Who is a Pharmacist?
A pharmacist is a healthcare professional who specializes in the preparation, dispensing, and management of medications and who provides pharmaceutical advice and guidance.
Pharmacist Registration In South Africa
Any person who qualifies pharmacy1
may apply for registration as a pharmacist intern
with the Council.
Obtain the appropriate application form(s) from the
offices2 of the South African Pharmacy Council.
Complete all the sections of the form(s) accurately.
Submit the duly completed application form(s) with
supporting documentation3, including the registration
fee(s) as indicated on the application form(s), to the
offices of Council in good time.
If and when the application complies with the
requirements of the Regulations Relating to the
Registration of Persons and the Maintenance of
Registers the applicant will be registered as a
pharmacist intern and a registration certificate will be
issued by the Registrar within one week of the date
of compliance with the regulations.
2APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE
OBTAINED FROM THE OFFICES OF THE
- Telephone, using the following number: (012) 319-8500 and
asking for the Help Desk; or
- Telefax, using the following number: (012) 321-1492,
Attention Ms. Lynette Malan; or
- Requesting the appropriate forms in writing from The
Registrar, P O Box 40040, Arcadia, 0007; or
- Downloading the appropriate forms from the Council’s
website at www.pharmcouncil.co.za
3DOCUMENTATION TO BE SUBMITTED BY
THE APPLICANT IN SUPPORT OF THE
APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION AS A
(a) A certified copy of the identity document or passport of the
(b) A recent color photograph of the pharmacist intern
(c) The original internship contract entered into by and between
the pharmacist intern and the tutor specified in Section B of
the application form.
(d) A delegation form (if actual practical training is delegated to
a pharmacist other than the tutor specified in Section B of
the application form).
(e) Documentary evidence that the applicant has complied with
the requirements of a qualification in pharmacy (BPharm
degree) may be submitted by the provider of the qualification
(university) OR a certified copy of the qualification in
pharmacy (BPharm degree).
(f) Documentary evidence that the pharmacist intern has
registered with a provider of qualification in pharmacy
(university) for a course of study which will lead to at least a
master’s degree (academic interns only)
How long does it take to register a pharmacy in South Africa?
The licensing process will take a minimum of 3 months from the date of receipt of a complete application (including the correct fee).
Your application will be acknowledged in writing on receipt of a complete application.
How much are pharmacists paid in South Africa?
The average pay for a Pharmacist is ZAR 880,639 a year and ZAR 423 an hour in South Africa. The average salary range for a Pharmacist is between ZAR 596,193 and ZAR 1,105,202.
On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Pharmacist.