Heads of Department

Amos Masango
Amos Masango
Registrar/Chief Executive Officer
Amos is accounting officer in overall control of the administration of the South African Pharmacy Council. Key Performance Areas are as follows:
  • Implementation of Council policy and supervision of Council spending according to approved policy.
  • Continuously monitors and advises Council on international trends, local developments (e.g. legislation, health care policy) and any other factors that might influence current or future policies of Council.
  • Appoints and ensures competency of personnel to ensure the effective and efficient administration of Council policy, strategies and processes.
  • Assists Council in developing and formulating pharmaceutical service policy and strategies.
  • Interprets applicable legislation and Council policy and strategies and provides guidance to all members of staff in the application of such legislation, policies and strategies.
  • Ensures co-ordination of functions and effective communication between the Council and personnel as well as between different business units and functions within the administration.
  • Responsible for the performance management of Executive managers and other persons reporting directly to Registrar as well as ensuring the coordinated application of performance management for all members of staff according to the performance management policy.
  • Fulfills the role and responsibilities as prescribed in terms of the Pharmacy Act, 1974, as amended.
  • Maintains sound public relations with external stakeholders, including but not limited to health care authorities, the profession, the media and the general public and ensures the promotion of a positive image of Council and administration.

Vincent Tlala
Vincent Tlala
Chief Operating Officer directs and manages administration, personnel, fiscal management and operational matters. Key Performance Areas are as follows:

  • Plan and ensure implementation of all strategic and operational plans, resolutions, policies and procedures of the Council.
  • Responsible for the coordination of all relevant committees of Council.
  • Responsible for the coordination of functions and effective management of different departments including strategic management.
  • Maintains public relations with relevant stakeholders including, but not limited to the health service authorities, the general public and ensures the promotion of positive image of the Council.
  • Responsible for the performance management of senior managers and other persons reporting directly to position as well as ensuring the coordinated application of performance management for all departments according to the performance management policy.
  • Responsible for the fiscal management of all departments reporting directly to the position in terms of the relevant prescripts and effective coordination of risk management thereof.

Voster Himbotwe
Voster Himbotwe
General Manager: Finance directs and manages the Finance Department. Key Performance Areas are as follows:
  • Responsible for ensuring the total quality management of all activities relating to the planning, organising, co-ordinating and providing guidance in the full spectrum of financial and accounting support services to Council.
  • Monitors and control income and expenditure in order to ensure accountability for application of funds, as well as for the effective application of purchasing and tendering processes.
  • Responsible for the effective administration of Council personnel pension fund and medical scheme contributions, payment of salaries and insurances, as well as the effective maintenance and security of all assets.
  • Responsible for the effective maintenance of contracts, assets, property and equipment.
  • Responsible for coordination of risk management, outsourced internal audit services, drafting of financial statements and statutory audit.

Clement Manenzhe
Senior Manager: Information Technology directs and manages the Information Technology Department.
  • Align IT objectives and programmes to enterprise objectives and strategies.
  • Align IT risk management with enterprise-wide risk management.
  • Optimise costs of services through a mix of internal and external resources.
  • Evaluate overall operations of computing and information technology functions and recommend enhancement

Mojo Mokoena
Senior Manager: Professional Affairs (Practice) directs and manages the Pharmacy Practice & Professional conduct unit. Key Performance Areas are as follows:
  • Responsible for ensuring the total quality management of all activities relating to the planning, organising, co-ordinating and providing guidance in establishing, developing and maintaining universally acceptable standards in pharmacy practice.
  • Responsible for the development, maintenance and control of universally acceptable standards of the practice of the various categories of persons required to be registered in terms of the Act, as well as the promotion of the provision of pharmaceutical care development.
  • Responsible for the effective management of practice related committees/ task groups of Council.
  • Responsible for the consultation and communication with the profession and other stakeholders with regard to good pharmacy practice and inspections in order to uphold universally acceptable standards of pharmacy practice in both the private and public sector.

Debbie Hoffman
Debbie Hoffmann
Senior Manager: Legal Services and Professional Conduct directs and manages the Legal Services and Professional Conduct Department. Key Performance Areas are as follows:
  • Responsible for the total quality management of all activities relating to the planning, organising, co-ordinating and providing guidance in establishing, developing and maintaining universally acceptable standards in the professional conduct of the profession, in terms of the Pharmacy Act, 53 of 1974.
  • Responsible for the legal support to the Office of the Registrar as well as Council.
  • Responsible for the effective management of the Committee of Preliminary Investigation and Disciplinary Committees (formal and informal), and Registrar’s Complaints Review Panel.
  • Responsible for the legal contract management and legal administration.

 
Hlonelikaya Masiza
Hlonelikaya Masiza
Senior Manager: Professional Affairs (Education) directs and manages the Professional Standards and Accreditation Department. Key Performance Areas are as follows:
  • Responsible for ensuring the total quality management of all activities relating to the planning, organising, co-ordinating and providing guidance in establishing, developing and maintaining universally acceptable standards in pharmacy education as well as consultation and communication with the profession and other stakeholders with regard to pharmaceutical education and training.
  • Responsible for the co-ordination and execution of approved pharmacy education and training projects, with the ultimate goal of improving and developing standards of pharmacy education and training in South Africa as well as communicating those standards.
  • Responsible for the management of all action aimed at the evaluation and approval of applications for registration of natural persons, as well as supplementary training, additional qualifications, specialists, providers, courses and assessors in terms of the Pharmacy Act, 1974, as amended as well as establishment, development, maintenance and control of a total quality management system of Council in its capacity as an Education and Training Quality Assurance body.
  • Responsible for the activities of the Education Committee and other committees/task groups relating to pharmacy education and training including agendas, minutes as well as the timely execution of decisions following ratification by Council.

Hlonelikaya Masiza
Avril Lewis
Senior Manager: Professional Affairs (CPD, Licencing & Registrations) directs and manages the CPD, Licencing, Registrations & Pre-registrations Department. Key Performance Areas are as follows:
  • Responsible for the total quality management of all activities relating to the planning, organising, co-ordinating and providing guidance in establishing, developing and maintaining universally acceptable standards in registration of persons required to be registered in terms of the Pharmacy Act, 1974, as amended.
  • Responsible for the timeous execution of the registration of persons and organisations, the maintenance of registers, as well as all correspondence, enquiries, and the capturing of data relating to the abovementioned entities in terms of the Pharmacy Act, 1974, as amended.
  • Responsible for the effective management of CPD and Health Committee/ task groups of Council.

Elmari Venter
Elmari Venter
Senior Manager: Communications & Stakeholders Relations directs and manages the Communications & Stakeholders  Relations Department. Key Performance Areas are as follows:
  • Responsible for the total quality management in all activities relating to the planning, organising, co-ordinating and providing guidance in establishing, developing and maintaining universally acceptable standards in Customer Services and Public Relations.
  • Develop, implement, review and control policies, processes and standard operating procedures for Customer Care Contact Centre.
  • Responsible for the efficient management of general communication.
  • Responsible for the efficient management of publication functions including the management of the website.
  • Responsible for the activities of the annual pharmacy awards, committee and other task groups relating to awards, minutes as well as the timely execution of decisions following ratification by Council.

John Mashishi
John Mashishi
Manager: Human Resources provide administrative and management support regarding human resources practices in the Office of the Registrar. Key Performance Areas are as follows:
  • Responsible for the total quality management of all activities relating to the planning, organising, co-ordinating and providing guidance in establishing, developing and maintaining of universally acceptable standards in Human Resources.
  • Ensuring management of all activities relating to the planning, organising, co-ordinating and providing guidance in the practice of human resources in Council.
  • Responsible for the effective administration of pay roll for all employees of Council (temporary /permanent).
  • Responsible for effective management of labour relations bargaining council/task groups of Council.
  • Managing the HR Department, including strategic direction, guidance of staff and managing the budget.