REGISTRATION 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:

         The prescribed application fee of *R460-00 to this office: Please note: Cheques/Postal orders must please be made payable to the Director-General: Agriculture. (*Note: Fees are subject to change as required by Legislation.)

         A completed application form (see link).

         Sworn affidavit (see link).

         A medical report completed by a qualified medical practitioner (see link).

 

THE APPLICANT MUST COMPLY WITH AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

         Regulation 2(3)(b): The 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

All enquiries regarding this Course should be made directly to the University.

         Regulation 2(3)(c): Has 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).

         Regulation 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 affidavit.

 

 PLEASE NOTE:

         The Registrar 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.

         The applicant must furnish proof of administering agricultural remedies for at least six months under the supervision of a registered Pest Control Operator.

         Registration 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.

 

THE FOLLOWING FIELDS OF REGISTRATION ARE AVAILABLE:

(i)         Aerial Application - application or advisory.

(ii)         Plant Pests and Diseases.

(iii)        Weed Control.

(iv)        Structural Pest Control.

(v)         Fumigation.

(vi)        Wood Preservation.

 

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.

 

PERIOD OF REGISTRATION: 

Please Note: 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.

 

 

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