Media Statement


Dettol South Africa is aware of reports regarding Prophet Rufus Phala’s practice of instructing his congregation to drink Dettol Antiseptic Liquid.

Dettol Antiseptic Liquid has been proven to be safe and effective when used as per recommended directions. However, Dettol Antiseptic Liquid is not for human consumption and is for external use only, and we condemn the reported usage as inappropriate. Oral consumption of this product can be dangerous to one’s health.

We have been in contact with Prophet Rufus Phala and have asked him to stop this practice.

Anyone who has consumed Dettol Antiseptic Liquid should consult a healthcare practitioner or the nearest hospital casualty. 

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Informing New Moms about Healthy Habits

We help millions of new mothers across the world. We know that looking after the health of your family is a priority for you, especially when your little one arrives. Our range of household cleaning products and disinfectants can help keep you and your family healthy at home and when you are on the move.  We cover pregnancy tips and advice here. We also We share our thoughts on new baby care and development here; from when you bring your newborn home to changing nappies, bathing your baby, breast feeding and bottle feeding.  


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Washing hands regularly with hand soap or hand wash is the single most important hygiene step in fighting the spread of bacteria and other germs. These germs can cause stomach 'bugs', cold, flu and other serious health problems. Our antibacterial hand cleaning products kill 99.9% of germs.  Being too busy to wash your hands is no longer a concern, as our hand santiser is great for cleaning your hands when you're on the move. Washing your hands before eating is an essential hygiene habit to maintain. Learn more through our tips and advice here.

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