Any person desiring to own a pharmacy in terms of section 22A of the Act must submit an application form to the Director-General, and comply with the Pharmacy Act, 53 of 1974, and its Regulations:

  1. Section 22 and 22A of the Pharmacy Act, 53 of 1974
  2. Regulations relating to the ownership and licensing of pharmacies

Application forms are available from the link:  and the applicant must also complete an online application available on the link:

A User Manual for applicants wishing to apply for a new pharmacy licence, change ownership, relocate an existing pharmacy is available here (click to download). A document detailing Design guidelines for Pharmacies is also available here (click to download) to assist applicants in meeting criteria.

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