Approved Providers and Courses

Members of the public and the profession are advised that, as at November 2022, the below list constitute the only approved providers of pharmacy education and training, and the courses approved/accredited by the South African Pharmacy Council.

In terms of Section 34 of the Pharmacy Act, 53 of 1974, the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) is responsible for approving pharmacy education/training programmes and institutions. No person or institution may provide pharmacy education and training without being approved by the SAPC. As at November 2022, the profession and members of the public are advised that the tables below enlist the only approved providers of pharmacy education and training as well as the approved/accredited courses.

BACHELOR OF PHARMACY (NQF Level 8)
Institution / ProviderContact PersonContact Number
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan UniversityDr M Luvuno-Keele+27 (0) 41 504 2128
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)Prof. S van Dyk+27 (0) 18 299 2249
Rhodes UniversityProf. S Khamanga+27 (0) 46 603 8101
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences UniversityProf. PH Demana+27 (0) 12 521 5866
Tshwane University of TechnologyDr B Komane+27 (0) 12 382 6230
University of LimpopoProf. M Nlooto+27 (0) 15 268 4060
University of KwaZulu-Natal (Westville Campus)Prof. F Oosthuizen+27 (0) 31 260 7030
University of the Western CapeProf. S Malan+27 (0) 21 959 2190
University of the WitwatersrandProf. Y Choonara+27 (0) 11 717 2052
DIPLOMA: PHARMACY TECHNICAL SUPPORT (NQF LEVEL 6)
Institution / ProviderContact PersonContact Number
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan UniversityMs J Berry+27 (0) 41 504 4872
CERTIFICATE OF QUALIFICATION: PHARMACIST’S ASSISTANT BASIC (NQF Level 3) AND POST-BASIC (NQF Level 4)
Institution / Provider Revised Qualifications
 

(1) NATIONAL CERTIFICATE: PHARMACIST ASSISTANCE (BASIC)

  • Last date for new enrolments: 30 June 2024
  • End of teach-out period: 30 June 2027

(2) FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING: PHARMACIST ASSISTANCE (LEARNER POST-BASIC)

  • Last date for new enrolments: 30 June 2024
  • End of teach-out period: 30 June 2027
Abaluleki Professional Consulting cc/University of Fort Hare Consortium

Ms N Mbabama
Tel: +27 (0) 43 704 7581
Cell: +27 (0) 74 403 2754
Email: mbabamanr@mweb.co.za

  •  National Certificate: Pharmacist’s Assistant: Institutional (NQF Level 3)
Health Science Academy (Pty) Ltd.

Ms L Crause
Tel: +27 (0) 12 816 9000
Email: enquiries@healthscience.co.za
Website: www.hsa.co.za
  • National Certificate: Pharmacist’s Assistant: Community, Institutional, Manufacturing, Wholesale (NQF Level 3)
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Pharmacist’s Assistant: Community, Institutional, Wholesale (NQF Level 4)
Pharmacy Healthcare Academy

Mr AC Malgas
Tel: +27 (0) 11 222 5731
Email: am85@clicks.co.za
Email: Alphonso.Malgas@clicksgroup.co.za
  • National Certificate: Pharmacist’s Assistant: Community (NQF Level 3)
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Pharmacist’s Assistant: Community (NQF Level 4)
Pharmacy Training and Development Project: Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (previously University of Limpopo (Medunsa Campus))

Ms E Loock
Tel: +27 (0) 12 521 4997
Email: elmarie.loock@smu.ac.za
  • National Certificate: Pharmacist’s Assistant: Community, Institutional, Wholesale (NQF level 3)
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Pharmacist’s Assistant: Community, Institutional (NQF Level 4)
S Buys Academy (Pty) Ltd.

Ms J Meyer
Tel: +27 (0) 18 788 2102 / 03
Email: marketing@sbuys.co.za
Email: training@sbuys.co.za
Website: www.sbuys.co.za
  • National Certificate: Pharmacist’s Assistant: Community, Institutional, Manufacturing, Wholesale (NQF level 3)
  • Further Education and Training Certificate: Pharmacist’s Assistant: Community, Institutional, Manufacturing, Wholesale (NQF Level 4)
SHORT COURSES
Institution / ProviderDispensing Course (Non NQF)Short/CPD Course (Non NQF)
Health Advance Institute

Ms J Coetzee
Tel: +27 (0) 12 346 0700
Fax +27 (0) 12 346 0813
Website: www.hai.co.za

  • Dispensing Course
 
Health Science Academy (Pty) Ltd.

Ms J Ndlungwane
Tel: +27 (0) 12 816 9000
Website: www.hsa.co.za

  • Dispensing of Medicine by Health Care Professionals (Authorised Prescribers) Licensed to Dispense in terms of the Medicines Act, 101 of 1965, as amended
  • Short course for pharmacists in immunisation and injection technique and delivering immunisation services
Insight Medicine Information

Ms G van de Watt
Tel +27 (0) 11 706 6939

 
  • Type 2 Diabetes  
  • Mellitus
  • Acne
  • Stroke
  • Insomnia
  • Common Ear Problems
North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus)

Prof. S van Dyk
Tel: +27 (0) 18 299 2249

 
  • Pharmacotherapy I
  • Pharmacotherapy II
  • Applied Pharmacotherapy
Pharmacy Education International cc

Mr MF Perkin
Tel: +27 (0) 21 797 7306
Website: www.cmms.co.za/pei

  • Dispensing for Health Practitioners: Ensuring Effective Therapy by Optimal Drug Use
 
Pharmacy Training and Development Project: Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (previously
University of Limpopo (Medunsa Campus))

Ms I Motshoane
Tel: +27 (0) 12 521 4743

  • Course in dispensing for persons other than pharmacists authorised to dispense medicines in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act 101 of 1965, as amended
  • The Pharmacist in HIV and AIDS
Public Health Institute of South Africa

Mr MI Mntambo
Tel: +27 (0) 31 566 1453

  • Dispensing Course for Health Professionals
 
Quad Pharmaceutical CC

Ms J Berry-Baker
Tel: +27 (0) 11 622 0933

 
  • Medicine Registrations for Orthodox Medicines
  • Medicine Registration for Biological Medicines
S Buys Academy (Pty) Ltd

Ms J Meyer
Tel: +27 (0) 18 788 2102 / 03
Website: www.sbuys.co.za

  • Dispensing Course for Healthcare Professionals
 

University of Johannesburg

Dr Radmila Razlog
Tel: +27 (0) 11 559 6233
Email: radmilar@uj.ac.za

  • Compounding and Dispensing Course for Allied Health Professionals
 

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Prof I Truter / Mrs Rosalind Sugden
Tel: +27 (0) 41 504 2131
Tel: +27 (0) 41 504 4838
Email: ilse.truter@mandela.ac.za
Email: rosalind.sugden@mandela.ac.za

 
  • Short course for pharmacists in immunisation and injection technique and delivering immunisation services

Geozone Enviromental (Pty) Ltd

Mr D Manaka
Tel: +27 (0) 11 022 0110/5055
Email: davidd@geoenv.co.za   
Website: www.geoenv.co.za

 
  • Safe Handling of Healthcare Waste

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