Our Council members

To ensure effectiveness and efficiency within Council, committees are established by Council as may be deemed necessary to fulfil specific roles within Council. These committees exercise certain duties and functions as may be conferred or imposed upon or delegated to them by Council. These committees are made up of members of Council but sometimes may include or co-opted outside persons with the necessary skills and expertise to support the role of that specific committee.
According to the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act, Act 19 of 1982, Council members need to be elected and selected in a prescribed manner
  • Six members are elected in the prescribed manner.
  • Five members are selected by the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD).
  • One representative is designated by the South African Veterinary Association.
  • One representative of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, U.P. is designated by the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD).
  • One member who is an officer of the Departments of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD), who must be a registered veterinarian or specialist designated by the Minister.
  • One member designated by the Departments of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD), on account of his/her knowledge of law.
  • One member elected by each of the following professions:
    • veterinary nurses,
    • veterinary technologists,
    • laboratory animal technologists,
    • animal health technicians, and
    • veterinary physiotherapists.

During the elections of the current Council, the above-mentioned Act and the relevant regulations were followed. The Council is constituted as follows:

Dr Alfred Tlotlo Kgasi

President and Executive Committee member

Dr Nomsa V Mnisi

Vice-president and Executive Committee member

Mr Johann J Müller

Council member

Dr Baratang A Lubisi

Council member

Dr Nandipha T Ndudane

Council member

Dr John R Adam

Council member

Dr R Fhumulani Munyai

Council member

Dr Charlote C Nkuna

Council member

Dr Brendan W Tindall

Council member

Prof Vinny Naidoo

Council member

Dr Mphane SM Molefe

Council member

Adv Sivhaga Netshitomboni

Council member

Ms Busisiwe Mogodi

Council member

Mr Oduetse W Khoane

Council member

Ms Jessica PP Mousley

Council member

Vacant

Council member

Vacant

Council member

Vacant

Council member

Vacant

Council member

Vacant

Council member

Our Committees

To ensure effectiveness and efficiency within Council, committees are established by Council as may be deemed necessary to fulfil specific roles within Council. These committees exercise certain duties and functions as may be conferred or imposed upon or delegated to them by Council. These committees are made up of members of Council but sometimes may include or co-opted outside persons with the necessary skills and expertise to support role of that specific committee.

1. CPD Accreditation Committee

This committee is responsible for accrediting CPD applications.

Committee members:
Dr Charlote Nkuna - Chairperson
Dr Remo Lobetti

2. Investigation Committee

The committee is responsible for the screening of complaints submitted by members of the public, registered professionals and other stakeholders.

Committee members:
Dr Nandipha Ndudane - Chairperson
Dr Glen Carlisle - Large animal practitioner
Dr Brendan Tindall - Small animal practitioner
Dr Nandipha Ndudane - State veterinary practice

3. Food Safety & Security Committee

This committee advises Council on the best way to facilitate the sustained production of safe and secure food and make firm proposals on how to deal with the priority issues on an ongoing basis.

Committee members:
Mr Oduetse Khoane - Chairperson
Dr John Adam - Production animal practitioner
Dr Alfred Kgasi - President of Council
Dr Lerato Kgatswetswe - NW Province, veterinary public health
Dr Fhumulani Munyai - Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development [DALRRD]
Prof Vinny Naidoo - Medicine expert
Dr Charlote Nkuna - Industry expert

4. Inspections Committee

The committee ensures that veterinary facilities upkeep the minimum standards for facilities and conducts routine inspections.  They carefully review and screen the inspectors who conduct the inspections and facilitate the training of inspectors to ensure uniform criteria.

Committee members:
Dr Baratang Lubisi - Chairperson
Dr John Adam
Dr Anthony Erasmus
Dr Clive Marwick
Dr Stuart Mc Kernan
Dr Willem Putter

5. Registration and Authorisation Committee

The committee is responsible for the screening of registration and authorisation applications.

Committee members:
Adv Sivhaga Netshitomboni - Chairperson
Vacant - Veterinary nursing profession
Dr Baratang Lubisi – Veterinary profession
Ms Busi Mogodi - Laboratory animal technology profession
Dr Bert Mohr - Veterinary specialist [research applications]
Mr Johann Müller - Veterinary technology profession
Prof Vinny Naidoo - Animal ethics and welfare
Mr Theo Serebolo - Animal health technician profession

6. Education Committee

This committee investigates and monitors all aspects of the veterinary and para-veterinary undergraduate standards for training, including examination standards and teaching facilities.

Committee members:
Dr Fhumulani Munyai - Chairperson
Dr Kenneth Joubert - Private practitioner
Vacant - Veterinary nurse
Dr Nomsa Mnisi - State veterinarian
Ms Busi Mogodi - Laboratory animal technologist
Mr Thabiso Mohlabi - Animal health technician
Mr Johann Müller - Veterinary technologist
Ms Jessica Mousley - Veterinary physiotherapist

Co-opted members (Representatives of the training institutions)
Dr Carin Boshoff - Tshwane University of Technology [TUT]: veterinary technologists
Prof Dietmar Holm - Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria [UP]: veterinarians and veterinary nurses
Dr Keleabetswe Malepe - University of South Africa [UNISA]: animal health technicians
Ms Mfusi Moyo - Tsolo Agriculture and Rural Development Institute [TARDI]: animal health technicians
Prof Mulundu Mwanza - North West University [NWU]: animal health technicians
Ms Marinette Teeling - Equine Librium College: veterinary physioterapists

7. Standards Committee (sub-committee of the Education Committee)

The committee determines standards of training in undergraduate programmes. They focus on new veterinary faculties and foster regional harmonisation in training of all veterinary professions and para-professions. They liaise with University Councils of institutions that offer training for veterinary professions, in South African and regional African countries. They also oversee the process of bringing new veterinary para-professions on board.

Committee members:
Dr Nomsa Mnisi – Chairperson and representing state veterinarians
Dr Fhumulani Munyai - Chairperson of the Education Committee
Dr Kenneth Joubert - Private practitioner
Vacant - Veterinary nurse
Ms Busi Mogodi - Laboratory animal technologist
Mr Thabiso Mohlabi - Animal health technician
Mr Johann Müller - Veterinary technologist
Ms Jessica Mousley - Veterinary physiotherapist

8. Finance and Risk Committee

The committee monitors the actual income and expenditure performances against the budgeted income and expenditure, aligned with the strategic plan. The committee also conducts monthly audit trails.

Committee members:
Dr Nandipha Ndudane – Chairperson, Veterinarian
Dr John Adam – Veterinarian
Dr Baratang Lubisi - Veterinarian

9. Heritage and Transformation of the Professions Committee

The committee serves as the main platform to unify the veterinary and para-veterinary professions and to work together towards the same goal.

Committee members:
Dr Rachel Munyai – Chairperson
Representatives from:
South African Veterinary Association [SAVA]
Black Veterinary Forum [BVF]
Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development [DARLLD]
Individual associations of all para-veterinary professions
Education institutions

10. Review Committee

The committee is responsible for updating and aligning the code of conduct and practice with the reviewed legislation. The Committee reviews all legislation including the act, regulations and rules for all veterinary and para-veterinary professions.

Committee members:
Dr John Adam - Chairperson

Chairpersons of-
Dr Charlote Nkuna - CPD Accreditation Committee
Dr Nandipha Ndudane - Investigation Committee
Mr Oduetse Khoane - Food Safety and Security Committee
Dr Baratang Lubisi - Inspections Committee
Prof Vinny Naidoo - Medicines
Adv Sivhaga Netshitomboni - Registration and Authorisation Committee
Dr Alfred Kgasi - President of Council

11. Specialisation Committee

The committee is responsible for setting the minimum standards for specialisation. The Committee constantly revises and approves the standard operating procedures and guidelines documents and drafts guidelines for monitoring training for prescribed specialist qualifications.

Committee members:
Dr Brendan Tindall - Chairperson
Dr Greg Irvine-Smith - Companion animal specialist
Dr Remo Lobetti - SAVA-specialist representative
Mr France Maleka - Animal health technician [para-veterinary specialisation]
Dr Silke Pfitzer - Wildlife specialist
Prof Nenene Qekwana - Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria [UP]
Vacant - Production Animal Specialist

Our Council members

To ensure effectiveness and efficiency within Council, committees are established by Council as may be deemed necessary to fulfil specific roles within Council. These committees exercise certain duties and functions as may be conferred or imposed upon or delegated to them by Council. These committees are made up of members of Council but sometimes may include co-opted outside persons with the necessary skills and expertise to support the role of that specific committee.

According to the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act, Act 19 of 1982, Council members need to be elected and selected in a prescribed manner
  • Six members are elected in the prescribed manner.
  • Five members are selected by the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD).
  • One representative is designated by the South African Veterinary Association.
  • One representative of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, U.P. is designated by the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD).
  • One member who is an officer of the Departments of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD), who must be a registered veterinarian or specialist designated by the Minister.
  • One member designated by the Departments of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD), on account of his/her knowledge of law.
  • One member elected by each of the following professions:
    • veterinary nurses,
    • veterinary technologists,
    • laboratory animal technologists,
    • animal health technicians, and
    • veterinary physiotherapists.
During the elections of the current Council, the above-mentioned Act and the relevant regulations were followed. The Council is constituted as follows:

Dr Alfred Tlotlo Kgasi

President and Executive Committee member

Dr Nomsa V Mnisi

Vice-president and Executive Committee member

Mr Johann J Müller

Council member

Dr Baratang A Lubisi

Council member

Dr Nandipha T Ndudane

Council member

Dr John R Adam

Council member

Dr R Fhumulani Munyai

Council member

Dr Charlote C Nkuna

Council member

Dr Brendan W Tindall

Council member

Prof Vinny Naidoo

Council member

Dr Mphane SM Molefe

Council member

Adv Sivhaga Netshitomboni

Council member

Ms Busisiwe Mogodi

Council member

Mr Oduetse W Khoane

Council member

Ms Jessica PP Mousley

Council member

Vacant

Council member

Vacant

Council member

Vacant

Council member

Vacant

Council member

Vacant

Council member

Our Committees

To ensure effectiveness and efficiency within Council, committees are established by Council as may be deemed necessary to fulfil specific roles within Council. These committees exercise certain duties and functions as may be conferred or imposed upon or delegated to them by Council. These committees are made up of members of Council but sometimes may include or co-opted outside persons with the necessary skills and expertise to support role of that specific committee.

1. CPD Accreditation Committee

This committee is responsible for accrediting CPD applications.

Committee members:
Dr Charlote Nkuna - Chairperson
Dr Remo Lobetti

2. Investigation Committee

The committee is responsible for the screening of complaints submitted by members of the public, registered professionals and other stakeholders.

Committee members:
Dr Nandipha Ndudane - Chairperson
Dr Glen Carlisle - Large animal practitioner
Dr Brendan Tindall - Small animal practitioner
Dr Nandipha Ndudane - State veterinary practice

3. Food Safety & Security Committee

This committee advises Council on the best way to facilitate the sustained production of safe and secure food and make firm proposals on how to deal with the priority issues on an ongoing basis.

Committee members:
Mr Oduetse Khoane - Chairperson
Dr John Adam - Production animal practitioner
Dr Alfred Kgasi - President of Council
Dr Lerato Kgatswetswe - NW Province, veterinary public health
Dr Fhumulani Munyai - Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development [DALRRD]
Prof Vinny Naidoo - Medicine expert
Dr Charlote Nkuna - Industry expert

4. Inspections Committee

The committee ensures that veterinary facilities upkeep the minimum standards for facilities and conducts routine inspections.  They carefully review and screen the inspectors who conduct the inspections and facilitate the training of inspectors to ensure uniform criteria.

Committee members:
Dr Baratang Lubisi - Chairperson
Dr John Adam
Dr Anthony Erasmus
Dr Clive Marwick
Dr Stuart Mc Kernan
Dr Willem Putter

5. Registration and Authorisation Committee

The committee is responsible for the screening of registration and authorisation applications.

Committee members:
Adv Sivhaga Netshitomboni - Chairperson
Vacant - Veterinary nursing profession
Dr Baratang Lubisi – Veterinary profession
Ms Busi Mogodi - Laboratory animal technology profession
Dr Bert Mohr - Veterinary specialist [research applications]
Mr Johann Müller - Veterinary technology profession
Prof Vinny Naidoo - Animal ethics and welfare
Mr Theo Serebolo - Animal health technician profession

6. Education Committee

This committee investigates and monitors all aspects of the veterinary and para-veterinary undergraduate standards for training, including examination standards and teaching facilities.

Committee members:
Dr Fhumulani Munyai - Chairperson
Dr Kenneth Joubert - Private practitioner
Vacant - Veterinary nurse
Dr Nomsa Mnisi - State veterinarian
Ms Busi Mogodi - Laboratory animal technologist
Mr Thabiso Mohlabi - Animal health technician
Mr Johann Müller - Veterinary technologist
Ms Jessica Mousley - Veterinary physiotherapist

Co-opted members (Representatives of the training institutions)
Dr Carin Boshoff - Tshwane University of Technology [TUT]: veterinary technologists
Prof Dietmar Holm - Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria [UP]: veterinarians and veterinary nurses
Dr Keleabetswe Malepe - University of South Africa [UNISA]: animal health technicians
Ms Mfusi Moyo - Tsolo Agriculture and Rural Development Institute [TARDI]: animal health technicians
Prof Mulundu Mwanza - North West University [NWU]: animal health technicians
Ms Marinette Teeling - Equine Librium College: veterinary physioterapists

7. Standards Committee (sub-committee of the Education Committee)

The committee determines standards of training in undergraduate programmes. They focus on new veterinary faculties and foster regional harmonisation in training of all veterinary professions and para-professions. They liaise with University Councils of institutions that offer training for veterinary professions, in South African and regional African countries. They also oversee the process of bringing new veterinary para-professions on board.

Committee members:
Dr Nomsa Mnisi – Chairperson and representing state veterinarians
Dr Fhumulani Munyai - Chairperson of the Education Committee
Dr Kenneth Joubert - Private practitioner
Vacant - Veterinary nurse
Ms Busi Mogodi - Laboratory animal technologist
Mr Thabiso Mohlabi - Animal health technician
Mr Johann Müller - Veterinary technologist
Ms Jessica Mousley - Veterinary physiotherapist

8. Finance and Risk Committee

The committee monitors the actual income and expenditure performances against the budgeted income and expenditure, aligned with the strategic plan. The committee also conducts monthly audit trails.

Committee members:
Dr Nandipha Ndudane – Chairperson, Veterinarian
Dr John Adam – Veterinarian
Dr Baratang Lubisi - Veterinarian

9. Heritage and Transformation of the Professions Committee

The committee serves as the main platform to unify the veterinary and para-veterinary professions and to work together towards the same goal.

Committee members:
Dr Rachel Munyai – Chairperson
Representatives from:
South African Veterinary Association [SAVA]
Black Veterinary Forum [BVF]
Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development [DARLLD]
Individual associations of all para-veterinary professions
Education institutions

10. Review Committee

The committee is responsible for updating and aligning the code of conduct and practice with the reviewed legislation. The Committee reviews all legislation including the act, regulations and rules for all veterinary and para-veterinary professions.

Committee members:
Dr John Adam - Chairperson

Chairpersons of-
Dr Charlote Nkuna - CPD Accreditation Committee
Dr Nandipha Ndudane - Investigation Committee
Mr Oduetse Khoane - Food Safety and Security Committee
Dr Baratang Lubisi - Inspections Committee
Prof Vinny Naidoo - Medicines
Adv Sivhaga Netshitomboni - Registration and Authorisation Committee
Dr Alfred Kgasi - President of Council

11. Specialisation Committee

The committee is responsible for setting the minimum standards for specialisation. The Committee constantly revises and approves the standard operating procedures and guidelines documents and drafts guidelines for monitoring training for prescribed specialist qualifications.

Committee members:
Dr Brendan Tindall - Chairperson
Dr Greg Irvine-Smith - Companion animal specialist
Dr Remo Lobetti - SAVA-specialist representative
Mr France Maleka - Animal health technician [para-veterinary specialisation]
Dr Silke Pfitzer - Wildlife specialist
Prof Nenene Qekwana - Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria [UP]
Vacant - Production Animal Specialist