AS A PEST CONTROL OPERATOR IN TERMS OF SECTION 10 OF ACT 36 OF 1947
Any person who for reward
OR in the course of a business, industry or trade uses an agricultural remedy
must register as a Pest Control Operator in terms of the Fertilizers, Farm
Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act, 1947 (Act No. 36 of 1947)
as amended and the regulations relating thereto as published in Government
Notice No. R1449 of 1 July 1983.
AN APPLICATION CAN
ONLY BE CONSIDERED IF THE APPLICANT SUBMITS THE FOLLOWING:
application fee of *R460-00
to this office: Please note: Cheques/Postal orders must please
be made payable to the Director-General: Agriculture.
Fees are subject to change as required by Legislation.)
application form (see link).
affidavit (see link).
report completed by a qualified medical practitioner (see link).
THE APPLICANT MUST
COMPLY WITH AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
National Certificate in Pest Control must be obtained. This Correspondence
Course is presented by: Tshwane University of Technology - Pretoria, Private Bag X680, PRETORIA,
0001. Tel. No.: (012) 318 5309/42 or Fax No.: (012) 318 5869
enquiries regarding this Course should be made directly to the University.
successfully completed a course of instruction which the Registrar recognises
and has administered agricultural remedies for at least six months under the
supervision of a registered Pest Control Operator. Experience must be
substantiated by a sworn affidavit (see lin).
2(3)(d): In the
course of a business, in the presence and under the supervision of a
Registered Pest Control Operator, has administered agricultural remedies
continuously for four years. Experience must be substantiated by a sworn
considers registration for students who are busy with the National Certificate
in Pest Control. As soon as the student has successfully completed one of the
main subjects (e.g. Environmental Pest Control) this student may obtain
registration in that field of registration. Note that Pest Biology, Principles
of Pest Control and Pesticide Marketing are not main subjects.
must furnish proof of administering agricultural remedies for at least six
months under the supervision of a registered Pest Control Operator.
will be granted on the condition that he successfully passes his National
Certificate in Pest Control within two years from date of applying for
registration and that he submits proof of enrolment with TECHNISA when he
applies for renewal of registration. Should the Pest Control Operator not
comply with this condition, his registration, as a Pest Control Operator will
lapse in accordance with section 4 of the mentioned Act.
FIELDS OF REGISTRATION ARE AVAILABLE:
Aerial Application - application or advisory.
Plant Pests and Diseases.
Structural Pest Control.
An applicant who wishes
to apply for the field of Aerial Application (i), must provide proof that
he/she passed the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Association of South
Africa's (AVCASA) Course for Aerial Crop Sprayers and should submit a
certified copy of his/her valid pilots license. Instead of the prescribed
medical report, a certified copy of the medical report issued by the IAM
(Institute for Aerial Medical) can be submitted. All inquiries regarding this
course should be made directly to the following: AVCASA, P O Box 1995, Halfway
House, 1685. Tel. No.: (011) 805-2000 or Fax. No.: (011) 805-2222.
The period of
registration shall in the case of a Pest Control Operator be valid until 30
June in each year: Provided that if a registration is granted during a
particular calendar year within three months prior to the applicable expiry
date this application shall be valid until the expiry date concerned in the
following calendar year.
Last modified: Tuesday April 03, 2007.