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National Contact Point for IPPC:

Subdirectorate Plant Health

 

Department of Agriculture

Directorate Plant Health

Subdirectorate Plant Health

Private Bag X258

Pretoria

0001

South Africa

 

Tel. (**27 12) 319 6100

Fax (**27 12) 319 6350

E-mail Mikeh@nda.agric.za

 

Aim

            To ensure that agricultural plant pests and diseases are not imported, established and spread in South Africa, thereby protecting both national and international agriculture, as well as the environment in general.

Main functions               

  • Determine phytosanitary norms and standards  in order to certify the health status of plants and plant products that are imported or exported

  • Recommend amendments to the Agricultural Pests Act, 1983 (Act No. 36 of 1983) and international phystosanitary guidelines

  • Render quarantine services

  • Establish control measures for agricultural pests and eradicate potential alien pests

  • Conduct Pest Risk Assessment (PRA)

  • Establish import conditions to which a PRA must comply

  • Provide advisory and diagnostic services

  • Evaluate and manage risks associated with improtation and release of exotic bio-agents

  • Develop electronic information systems of scientific and technical data to meet international norms and standards  

  • Department of Agriculture
    Directorate Plant Health
    Sub-directorate Plant Health  
    Assistant Director: National Phytosanitary Matters
    Private Bag X258
    Pretoria
    0001                
    South Africa 

    Tel. (**27 12) 319 6117     
    Fax.(**27 12) 319 6101
    MagdaBo@nda.agric.za  

 

  • Department of Agriculture
    Directorate Plant Health
    Sub-directorate: Plant Health  
    Assistant Director: Plant Health Auduting (North)
    Private Bag X04
    Johannesburg International Airport
    1627                
    South Africa

    Tel. (**27 11) 390 2579/80/81/82
    Fax.(**27 11) 390 4257 

  • Department of Agriculture
    Directorate Plant Health
    Sub-directorate: Plant Health  
    Assistant Director: Plant Health Auduting (South)
    Private Bag X9037
    Cape Town
    8000
                   
    South Africa

    Tel. (**27 21) 421 2108
    Fax.(**27 21) 421 4257   

 

  • Department of Agriculture
    Directorate Plant Health
    Sub-Directorate: Plant Health
    Assistant Director: Protocols and Work Programmes
    Private Bag X258
    Pretoria
    0001      
    South Africa

    Tel. (**27 12) 319 6114
    Fax(**2712)3196101
    AliceB@nda.agric.za

  • Render supportive analytical laboratory services to ensure the auditing of sanitary requirements 
    of regulated agricultural products in the North

  • Department of Agriculture 
    Directorate Plant Health
    Sub-directorate Plant Health 
    Assistant Director: Analytical Services North
    Private Bag X258
    Pretoria
    0001  
    South Africa  

    Tel.  (** 27 12) 319 6089
    Fax. (** 27 12)  319 6038  
    E-mail:  PieterB@nda.agric.za  

  • Facilitate plant health awareness and education programmes

Department of Agriculture 
Directorate Plant Health
Sub-directorate Plant Health  
Assistant Director: Plant Health Promotion  
Private Bag X258 
Pretoria
0001  
South Africa

Tel.  (** 27 12) 319 6295 
Fax. (** 27 12)  319 6350 
E-mail:  MohammedH@nda.agric.za