Foreign-Qualified Persons

In terms of the Pharmacy Act, 53 of 1974, candidates with qualifications in pharmacy obtained outside South Africa may apply for registration as pharmacists or pharmacy support personnel (PSP) with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC). To safeguard the public, registration with the SAPC is a pre-requisite to practice the pharmacy profession. It is unlawful and a punishable offence for persons with qualifications obtained outside South Africa to practise the scope of practice of a pharmacist or pharmacy support personnel without being registered as such with the SAPC. The procedure to be followed to obtain registration as a pharmacist or pharmacy support personnel in South Africa is explained in detail here.

Candidates are required to submit all outstanding documents within six (6) months of receipt of the first submission by the Council.

Foreign-qualified Persons