Mr. Mabatane Davis Mahlatji is a Manager in the Medicines Evaluation and Research in SAHPRA (formerly Medicines Control Council), South Africa. He is also heading SAHPRA Backlog Clearance Programme. He holds a B.Pharm University of Limpopo, MSc. Pharm University of the Northwest (Potchefstroom) and studied MBL with the University of South Africa. He held positions as hospital and retail pharmacist at several establishments and lecturer at University of Limpopo school of Pharmacy.

He was previously employed at Medicines Control Council (Now SAHPRA) as Chief Regulatory Officer. He was also at some point employed in pharmaceutical industry as regulatory pharmacist. Before he re-joined SAHPRA he was an independent regulatory consultant, pharmaceutical and analytical, and biological expert committee member of the Medicines Control Council. He is currently a focal person for the SADC regional technical working group (Zazibona), WHO collaborative registration initiative, and International Pharmaceuticals Regulator’s Programme (IPRP) (formerly IGDRP and IPRF).