The Homeopathic Clinic, Claremont, Cape Town

Statutory registration

What is required to be a registered Homeopath in South Africa?

Registration with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) is a statutory requirement and graduates become eligible for registration only once internship has been completed successfully. It is therefore a legal requirement for all practising Homeopaths to register with the AHPCSA. This includes Medical Practitioners, and it is for this reason that dual registration is allowed for Medical Practitioners with both the Health Professions Council (HPCSA) and the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPCSA). The purpose of the AHPCSA is to ensure that only practitioners with legitimate qualifications in Homeopathy are registered to work as such in South Africa thus protecting the public against any fraudulent behaviour, or illegal practitioners. Any unregistered individual practising Homeopathy is committing a criminal offence and can face legal action leading to imprisonment.