Dr. Mafora Florah Matlala

Position: Pharmacovigilance Manager - South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA)
Categories: PV Speakers 2023

Mafora is Pharmacovigilance Manager at South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA). She has 11 years’ experience in medicine regulation, 3 years as a Medicine Regulatory Officer within the Pharmaceutical and Analytical division and 8 years within pharmacovigilance. Mafora is a pharmacist with masters in pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology. She has attended different pharmacovigilance courses offered internationally including training by Uppsala Monitoring Centre.


She supports the National Immunisation Safety Expert Committee and is an active member of African Union Smart Safety Surveillance (AU-3S) Joint Signal Management Group (JSM) and Continental Safety Working Group (CWG), aimed at facilitating cross-country signal management for COVID-19 vaccines in Africa, to support action in the interest of public health and safety.


She previously worked in retail and hospital before joining medicine regulations.