Statutory Mandate

The South African Pharmacy Council (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. The SAPC is established in terms of the Pharmacy Act, 1974 (Act 53 of 1974) as amended. The council is vested with statutory powers of peer review and is responsible for funding itself. The mission of the SAPC is to ensure the provision of quality pharmaceutical services in South Africa by developing, enhancing and upholding:
  • Universally acceptable standards
  • Professional ethics and conduct
  • Ongoing competence¬†¬†
  • Pharmaceutical care