Regulations

REGULATIONS

REGULATIONS RELATING TO VETERINARY AND PARA-VETERINARY PROFESSIONS

INDEX OF REGULATIONS

Subject

Regulation

Definitions

1

Part I

Election of members of council:

2-18

Part II

Registration of persons

19-27

Part III

Particulars of students

28-29

Part IV

Summons to appear at inquiries

30-31

Part V

General

32-34


1. Definitions

Unless the context otherwise indicates, words and phrases in these regulations shall have the meaning assigned thereto in the Act, and –
i."ballot paper" means a ballot paper which complies with the requirements set out in regulation 8.2; (vi)

ii."documents envelope" means an envelope which complies with the requirements set out in regulation 8.5; (ii)

iii."election" means an election held in terms of these regulations to elect the members of the council referred to in section 5(1)(d) of the Act, or to fill a vacancy on the council caused by the vacation of office or death of a member so elected; and "elect" when used as a verb, shall have a corresponding meaning; (ix)

iv."enfranchised voter" means a person who is entitled in terms of regulation 2 to nominate a candidate for an election or to cast a vote during an election; (viii)

v."identification envelope" means an envelope which complies with the requirements set out in regulation 8.4; (iii)

vA."MEDUNSA" means Medical University of Southern Africa; (Amended 3/1/92)

vi."nomination day" means the final day for the submission of nomination for a particular election, which shall be the twenty-eighth day after the date of publication of a notice in terms of regulation 3 in the Gazette; (iv)

vii."polling day" means the final day for the submission of ballot papers, which shall be the twenty-eighth day after the date of issue of a notice by the registrar in terms of regulation 6; (vii)

viii."registration number" with regard to an election, means the registration number recorded on the certificate of registration of a person who is registered or deemed to be registered in terms of this Act to practise a veterinary profession or a para-veterinary profession; (v)

ix."the Act" means the Veterinary and Para-Veterinary Professions Act, 1982 (Act 19 of 1982). (i)

 




PART I: ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF COUNCIL


2. Enfranchised voters

A person shall be an enfranchised voter if, on the date on which he nominates a candidate for an election or casts a vote during an election, as the case may be, he is -

2.1 registered or deemed to be registered in terms of the Act to practise a veterinary profession or a para-veterinary profession;
2.2 not serving a sentence of imprisonment; and

2.3 permanently resident in the Republic.

3.Calling for nominations

3.1 The registrar shall as soon as possible after the commencement of the Act and as frequently thereafter as an election may be necessary, publish a notice to the effect that he awaits nominations of candidates for the election concerned.

3.2 Such notice shall –

3.2.1 specify the number of vacancies on the council for which nominations are being awaited;
3.2.2 specify the nomination day concerned;

3.2.3 be published in the Gazette in both official languages;

3.2.4 be published in such other newspapers as the council may determine; and

3.2.5. if the election concerned arises from the expiry of the term of office of a member of the council by effluxion of time, be thus published at least three months prior to the date on which the member concerned will vacate his office.

3.3 Each enfranchised voter shall be entitled to nominate as many candidates as the number of vacancies specified in terms of regulation 3.2.1.

4. Submission of nominations

4.1 The nomination of a candidate shall –


4.1.1 be made in the form set out in Annexure A; and

4.1.2 be lodged with the registrar before 16h00 on the nomination day concerned.

4.2 A separate form referred to in regulation 4.1.1 shall be used for the nomination of each candidate.

4.3 Each such form shall be duly completed and shall be signed by both the person who is nominated as a candidate and the two persons by whom he is nominated.

5. Acceptance of nominations


5.1 The registrar shall accept the nomination of a person as a candidate for an election if he is satisfied that –

5.1.1 the nomination concerned substantially complies with the requirements set out in regulation 4;

5.1.2 the persons by whom the person concerned has thus been nominated, are enfranchised voters; and

5.1.3 the nominated person concerned qualifies in terms of section 6 of the Act to be elected as a member of the council.

5.2 If the registrar refuses to accept the nomination of a person as a candidate for an election, he shall notify the nominated person concerned and the persons by whom that person has been nominated, in writing of his refusal and of the grounds on which it is based.

5.3 If a vacancy for an elected member of the council occurs between the date of compilation of a notice referred to in regulation 3 and the nomination day specified in such notice, the nominations received for the vacancies specified in the notice concerned shall also be deemed to be nominations for the vacancy concerned.

5.4 If the number of candidates whose nominations for an election have been accepted, is equal to or less than the number of vacancies for elected members of the council on the nomination day concerned –

5.4.1 those candidates shall be deemed to have been duly elected as members of the council; and
5.4.2 the election of those candidates as members of the council shall be made known in the manner referred to in regulation 15.

5.5 If there are still one or more vacancies for elected members of the council after vacancies have been filled in terms of regulation 5.4, the registrar shall and in the manner referred to in regulation 3, call for nominations for candidates for election to the remaining vacancies.


6.Notice of elections

6.1 If the number of candidates for an election exceed the number of vacancies for elected members of the council on the nomination day concerned, the registrar shall issue a notice to the effect that an election is to be held.

6.2 Such notice shall –

6.2.1 be issued within 30 days of the nomination day concerned;

6.2.2 contain the full names and residential addresses and the election manifestos which shall not exceed two hundred words, of each candidate;


6.2.2.1 The election manifesto shall include the following information of the candidate:

6.2.2.1.1 Academic qualifications;

6.2.2.1.2 career record;

6.2.2.1.3 special interests;

6.2.2.1.4 public and professional service; and

6.2.2.1.5 a mission statement.

6.2.3 specify the number of vacancies for which members of the council have to be elected; and

6.2.4 specify the polling day concerned.

6.3 If a vacancy for an elected member of the council occurs between a nomination day and the date of compilation of a notice referred to in sub regulation 6.1 –


6.3.1 the provisions of regulation 5.4 shall mutatis mutandis apply if the number of candidates is equal to or less than the number of vacancies, including the said vacancy, for elected members of the council; and

6.3.2 the said vacancy shall otherwise be included in the number of vacancies specified in terms of regulation 6.2.3.

6.4 The registrar shall within 48 hours of the date of issue of a notice referred to in regulation 6.1 send a copy thereof by ordinary post to each person who is registered or deemed to be registered in terms of the Act to practise a veterinary profession or a para-veterinary profession, at his permanent postal address as entered in the applicable register on the said date.

7. Death of candidates

If a candidate for an election dies before or on the polling day of that election –

7.1 the provisions of regulation 5.4 shall mutatis mutandis apply if the remaining number of candidates is equal to or less than the number of vacancies for elected members of the council; and

7.2 the election concerned shall otherwise be proceeded with as if the candidate concerned had not died, but any vote recorded in his favour during the election concerned shall be disregarded in determining the result of that election.

8. Issuing of ballot papers

8.1 A copy of a notice referred to in regulation 6.1 which is forwarded to a person in terms of regulation 6.4 shall be accompanied by –

8.1.1 a ballot paper;

8.1.2 voting directions;

8.1.3 a ballot envelope;

8.1.4 an identification statement; and

8.1.5 a documents envelope

8.2 A ballot paper shall –

8.2.1 indicate the full names of the candidates for the election concerned in alphabetical order of surnames;

8.2.2 contain a blank outlined square with dimensions of at least 10 mm by 10 mm opposite the name of each candidate; and

8.2.3 contain an indication in both official languages –

8.2.3.1 that it is a ballot paper for the election of members of the council; and
8.2.3.2 of the number of members of the council to be elected during that election.


8.2.A A ballot envelope shall have a gummed flap with which it can be sealed after a completed ballot paper has been placed therein;
8.3 The voting directions referred to in regulation 8.1.2 shall indicate how a person shall proceed to cast his vote and return his ballot paper to the registrar and shall contain a quotation of regulation 9.

8.4 An identification statement shall contain a declaration in the form set out in Annexure B in any two official languages;

8.5 A documents envelope shall –

8.5.1 be large enough to place a ballot envelope and an identification statement therein;
8.5.2 have a gummed flap with which it can be sealed after a ballot envelope and an identification statement has been placed therein; and

8.5.3 be addressed to the registrar.

8.6 If the registrar after consideration of a written application by a person to whom a ballot paper has been issued in terms of these regulations, is satisfied that the documents referred to in regulation 8.1 are lost or destroyed, he shall issue a fresh ballot paper and accompanying documents to the person concerned.

9.Voting directions

9.1 Each enfranchised voter shall be entitled to vote during an election for as many candidates as the number of members of the council to be elected during that election.

9.2 The number of members of the council to be elected, is as indicated on the accompanying ballot paper.
9.3 An enfranchised voter may cast only one vote in favour of each candidate of his choice.

9.4 An enfranchised voter may cast his vote during an election by –

9.4.1 marking on the ballot paper which has been issued to him, one cross or any other mark which denotes a clear choice for a particular candidate and within the outlined blank square provided on the ballot paper;
9.4.2 folding such ballot paper with the face inward and thereafter placing it in the ballot envelope;

9.4.3 thereafter sealing such ballot envelope by sticking the gummed flap thereof;

9.4.4 thereafter making the declaration referred to in regulation 8.4 on the identification statement concerned by duly completing and signing it;

9.4.5 thereafter placing such identification statement in the documents envelope; and

9.4.6 thereafter sealing such documents envelope by sticking the gummed flap thereof and sending it to the registrar by post or delivering it to him by hand.

9.5 A documents envelope which is sent to or delivered to the registrar in terms of regulation 9.4.6 shall reach the registrar before 16h00 on the polling day.

10.Ballot boxes

10.1 the registrar shall as soon as possible after the date of issue of a notice referred to in regulation 6.1, prepare a ballot box for the election concerned.

10.2 A ballot box shall be sealed beforehand, while it is empty, by a commissioner of oaths in such manner as to ensure that any ballot envelope placed therein in terms of these regulations, can be removed therefrom only by breaking the seal concerned; and

10.3 Such commissioner of oaths shall provide the registrar with a written statement regarding his sealing of the ballot box concerned.

10.4 A ballot box which has been thus sealed shall until it is opened in terms of these regulations, be kept by the registrar in such a manner as to ensure that access thereto can be gained only with a view to placing ballot envelopes for the election concerned therein in terms of regulation 12.1.5.

11.Grounds for the rejection of ballot papers

11.1 A ballot paper shall be rejected by the registrar if –

11.1.1 it is not contained in a sealed documents envelope together with an identification statement when it is received by the registrar;
11.1.2 the declaration on the identification statement, has not been duly completed or completed in such a manner that it is not possible for the registrar to determine the identity of the voter with reference to the register kept by the registrar.

11.1.3 the declaration on the identification envelope has not been signed by the voter;

11.1.4 the person by whom the declaration on the identification envelope concerned has been made –

11.1.4.1 is not an enfranchised voter; or

11.1.4.2 has already cast a vote

11.1.5 a cross or mark which has been made thereon in terms of sub regulation 9.4.1 extends beyond the outline of a square on the ballot paper to such extent that it is not possible for the registrar to determine without reasonable doubt in favour of which candidate the vote concerned has been cast;

11.1.6 the number of candidates opposite whose names crosses or marks referred to in subregulation 9.4.1 are made, exceeds the number of members of the council to be elected during the election concerned.

11.2 If a ballot paper is received by the registrar after 16h00 on the polling day of an election, he shall forthwith destroy that ballot paper and the identification envelope in which it is contained without opening it or performing any other act in terms of these regulations in connection therewith.


12.Examination of identification envelopes


12.1 The registrar shall –

12.1.1 open each documents envelope received and record the date of receipt thereof on the ballot envelope contained therein;

12.1.2 ensure that each such documents envelope contains an identification statement and that the declaration thereon has been made;

12.1.3 compare the particulars furnished in each such declaration with the applicable register and the list referred to in regulation 12.1.4;

12.1.4 record in a suitable list kept by the register for this purpose, the fact that the person by whom such declaration has been made, has cast his vote; and

12.1.5 thereafter place such ballot envelope in the ballot box referred to in regulation 10 after he has enclosed it, if necessary, in terms of regulation 12.2.

12.2 If the registrar after an examination and comparison referred to in regulation 12.1, is satisfied that a ballot paper has to be rejected on any of the grounds referred to in regulation 11.1.1, 11.1.2, 11.1.3 or 11.1.4 he shall enclose that ballot envelope in which that ballot paper is contained, with the words "Spoilt/Bedorwe" and record the number of the regulation in terms whereof it is rejected thereon.


13.Examination of ballot papers


13.1 The registrar shall as soon as possible after 08h30 on the first working day following the polling day for a particular election, break the seal on a ballot box referred to in regulation 10 and remove the contents of that ballot box therefrom in a room –

13.1.1 in which no unused ballot papers for the election concerned are present; and

13.1.2 to which only himself, a person referred to in section 14(2) of the Act, who exercises performs or carries out any power, function or duty in terms of these regulations under the delegation, control or direction of the registrar, and a person referred to in regulation 13.5, have access.

13.2 After the seal on a ballot box has been broken in terms of regulation 13.1, no person shall –

13.2.1 bring any unused ballot papers for the election concerned, or a ballot paper which has been received by the registrar after the closing time on the polling day, into the room concerned; or

13.2.2 remove any identification envelope or ballot paper which has been removed from such ballot box, from the room concerned;

before the result of the election concerned has been determined.

13.3 The registrar shall divide the ballot envelopes which have been removed from such ballot box into those which have been endorsed as contemplated in regulation 12.2, and those which have not been thus endorsed, and shall thereafter open the latter ballot envelopes and examine the ballot papers contained therein.

13.4 If the registrar after an examination referred to in regulation 13.3 is satisfied that a ballot paper has to be rejected on any of the grounds referred to in regulation 11.1.5, 11.1.6 or 11.1.7, he shall –

13.4.1 endorse the ballot paper concerned and the ballot envelope in which it was contained, with the words "Spoilt/Bedorwe" and record the number of the regulation in terms whereof it is rejected thereon; and

13.4.2 replace the ballot paper concerned in the ballot envelope concerned and thereafter keep it with the ballot envelopes which have been endorsed in terms of regulation 12.2.

13.5 Subject to the provisions of regulation 18 each candidate shall personally or through a duly authorised representative be entitled to be present at and peruse any act performed in terms of this regulation or regulation 14.

14.Determination of result of elections


14.1 As soon as the registrar has determined the validity of the ballot papers which were examined by him in terms of regulation 13.3, he shall use the ballot papers which have not been rejected to determine the number of votes which have been recorded in favour of each candidate during the election concerned.

14.2 Subject to the provisions of regulation 14.3 the vacancies on the council for which members have to be elected, shall be filled by those candidates in favour of whom, in numerical order, the largest number of votes as determined in terms of regulation 14.1 have been recorded during the election concerned.

14.3 If the registrar determines in terms of regulation 14.1 that an equal number of votes have been recorded on two or more candidates during an election, and in consequence it is not possible to determine the outcome of the election concerned, he shall forthwith determine by lot which of those candidates are deemed to be elected.

15.Announcement of elected members of council

15.1 The registrar shall as soon as possible after vacancies for elected members of the council have been filled in terms of these regulations, published a notice specifying –

15.1.1 the full names in alphabetical order of surnames, and residential addresses of the persons who have thus been elected members of the council; and

15.1.2 the dates on which the terms of office of the persons concerned as members of the council are respectively to commence and to terminate.

15.2 Such notice shall be published –

15.2.1 in the Gazette in both official languages; and

15.2.2 in such other newspapers as the council may determine.

15.3 The registrar shall notify each person referred to in regulation 15.1.1 in writing of his election as a member of the council.


16.Preservation of election documents


16.1 The registrar shall as soon as possible after a vacancy for an elected member of the council has been filled in terms of these regulations, bind all documents relating to the election concerned in separate packages which are suitably marked, and thereafter seal it together in a package which is marked with the words "Election documents" and the dates of the nomination day and polling day concerned.

16.2 A package referred to in regulation 16.1 shall be preserved by the registrar in an unopened condition for a period of at least three years after the date of publication in the Gazette of a notice referred to in regulation 15.1, unless he is otherwise directed by a competent court.


17.Report on election


17.1 the registrar shall as soon as possible after an election has been held, report to the council on –

17.1.1 the number of persons who were nominated as candidates for the election concerned;

17.1.2 the number of nominations which he refused to accept and the grounds for each such refusal; and

17.1.3 the number of ballot papers-

17.1.3.1 which were issued by him for the election concerned;

17.1.3.2 which were submitted to him; and

17.1.3.3 which were rejected on each of the grounds referred to in regulation 11.

17.2 No person shall disclose any particulars other than those referred to in regulation 15 and 17.1 with regard to the result of an election, except under a law, or unless he is directed thereto by a competent court.


18. Declaration of secrecy

The registrar, a person referred to in section 14(2) of the Act who exercises, performs or carries out any power, function or duty in terms of these regulations under the delegation, control or direction of the registrar, and a person referred to in regulation 13.5, shall beforehand make a sworn declaration or an affirmation before a commissioner of oaths, in which he declares that he shall maintain and help to maintain the secrecy of the election and save for a lawful reason, not disclose to any person any information regarding the election concerned other than that which may be made known in terms of regulation 15 and 17.1.



PART II: REGISTRATION OF PERSONS

 


19.Qualifications for registration as veterinarian

19.1 The degrees, diplomas and certificates specified in column 1 of Table 2, which are granted after examination by the universities or other educational institutions indicated in column 2 of the said Table opposite thereto, shall entitle the holders thereof to registration in terms of the Act to practise the veterinary profession of veterinarian.

Requirements for registration as veterinarian: Veterinary Degree

19A. Requirements for registration

(1) Any applicant that applies for registration as a veterinarian shall -

(a) submit a certificate of competence in mathematics and physical science issued for school leaving purposes by a competent secondary level schooling authority of South Africa; or

(b) submit a certificate of equivalent status as approved by the Veterinary Council.

(2) The veterinary degree referred to in regulation 19 which entitles a candidate to register as a veterinarian shall -

(a) comprise of the completion of at least five academic years of study as a registered veterinary student; and

(b) be constituted of the subject courses specified in Table 6.

(3) A student shall spend a minimum period of six weeks under the supervision of a registered veterinarian at an institution or veterinary practice.

(4) Upon completion of a veterinary degree a registered veterinary student may, if the examining authority is satisfied that the provisions of the Act and these regulations have been successfully complied with, be registered as a veterinarian in terms of the Act.

19B. Curriculum requirements

(1) The curriculum of any university that offers a course of study for qualification as a veterinarian in terms of regulation 19 shall comprise of the subject courses specified in Table 6.

(2) Allocation, grouping and nomenclature of subjects or parts thereof shall be determined by the university: Provided that correlation of subject matter shall be done throughout the curriculum and that training is given in each field.

19C. Examinations

(1) The examinations for the degree shall include examination in all the subject courses specified in Table 6.

(2) Examiners shall take into account the documented records of work done by a candidate in a subject during the course of a year.

(3) At least two examiners, one of whom was not involved in the teaching of the subject to the candidate, shall participate in the evaluation of each subject.

(4) A candidate shall pass an examination in a subject if at least 50 percent, or the equivalent of 50 percent in the marking system employed by a university, of the maximum marks obtainable in the examination for that subject is obtained.

20. Qualifications for registration as veterinary specialist

The degrees, diplomas and certificates specified in column 1 of Table 3, which are granted after examination by the universities or other educational institutions indicated in column 2 of the said Table opposite thereto, shall entitle the holders thereof to registration in terms of the Act to practise the veterinary profession of veterinary specialist with the speciality indicated in column 3 of the said Table opposite thereto.

21.Qualifications for registration to practise para-veterinary professions

The degrees, diplomas and certificates specified in column 1 of Table 4, which are granted after examination by the universities or other educational institutions indicated in column 2 of the said Table opposite thereto, shall entitle the holders thereof to registration in terms of the Act to practise the para-veterinary profession indicated in column 3 of the said Table opposite thereto.

21A. Requirements for registration to practise a para-veterinary profession: Veterinary Nursing Diploma

(1) Any applicant that applies for registration as a veterinary nurse shall

(a) submit a certificate of competence in mathematics and physical science or biology issued for school leaving purposes by a competent secondary level schooling authority of South Africa; or

(b) submit a certificate of equivalent status as approved by the Veterinary Council.

(2) The veterinary diploma referred to in regulation 21 which entitles a candidate to register as a veterinary nurse shall -

(a) comprise of the completion of at least two academic years of study as a registered veterinary nursing student; and

(b) be constituted of the subject courses specified in Table 7.

(3) A student shall work a minimum period of 14 days in a private veterinary hospital or a veterinary clinic under supervision of a registered veterinarian.

(4) Upon completion of a veterinary nursing diploma a registered veterinary nursing student may, if the examining authority is satisfied that the provisions of the Act and these regulations have been successfully complied with, be registered as a veterinary nurse in terms of the Act.

21B. Curriculum requirements

The curriculum of any university that offers a course for study for qualification as a veterinary nurse in terms of regulation 21 shall comprise of the subject courses specified in Table 7.

21C. Examination

(1) The examination for the diploma shall include examination in the subject courses specified in Table 7.

(2) If the examination consists of a practical and a theoretical part, a minimum mark of 40 percent shall be obtained in each part.

(3) At least two examiners, one of whom was not involved in the teaching of the subject to the candidate, shall participate in the evaluation of each subject.

(4) A candidate shall pass an examination in a subject if at least 50 percent of the maximum marks obtainable in the examination for that subject, is obtained.

21.D Requirements for registration to practise the para-veterinary profession of animal health technician.

(1) Any applicant who applies for registration as an animal health technician must submit the following :

(a) A certificate of competence in mathematics and physical science or biology issued for school leaving purposes by a competent secondary level schooling authority of South Africa; or

(b) A certificate of equivalent status as approved by the Veterinary Council within the National Qualifications Framework.

(2) The diploma or degree referred to in regulation 21 which entitles a candidate to registration as an animal health technician must -

(a) comprise the completion of at least three academic years of study as a registered animal health technician student; and

(b) be constituted of the subject courses specified in Table 8.

(3) Upon completion of a prescribed diploma or degree a registered animal health technician student may, if the registering authority is satisfied that the provisions of the Act and these regulations have been successfully complied with, be registered as an animal health technician in terms of the Act.

21.E Curriculum requirements for the para-veterinary profession of animal health technician.

(1) The curriculum of any tertiary institution that offers a course of study for qualification as an animal health technician must comprise the subject courses specified in Table 8.

(2) The curriculum must impart a sound knowledge of farm animals and production systems to identify problems related to the breeding, feeding, management and economics of livestock production.

21.F Examination for the para-veterinary profession of animal health technician.

(1) The examination for the diploma must include examination in the subject courses specified in Table 8.

(2) If the examination consists of a practical and a theoretical part, a minimum mark of 40 percent must be obtained in each part.

(3) At least two examiners, one of whom was not involved in the teaching of the subject to the candidate, must participate in the assessment of each student.

(4) A candidate must pass an examination in a subject if at least 50 per cent of the maximum marks obtainable in the examination for that subject, is obtained

21 G. Requirements for registration to practise the para-veterinary profession of Veterinary Technology

(1) Any applicant that applies for registration, as a veterinary technologist must submit a certificate of competence in mathematics and physical science or biology issued for school leaving purposes by a competent secondary level schooling authority of South Africa.

(2) The veterinary Diploma referred to in regulation 19 which entitles a candidate to register as a Veterinary Technologist shall -

(a) Comprise of the completion of at least three academic years of study, including all practical components, as a registered veterinary technology student;

(b) be constituted of the exit level outcomes specified in the Table 9 A

(c) be constituted of the subject courses specified in Table 9 B

(3) Upon completion of the Veterinary Technology diploma a registered veterinary technology student may, if the examining authority is satisfied that the provision of the Act and these regulations have been successfully complied with, be registered as a veterinary technologist who works under the supervision of a registered senior technologist or registered veterinarian.

(4) Upon completion of the B Tech degree in Veterinary Laboratory Technology, a registered student may, if the examining authority is satisfied that the provisions of the Act and these regulations have been successfully complied with, be registered as a veterinary technologist who performs his/her duties without supervision unless in exceptional circumstances, inter alia the use of scheduled substances.

Section 21 H. Curriculum requirements

(1) The curriculum of any tertiary institution that offers a course for study for qualification as a Veterinary Technologist in terms of regulation 21 shall comprise of the exit level outcomes specified in Table 9 A and the subject courses specified in Table 9 B.

Section 21 I. Examination

(1) The examination for diploma shall be based on the assessment criteria specified in Table 9 A and includes examination in the subject courses specified in Table 9 B

(2) If the examination consists of a practical and a theoretical part, a minimum mark of 40 percent shall be obtained in each part.

(3) A candidate shall pass an examination in a subject if at least 50 percent of the maximum marks obtainable in the examination for that subject, is obtained.

22. Registration of students


22.1 Subject to the provisions of regulation 22.3 every person who is enrolled at a university or other educational institution in the Republic as a student for a degree, diploma or certificate referred to in regulation 19, 20 or 21, shall make his application for registration in terms of the Act on a form which is obtainable from the registrar for this purpose.

22.2 Such application shall –

22.2.1 in the case of a person who is already thus enrolled as a student for a degree, diploma or certificate referred to in regulation 19 or 20 on the date of commencement of the Act, be lodged with the registrar within 90 days of such date of commencement;

22.2.2 in the case of a student who, on the date of publication of a notice in terms of section 21 of the Act, is already enrolled for a degree, diploma or certificate referred to in regulation 21, be lodged with the registrar within 90 days of the date of such publication;

22.2.3 otherwise be lodged with the registrar before 1 June of the year in which the person concerned is thus enrolled for the first time as a student; and

22.2.4 be accompanied by –

22.2.4.1 a certified copy of a certificate of birth or similar evidence of the age and correct names of the student concerned;

22.2.4.2 a certified copy of the matriculation certificate or certificate of exemption which has been issued to the student concerned in terms of section 15 of the Universities Act, 1955 (Act 61 of 1955), by the Joint Matriculation Board referred to in that Act;

22.2.4.3 documentary evidence by a university of other educational institution referred to in regulation 19, 20 or 21 to confirm the enrolment of the student concerned there for a degree, diploma or certificate referred to in that regulation; and

22.2.4.4 the application fee specified in paragraph 1 of Table 1.

22.3 The provisions of this regulation shall not apply to a student who is already registered or deemed to be registered in terms of the Act to practise a veterinary profession or a para-veterinary profession.

23. Registration to practise a profession

23.1 A person intending to practise for gain, directly or indirectly, in any way whatsoever, the profession of veterinarian or veterinary specialist, or a para-veterinary profession referred to in regulation 21, shall make his application for registration in terms of the Act on a form which is obtainable from the registrar for this purpose.
23.2 Such application shall –

23.2.1 be lodged with the registrar; and

23.2.2 be accompanied by –

23.2.2.1 a certified copy of the degree certificate or diploma or other certificate which entitles the applicant concerned to registration in terms of the Act, or which might be accepted in terms of section 20(5) of the Act for the purpose of such registration of the holder thereof; and

23.2.2.2 the applicable application fee specified in paragraph 2 of Table 1.


24.Maintenance of registration


24.1 The maintenance fee specified in paragraph 3 of Table 1 shall annually be payable to the council by a person who is registered in terms of the Act as a student.

24.2 The maintenance fee specified in paragraph 4(a) of Table 1 shall annually be payable to the council by a person who is registered or deemed to be registered in terms of the Act to practise the profession of veterinarian or veterinary specialist.

24.3 The maintenance fee specified in paragraph 4(b) of Table 1 shall annually be payable to the council by a person who is registered or deemed to be registered in terms of the Act to practise a para-veterinary profession referred to in regulation 21.

24.4 The first annual payment of the maintenance fee referred to in regulation 24.1, 24.2 and 24.3 shall –


24.4.1 in the case of a person who is registered in terms of the Act, be made before or on 1 April of the year following the year in which an applicable certificate of registration has been issued to him; and

24.4.2 in the case of a person who is deemed to be registered in terms of the Act to practise the veterinary profession of veterinarian or the para-veterinary profession of veterinary nurse, be made before or on 1 April first following the date of commencement of the Act.

24.5 Subsequent payment of such maintenance fee shall thereafter be made annually before or on 1 April.

24.6 The maintenance fee referred to in regulation 24.1 shall be payable by a person who is registered in terms of the Act as a student for the duration of his enrolment at a university or other educational institution as a student for a degree, diploma or certificate referred to in regulation 19, 20 or 21.


25. Alteration of registration


25.1 An application for the alteration in terms of section 27 of the Act, of the registration of a person who is registered or deemed to be registered in terms of the Act to practise a particular veterinary profession or a para-veterinary profession, or of the speciality of veterinary specialist who is thus registered with a particular speciality, shall be made on a form which is obtainable from the registrar for this purpose.

25.2 Such application shall -

25.2.1 be lodged with the registrar;

25.2.2 if it arises from the acquisition of a further degree, diploma or certificate, be accompanied by a certified copy of such degree certificate or diploma or other certificate;

25.2.3 be accompanied by the certificate of registration which has previously been issued to the person concerned in terms of the Act or, if applicable, the Veterinary Act, 1933 (Act 16 of 1933); and

25.2.4 subject to the provisions of section 27(2)(b) of the Act, be accompanied by the application fee specified in paragraph 5 of Table 1.

26.Entries in registers


26.1 The particulars which are to be entered in terms of section 18 of the Act in a register referred to in that section shall –

26.1.1 in the case of the register kept in respect of veterinarians, be as specified in paragraph 1 of Table 5;

26.1.2 in the case of the register kept in respect of veterinary specialists, be as specified in paragraph 2 of Table 5; and

26.1.3 in the case of the register kept in respect of persons who practise a para-veterinary profession, be as specified in paragraph 3 of Table 5.

26.2 If any change occurs in respect of particulars referred to in subregulation 26.1 which have been entered in a register, the person in respect of whom the change concerned has occurred, shall forthwith notify the registrar thereof in writing in order to enable him to enter that change in the register concerned.

26.3 Notwithstanding the provisions of regulation 26.1 and 26.2 particulars of a degree, diploma or certificate which has not been prescribed or accepted in terms of section 20 of the Act shall be entered in such register only if –

26.3.1 it has been granted to the holder thereof by a university or other educational institution after examination;

26.3.2 the holder thereof has applied in writing to the council for the particulars concerned to be entered in the applicable register; and

26.3.3 such application is accompanied by –

26.3.3.1 a certified copy of the degree certificate or diploma concerned; and

26.3.3.2 the application fee specified in paragraph 6 of Table 1.

26.4 The provisions of regulation 26.3 shall not apply in respect of a degree, diploma or certificate of which such particulars have prior to the commencement of the Act been recorded opposite the name of the holder thereof in a register which has been kept in terms of section 7(2) of the Veterinary Act, 1933 (Act 16 of 1933).


27.Allocation of designations


27.1 The designations "veterinarian", "veterinary surgeon", "animal surgeon", "animal practitioner" and "veterinary assistant" are hereby reserved for allocation to persons who are registered or deemed to be registered in terms of the Act to practise the veterinary profession of veterinarian.

27.2 The designations specified in column 4 of table 3 are hereby reserved for allocation to persons who are registered in terms of the Act to practise the veterinary profession of veterinary specialist with the speciality indicated in column 3 of the said table opposite thereto.

27.3 The designation specified in column 4 of Table 4 are hereby reserved for allocation to persons who are registered or deemed to be registered in terms of the Act to practise the para-veterinary profession indicated in column 3 of the said table opposite thereto.



PART III: PARTICULARS OF STUDENTS

Particulars to be furnished

28. The particulars of the students who are enrolled at a university or other educational institution in the Republic for a degree, diploma or certificate referred to in regulation 19, 20 or 21 and which have to be furnished to the council in terms of section 20(a)(i) of the Act, shall be –

28.1 the full names and postal address of each such student;

28.2 the degree, diploma or certificate for which the student concerned is enrolled; and

28.3 the specific year of study of such degree, diploma or certificate for which the student concerned is enrolled on the date of furnishing of those particulars.

Date of submission

29. The particulars referred to in regulation 28 shall be submitted to the registrar in writing on or before 1 June of each year.


PART IV: SUMMONS TO APPEAR AT INQUIRIES

30. Manner of summoning


30.1 summoned by means of a written notice in the form set out in Annexure C to appear before the council to be examined or to produce a book, document or record to the council.

30.2 Such summons shall be issued by the registrar by direction of the council, and shall be served by himself or a person directed thereto by him, in the manner referred to in regulation 31.

30.3 The applicable witness fee prescribed in terms of section 51bis of the Magistrates’ Court Act, 1944 (Act 32 of 1944), shall be payable by the council to a person referred to in regulation 30.1.


31.Service of summons


31.1 A summons referred to in regulation 30.1 shall be served by –

31.1.1 forwarding it by registered post to the person concerned;

31.1.2 delivering it to the person concerned in person or to his duly authorised representative;

31.1.3 delivering it at the residence or place of business of the person concerned to some person who is apparently not less than 16 years of age and apparently resides or is employed there;

31.1.4 delivering it at the place of employment of the person concerned to some person who is apparently not less than 16 years of age and apparently in authority over him or, in the absence of such person, to a person who is apparently not less than 16 years of age and is apparently in charge at his place of employment; or

31.1.5 delivering it, in the case of a juristic person, at the registered office of that juristic person.


31.2 When the service of a summons is done in terms of regulation 31.1.1 the person by whom it is served, shall –

31.2.1 place the summons concerned in an envelope which is addressed to the person concerned, and post it by pre-paid registered letter; and

31.2.2 at the time of registration thereof make application for an acknowledgement by the addressee of the receipt thereof as provided in regulation 44(5) of the regulations published under Government Notice R. 550 of 14 April 1960: Provided that –

31.2.2.1 a receipt form which is completed as provided in regulation 44(8) of the said regulations shall be sufficient acknowledgement of receipt for the purposes hereof; and

31.2.2.2 if no such acknowledgement is received, this fact shall be recorded on a copy of the summons concerned by the person by whom it has been served.

31.3 When the serving of a summons is done in terms of regulation 31.1.2, 31.1.3, 31.1.4 or 31.1.5, the person by whom it is delivered, shall immediately after delivery thereof make an entry on a copy of that summons to indicate the manner in which, the person, to whom, the place at which and the date on which and the approximate time at which the summons concerned has been delivered.

31.4 the entries referred to in regulation 31.3 which are made on a copy of a summons shall immediately after having been made, be signed by the person by whom the summons concerned was delivered.


PART V: GENERAL

32. Payment of fees


32.1 Postage on and delivery costs of any application or other document which is submitted or furnished in terms of these regulations shall be prepaid by the sender thereof.

32.2 Any amount which is payable in terms of these regulations shall be paid by cheque, postal order or money order made out in favour of the South African Veterinary council: Provided that if such fee is delivered by hand to the registrar it may be paid in cash.

32.3 A fee which has been paid in terms of these regulations shall not be repayable.

Offences and penalties

33. Any person who –

33.1 makes a false statement on an identification envelope;

33.2 contravenes the provisions of regulation 13.2 or 17.2; or

33.3 refuses or fails to comply with the provisions of regulation 26.2

shall be guilty of an offence and on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding R 500 or to imprisonment not exceeding three months, or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

Commencement

34. These regulations shall come into operation on 1 October 1982.

VETERINARY AND PARA-VETERINARY PROFESSIONS ACT

TABLE 1

FEES PAYABLE 1 APRIL


Please note the Department of Agriculture was requested to publish the fees in Government Gazette, this note will be removed once the regulations have been published

 

 

PURPOSE

AMOUNT

1.Registration of a student

[Reg.22]

* R 74.00

2.Registration of a person-

(a) to practice a veterinary profession

(b) to practice a veterinary specialist profession

(c) to practice a para-veterinary profession

[Reg.23]

* R 1296.00 for a first registration and R 3 888.00 for the registration of a person whose registration was previously terminated

* R 1 613.00 for a first registration and R 3 888.00 for a person whose registration was previously terminated

* R 647.00 for a first registration and *R 1 943.00 for the registration of a person whose registration was previously terminated

3.Maintenance of registration of a student

[Reg.24.1]

* R 34.00

4.Maintenance of registration of-

(a) a person practising a veterinary profession

(b) a person practising a para-veterinary profession

[Reg.24.2]

* R 1 190.00

* R 473.00

5.Alteration of -

(a) registration of a person practising a veterinary profession

(b) speciality of a veterinary specialist

(c) registration of a person practising a para-veterinary profession

[Reg.25]

* R 1 190.00

* R 1 190.00

* R 473.00

6.Entry of particulars of a degree, diploma or certificate in a register

[Reg.26]

* R 112.00

7.Examination determined by the Council for registration purposes as a Veterinarian

(a) Examination application fee

(b) Examination determined by Council

* R 185.00

*R 5 993.00

8.Examination determined by the Council for registration purposes as a Veterinary Nurse

(a) Examination application fee

(b) Examination determined by Council

* R 185.00

*R 3 775.00

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