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Medicines and Related Substances Control Act, 1965 (Act No. 101 of 1965)



[Assented to 19 June 1965]

[Date of Commencement: 1 April 1966]



NOTE: The whole of this Act, except sections 1, 15B, 18, 22B, 24, 34A and 40, has been repealed by section 50 of the South African Medicines and Medical Devices Regulatory Authority Act 132 of 1998 which will come into operation on a date to be fixed by the President by proclamation in the Gazette.


To provide for the registration of medicines intended for human and for animal use; for the registration of medical devices; for the establishment of a Medicines Control Council; for the control of medicines, Scheduled substances and medical devices; for the control of manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of medicines and medical devices; and for the control of persons who may compound and dispense medicines; and for matters incidental thereto.