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Members of the 15th South African Nursing Council

The South African Nursing Council is constituted in terms of the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005).  The chairperson is appointed by the Minister of Health after consultation with the Nursing Council.  The vice-chairperson and standing committees are elected by the members in terms of the Nursing Act, 2005 and the Rules for the Conduct of Business.

The term of office of the 15th South African Nursing Council is 26 June 2013 to 25 June 2018.  The 15th Council held its first meeting on 1 and 2 November 2013.  The Honourable Minister of Health,  Dr. A Motsoaledi,  appointed Prof. Busisiwe Rosemary Bhengu as chairperson of the Council.

At the first meeting, Nursing Council members elected a vice-chairperson and the members of all standing committees.  The chairpersons of various committees will be chosen at the first meeting of each committee.

Click on one of the links below to go to the details of the office bearers, council members or committee members.

bulletOffice Bearers
bulletCouncil Members
bulletCommittee Members
bulletExecutive Committee
bulletAudit and Risk Committee
bulletCommunications and Marketing Committee
bulletEducation Committee
bulletFinance Committee
bulletHuman Resources Committee
bulletICT Governance Committee
bulletImpairment Committee
bulletLaws, Practise and Standards Committee
bulletPreliminary Investigating Committee
bulletProfessional Conduct Committee
bulletRemuneration Committee
bulleteBusiness Steering Committee
bulletConstitution of Council
bulletProfessional nurses / midwives
bulletSpecial competencies

Office Bearers

Chairperson : Prof. Busisiwe Rosemary Bhengu
Vice-chairperson : Dr. Sharon Vasuthevan (resigned)

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Council Members

bulletProf B R Bhengu  (chairperson)
bulletMr M N Chauke
bulletMr J C Cloete
bulletDr E L Coustas
bulletMs M J Dzebu
bulletProf D I Gihwala
bulletMs G Harper
bulletProf S P Human
bulletMs N Isaacs-Raiss
bulletMrs G Jeftha
bulletMr T M Manamela (resigned on 31 July 2015)
bulletProf M Davhana-Maselesele
bulletMs S A Mnchunu (appointed on 20 November 2015)
bulletMs T R Mdlalose
bulletMs T L Mkhonza
bulletMs P J Mnisis (resigned on 6 January 2016)
bulletMs D R Mohlabi (retired on 1 September 2014)
bulletMrs I S Mokale
bulletMs N C Mokoape
bulletMs B C Ndlovu
bulletMrs D Q Ngidi
bulletMr F O Nyalunga
bulletProf A J Pienaar
bulletMs P Santho
bulletMs A Thupane
bulletDr S Vasuthevan (vice-chairperson) (resigned)

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Committee Members

The current membership of the various committees of the South African Nursing Council is shown below under the name of each committee.  The chairperson of Council (Prof. Busisiwe Rosemary Bhengu) is a member or an ex officio member of all committees of Council.

Executive Committee

The current  (appointed on 1 July 2015) membership of the Executive Committee is shown below.

bulletProf B R Bhengu (chairperson)
bulletProf M Davhana-Maselesele
bulletMs G Jeftha
bulletMs S A Mchunu
bulletMs N C Mokoape
bulletMs A Thupane
bulletDr S Vasuthevan (vice-chairperson) (resigned)

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Audit and Risk Committee

The current membership of the Audit and Risk Committee is shown below.  The chairperson of Council (Prof. Busisiwe Rosemary Bhengu) is an ex officio member.

bulletMr R Adam (external independent member)
bulletMr N M Chauke
bulletDr E L Coustas
bulletMs N Gevers ( external independent member)
bulletMr M Kwaza (external independent member)
bulletMs T Ndou (external independent member)  (chairperson)

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Communications and Marketing Committee

The current membership of the Communications and Marketing Committee is shown below.  The chairperson of Council (Prof. Busisiwe Rosemary Bhengu) is an ex officio member.

bulletDr E L Coustas
bulletProf S P Human
bulletMs N Isaacs-Raiss
bulletMs T L Mkhonza
bulletMs S I Mokale (vice-chairperson)
bulletMs D Q Ngidi (chairperson)

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Education Committee

The current membership of the Education Committee is shown below.  The chairperson of Council (Prof. Busisiwe Rosemary Bhengu) is an ex officio member.

bulletMs M J Dzebu
bulletProf D I Gihwala (vice-chairperson)
bulletProf S P Human
bulletMs T L Mkhonza
bulletMr F O Nyalunga
bulletProf A J Pienaar (chairperson)

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Finance Committee

The current membership of the Finance Committee is shown below.  The chairperson of Council (Prof. Busisiwe Rosemary Bhengu) is an ex officio member.

bulletProf M Davhana-Maselesele
bulletMs N Isaacs-Raiss
bulletMs T R Mdlalose
bulletMs N C Mokoape (acting chairperson)
bulletMs S Mpofu (external independent member)
bulletDr S Vasuthevan (resigned)

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Human Resources Committee

The current membership of the Human Resources Committee is shown below.  The chairperson of Council (Prof. Busisiwe Rosemary Bhengu) is an ex officio member.

bulletMr J C Cloete (chairperson)
bulletDr E L Coustas (vice-chairperson)
bulletMs G Harper
bulletMs G Jeftha
bulletMs T R Mdlalose

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ICT Governance Committee

The current membership of the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Governance Committee is shown below.  The chairperson of Council (Prof. Busisiwe Rosemary Bhengu) is an ex officio member.

bulletProf M Davhana-Maselesele
bulletMr R Hartopanu (external independent member)
bulletMs T L Mkhonza (chairperson)
bulletMs D Q Ngidi
bulletProf A J Pienaar

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Impairment Committee

The current membership of the Impairment Committee is shown below.  The chairperson of Council (Prof. Busisiwe Rosemary Bhengu) is an ex officio member.

bulletDr E L Coustas (vice-chairperson)
bulletMs M J Dzebu
bulletMs G Harper
bulletMs N Isaacs-Raiss
bulletMs N C Mokoape
bulletMs B C Ndlovu
bulletProf A J Pienaar (chairperson)

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Laws, Practise and Standards Committee

The current membership of the Laws, Practise and Standards Committee is shown below.  The chairperson of Council (Prof. Busisiwe Rosemary Bhengu) is an ex officio member.

bulletMr M N Chauke
bulletDr E L Coustas
bulletProf S P Human (chairperson)
bulletMs B C Ndlovu (vice-chairperson)
bulletMs P Santho
bulletMs A Thupane

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Preliminary Investigating Committee

The current membership of the Preliminary Investigating Committee is shown below.  The chairperson of Council (Prof. Busisiwe Rosemary Bhengu) is an ex officio member.

bulletMr M N Chauke
bulletMr J C Cloete (chairperson)
bulletMs M J Dzebu
bulletMs S I Mokale (chairperson)
bulletMs D Q Ngidi
bulletMs A Thupane

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Professional Conduct Committee

The current membership of the Professional Conduct Committee is shown below.  The chairperson of Council (Prof. Busisiwe Rosemary Bhengu) is an ex officio member.

bulletMs G Jeftha (chairperson)
bulletMs T R Mdlalose (vice-chairperson)
bulletMs N C Mokoape
bulletMs B C Ndlovu
bulletMr F O Nyalunga
bulletMs P Santho

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Remuneration Committee

bulletDr E L Coustas
bulletMr C Marais (remuneration specialist)
bulletMs T R Mdlalose
bulletDr S Vasuthevan (resigned)

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eBusiness Steering Committee (Interim Committee)

bulletMs T S Manganye (chairperson) (resigned)
bulletProf B R Bhengu / Dr S Vasuthevan (resigned)
bulletProf D I Gihwala / Prof A J Pienaar
bulletMr R Hartopanu / Ms T L Mkonza
bulletProf S P Human / Ms I S Mokale
bulletMs L Matras
bulletMs N C Mokoape / Ms M J Dzebu
bulletDr J Wagener

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Constitution of the South African Nursing Council

The South African Nursing Council consists of persons appointed in terms of Section 5 of the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005) as follows.

Section 5 (1) (a)

Fourteen members who are registered in terms of Section 31(1)(a) and (b)

bulletBhengu, Prof. Busisiwe Rosemary 
bulletCloete, Mr. John Cessil
bulletCoustas, Dr. Estelle Louise
bulletDavhana-Maselesele, Prof. Mashudu
bulletDzebu, Ms. Munyadziwa Jane
bulletHuman, Prof. Susara Petronella
bulletJeftha, Ms. Gloria
bulletMdlalose, Ms. Thembisile Rose
bulletMokale, Ms. Segomoco Irene
bulletMokoape, Ms. Nomagugu Charlotte
bulletNdlovu, Ms. Bawinile Cecilia
bulletNyalunga, Mr. Fanny Obert
bulletPienaar, Dr. Abel Jacobus
bulletVasuthevan, Dr. Sharon (resigned)

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Section 5 (1) (b)

(i) One person must be an officer of the National Department of Health

bulletMohlabi, Ms. Dikgwadi Rheinett (Ray)

(ii) One person must have special knowlege of the law

bulletHarper, Ms. Giuseppina

(iii) One person must have special knowlege of financial matters

bulletRammutla, Ms. Pitsi Josephine

(iv) One person must have special knowlege of pharmacy

bulletSantho, Ms. Palesa

(v) One person must have special knowlege of education

bulletGihwala, Prof. Dherendra Isverlal (Dhiro)

(vi) One person must have knowlege of consumer affairs

bulletChauke, Mr. Mkhacani Noel

(vii) Three persons must represent communities

bulletIsaacs-Raiss, Ms. Nasiema
bulletMkhonza, Ms. Thandi Lillian
bulletThupane, Ms. Aletta

(viii) One person must be registered in terms of section 31 (1) (c)

bulletNgidi, Ms. Duduzile Queen

(ix) One person must be registered in terms of section 31 (1) (d)

bulletManamela, Mr. Thupetsi Marious (resigned on 31July 2015)

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