IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Minister of Health has made a turn-around decision, not to appeal the 11 April Supreme Court of Appeal Judgment, and the SAHPRA are proclaiming belligerently that it’s ‘business as usual’, threatening to continue to enforce their ultra vires 2017 complementary medicines regulations, non-legal Guidelines and to continue to throttle the importation of natural health products which are deemed ‘medicines’ according to the SCA judgment.
The TNHA notes the Minster of Health and SAHPRA’s intentions communicated in their media release (below).
The ANHP(SA) will release a statement on studying of their papers once filed.
The TNHA will fully support any decision the ANHP makes in terms of this development.
National Chairman – TNHA
In terms of Rule 19(2) of the Rules of the Constitutional Court, the Minister should have filed his application to
appeal on or before Friday the 6th of May 2022.
SAHPRA MEDIA RELEASE
SAHPRA Statement on the ANHP Judgement
Embargo: Immediate release
Pretoria, 07 May 2022 – Following the ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in favour of the
Alliance of Natural Health Products in South Africa (ANHP) on 11 April 2022, the South African Health
Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) will join the Minister of Health in approaching the
Constitutional Court for leave to appeal the judgement.
Dr Boitumelo Semete
For further enquiries /information contact:
Ms Nthabi Moloi
Cell: 082 407 8854
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