The past two years have been both mentally and physically demanding for healthcare professionals, as the combat against COVID-19 escalated due to the various waves of high infection occurrences. The arrival of COVID-19 vaccines signalled another stage of the combat where all health care manpower was needed. Council noted the enthusiasm and serving spirit that pharmacy professionals across the country exhibited by quickly rolling up their sleeves and availing themselves and their resources to ensure the success of the Vaccine Rollout Programme.
As at the time of writing, Pharmacy is the largest vaccinator outside of the state public health system. For this, Council salutes each and every one of the registered and practising pharmacy professionals for living true to the ethos of the Pharmacy calling.
It is for this reason that, despite the 2022 Council budget being a deficit budget, Council resolved to adjust annual fees by only 4% across all registration categories. This is below the 2021 10-month average in headline inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index released by Statistics South Africa. Council has instructed the Office of the Registrar to creatively avert the deficit in the 2022 budget with measures such as reprioritising deliverables and deploying 2021 savings in the expenditure budget.
The Office of the Registrar has sought approval from the Ministry of Health to publish the 2022 fees Board Notice incorporating the 4% adjustment in fees, while the process for the promulgation of the Regulations relating to fees payable to Council is underway.
Click here to download the fees payable to the South African Pharmacy Council for the 2022 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