The University of Cape Town's Science department on Tuesday announced it has found a single dose cure for malaria.
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor was also present when the announcement was made.
Researchers have been hard at work for several years and now believe they have discovered a drug that may annihilate a mosquito’s parasitic life cycle.
Clinical trials are set to take place at the end of 2013.
The potent drug has been tested on animals and has shown that a single oral dose has completely cured those infected with malaria parasites.
This means that millions of people could potentially get cured.
At least 24 percent of child deaths in sub-Saharan Africa are due to malaria. Globally, one million people die each year from the disease.