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31 July 2014

To: Nursing Education Institutions
Universities
Provincial and National Departments of Health
Nursing Stakeholders

1.     Closing Date for Payment of Annual Fees
2.     Annual Fees for 2015
3.     Restoration Fees for 2015

 

PURPOSE OF THE CIRCULAR

The purpose of this circular is to:

bulletInform nurses of the closing date for the payments of annual fees for the calendar year 2015
bulletInform nurses of the increased Annual Fees due for the calendar year 2015
bulletInform nurses of the increased Restoration Fees applicable from 1 January 2015.

 

1.     CLOSING DATE FOR PAYMENT OF ANNUAL FEES

Please note that the closing date for the payment of Annual Fees is 31 December annually, however for calendar year 2015 ONLY, the closing date has changed to 31 January 2015. You are therefore urged to pay as soon as possible in order to avoid the last minute rush. The annual fees for calendar year 2015 have been increased based on the Consumer Price Index of 5.8 %.

 

2.     ANNUAL FEES FOR 2015

2.1   Normal Annual Fees

The Annual Fees for the calendar year 2015 for the different categories of practitioners are given in the following table:

Category  Annual Fee for 2015 
Registered Nurses and Midwives  R550.00
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives  R340.00
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries  R230.00

2.2   Reductions in Annual Fees for Age 60 and Over

The Council has resolved to introduce reduced fees for nurses 60 years of age and over as per the tables below:

2.2.1   60 to 64 Years of Age on 1 January 2015 (25% reduction)

Category  Annual Fee for 2015 
Registered Nurses and Midwives  R410.00
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives  R250.00
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries  R170.00

2.2.2   Over 64 years of Age on 1 January 2015 (50% reduction)

Category  Annual Fee for 2015 
Registered Nurses and Midwives  R270.00
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives  R170.00
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries  R110.00

NB:  To qualify for the discount amounts, a practitioner may be required to submit a certified copy of his/her identity document in order to confirm his/her age.

Notes:

bulletThe Annual Fees for 2015 must be paid by 31 January 2015
bulletPlease pay as soon as possible to avoid the last minute rush
bulletThe amounts in the tables above all include 14% VAT.

 

3.     RESTORATION FEES FOR 2014

The Restoration Fees for the different categories applicable from 1 February 2015 are shown in the following table:

Category  Normal
Restoration Fee 
Reduced
Restoration Fee 
Registered Nurses and Midwives  R1650,00 R110,00
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives  R1020,00 R110,00
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries  R690,00 R110,00

Notes:

bulletThe increased fees apply to restorations that are EFFECTIVE from a date after 31 January 2015 - no matter when the fee is paid.  In other words, if you meet all the requirements for restoration after 31 January 2015 OR if you request restoration with effect from a date after 31 January 2015.
bulletThe reduced Restoration Fee will only apply if your name was removed from the Register at your own request - this must be confirmed with the Council before paying the reduced amount.

 

(Signed)

Mr. Tendani Mabuda 
Registrar and CEO
South African Nursing Council

Notes:

  1. A copy of Board Notice 86 of 2014 was attached to the circular
  2. You will also qualify for the reduced restoration fee if you are 60 years of age or older on 1 Januray 2015.
 


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