Full List of Pharmaceutical Companies in South Africa (2023)

There are huge numbers of pharmaceutical companies in South Africa, with more than 200 pharma companies in the country. The pharma industry is valued at $3 billion. The country also has one of the best advanced life sciences R&D infrastructure in Africa, alongside Egypt.

Pharmaceutical companies in South Africa, like Aspen Pharmacare, export to other African countries. Aspen Pharmacare is a South Africa owned pharmaceutical company that manufactures generic medicines such as ARVs. Aspen has 23 manufacturing sites, and one of the top generic drugs manufacturer worldwide. They are one of the best manufacturer of anesthetics outside the US.

The South African Health Product Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA), is charged with regulation of medicines, health products, biological, and medical devices in South Africa. South Africa government also procure drugs from the manufacturers and distribute to local health care plan.

Only few pharmaceutical companies in South Africa manufacture active pharmaceutical ingredients, while the rest import raw materials and use it to produce finished products.

Prominent therapeutic areas covered by pharmaceutical companies in South Africa are HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and hepatitis A and B, pain, influenza.

Multinational pharma giant, Sanofi, has a manufacturing presence in South Africa.

Pharmaceutical Companies in South Africa

  1. Pharmaceutical Companies in South Africa
  2. Cape Town
    1. Alphen Pharma
    2. Biodelta nutraceuticals
    3. BioPharm
    4. Cipla
    5. Clicks Group Limited
    6. Dr Boxall’s Natural Pharmaceuticals
    7. DSV Healthcare Cape Town
    8. Faizyme Laboratories Pty Ltd
    9. Johnson & Johnson
    10. Lamicare Health Ltd
    11. Lebasi Pharmaceuticals
    12. Mentholatum Co Inc
    13. Mundipharma (Pty) Ltd – South Africa
    14. Opus Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd
    15. Pharma Dynamics
    16. Pharmaceutical Enterprises (Pty) Ltd
    17. Releaf Pharmaceuticals
    18. Synexa Life Sciences
    19. Unicorn Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd
  3. Durban
    1. Actor Pharma (Pty) Ltd
    2. Aspen Pharma
    3. Grace Pharmaceuticals
    4. Gulf Drug Company
    5. Nutritional Holdings Ltd
    6. Resmed Healthcare CC
    7. Vikeleka Herbal Pharmaceuticals
  4. Pharmaceutical Companies in Eastern Cape, South Africa
    1. Alpha Pharm East Cape Holdings
    2. Beta Pharmaceuticals Cc
    3. Synergy Pharmaceuticals
  5. Western Cape
    1. Afriplex
    2. B C C Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd
    3. Meyer Zall Laboratories Pty Ltd
    4. Natures Lab
    5. Parceval (Pty) Ltd
    6. Reitzer Pharmaceuticals(Pty)Ltd
    7. Transfarm (Pty) Ltd
  6. Mpumalanga
    1. Wildlife Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd
  7. Eastern Cape
    1. Abex Pharmaceutica (Pty) Ltd
  8. KwaZulu-Natal
    1. Essity Medical Solutions
    2. Transfarm (Pty) Ltd
    3. Nutrapharm Manufacturing Industries
  9. North West Province
    1. Ketlaphela Pharmaceuticals
    2. Loock Pharmaceuticals
    3. Magaliesberg Pharmaceuticals
    4. Pharmamark (Pty) Ltd
  10. Free State
    1. FARMOVS©
    2. Quanticate
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Cape Town

Alphen Pharma

Aviation Cres, Airport City, Cape Town, 7490
079 836 5440 (Whatsapp)

Biodelta nutraceuticals

Happy Valley Farm, Area 1477, Simondium,
Cape Town, 7670

+27 (0) 21 874 29 36


4 Boverwachting Estate Eversdal Heights, Cestrum St, Durbanville,
Cape Town, 7550, South Africa


Cape Town, Cipla South Africa
Tel: +27 21 943 4200

Clicks Group Limited

Cnr. Searle and Pontac Streets, PO Box 5142,
Cape Town, 8000, South Africa.
Tel: +27 21 460 1911

Dr Boxall’s Natural Pharmaceuticals

502 Wolroy House, 37 Buitenkant Street,
Cape Town, 8001
086 066 6546

DSV Healthcare Cape Town

Unit 6B, Tygerberg Business Park, 6 Koets St, Parow Industrial,
Cape Town, 7493, South Africa
Phone: +27 21 950 1200

Faizyme Laboratories Pty Ltd

Old Lansdowne Road Philippi 7785
Cape Town South Africa

+27 21 691 2020 | Fax +27 21 691 2025

Johnson & Johnson

Private Bag X6 Tokai 7966,South Africa
0860 410 032

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