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South Africa
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Animal Health Act, No. 7 of 2002

Long title


To provide for measures to promote animal health and to control animal diseases; to assign executive authority with regard to certain provisions of this Act to provinces; to regulate the importation and exportation of animals and things; to establish animal health schemes; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE
1. Definitions
2. Designation of, and powers and functions of, national executive officer
3. Delegation of powers and assignment of duties by national executive officer
4. Designation of assignees
5. Assignment of certain functions to provincial executives
6. Suspension of assignment
7. Limitations on investigations, experiments and research with, and manufacture and evaluation of, certain products
8. Restriction on exportation
9. Restriction on animals or things imported and in transit
10. Detention and disposal of imported animal or thing, and animal or thing conveyed in transit
11. Quarantine stations and quarantine camps
12. Fencing
13. Disposal of straying animals
14. Directives
15. Assumption of control over land, animal or thing
16. Animal health schemes
17. Duties of owners and users regarding health of animals
18. Services rendered by national executive officer
19. Powers to enter, search and to carry out inspections and controlled veterinary procedures
20. Disposal of isolated, detained or seized animal or thing
21. Compensation
22. Appeals
23. Determination and payment of fees and other amounts
24. Keeping and producing of documents
25. Confidentiality
26. Application of Act in respect of the State
27. Defects in form
28. Regulations
29. Offences and penalties
30. Presumptions and evidence
31. Repeal of laws and transitional provisions
32. Short title
Sch. SCHEDULE (SECTION 31)

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