3rd IPSF African Pharmaceutical Symposium

Check out the poster for more information on the African Pharmaceutical Symposium.

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Happy New Year

SAPSF wishes you a New Year filled with Prosperity and Success!

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The IPSF Afro Symposium

The IPSF Afro Symposium

Date: 26th June – 1st July
Venue: Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls

Fees: $300 (Phase 1)
$350 (Phase 2)
$400 (Phase 3)

Theme: Integrating emerging technologies in pharmacy for the improvement of public health delivery in Africa

Join IPSFers from around Africa at this year’s symposium, for more information, please contact Mitchelle Masuko the Zimbabwe IPSF Contact Person at cp.zimbabwe@gmail.com

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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is celebrated on 1 December every year to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and to demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. (From the WHO website.)

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer awareness month.

Early Detection. Cure. Prevention.


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The Sunflower Fund was formed in 1999 to help children with leukaemia (cancer causing rapid white blood cell overproduction) and other life threatening blood disorders. When a patient is treated by receiving healthy white blood cells from a donor, chemotherapy is done first to get rid of the cancerous blood cells, causing HAIR LOSS. Thus the Sunflower Fund organizes National Bandana Day every year to show support for children suffering from leukaemia.


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Presidential Address 2013

Dear Pharmacy Students and Stakeholders of SAPSF,

It takes more than spoken art to express gratitude to all fellow members of the federation.

Reference be taken that it’s amongst our academic potential and development, that as upcoming pharmacists who belong to a well oriented fraternity of this kind, not only enhances our prowess of the career, but also, enriches our ability to engage with people from different walks of life.

My role as president will fundamentally be of loyal service delivery in order to enhance the image of federation and the profession at large. Empowerment shall remain a constant motivation towards the well-being of the same. I wish to make aware that it is every member’s responsibility to deepen themselves with knowledge and keep within global stands. As future pharmacists we need to key-in a matured focus by lensing a view to the basic needs faced by the society we serve. The profession integrity must by all times frequent by its goals which are to be carried out by us in our future deeds.

Serving the term as the new president I humbly ask for support and informed guidance in order to satisfy the gist of the federation.

Thanking you with anticipation.

Miss Mmakgabo Chokwe

SAPSF President 2013/2014

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58th IPSF World Congress

Wishing Raydon Juta and Cindy Hayward all the best as they represent SAPSF at the 58th IPSF Congress in Hurghada, Egypt.

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The South African Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation would like the express their condolences to the family and friends of Desire Laka who passed away on the 15th of July 2012. He was a 2nd year pharmacy student from the University of Limpopo. Desire was from Moletjie Ga-Mabitsela and was laid to rest on the 21st of July 2012. He will be missed by his family and friends.


May all who mourn find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends.



The SAPSF Presidential committee 2012/2013

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Presidential Address

Dear Pharmacy Students and Stakeholders of SAPSF,


It is an honour to write to you as the new President of the South African Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (SAPSF). I am humbled by your belief in me and thank you for allowing me this privilege to be your President.

SAPSF will eternally be grateful to its previous leadership for their contributions towards the growth of the federation. Congratulations to the previous Presidential committee led by Mr Raydon S. Juta for the remarkable work they carried out in their term which was evident in the reports they presented at the 59th Annual SAPSF Conference. To the incoming Presidential committee, let us keep the pledge we made to serve in a spirit of altruism and professionalism as we work tirelessly towards the growth of the SAPSF. Thank you to all the stakeholders and sponsors that have found faith in the SAPSF and continue to support us.

After the fruitful 59th Annual SAPSF Conference, I hope that you are all ready and eager to ‘pharm the future beyond the counter’. As mentioned at the conference, we need to relate our situation to the process of farming. We need to go out into the fields, get our hands dirty as we plant good seeds. We need to enlighten the youth and create in them the desire to join the profession of Pharmacy. Having done this, we will have to nurture that seed and ensure that it grows so that we may reap a good harvest of passionate Pharmacists in the future, Pharmacists who are not restricted by the counter that exists between them and their patients but are willing to move beyond that counter to meet the needs of their patients and provide Pharmaceutical care. “The world is more malleable than you think it is, and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape’’ ~Bono, so let us all work together to shape the world we desire to live in. With the introduction of the new position on the presidential committee, the Public Initiative Officer, SAPSF hopes to see greater involvement from branches in projects that will help us as students to enlighten the public about issues pertaining to their health and Pharmacy.

At the next conference in 2013, SAPSF would have been in existence for 60 years, being the fourth oldest Pharmaceutical student organisation. It is about time that we be regarded as a lively federation, one that is active and can be an example of an organization that has and is still to stand the test of time. I urge all Pharmacy students to own this federation. The presidential committee has been elected to serve you and represent your opinions. Take an active role in shaping this federation into what you want it to be by communicating your views and opinions through the right channels.

I am enthusiastic about this coming term and believe that SAPSF is yet to reach greater heights and we can get there through hard work and passion.


Yours in Pharmacy,

Miss Fadzai E. Munedzimwe

SAPSF President 2012/2013

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