Elias Motswaledi Street Ext. West,

Brits District, North West Province

+27 12 305 4444

+27 71 352 2429


About Ketlaphela Pharmaceuticals

Ketlaphela Pharmaceuticals.

South Africa has the world’s largest ARV program, currently providing treatment to around 2.7 million people in the public health sector and over 150,000 in the private sectors (as at December 2013).

“Ketlaphela Pharmaceutical SOC Ltd ‘‘Ketlaphela’’ was created in response to the cabinet’s directive for the country to have its own State owned pharmaceutical company. Increasing local manufacturing to decrease reliance and risks associated with high level of imports for this important sector has been a priority for government that ultimately led to the call for the Ketlaphela Project.

The State owned pharmaceutical company is premised on supplying South African manufactured Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and final formulated medical products mainly for communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria and later non-communicable diseases”. Product availability and hence security of supply will likely improve due to a closer working relationship between the Dept. of Health and a state owned company.

 The socio-economic benefits of Ketlaphela are job creation, technology transfer, reduction in the balance of Trade in pharmaceuticals through effective localization, capacity building and improving the affordability of treatments for high burden diseases, such as HIV, Tuberculosis and some non-communicable diseases.


Our vision is to be a leader in the delivery of quality and affordable medicines to the local market.


• To be the preferred supplier of local medicine
• Deliver on our promises, safely and in an
   environmentally responsible manner.
• Driving growth through Excellence, Innovation,
   Performance and Customer Focus.

Our Values

- Quality

- Integrity

- Innovation

- Reliability

- Commitment

Ketlaphela Pharmaceuticals Leadership

Mr Ivan Radebe - Executive Chairperson

Mr Ivan M RadebeMr Ivan Radebe serves as the Executive Chairperson of the Board of Directors for Ketlaphela Pharmaceuticals SOC LTD. He is a member of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA). He is an internationally trained and experienced executive with expertise in Asset Maintenance & Management, Infrastructure Project Development, Sales & Marketing, Operations & Strategic Leadership. He previously worked for PetroSA, National Department of Public Works, General Electric, Eskom and NTP Europe in Belgium. He has Masters in Strategy and Project Management from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, a B-Eng(Honors)- Electrical/Electronics from the University Teknologi PETRONAS, National Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Vaal University of Technology, MDP from UNISA and EDP from University of Stellenbosch Business School.

Mr Thabo J. Tselane – Non - Executive Director
Mapula Letsoalo - Non-Executive Director