Department of Pharmacy


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Pharmacy provides education and training of pharmacists in primary health acre as well as in specific areas of the pharmacy profession. Pharmacists are medication experts in the treatment of disease and the promotion of health. This expertise, in its broadest sense, includes the preparation, supply, control and quality assurance of desired outcomes of medicines’ use, beginning with the drug development process and continuing through a medication’s ultimate benefit to the patient and society. This expertise has its foundation in the pharmaceutical sciences and its related research, and has its focus on both individuals and populations.

Pharmacy at the University of Limpopo is the third oldest training institution for pharmacists in South Africa. It prides itself in being the only training institution that has produced the largest number of pharmacists from the disadvantaged background than any other institution in the country over several years. The Bachelor of Pharmacy is a four year professional degree which is accredited and monitored by the South African Pharmacy Council (SAPC) In terms of the Pharmacy Act (53 of 1974, Section 3),. The current programme was fully accredited by the SAPC in 2016. The Pharmacy Department had again its accreditation and monitoring visit by the SAPC in 2021. To qualify for admission, applicants must have obtained a matric bachelor certificate with minimum of 27 APS score. The minimum required points per compulsory subject are as follows: Life Sciences 5, Mathematics 5, Physical Sciences 5, English 4, Additional subject(1) 4 and Additional subject (2) 4, excluding life orientation. A few previous matriculants transferring from another programme and those having obtained a previous degree are also accommodated as first entering applicants in the programme.


To be a leading Department of Pharmacy, epitomizing excellence and global competitiveness, addressing the needs of rural communities through innovative ideas.


The Department of Pharmacy is dedicated to the training and education of competent Pharmacists through excellence in teaching, learning, research and community engagement in order to serve the health needs of our changing society.

Contact Details

Prof Manimbulu Nlooto
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Head of Department
Tel: 0152684060

Ms Luisa Thathane
Tel: 0152682356

Community Pharmacy

Mr Emanuel Madinani
Senior Laboratory Technician
Tel: 0152682357

Pharmacy Laboratory

Mr Sfiso Doctor Maseko
Senior Laboratory Technician
Tel: 015 268 2359