Established in 1964 the South African Pest Control Association functions as the voice for the South African Pest Control Industry and provides its members with an extensive range of support services focusing on the following key areas: research and development, brand awareness, legal support, affiliation and internal support services.
The South African Pest Control Association (SAPCA) is charged by the Government in terms of the Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act, 1947 (Act No. 36 of 1947) to serve and protect the safety and health of the public by establishing and maintaining minimum standards of practice, knowledge and skills of registered pest management applicators in the country as well as to establish and maintain standards of professional ethics among them.
The discretion provided for in the Act to make use of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as mechanism to determine renewal of registration gives SAPCA, (in partnership with other bodies), the opportunity to comply with both the renewal of registration and CPD requirements. SAPCA will therefor institute a system of CPD, which will be linked to renewal of registration for all registered pest management applicators.