The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority

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The medical device unit of the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA)  regulates the licencing of medical device establishments and the registration of medical devices (In vitro diagnostics (IVDs) and non-IVD medical devices) in South Africa to ensure the availability of medical devices that comply with an acceptable level of safety, quality and performance. SAHPRA issues regular communications, guidelines, position papers and other medtech resources on their website.

View SAHPRA Medical Devices Unit

Looking for a contact at the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA)? SAHPRA has a list of key personnel to contact for finance, medical devices unit (including applications), regulatory compliance, radiation control and more.

View key contacts at SAHPRA

SAHPRA issues regular Medical Devices and In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) communication to Industry.

View SAHPRA Communications

Need to apply for a Medical Devices Establishment Licence? SAHPRA has application forms for and Medical Device and In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) manufacturers, wholesales and distributors.

View SAHPRA Application Forms

To aid Medical Devices and In-vitro Diagnostics in navigating the regulatory requirements, the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority has a number of guidelines available to establishments.

View SAHPRA Guidelines