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Pharmacy Act, 1974

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To provide for the establishment of the South African Pharmacy Council and for its objects and general powers; to extend the control of the council to the public sector, and to provide for pharmacy education and training, requirements for registration, the practice of pharmacy, the ownership of pharmacies and the investigative and disciplinary powers of the council; and to provide for matters connected therewith.


Last update: August 2015

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Latest Developments:


The Pharmacy Act, 1974 (Act No. 53 of 1974) has been amended by List of Approved Facilities for the Purposes of Performing Community Service by Pharmacists in the year 2016, Government Gazette, Notice No. 691, dated 6 August 2015.


This Act has been updated by Board Notice No. 129 of 2004 in Government Gazette No. 27112 dated 17 December 2004; Board Notice 106 of 2004 in Government Gazette No. 26904 dated 15 October 2004; Notice 65 of 2009 in Government Gazette No. 32278 dated 28 May 2009; Board Notice 150 of 2010 in Government Gazette No. 33715 dated 29 October 2010; Board Notices 193 and 194 of 2010 in Government Gazette No. 33898 dated 20 December 2010.


The Pharmacy Act, 1974 (Act No. 53 of 1974), dated October 1974, has been added to the site.