Daphney Fafudi

Head of Regulatory Compliance at the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority  (SAHPRA). A Pharmacist with over 20 years experience in various sectors of Pharmacy within South Africa from clinical, medicines utilisation review, medicinesregulation and policy making. Qualifications includes B.Pharm, MSc in Pharmacy and MBA from Wits.

Her unit enforces compliance to the provisions of the Medicines and Related Substances Act, 101 of 1965 as amended. This includes control of import activities;monitoring the quality of medical products throughout the supply chain for prevention; detection and response to substandard and falsified medical products; control of promotional, marketing and advertising activities; inspections (compliance and investigations) and laying criminal charges.

She also manages activities relating to consumption and reporting consumption (manufacture, import, export, distribution, possession and use) of narcotics and psychotropic substances to UN’s International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) in terms of the Conventions requirements. This includes supervision of activities relating to licensing, medical and scientific cannabis and she also represents the organisation in this regard. 

Ms Fafudi has been actively involved and was appointed the secretariat to the Ministerial Advisory Committee on cannabis in 2019 where she also participates at inter-Ministerial Committee on cannabis as well as in the Masterplan on cannabisand any cannabis related platforms. She represents SAHPRA regarding matters relating to regulation of medical cannabis.