News from South African Nursing Council
SANC responds to claims regarding training of nurses
6 May 2019
The South African Nursing Council (SANC) notes with concern the recent article in the news by Solidarity’s Occupational Guild for Nursing regarding the training of nurses in South Africa.
According to the article South Africa is experiencing critical problems with regards to the training of nurses, with Mr Hennie Bierman, Head of the Occupational Guild for Nursing is quoted as saying:
“…. the SANC’s ineffectiveness has a negative impact on the finalisation of regulations on nursing
The statement is factually incorrect. The SANC has developed and duly submitted
all regulations regarding the offering of the new nursing programmes. Regulations relating to undergraduate programmes were promulgated by the Minister as far back as 2013 including regulations for the accreditation of institutions as Nursing Education Institutions (NEIs). Those regarding the offering of post-graduate diploma programmes were completed and submitted in 2017. The Department of Health has been processing and continues to process these regulations and consults with the South African Nursing Council as it deems fit. It is not clear which Regulations the article is referring to as
there are no outstanding regulations for offering of the Undergraduate programmes that have not been developed by the SANC and duly submitted to the Department of Health.
#SANCnews April 2019
26 April 2019
Welcome to the fourth 2019 edition of #SANCnews - your electronic newsletter that will provide regular updates on important happenings at the SA Nursing Council, in the nursing arena and healthcare in general.
SANC announces partnership with Government on Annual Fee collection
1 April 2019
The South African Nursing Council (SANC) has been and continues to be mindful of the challenges that nurse practitioners, employers and the SANC experience during the annual fees collection period, mostly affecting receipt of Annual Practising Certificates (APCs).
“It is therefore our pleasure to announce that a solution we have been working on steadfastly has now come to fruition, and will make a hugely positive impact on the annual registration process – no more queues and no need to travel to the SANC Head Office in Pretoria to make your annual payment,” says Ms Sizo Mchunu, Registrar and CEO.
“A proposal made to the Department of Health by the SANC to have annual
fees collected through PERSAL, has resulted in the Public Health and Social
Development Sectoral Bargaining Council (PHSDSBC) taking the following
Summarily, the agreement captures the following, among others:
The implementation process has begun between the Department of Health, PHSDSBC and the SANC for implementation in 2019. Nurses affected will be informed officially as soon as the process is ready.
SANC's new logo and slogan
19 February 2019
This year marks the celebration of the SANC’s 75th anniversary and befitting this milestone the SANC proudly introduces its new logo and slogan - a new identity that reflects its evolution yet emphasises its mandate. The SANC launched its new logo and slogan on 28 January 2019. The symbolism of the logo is explained below.
Amendment of the dates for examinations to be written in May 2019
19 February 2019
The purpose of this Circular is to:
Inform the National Department of Health, Provincial Departments of Health, Nursing Education Institutions and all stakeholders about the amendment of the dates for the examinations which were due to be written on 08 and 10 May 2019 respectively.
4. IMPLEMENTATION DATE
This Circular becomes implementable and valid on the date of issue.
Provisions of nursing programmes
4 February 2019
4. IMPLEMENTATION DATE
South African Nursing Council Examination Schedule - 2019
Attached is the Examination
Schedule for 2019
Shortage of nurses and the new nursing curriculum
23 October 2018
The South African Nursing Council (SANC) notes with concern the articles published in the media recently and its factually incorrect information that has been disseminated to the public and the nursing fraternity.
The SANC would like to clarify the statements made in these articles, with these facts:
Ms Sizeni Mchunu, CEO and Registrar of the SANC says: “It is regrettable that the public and the nursing fraternity have been misled and provided with factually incorrect information by persons who may not be well vested with these issues. Non-approval of submitted curriculums that do not comply with the minimum requirements does not constitute delays by the SANC.”
Annual Fees for 2019
This circular serves as affirmation of the South African Nursing Council’s fees and fines as stipulated on the government gazette published on 28 June 2018.
1. ANNUAL FEES FOR 2019
1.1 Normal Annual Fees
The annual fees for the calendar year 2019 for the different categories of practitioners are given in the following table.
MEDIA RELEASE: SANC warning against pre-nursing programme
5 April 2018
The South African Nursing Council (SANC) issued a warning today regarding certain institutions that are offering the Community Health Work programme purporting that it is an entry requirement into nursing education programmes.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
23 March 2018
1. PURPOSE OF THE CIRCULAR
Nurses now receive 10% discount when using the Greyhound bus service
29 January 2018
Nurses registered with the SANC now receive 10% off on all bus travel via Greyhound!
Contact Greyhound directly via their Facebook page: GreyhoundSA or on Twitter: @GreyhoundRSA
Illegal Intermediaries for APCs
3 March 2016
Kindly take note that any service provider offering services to obtain your Annual Practicing Certificate on your behalf is doing so without the approval of the South African Nursing Council.
SANC Management strongly advise against nursing practitioners making use of such service providers as you are providing outsiders with your private information that can be used in fraudulent activities ... Read more ...
Accreditation of Nursing Education Programmes and Nursing Education Institutions by the South African Nursing Council
28 July 2014
The Nursing Council has issued a strong warning that all Nursing Education Programmes and all Nursing Education Institutions in South Africa must be accredited by the South African Nursing Council .
Any education programme or institution which is not accredited is illegal and such training will not be recognised by SANC or any other country.
Any information that you may receive which is contradictory to the above is incorrect and you are warned not to be mislead by such information. More...
Nursing Council Circulars and Press Releases
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