Clive Stanton 2011

Clive completed his Diploma in Pharmacy at the College of Advanced Technical Education – a forerunner of NMMU - in 1964. He started his career as the Responsible Pharmacist at the Uitenhage Provincial Hospital in 1965 and ended it as the owner of Aloe Pharmacy in Port Elizabeth and Founding Director of Val-U-Med (Pty) Ltd. He was also a founding Board Member of Alpha Pharm Retail Marketing (Pty) Ltd, which has grown to be the single largest branded chain of independent pharmacies in South Africa.

The major part of his career however, was in industry where he rose through the ranks at Lennon’s Pharmaceuticals in Port Elizabeth from production pharmacist to Managing Director and finally as a Board Member of South African Druggists and Senior General Manager responsible for the group’s pharmaceutical manufacturing and marketing both locally and internationally.

He has played a pivotal role in many local, national and international thrusts including being Executive Member and Chairperson of the National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, serving on the Interim Health Council for the Western Region of the Eastern Cape, serving on the National Executive of the Association of Community Pharmacists (now CPS) and serving as its National President for five consecutive years. This was immediately followed by a further four years as the National President of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa (PSSA).

Two of his major achievements while National President of the PSSA were the initiation of the HIV and Aids programme adopted through all sectors of the profession as a part of their commitment to the communities being served, and the initiation of a new strategic plan with a key thrust of gaining  support for the goal of “Unity of Purpose” across the diverse sectors and independent branches of the PSSA.

He is a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa, an Honorary Life Member of the Community Pharmacist Sector of the PSSA and an Honorary Life Member of the Cape Midlands Branch of the PSSA. In addition, he was a recipient of the Sam Moss Award for outstanding service to the Profession of Pharmacy and twice the recipient of the Hymie Barnett Award for outstanding contribution to the debate in General Council that influences decisions on the future direction and  policies for pharmacy.

Clive dedicated many hours of loyal service to the former PE Technikon in his positions as member; Deputy Chairperson and Chairperson of the PE Technikon Council as well as Chairperson of PE Technikon Alumni Association. He also served as Chairperson of various committees of Council and served as a member of the Transformation Forum during this time.  As the merger process between the PE Technikon, Vista (PE) and UPE began, he was nominated and served on the Interim Council of the new university. 

He is married to Celeste and they have two daughters. 

For his contribution to ensuring that the standards of pharmaceutical practice are not compromised, the role which he played in initiating the HIV and Aids programme through all sectors of the profession and his tireless efforts to raise the level of Higher Education in our province and nationally, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University is honoured to present Clive Lindsay Stanton with the Council Prestige Award.