Port & Environmental

General Regulations Governing General Hygiene Requirements for Food Premises and the Transport of Food

(Regulation)
2002e-Government for Citizens (e-G4C) (Department of the Premier, Western Cape Government)
Regulations aimed at ensuring that food is hygienically transported and that the premises where food is handled is hygienic.

Air Pollution Control By-Law

(By-law)
(File type: pdf; size: 138.7 KB)City of Cape Town

Environmental and Port Health

(Public Information)
(File type: pdf; size: 42.79 KB)
Information for port health officers and airline crew on the signs and symptoms of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and what needs to be done when a passenger presents with symptoms.

Environmental Health

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

Environmental Health By-Laws

(By-law)
City of Cape Town
By laws dealing with the management of medical waste, prevention and suppression of health nuisances, keeping of animals including poultry, the handling of meat for human consumption and trades.

Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Amendment Act, 54 of 1972

(Act)
(File type: pdf; size: 162.63 KB)No. 54 of 1972Department of Health (National) (The Government of South Africa)
Laws to control the sale, manufacture and importation of foodstuffs, cosmetics and disinfectants.

Guidelines for an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) Engaged in the Evaluation of Food Premises within the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (Haccp) Principles

(Guidelines, Manuals and Instructions)
(File type: pdf; size: 69.54 KB)Department of Health (National) (The Government of South Africa)
Guidelines for Environmental Health Officers on how to prevent and control food-borne diseases.

Guidelines for the Management and Health Surveillance of Food Handlers

(Guidelines, Manuals and Instructions)
(File type: pdf; size: 43.48 KB)Department of Health (National) (The Government of South Africa)
Guidelines advocating that health authorities undertake regular monitoring and surveillance of the food handling process as crucial elements in the prevention of food-borne diseases.

Hazardous Substances Act, 15 of 1973

(Act)
(File type: pdf; size: 234.55 KB)No. 15 of 1973Department of Health (National) (The Government of South Africa)
The Act provides for the control of substances which may cause injury or ill-health or death due to their nature and for the control of certain electronic products. It also divides these dangerous substances and products into groups in relation to the degree of danger and provides for the prohibition and control of the importation, manufacture, sale, use, operation, application, modification, disposal or dumping of these substances and products.

Port Health

(Service)
Port Health Services monitors and evaluates all foodstuffs, cosmetics, disinfectants, hazardous substances and medicines entering the Western Cape through the ports, and controls and monitors the possible entering of all serious contagious diseases into the Western Cape and the rest of South Africa. These infectious diseases include yellow fever, cholera, plague and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).Port and Environmental Health is responsible for the three sea ports (Cape Town, Mossel Bay and Saldanha Bay) and the Cape Town International Airport.

Water and Sanitation Regulations

(Regulation)
(File type: pdf; size: 138.47 KB)1997Department of Health (National) (The Government of South Africa)
The regulations deal with setting standards and general principles for a variety of issues relating to sanitation, water supply and water conservation.