Presidential Committee Members

Johannes Ravele President

I, Johannes Tendani Ravele, have been a pharmacist since December 1991. I qualified at the University of the North, enrolled for a Diploma in Business Management in 1991, got three distinctions, a Diploma in Manager Development in 1992, where I passed with first class and got a merit award for best student, both from Damelin Management School, and a Masters in Business Leadership in 1993 from UNISA. I also acquired a Certificate Course in Corporate Governance from UNISA in 2008.

I have done numerous courses related to the profession for personal development and empowerment. I have a passion for the profession. I have, and am still training Pharmacist Interns and Pharmacist Assistants. I derive pleasure, satisfaction and fulfilment from Continuous Professional Development. It puts me at a high level of competence and I remain knowledgeable in any subject that I involve myself in. I am the type of person that pays attention to detail. I do not just accept things as they are, but always vow to make things better for everyone.

    My leadership roles include:
  • 2019 - current: Chairman of the Advisory Committee, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)
  • 2019 - current: Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa Pretoria Branch.
  • 2019 - current: Deputy President of the South African Association of the Community Pharmacist (SAACP), National
  • 2018 - current: Member of the Pharmacy Month Planning Committee, National Department of Health.
  • 2017 - current: Member of the Pharmacy Advisory Board, Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals.
  • 2017 - current: Honorary Treasurer of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA).
  • 2015 - 2019: Honorary Treasurer of the South African Association of Community Pharmacists (SAACP).
  • 2014 - current: Member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA) .
  • 2014 - current: Member of the NEC of the SAACP.
  • 2012 - 2019: Chairperson of the SAACP, Pretoria branch.
  • 2011 - 2012: Deputy Chairperson of the SAACP, Pretoria branch.
  • 2010 - current: Member of the Executive committee of both the SAACP and the PSSA, Pretoria branch.
  • 2009 - current: Member of the Advisory Committee, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology (TUT).

Serving the SAACP at the NEC level will enhance both me and the profession in a synergistic way. I am ready, raring and prepared to serve this profession that I love so much.

I still believe that pharmacy is a noble profession and I can contribute in making it more appealing to the professionals and the public at large.

Simbongile Pambuka Vice-President

I am Simbongile Patrick Pambuka famously know as Sim. I am a young passionate pharmacist who loves his profession. Currently I am the responsible pharmacist and practice manager of Magers Pharmacy (with permanent staff of 40) based in Eastern Cape and also the Managing Director of S SQUARED VENTURES (PTY) LTD, a health|consult|projects company.

Working experience:
2009 internship at Aspen Pharmacare,2010 Community Service Pharmacist for SA Military Health Services in Port Elizabeth,2011 Production Pharmacist at Aspen Pharmacare,2011-2016 Assistant Pharmacy Manager at Magers Pharmacy.2017-date Responsible Pharmacist and Practice Manager of Magers Pharmacy.2019-date Managing Director of S SQUARED VENTURES (PTY) LTD

  • 2007: Executive Committee Member (Community Service Projects Manager) Of PEPSA (Port Elizabeth Pharmacy Students Association) & 2008: Advisory Committee Member of PEPSA
  • 2007 & 2008: Supplemental instruction leader (facilitator) for 2nd year pharmacology at NMMU.
  • 2008: Head-usher at His People Campus Ministries
  • 2008: Vice–chairperson of NMMU Student Alumni Society
  • 2010 & 2011: Executive committee member of PSSA Cape Midlands branch
  • 2012-2014: Executive committee member of the PSSA Border and Eastern Districts branch
  • 2012-date: Society Steward of Wesley Methodist Church in Queenstown
  • 2014-2019: Branch chairman of the South African Association of Community Pharmacists (SAACP)
  • 2014-date: Circuit Steward of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa in Queenstown
  • 2015-date: PSSA Border and Eastern Districts Branch chairman & PSSA NEC member
  • 2015-date: SAACP National Executive Committee member
  • 2017-2019: Trustee at Aspen Body Corporate (Bellbouy Property Group)
  • 2015-date: Training Manager at Magers Pharmacy (with staff of 42
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  • 2013-date: A SAPC registered Tutor for Pharmacist Assistants (basic and post basic) and Pharmacist interns.
  • Achievements:
  • 2007: PEPSA won the best NMMU academic society award for 2007
  • 2007: PEPSA won the best NMMU community service award for 2007
  • 2008: Won the best industrial pharmacy poster presentation at Annual Final Years Pharmacy Present Week

B. Pharm (NMMU,2009)
MA (Health and Welfare Management) (NMU)
South African Pharmacy Council-registered Family Planning Agent
Currently a 1st year student for PCDT course

From MA (Health and Welfare Management) degree
1.General & Strategic Management in Health & Welfare Services 2. Research Methods & Statistics in Health & Welfare Management 3. Financial Management in Health & Welfare Services 4. Health & Welfare Management Systems 5. Managing Human Resources in Health & Welfare Services 6. Health and Welfare Policy Development 7. Advanced Project Management.

Panajiotaki (Taki) Kyriacos Honorary Secretary

  • Internship at LLWallacer and Co in Grahamstown
  • 1978 moved to Stutterheim,later owned and became responsible pharmacist of Colletts Pharmacy in Stutterheim until 2018.
  • Semi-retired from Colletts Pharmacy in October 2018 ,currently doing locums in and around East London.
  • PSSA and SAACP Branch Chairman and NEC member for many years,served also as SAACP Honorary Secretary for 1 year.
  • Fellow of the PSSA since 2016 -date
  • Served in the SA Pharmacy Council from 2016 to 2022 in the Health , Finance ,SAPC Conference Committee and Committee for Final Investigation during that time
  • Served as a Municipal Councillor for 13 years in Amahlathi Local Municipality
  • Currently serving as a Councillor on Great Kei Local Municipality.

Tshifhiwa Rabali Immediate Past President

As the President, I will be able to crisscross the whole country mobilising our pharmacists to be a recognizable profession amongst our communities. I will actively be involved with the shaping and rebranding of our Association. I will endeavour with all my abilities to make sure that our Association (SAACP) is embraced by all pharmacy professionals (i.e.) Responsible Pharmacists, LOCUM Pharmacists, Pharmacy owners, Pharmacy assistants, PCDT Pharmacists, Compounding Pharmacists etc.

I have served on the National Executive Committee of SAACP for the last 15 years and in 2014 I was elected to the position of Chairman of SAACP South Gauteng Branch for a 5 year period. At the SAACP National AGM in 2018 I was elected as President of the SAACP.

I joined the PSSA on the 30th April 1992. After opening my first pharmacy (Sebokeng Pharmacy) on 1st March 1993, I started to be actively involved in the PSSA Southern Gauteng Branch in 2000 and in 2002 I moved over to the Community Pharmacist Sector Southern Gauteng Branch. I am currently still the owner and Responsible Pharmacist of Sebokeng Pharmacy.

Manifesto My vision is to see that the Association is fully united nationally and commit ourselves to the same purpose of serving the people of South Africa. My peers have honoured me with the following award:

  • Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (From Dust to Diamonds) Certificate – 21-24 May 2005
  • Elected as a member of the Executive Committee of the Community Pharmacy Section of FIP at the FIP Conference in Glascow, September 2018 – September 2019.

Vacant Honorary Treasurer

currently vacant

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