Professional Training in Homeopathy
Homeopathic training in South Africa involves a five year full-time degree (M.Tech Hom). Registration with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) is a statutory requirement and graduates become eligible for registration upon completion of their academic and statutory requirements.
The only approved and recognised degree for registration as a Homeopathic practitioner with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) is the 5-year full-time masters degree (BHSc CM) from either the University of Johannesburg (UJ) or Durban University of Technology (DUT). Note that this qualification is not merely a preference but a legislated requirement. In addition, in order to practice as a Homeopath in South Africa one has to be registered with the AHPCSA. As such, unregistered practice constitutes a criminal offence. Correspondence courses or any other certificates, diplomas or degrees are not suitable for registration as a homeopathic practitioner in SA.
With respect to foreign qualifications, please refer to the applications section on the AHPCSA website.
NOTE: Any holder of a qualification evaluated by SAQA to be of a level less than that of the Old NQF 8 and New NQF 9 (same level as M.Tech Hom) will be referred for assessment and recommendation for entering in to the degree programs at either the University of Johannesburg or Durban University of Technology.
Any person, in possession of a foreign qualification, wishing to apply to register as homeopathic practitioner should liaise with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) with respect to their application.
It should be noted that in terms of the Allied Health Professions Act, 1982 (Act 63 of 1982), any person wishing to prescribe homeopathic medicine or practice homeopathy in South Africa must be registered as a homeopathic practitioner with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (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).
Durban University of Technology
Department of Homeopathy
Tel (Departmental Secretary) : +2731 373 2514
Tel (Dr. M. Maharaj - Head of Department) : +2731 373 2542
E-mail (Dr. M. Maharaj - Head of Department) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.dut.ac.za
University of Johannesburg
Department of Homeopathy
Tel (Departmental Secretary): +2711 559 6218
Tel : (Dr. R. Razlog - Head of Department) : +2711 559 6233
E-mail : email@example.com
Website : www.uj.ac.za