The Self-Medication Manufacturers Association of South Africa (SMASA) represents and supports companies involved in the manufacture, sale, distribution and consultation of healthcare products (including over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, complementary medicines, health supplements and self-care medical devices or IVDs), that enable the public to better manage their health and wellbeing.

SMASA maintains close contact with the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) and advocates for a regulatory environment which provides for safe, efficacious and quality self- medication products. SMASA additionally regularly meets with the National Department of Health in order to ensure we represent the best interests of our members, and in so doing the interests of the South African consumer when it comes to self-medication.

SMASA is Johannesburg based but our membership extends to other cities within South Africa such as Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and Pretoria.