South African Nursing Council
(Electronic Register of Nurses and Midwives)
Conditions of Use
In order to use the
you must read and accept the conditions of use displayed below.
The conditions of use have been amended on 28 October 2014. Please see sections
is RED for changes.
Internet users are free to make use of the
eRegister (South African Nursing Council
Electronic Register of Nurses and Midwives) and by clicking on the "I Accept the
Conditions of Use" button above, agree to the following Conditions of Use.
The sole purpose of the
eRegister is to enable Internet users to quickly verify the
registration status of nursing and midwifery
practitioners in South Africa.
For security reasons, the
eRegister is a COPY of the active records in the
official register, displayed on the Internet and updated from time to time in
terms of section 35 of the Nursing Act, 2005. For this reason, RECENT additions
and removals may not be reflected until the next update takes place. The date on
which the information was extracted from the official register is shown in the
heading of details pages.
In terms of section 36 of the Nursing Act, 2005, there are four documents that
provide proof that a person is registered as a practitioner (unless there is
credible evidence to the contrary). These documents are the following:
- a copy of the last published issue of a register or any
suplimentary list purported to be printed and published in terms of section 35
of the Act;
- a South African Nursing Council certificate of registration
(which is valid for one year from the date of registration);
- a South African Nursing Council annual practising certificate (APC); OR
- a certified copy under the hand of the Registrar of the entry of the
person's name in the register.
While the eRegister is
not a physical document , it is still a copy of the official register, published
(displayed on the Internet) in terms of section 35 of the Nursing Act, 2005 and
it can legally be used by employers or prospective
employers to verify that a person is registered in terms of the Nursing Act,
Full details of persons removed from the register are
always retained in the Nursing Council's official register. However,
the eRegister ONLY contains details of those persons currently registered.
The absence of a persons name from the
that he/she has either been removed from the register or
never been registered at all. If necessary, users of the
eRegister may confirm the reason why the person has been
removed from the register by calling the Help Desk on (012) 420-1000 during
office hours or by email sent to
The information in the eRegister
is displayed in good faith as an easy to use tool for Internet users. Every
effort has been made to ensure that the information displayed is correct and
that the system operates correctly. However, the Council's official register
(database) will always take precedence in the event of any discrepancy.
While every reasonable effort is made to maintain current, accurate and relevant
information in the eRegister,
neither the South African Nursing Council, nor its officials, nor its agents
accept responsibility for any direct or indirect damages as a result of using or
quoting from the contents of the Electronic Register or the information
delivered or NOT delivered.
Unauthorised use of the
eRegister is strictly forbidden.
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