Local Speakers



  Prof Narden Baijnath

Prof Narend Baijnath is CEO of the Council on Higher Education, since assuming duties in October 2015. Before joining the CHE, he was Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of South Africa. Prior to that he was Vice Principal: Strategy, Planning and Partnerships. Read more.








Mr Mario Botha

Mario Botha is a registered pharmacist with the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) and has worked in retail pharmacy, primary healthcare and hospital pharmacy. He started working as a regulatory affairs pharmacist for Cipla Medpro (Pty) Ltd. in 2012. Thereafter he joined Execu Regulatory Services (Pty) Ltd. (2014), Trinity Pharma (Pty) Ltd.  Read more.







Prof Shirley-Anne Inez Boschmans

Shirley-Anne has been involved in Pharmacy Education for the past 27 years where she is currently appointed as Head of Department in the Pharmacy Department at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (ex UPE).  In addition to presentation of the BPharm qualification and postgraduate programmes the Pharmacy Department at NMMU is the first provider to be accredited for the presentation of the Pharmacy Technician qualification. Read more.








Hazel Bradley

  Dr Hazel Bradley


Dr Hazel Bradley BPharm, MPH, PhD is a pharmacist working as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape. Hazel trained as a pharmacist in the UK and after relocating to South Africa in 1994 moved into the field of Public Health.  Read more.








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  Prof Nadine Butler

Nadine Butler is an academic pharmacist with over 30 years of experience. She is Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). Her academic qualifications include a Medical Science honours degree in epidemiology and biostatistics, a Master’s degree in pharmaceutical microbiology, and a Doctorate in social pharmacy (focussing on direct-to-consumer drug advertising). Read more.







Prof Manoranjenni Chetty

Prof Manoranjenni (Mano) Chetty President of the South African National Pharmacy Council 
Manoranjenni Chetty obtained a BPharm degree in the former University of Durban Westville (UDW) in 1980 and registered as a pharmacist with the South African Pharmacy Council in 1981. Her subsequent qualifications include an MSc (Pharmacology) from Rhodes University, a PhD from the former UDW and a Med (Higher Education) from the University of Sydney. Read more.




  Mrs Gillian Christians


Gillian Christians currently holds the position of Deputy Director in the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Directorate within the Industrial Development Division of the Department of Trade and Industry. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Genetics as well as an MSc in Molecular Genetics from the University of Stellenbosch. She has worked as researcher doing HIV and agricultural related studies at the University of Stellenbosch Virology division and CSIR Bioscience respectively. Read more.







  Mr Douglas Defty

Dougals Defty studied at Rhodes University from 1980 – 1983 and qualified with B.Pharm. In 1985 he joined Community pharmacy in East London and Somerset West where he spent 7 years. Following this Mr Defty joined Mediclinic Southern Africa as Pharmacy Services Executive, where he is currently still actively involved. Read more.







Dr Sibongiseni Maxwell Dhlomo

Dr Sibongiseni Maxwell Dhlomo was born in a serene part of KwaZulu- Natal, Umbumbulu, south of Durban. He began his illustrious career at Dlangezwa High School and later enrolled at the University of Natal, Durban (1980 – 1985) where he excelled in the field of Medicine. He later pursued studies and graduated for the Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in psychology and sociology. Read more.






Jan du Toit

Mr Jan du Toit

Jan du Toit is the Executive Director of the South African Association of Community Pharmacists (SAACP) and a member of the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) for the 2014 – 2018 term of office.  He was the Registrar/CEO of the SAPC during the period when the Pharmacy Act 53/1974, underwent major changes to, amongst others, allow for lay ownership of community pharmacies, implementation of rules relating to what constitutes good pharmacy practice, and the establishment of an own Inspectorate for the SAPC. Read more.






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  Dr Gill Enslin

Gill Enslin is currently Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). The department offers programmes from diploma level, the four year professional BPharm degree, to the doctorate level. Gill completed her Dip Pharm at Technikon Pretoria and subsequently her MPharm at University of Pretoria and the DTech in Pharmaceutical Sciences at TUT. She was promoted to associate professor in May 2016. Read more.






  Prof Sabiha Essack

Professor Sabiha Essack is Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences and the South African Research Chair in Antibiotic Resistance and One Health at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.  She has established the Antimicrobial Research Unit at UKZN and has secured several research grants from the World Health Organization, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, MRC and the NRF investigating strategies for the prevention and containment of antibiotic resistance. Read more.



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Ms Teri-Lynne Fogarty


Teri-Lynne Fogarty has been a registered pharmacist for 19 years where she has worked in various sectors including retail, primary health care and wholesale pharmacy. Teri-Lynne has been a registered assessor with the South African Pharmacy Council since 2007 and was involved in the assessment of basic and post-basic pharmacy assistants until 2011. Read more.







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   Prof Andries Gous

Professor Andries Gous obtained his BPharm degree at Potchefstroom University and his Pharm D degree at the University of Tennessee, USA. He is registered with the SAPC as a specialist pharmacist (Clinical Pharmacokineticist). Prof Gous had worked for nine years as a clinical pharmacist at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, focusing on intensive care, burns and adult medicine, before he joined the then School of Pharmacy at  MEDUNSA in 1999. Read more.


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   Dr Joey Gouws

Dr Gouws' working experience includes retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy and managing the regulatory affairs department of the pharmaceutical company Bayer (PTY) LTD. Dr Gouws joined the Department of Health (Medicines Inspectorate) in 1993 until 1999and again in 2002 with duties relating to GMP and GWP inspections (Local and International) and the licensing of medicine manufacturers and wholesalers and compliance mattes related to the medicines and related substances act, 1965 (ACT 101 of 1965).





Andy Gray

   Mr Andy Gray

Andy Gray is a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Pharmacology, Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. He is also consultant pharmacist (research associate) for the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and a Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University, Grahamstown. He was appointed to the South African National Essential Medicines List Committee in 2013 and to the South African Medicines Control Council in 2015.





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   Prof Nceba Gqaleni


Prof Nceba Gqaleni obtained a masters at the former University of Natal and a doctorate at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Durban University of Technology and a Visiting Professor Vaal University of Technology.  He is a member of the Interim Traditional Health Practitioners Council of South Africa. Read more.








  Mr Niall Hegarty

Mr Hegarty qualified as a Pharmacist at Rhodes in 1984, spent some time in the Pharma Manufacturing Industry. Further to this Niall qualified as a Pharmacist in Ontario, Canada and returned to South Africa spending some time in Pharma Sales before joining Dis-Chem in 1990 and has been involved ever since. Mr Hegarty has spent many years dispensing and involved closely in the community pharmacy. Although he is now not dispensing,  he is still very involved in the oversight of the Dispensaries. Read more.






Fanie Hendriksz

  Mr Fanie Hendriksz

Mr. Fanie Hendriksz is the Managing Director of Right ePharmacy, a subsidiary of Right to Care, to which he brings 17 years of experience in the South African healthcare industry. Leveraging his entrepreneurial orientation and expertise, he brings unique insights and innovative thinking to the pharmacy sector. His focus is strategic collaboration with key stakeholders and technology providers and the alignment of innovative and customised technology to enhance problem areas in the dispensing, distribution, and collection of medicine, to the benefit of patients.   Read more.




Mark Heywood

  Mr Mark Heywood

Mark Heywood is the Executive Director of SECTION27 (which incorporated the AIDS Law Project in 2010). He joined the AIDS Law Project (ALP) in 1994 and in 1998 he was one of the founders of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC). He has continued to participate on the TAC Secretariat, National Council and Board of Directors. Mark was elected and served as the deputy chairperson of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) in 2007 until 2012.  Read more.







Ms Jeanette Hunter

Jeanette R Hunter (BA Cur-UNISA, Post Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management – University of Cape Town, Masters Degree in Business Administration - Free State University) has worked in senior management positions in and outside of the public sector for the past 13 years. She is currently the Deputy Director General Primary Health Care at the Department of Health of South Africa. Read more. 





Mr Keith Allen Johnson

After completing his degree at Rhodes in 1974, Keith began his working career at WarnerLambert, Cape Town as an intern. He progressed to Cosmetic Chemist at Yardley of London before going on to do technical marketing at Hudson & Knight (part of Lever Bros) in Durban. He quickly realised that working with patients in a Community Pharmacy was were he wanted to finish his career and moved back to Cape Town before purchasing the first of 4 pharmacies, in Malmesbury, namely Geard Pharmacy. After 34 years he still delivers a clinic-based pharmaceutical service to the Malmesbury public.

He has qualified as a Family planning practitioner, an Immunization pharmacist and a PCDT pharmacist holding a Sec 22 permit to this day Read more.



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  Ms Deanne Johnston

Deanne Johnston (BPharm, MPharm) is a full-time Lecturer in the Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacy Practice Division of the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Deanne is passionate about engaging in community health projects, training future health care professionals and encouraging a sense of social responsibility.  Read more.






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Adv. Phelelani Khumalo

Advocate is not new in the Health fraternity. He previously held the position of Chief Director: Legal Services at the National Department of Health for a number of years. In this role he supervised the provision of legal advisory service to all branches, clusters, directorates, the Director: General, and Ministry of the National Department of Health. Read more.






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  Ms Elsabė Klinck

Elsabė Klinck specialises in health law, -policy and -ethics. She holds degrees in law, German and applied psychology. Prior to her health sector involvement, Elsabė was a senior lecturer in the Department of Constitutional Law at the Free State University. She now owns a successful healthcare consulting firm, serving various clients in the pharmaceutical, medical device, healthcare professional and health facility markets. Read more.






Grace Labadarios

   Dr Grace Labadarios


Dr Grace Labadarios graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 1992 and was a GP in the UK until her return to South Africa in 2011. She received the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (DRCOG) in 1996, the Certificate of the Joint Committee on Postgraduate Training for General Practice (JCPTGP) in 1999 and became a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) in March 2010. Read more.








Shirley Leadbeater

Ms Shirley Leadbeater

Shirley Leadbeater is the National Pharmacy Practice Manager for Life Healthcare, a leading private hospital provider in South Africa, focusing on acute care private hospital services. 
Shirley’s career has been focused on management, underpinned by a passion for pharmacy and a drive of excellence in the provision of quality pharmaceutical services. Read more.




Martie Lubbe

Prof Martie S Lubbe

Prof Martie S Lubbe is currently the leader of the research niche area, Medicine Usage in South Africa (MUSA), in the School of Pharmacyat the North-West University (NWU), Potchefstroom campus in South Africa. 

Prof Lubbe obtained her Bachelor’s, MPharm and PhD degrees in Pharmacy Practice at the Potchefstroom University for CHE. She has devoted 25 years of her career to pharmacy education and practice-related research and contributed significantly towards the development of Pharmacy Practice in South Africa.

From 2004 to 2009 she acted as Subject head of Pharmacy Practice at the NWU. She is author/co-author of 53 refereed/peer-reviewed articles, author of 1 book and 1 chapter in a book and more than 100 refereed/peer-reviewed conference proceedings at national and international conferences. She has successfully supervised/co-supervised 53 MPharm and 11 PhD studies.

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 Ms Jackie Maimin

Jackie graduated B.Pharm with distinction from Rhodes University in 1985 and completed her internship at Wynberg Pharmacy. She has been an active community pharmacist for the past 30 years. She has served on various committees at the PSSA(Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa) and ICPA (Independent Community Pharmacy Association) and is currently an elected member of the South African Pharmacy Council where she is the Chairperson of the Practice Committee. Jackie believes that community pharmacy is ideally positioned to positively contribute to the health and wellbeing of people within their local areas.




Prof Sarel Malan

Prof Sarel Francois Malan


Professor and Director of the School of Pharmacy, University of the Western Cape and Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa, Honorary Life Member of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences and a National Research Foundation (NRF) C1 rated scientist. Served in various capacities on executive committees of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences and is the current President of the Pharmaceutical Society of SA.  Read more.











Prof Ntambwe Malangu

Ntambwe Malangu is a public health specialist who holds a Bachelor degree in Pharmacy (UNIKIN), a Master of Medical Sciences degree in Pharmacology (MEDUNSA), a PhD in Pharmacology (UL) and a DSc Med in Epidemiology (UL).  Read more.









Mr Amos Masango

Amos Masango qualified as a pharmacist at the University of the North (now University of Limpopo, Turfloop Campus) and continued his studies with MSc (Med) in pharmacy at MEDUNSA (now University of Limpopo, Medunsa Campus). Amos Masango has work experience ranging from pharmaceutical manufacturing, public sector and administration. He spent time in industry as a Pharmacist Intern, Production Pharmacist and Consumer Compounding Manager at Bristol Myers Squibb SA. This involved manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, consumables and designing of control systems. He established and served as the first Head of Pharmaceutical Services in Mpumalanga Province.  Read more.  




Ms Joyce Mashabela

Ms Joyce Mashabela began her career in education as an administrator working for Middlesex County College (a 2 year higher education institution) in Edison, New Jersey in the U.S.A. Several years later she moved to the academic side of higher education gaining tenure as an Assistant Professor in the Business Department at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York. Read more.  






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 Dr Moliehi Matlala

Moliehi Matlala is a registered pharmacist with the South African Pharmacy Council. She obtained her BPharm from Rhodes University and obtained both Her MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Limpopo (Medunsa Campus). She currently works as Senior lecturer in the Department of Pharmacy at Sefako Makgtho Health Sciences University. Her Research area of interest is mainly Rational Medicines use with a specific focus on the use of antimicrobials and Pharmacy and therapeutic committees.






Ms Malebona Matsoso

Ms Malebona Precious Matsoso is the Director General of the National Department of Health, having been appointed by the President of South Africa on 08 June 2010 to head the national office under the leadership of the Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and Deputy Minister of Health Dr Gwen Ramokgopa. Read more.




Martin McClintock

 Mr Martin McClintock

Martin McClintock has completed B.Pharm in 2000 and M.Sc Pharm in 2003. As an avid sportsman representing South Africa as a Longjumper, his focus during his post-grad study was the Production and Stability of Creatine Containing Sport Supplements with particular focus on Pre-Formulation Studies. He completed his com-serve at the Medicine Supply Depot in Auckland Park whereafter he started his career in the Pharmaceutical industry at Columbia Pharmaceuticals as a Production Pharmacist. Read more.





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 Ms Sizo Mchunu

Acting registrar and CEO, ORGANIZATION: SOUTH AFRICAN NURSING COUNCIL she has 35 years in Nursing. Ms Mchunu is a Nurse who holds a Master’s degree in Nursing Education and other post graduate qualifications. She has worked as a clinical nurse holding various positions. Has lectured at both Nursing College and University for total number of 18 years. She has been involved in and led policy and regulatory framework for the nursing profession as an Executive Manger and Deputy Registrar of Nursing Council for 13 years. She has numerous podium presentations at local and International levels. She is a Director of Nursing Education at the National Department of Health and currently seconded by the Minister of Health to the South African Nursing Council as Acting Registrar and CEO. She loves nursing.



Sham Moodley

   Mr Sham Moodley

Sham Moodley is a community pharmacist in the Durban South Basin area and a Director in the Care Group of Pharmacies. His academic background includes a BSc (Pharmacology) from University College Dublin Ireland), BPharm (UKZN), a Postgraduate Diploma (HIV/AIDS) from Stellenbosh University and a Masters from SU. Currently completing a Phd in Pharmacy at UKZN. Read more.







Dr Aaron Motsoaledi

Dr Pakishe Aaron Motsoaledi is the Minister of Health from 26 May 2014. He is also a member of the African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee. Dr Motsoaledi holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Natal. He attended high school education at Setotolwane High School. Read more.






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   Dr Panjasaram Naidoo

Dr Panjasaram (Vassie) Naidoo is a senior lecturer at the University of Kwa Zulu Natal (UKZN). She serves on the Human and Social Science Research Ethics Committee of UKZN, the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC), the Scheduling and Naming Committee of the Medicines Control Council ( MCC) of SA and is the current chairman of the CPD Committee of SAPC. Read more.








  Dr Skhumbuzo Ngozwana

Dr. Ngozwana is an internationally renowned African Pharma expert, who has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) among others. His last assignment was with WHO where he was involved in the development of, and co-authored the Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Sector Strategy and Action Plan. Read more.








Dr Bonginkosi Emmanuel Nzimande

Dr Bonginkosi Emmanuel "Blade" Nzimande is the Minister of Higher Education and Training in the Republic of South Africa; a position he was first appointed to in May 11 2009, and re-appointed to on 26 May 2014.  He is a general secretary of the South African Communist Party; chairperson of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education; deputy chair of the Central Committee of the South African Communist Party; and chairperson of the Financial Sector Campaign Dr Nzimande holds a Doctorate in Philosophy specialising in Sociology from the University of Natal. Read more.







Ms Lorraine Osman

Lorraine Osman’s career has taken her into most sectors of pharmacy, including academia, community pharmacy, drug information, private hospital pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. She currently works for the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa, where she is the Head: Public Affairs. Lorraine is the editor of the SA Pharmaceutical Journal, the South African Pharmacist’s Assistant magazine, the PSSA electronic newsletter and the Pharmacy Law Compendium. She has also been involved with Pharmacy Council, serving as its Vice President for 5 years, and was a member of the Education Committee, the Committee for Preliminary Investigation and the Continuing Professional Development Committee for some years. Read more.




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Mr Bada Pharasi

Olehile Maurice Bada Pharasi is Management Sciences for Health’s (MSH’s) Country Representative for South Africa and was Country Project Director of MSH’s 5-year Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) project, which ended recently. Read more.






Mr Mogologolo Phasha

Mogologolo is a Pharmacist with a B Pharm degree from the then University of the North. He started his career at Groothoek Hospital in Limpopo Province after which he joined Medical University of Southern Africa (Medunsa) and the Health Systems Trust as  a research Intern. While working as a researcher he obtained his Msc (med) degree in Pharmacy from Medunsa. He is currently Chief Executive of Black IQ Pharma, which comprises of a chain of retail Pharmacies across Five Provinces of South Africa under the brand of Kalapeng Pharmacies and a Pharmaceutical wholesaler called PBM Pharmaceuticals. Read more.





DR Anban Pillay

Dr Anban Pillay is the Deputy Director-General for the Health Regulation & Compliance Management Branch, at the National Department of Health.

Dr Pillay has obtained the following qualifications Bachelor of Pharmacy form the University of Durban; Masters in Clinical Pharmacology from the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine and PhD from the University of New Castle, Australia.

His current responsibilities are NHI, Medicine Procurement, Medicine Regulation including Pricing, Office of Standards Compliance and oversight of Public Entities.

He serves on various Policy Committees of the Department of Health, World Health Organization, Global Fund, Medicines Patent Pool and UNICEF.



Dr Yogan Pillay

Dr Pillay is the Deputy Director-General responsible for the following health programmes: HIV & AIDS, TB and MCWH. In addition, he is currently overseeing the strengthening of the district health system as well as communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases and nutrition programmes. He has recently co-authored the ‘Textbook of International Health: global health in a dynamic world (with Drs Anne-Emanuelle Birn and Tim Holtz).





   Mr Joe Samuels

Joe Samuels has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for SAQA as from 1 March 2012. He holds a BSc (Hons) and an MPhil from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He is a specialist in Educational Policy and Education Change, Qualifications Frameworks, Standards Setting, Quality Assurance and Adult and Community Education. He worked in a medical laboratory, as a teacher, a Physiology Lecturer (UWC) and as the Coordinator: Continuing Education Programmes at the Centre for Adult and Continuing Education (CACE) at the University of the Western Cape for 10 years prior to joining SAQA. Read more.




Natalie Schellack

 Prof Natalie Schellack

Prof Schellack is currently working as an Associate Professor and Course Leader: MSc (Med) degree Programme in Clinical Pharmacy in the Department of Pharmacy, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University. She holds three degrees, two bachelor degrees (nursing and pharmacy) and a PhD in pharmacy. She is part of the editorial team of the Journal of Hospital administration (Canadian Journal), serves on the Gauteng Provincial Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, and Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences Research and Ethics Committee.Read more.





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   Dr Konji Sebati

Chief Executive Officer of IPASA, the Innovative Pharmaceutical Association of South Africa; Konji is a resourceful, hardworking, strategic, successful diplomat. She is a great communicator with excellent management and leadership skills. Dr. Sebati has gained extensive experience and networks throughout Africa due to her career in government, the pharmaceutical industry, her diplomatic tenure and the United Nations. Read more.






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Dr Ralph Tettey-Amlalo

Dr Ralph Tettey-Amlalo obtained his BPharm degree at Rhodes University, where he also obtained his Masters in Science (Pharmaceutical Chemistry) and Doctorate (BioPharmaceutics). Dr Tettey-Amlalo started off his career as a Formulation Scientist at Adcock Ingram and later joined MSD as a regulatory pharmacist.  Read more.






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   Prof Ilse Truter

Ilse Truter is a full professor in the Department of Pharmacy and Leader of the Drug Utilisation Research Unit (DURU) at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Ilse holds doctorates in Pharmacy and Business Management, is a registered pharmacist with the South African Pharmacy Council, an NRF-rated researcher, and has authored 94 peer-reviewed research publications, 3 chapters in books and 163 manuscripts in professional journals. Read more.








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