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Mar 20, 2019

Pharmacists Jobs in South Africa

Bioplannet India Private Limited is a leading consultancy for medical professionals who are seeking jobs abroad. We are the only company in all of South Asia to facilitate Pharmacist jobs in USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. We are affiliated with the best hospitals overseas and have provided placements to about 1000 students and more.

Constant rise of patients on chronic medication has led to an increase in pharmacists jobs in South Africa. As projected by the ASSA (Association of Surgeons of South Africa) the number of citizens on chronic medication will hit 8.8 million by the year 2025.

There are ample opportunities for pharmacists in South Africa to choose from. However, tossing around the idea of becoming a registered Pharmacist overseas can be a bit tricky. Read on to find out more about Pharmacist jobs in South Africa and the procedures to become a registered pharmacist.



SAPC or South African Pharmacy Council is the body that oversees the registration and licensure for pharmacists in South Africa. Registration eligibility for B Pharm, M Pharm and Pharm D certified candidates.


STEP 1 – Credential Verification

STEP 2 – Complete the IELTS

STEP 3 – Internship as a Pharmacy Technician for 6 months

STEP 4 – Complete the Professional Exam

STEP 5 – Register as a Pharmacist with the Pharmacy Council



Language requirements are based on clearing of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall Band score of 6 (with a minimum score of 6 in each of the four components). The IELTS is an essential requirement for enrolment into the SAPC Stage I examination.




The Stage I Professional SAPC Exam consists of two papers with two sets under each paper. These are multiple choice questions that cover

Pharmaceutical Chemistry


Pharmacology and Toxicology

And Laws pertaining to: Pharmacy Practice, Professional Pharmacy Practice and Pharmacy Administration

Each set has duration of three hours and requires 50% each to pass. The exam is held in South Africa. These Professional SAPC exams are conducted in May, June and October each year. The exact date and venue are personally intimated two months prior to the exam by SAPC.




A SAPC certificate is issued to the candidates who successfully complete the examination and are judged competent based on the Competence Standards for Pharmacists. Finally, the Council decides the position to be taken up by the candidate based on the examination results and duly provided feedback from the overseeing registered pharmacist.




We, at Bioplannet, will assist you with your queries and our services include

Credential Verification process

VISA processing

Coaching for IELTS/OET and the SAPC Exam

Study materials for IELTS/OET

SAPC Study Material

SAPC MCQ question bank

App with 10,000 questions and a Tab

Certification Courses

Internship Assistance

Placement Service


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