About Us

Hylton Mallach (Mr M) with business partners Leigh Hershaw (left) and Gillian Watson (right)

M-KEM MEDICINE CITY, Cape Town’s only 24 hour pharmacy is conveniently situated next to the N1 highway (R302), on the Bellville side of Durban Road. M-KEM is more than just a pharmacy, offering a variety of products and services most of which are pharmaceutical/medical in origin, but extending its range to cover as many of the consumers’ requirements as is possible.

Since opened by Mr. Hylton Mallach in 1964 the emphasis has been on quality and service.
The pharmacy occupies two floors, both of which encompass a variety of specialized departments. Each of which is managed by an expert in their field and are able to offer not only a product but also any necessary advice.

Free parking is available on Durban Road, Raglan Street and mainly at the back entrance of the pharmacy, where helpful security personnel ensure the safety of clientele. On entering one immediately becomes aware of the friendly atmosphere of this clean, modern, innovative establishment.

M-KEM’s focus is on health care and our professional team includes Pharmacists, Pharmacist Assistants, Nursing Sisters, Skin Care Therapists and by appointment a Dietician and a Podiatrist.

M-KEM’s Nursing Sisters perform a variety of functions from 8 specialised Orange Cross Clinics namely Women’s Health, Baby, General, Colostomy, Diagnostic, Diabetic, Wound and Travel Clinic. M-KEM’s Travel Clinic can cater for all travel medication and vaccinations requirements for travelling in Africa or abroad.  This clinic has become increasingly well known for the expertise of the staff and excellent service provided.

At M-KEM’s Orange Cross Clinics, patients are able to obtain a full fasting cholesterol analysis at the time of appointment. Diabetic patients are able to have their sugar levels graphically presented in order to maintain control of their condition. Other tests include liver function, uric acid levels and many more. Children’s vaccinations include Chicken Pox, Mumps, German Measles etc.

The Complementary Health/vitamin department (M-KEM Health Zone) is very comprehensive and includes full ranges of the most sought after natural health lines including Solgar, Vital, Solal, Bioharmony and many others.We have an extensive health foods selection for various dietary reqquirements and the staff expertise to advsie you.

M-KEM’s unique Orthopedic & Surgical department is extensive, including nebulisers, blood pressure monitors and glucometers as well as catheters, incontinence requirements, wheel chairs, commodes and other items.

M-KEM's1st floor:

  1. - Footwear Zone: Full range of Green Cross and CROCS available
  2. - Orange Cross Women’s Health Clinic:  Pap smears, contraception, HIV and other testing and vaccinations i.e. Human Papillomavirus and more
  3. - Photographic and Cellular Department
  4. - Orange Cross Travel Clinic
  5. - M-KEM Bounce Coffee Shop
  6. - Sport Supplement Zone: All popular brands available at competitive prices with professional customer assistance. Brands include USN, Evox, Cipla Nutrition, HMT and more.
  7. - Aesthetics @ M-KEM Skin Care Salon: With the head Therapist recently being ranked among the top 20 in SA, this salon offers a wide range of massage treatments, skin care therapy and more.  Stockists of Dermalogica, Environ and Optiphi.

Hylton Mallach, fondly known as ‘Mr. M’ is known for his innovative nature and keeping up with the times, so be sure to know that this '24HR pharmacy with a difference' is still growing, becoming bigger and better all the time.

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