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Pharmacists are the link between doctors and their patients. As a pharmacist, your role is to prepare and dispense prescribed medication to people in your community.
You’ll be legally required to maintain prescription files and recording medications of the patients you dispense medicine to, as well as ensuring the correct dosage is given.
You’ll also be supervising other staff such as pharmacy technicians and sales assistants.
Each institution has its own entry requirements but an NSC / NC(V) with a Bachelor’s Degree pass is typically required along with the subjects below:
Pharmacists in South Africa typically study for about 4 years.
Pharmacists in South Africa often work at hospitals, clinics, by retail pharmacy companies or go into private practise by opening up their own pharmacies.
Tswane University of Technology and University of Limpopo offer a joint degree:
University of the Western Cape:
University of the North West:
Sefako Makgatho University of Health Sciences:
Nelson Mandela University: