Commercial Operations

English-speaking Africa

English-Speaking Africa in numbers

  • 1992Founded
  • 2022BBBEE Level 1 three consecutive years
  • 250+Products across Rx and OTC
  • Founded
  • BBBEE Level 1 three consecutive years
  • Products across Rx and OTC


  • Aiming to become a top 10 pharmaceutical company in South Africa

  • Our ambition is to bring quality products and services to HCPs and patients


The Acino Healthcare Group is a Swiss Pharmaceutical and Medical Device company headquartered in Midrand, Gauteng. We develop and manufacture quality medicines and medical devices that add value to our customers and positively impact the lives of patients.

The Acino Healthcare Group, previously South Africa’s Litha Healthcare Group, consisting of Litha Pharma, Pharmaplan, Pharmafrica, Goldex and Manta forensic, was acquired by Acino in 2017. Manta Forensic has since transitioned its business model and is now called Acino Forensic.

The acquisition has provided Acino with immediate access to a strong presence in the Southern African market. Also a key step for Acino, as it helped to strengthen it’s position in the Central East Africa and Mauritian pharmaceutical landscape and, in turn, make advanced healthcare products and expertise accessible.

The Acino Healthcare Group is passionate about its commitment to making quality medicines and devices accessible to all South Africans and patients across English-speaking Africa for a healthier tomorrow.

“With our well-established product pipeline and long-standing relationships with licensing partners we are well positioned to achieve our vision of being one of the top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies in South Africa, a major player across English-Speaking Africa and a niche Medical Device Company.” – John Norman, Regional Director Acino English-Speaking Africa.

For more information and detail, please visit the dedicated website for English-Speaking Africa:


  • Address

    Acino Healthcare Group Ltd

    No 106, 16th Road
    Midrand, 1686, Gauteng, South Africa
    P.O. Box 8356, Midrand, Gauteng, 1685

  • Contact

    John Norman