The Health Professions Council of South Africa is a statutory body, established in terms of the Health Professions Act and is committed to protecting the public and guiding the professions.
Environmental Health Practitioners deal with elements of safety, health and the suitability of various environments. These include, among others, industrial/housing developments, waste management, water services, pest control, food and transport safety, tourism and leisure, pollution control, as well as general research and development elements.
The following professions are registered under the auspices of the Professional Board for Environmental Health Practitioners, namely:
Board members are responsible for the establishment of Committees and the appointment of chairpersons of Committees.
In terms of Regulation 2 of the Regulations relating to the functions and functioning of the Professional Board, the Professional Board at its first meeting each year, has to appoint Committees which would function until the first meeting of the Professional Board in the following year.
The Board also appoints the Chairperson of each Committee, except in the case of the Executive Committee of the Professional Board, which is chaired by the Chairperson of the Professional Board. The composition, quorum and terms of reference of each Committee have to be determined by the Professional Board.
|Chairperson||Ms D Sebidi|
|Vice -Chairperson||Mr J Shikwambane|
|Board Members||Mr C Qoto
Ms R Ntoi
Mrs APR Cele
Mr T D Hlanyane
Ms P Bongweni
Mr D Nemakonde
Mr A van Zyl
Dr A Zimba
Mr BB Khumalo
Mr M Mnyele
Ms CT Manciya
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The rules and regulations of the Board include the following:
|Constitution of the Board||View document|
|Scope of the Profession: Environmental Health Practitioners||View document|
|Scope of the Profession: Environmental Health Assistants||View document|
|Proposed rules and regulation|
|Proposed amendments to regulation relating to environmental health officers of additional qualifications - GN R265 / GG 35199 / 20120330||View document|
|Proposed amendments to regulation defining the scope of environmental health||View document|
|Notice relating to prescribed area in respect of the profession of environmental health officer – GN R2611/78||View document|
|Notice of change of name of a professional board – BN 76/2008||View document|
|Regulations relating to the registration by environmental health officers of additional qualifications – GN R2309/76||View document|
|Regulations relating to the registration of student environmental health officers – GN R1869/79||View document|
|Regulations relating to the qualifications for registration of environmental health assistants – GN R1251/2005||View document|