Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill

As part of its oversight function, the Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Community Development will consider the Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill [B6B-2014] (NCOP).


The purpose of the bill is to amend the Medicines and Related Substances Act, 1965, in order to define certain expressions and to delete or amend certain definitions; to provide for the objects and functions of the authority; to provide for the composition, appointment of chairperson, vice-chairperson and members; disqualification of members; meetings and committees of the board of the authority; to require the Minister to consult with the Pricing Committee when prescribing acceptable and prohibited acts in relation to bonusing; to replace the word “products” with the word “medicines” and expression “scheduled substances” in order to correctly reflect the subject matter of the act; and to effect certain technical corrections, and to provide for matters connected therewith.


Public hearings on this bill have been scheduled as follows:


Date      Monday, 14 September

Time      09:00 -12:00

Venue   Sports Hall, Dam Street, Vredendal


Date      Wednesday, 16 September

Time      09:00 -12:00

Venue   Chamber, 6th Floor, 7 Wale Street, Cape Town


Interested persons and organisations are invited to participate in these public hearings. To download a copy of  the Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill [B6B-2014] (NCOP) click here.


Enquiries: Nomonde Jamce, Committee Co-ordinator, Tel 021 487 1658 or Email


Media enquiries: Matthys Odendal, New Media Officer, Tel 021 487 1714 or Email

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