisions
  • Minutes of meetings
Examinations
  • Particulars of registered candidates
  • Marks obtained
  • Particulars of examination panels
Monitoring
  • Details of qualifications and courses monitored
  • Particulars of monitors
  • Monitor reports
  • Responses to monitor reports
Students of veterinary or para-veterinary professions
  • Personal details (identity number, surname and full forenames)
  • Contact details (postal address)
  • Professional particulars (degree, diploma or certificate enrolled for, year of study and penalties imposed by the SAVC)
Veterinary consulting rooms, clinics and hospitals
  • Contact details (physical and postal address & telephone number)
  • Principal / Director of Incorporated Company, Principal / Member of Close Corporation, Principal of sole proprietorship / Partnership
  • Professional particulars (date of registration, registration number, inspection reports)
Veterinary Specialists, veterinarians, animal health technicians, veterinary nurses, veterinary technologists, laboratory animal technologists and veterinary physiotherapists
  • Personal particulars (identity number, surname and full forenames)
  • Contact details (permanent postal address & telephone number)
  • Professional particulars (degrees, diplomas and certificates held, date of registration, registration number and penalties imposed by the SAVC)
2.       Professional Conduct
Subject Categories of Information
Complaints against registered members and authorised persons
  • Personal information of complainant
  • Affidavits by complainants/witnesses
  • Registered member’s / authorised person’s written response
  • Records of proceedings of Inquiry Body
  • Particulars of previous convictions and penalties
3.       Communication
Subject Categories of Information
Newsletters
  • SAVC Newsletter
  • Continuing Professional Development inserts
Website
  • Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act, 1982, Regulations and Rules
  • Code of Conduct and Practice for Veterinarians
  • Monitoring policy
  • Subjects to be monitored
  • Registration Forms
  • Council members, Committee members and Administration staff
4.       Finance & Human Resources
Subject Categories of Information
Finances of the SAVC
  • Past and current budgets
  • Audited financial statements
  • Financial records
  • Banking account particulars
  • Investment particulars
  • Insurance policies
  • Agreements with suppliers
Human Resources (Staff)
  • Personal particulars of individual staff members
  •  Salaries and benefits payable

The following categories of information are automatically available from us without a person having to request access in terms of the Act:

  • Financial records
  • Annual reports
  • Lists of Veterinary Specialists, Veterinarians, Veterinary Nurses, Veterinary Technologists, Laboratory Animal Technologists,  Animal Health Technicians and Veterinary Physiotherapists
  • List of veterinary consulting rooms, clinics and hospitals
  • Newsletters
  • Audited financial statements