The SAPC is an independent statutory body created as a result of the recognition of the pharmacy profession by the legislature in South Africa, as a specific occupational group.

It is established in terms of the Pharmacy Act, 1974 (Act 53 of 1974). SAPC is run by a council consisting of twenty–five (25) members with the mandate of ensuring the provision of quality pharmaceutical services in South Africa by developing, enhancing, and upholding universally acceptable standards, professional ethics and conduct, ongoing competence and pharmaceutical care.

The day to day functioning of SAPC is run by the Registrar/ Chief Executive Officer.


Sustainable quality pharmaceutical services for all

Mission Statement

We exist to:

  • protect the public by improving health outcomes.
  • assist in promoting access to sustainable quality pharmacy services by embracing the use of innovation and technology.
  • ensure quality pharmaceutical services by developing, enhancing and upholding universally acceptable education and practice standards through stakeholder engagement.
  • promote the dignity of the profession through professional ethics and conduct, and ongoing competence

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