In recognition of the selfless efforts by pharmacy professionals throughout the country in the fight against COVID-19 and in solidarity with the medicines experts in the multidisciplinary healthcare team (pharmacy professionals, facilities, students and learners alike), the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) has placed a moratorium on 2021 annual fee increases for all pharmacy professionals, students, trainees, learners and facilities. The 2021 fees are payable with effect 1 January 2021. Failure to settle outstanding fees by the scheduled dates may result in deregistration.
In terms of section 4(zG) of the Pharmacy Act, 53 of 1974, Council may determine the fees payable to Council. This means that any new fees or amendments to existing fees are determined annually by Council. As in the past, all efforts will be made to curtail costs and keep any increases in fees to the minimum. Pharmacy professionals are encouraged to ensure that the correct reference number (P-number) is used when paying to avoid delays in allocation of payments or unjust deregistration.
Click here to download the fees payable to the South African Pharmacy Council for the 2021 financial year.
South African Pharmacy Council Bank details
Bank: Standard Bank of South Africa
Name of beneficiary: South African Pharmacy Council
Bank account number: 011885866
Branch code: 010145
Payment/beneficiary reference: Your account number with Council*
*Your account number is alpha–numeric:
Persons: P-number (P followed by a 5-digit number)
Pharmacy: Y-number (Y followed by a 5-digit number)
Provider: R-number (R followed by a 5-digit number)
Annual fee due dates
The SAPC schedules payment due dates of the annual prescribed fees so that the fees for the different professional categories become due at varied times during the year. The SAPC also grants members a three-month grace period in which to settle the fees. The table below shows the annual payment dates for each of the categories.
In terms of Regulation 106 of the Regulations relating to the registration of persons and the maintenance of registers (R.1160 of 20 November 2000), every person registered in terms of the regulations must renew such registration annually by paying the annual fee(s) as determined by Council. The annual fee due dates each year are as follows.
Online credit and debit card method
We recommend that all pharmacy professionals pay fees conveniently through the safe credit or debit card payment method available on the SAPC website after logging in with your unique details. You not only enjoy the convenience of paying the fees wherever you are and at whatever time, but you also receive instant confirmation that your payment has been received.
Other payment methods
Fees can be paid into Council’s Standard Bank Account, indicated above, through the following methods:
- Electronic funds transfer (EFT)
- Direct deposit
- Credit/debit card at the SAPC offices