Department Of Agriculture Forestry And Fisheries Legislation

Department Of Agriculture Forestry And Fisheries Legislation

Department Of Agriculture Forestry And Fisheries Legislation
 

Imports Legislation

 

Plant Health Legislation

The purpose of the Agricultural Pests Act, 1983 (Act No. 36 of 1983) and its subordinate legislations is to provide for measures by which agricultural pests may be prevented and combated and for matters connected therewith. The Act also mandates the Directorate Plant Health to regulate plants, plant products and other regulated articles when imported into South Africa. Plants, plant products and related materials are capable of harbouring quarantine pests, which if they enter South Africa with imported commodities and establish, may endanger the South African agricultural, horticultural or forestry sectors. Similarly, pests that occur in South Africa may endanger countries to which we export and as a result South Africa may lose its export markets.

 

Inspection Services Legislation

 
Agricultural Products Inspection Services
D: APIS has a legislative mandate which inter alia includes the following acts:

Animal Production Legislation

 

  • Animal Improvement Act, 1998 (Act 62 of 1998)
  • Agricultural Product Standards Act, 1990 (Act 119 of 1990)
  • Animal Diseases Act, 1984 (Act 35 of 1984) to be repealed by the Animal Health Act, 2002 (Act 7 of 2002)
  • Animal Identification Act, 2002 (Act 6 of 2002)
  • Animals Protection Act, 1962 (Act 71 of 1962)
  • Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act No 10 of 2004)
  • Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act (CARA), 1983 (Act No 43 of1983)
  • Fencing Act, 1963 (Act no 31 of 1963)
  • Marketing of Agricultural Products Act, 1996, as amended by Act 59 of 1997 and Act 34 of 2001
  • Meat Safety Act, 2000 (Act 40 of 2000)
  • National Environmental Management Act (NEMA), 1998 (Act 107 of 1998)
  • National Veld and Forest Fire Act, 1998 (Act 101 0f 1998)
  • NSPCA’s Act, 1993 (Act 197 of 1993)
  • Performing Animals Protection Act, 1935 (Act 24 of 1935)
  • South African Abattoir Corporation Act, 1992 (Act 120 of 1992)
  • Stock Theft Act, 1959 (Act No. 57 0f 1959
  • The Subdivision of Agricultural Land Act, 1970 (Act 70 of 1970)
  • Veterinary and Para-veterinary Professions Act, 1982 (Act 19 of 1982)