Environmental Health

Description:

The provincial Environmental Health Services audits (monitors and evaluates), coordinates and supports environmental health services in the province.

 

More specifically they:

  • Monitor the rendering of MHS in the Western Cape
  • Formulate provincial environmental health policies, guidelines, norms and standards.
  • Ensure co-operative governance with relevant national and provincial departments and other stakeholders.
  • Investigate and report on all ministerial (national and provincial) enquiries.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the environmental health response regarding disaster management.
  • Manage the environmental health information system for the province.
  • Facilitate and provide provincial environmental health inputs regarding new developments and land usage.
  • Manage and facilitate provincial and national food safety programmes as well as the investigation of food poisoning outbreaks.
  • Audit legal compliance of irradiation facilities and irradiated commodities on behalf of the National Department of Health.
  • Identify training/education needs of Environmental Health Practitioners (EHP) in the province and facilitate the implementation of training programmes/projects.
  • Manage community service of EHPs in the province along with the provincial coordinator for Community Services.
  • Control the import, manufacture and sale of hazardous substances (licensing) and facilitate the investigation of pesticide poisonings from agricultural and stock remedies.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the environmental health response regarding communicable disease outbreaks.
  • Audit environmental health conditions at all government institutions (parliament, hospitals, correctional service institutions, police stations, etc).

 

The Environmental Health Sub-Directorate is a contact point for the Codex Alimentarius. The Codex Alimentarius is part of a trade agreement to which South Africa belongs that makes sure that the same food safety and composition standards are used around the world. There is also a Western Cape representative on the National Food Legislation Advisory Group (FLAG) body. FLAG is an advisory group that deals with food legislation in South Africa.

Instructions:

For more information, please contact the provincial health officials below.

 

Head Office:
Ewald Bonzet
Programme Manager
Tel: 021 421 1124
Fax: 021 418 5685
ebonzet@westerncape.gov.za

Danie Louw
Tel: 021 918 1513
Fax: 021 918 1531
Danie.Louw@westerncape.gov.za

Stanley Nomdo
Tel: 021 421 1124
Fax: 021 418 5685
Stanley.Nomdo@westerncape.gov.za

Boland/Overberg Region:
Guillaume Olivier
Component Head
Tel: 023 348 1431
Fax: 086 613 7156
Golivier@westerncape.gov.za

West Coast/Winelands:
Johan Goosen
Component Head
Tel: 022 709 5065
Fax: 086 566 3923
Johan.Goosen@westerncape.gov.za

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Government Body: (Western Cape Government)
The content on this page was last updated on 23 October 2013