Decisions taken at the July 2016 Council meeting
Council dealt with a number of issues during its meeting on 13 and 14 July 2016. Some of the matters were resolved directly with the affected parties, and others appear as separate articles in this edition of e-Pharmaciae. The following is a report on the decisions Council made with regard to applications for registration from candidates with a qualification obtained outside South Africa.
Applicants with a qualification obtained outside South Africa
The Office of the Registrar received applications from candidates who wished to be registered as pharmacists or pharmacy support personnel.
In July 2011, Council resolved that applicants who supplied proof of completion of internship with the regulatory authority of their country of qualification be required to register as interns and complete six months of internship.
In July 2015, Council also resolved that candidates approved to complete a minimum of six months internship be required to submit documentary evidence, from the regulatory body of their country of qualification, they have complied with the continuing professional development (CPD) requirements. Council resolved further that candidates who failed to submit proof they had complied with CPD requirements be required to comply with the CPD requirements for interns registered with Council to ensure fair and equitable requirements are applicable to all interns.
Council previously approved Guidelines for persons who hold qualifications in pharmacy obtained outside the Republic, as well as criteria to be used in the evaluation of these applications.
In October 2015, Council resolved that the sentence ‘a certified copy from the International Language Testing System’ in the Guidelines for persons who hold qualifications in pharmacy obtained outside the Republic be replaced by ‘an original certificate from the International English Language Testing System’, and all certificates received be authenticated with the British Council.
Council resolved the following during the July 2016 meeting:
- Ms Hazvinei Junior Mahachi and Mr L D Mpeete be registered as pharmacist interns after successfully completing the professional examinations and a required minimum of six months internship in an institutional or community pharmacy and the preregistration evaluation, which includes CPD requirements, or provide documentary evidence of compliance with the CPD requirements in their country of origin and one progress report prior to registration as pharmacists.
- Messrs A Lubasi, C K Shadila, M U M I Malek, and Mses M G Lebajoa, A M Malek, A A Patel and S I Patel be registered as pharmacist interns after successfully completing the professional examinations and a required minimum of 12 months internship in an institutional or community pharmacy, and the preregistration evaluation, prior to registration as pharmacists.