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News from South African Nursing Council

The articles and links on this page will keep you up to date with developments in the professional side of nursing and midwifery in South Africa.  Please add this page to your favourites so that you can check back here regularly for the latest information.


Notice: Easter holidays closure

23 March 2017

Please be informed that the South African Nursing Council offices will be closed from Thursday, 13 April at 12:00 and will re-open on Tuesday, 18 April at 8:00.

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Notice: The SANC response to the memorandum of demands from DENOSA

7 March 2017

The South African Nursing Council is a Statutory Healthy Professional Council and a juristic person, established in terms of the Nursing Act, 1978 (Act No 50 of 1978), and continues to exist under the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No.33 of 2005).


Its main objective is to protect the public by regulating the education, practice and conduct of practitioners through the standards it sets...

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The SANC logo and slogan design competition

6 March 2017

The SA Nursing Council is inviting nurses and midwives who are currently registered with the SANC to assist with the design of a logo and slogan for the Council as part of our new corporate image.

For further details, see the Competition Flyer...

and the Competition Rules...

Notice: DENOSA march to SANC on 22 February 2017

13 February 2017

Please note that the Council offices will be closed on Wednesday 22 February 2017 due to the DENOSA march planned for that day.

The Council offices will reopen for business at 08:00am on Thursday 23 February 2017.

Your cooperation is highly appreciated and any inconvenience is regretted.


Media Release: DENOSA allegation against the SANC

8 February 2017

The South African Nursing Council takes note of the concerns raised regarding the issuing of Annual Practice Certificates,  as well as the other issues raised within the media in the last two weeks.

The SANC reaffirms that it has put a wide range of short-to medium term improvement initiatives focused on improving the registration process for nurses and also for employers to note their registration.  The SANC respects  ...


Media Release: Nursing Education and Training Institutions

16 November 2016

The South African Nursing Council (SANC) would like to reiterate that only students that study accredited nursing programs at accredited Nursing Education Institutions (NEIs),  will be able to register as students with the SANC,  register to write SANC examinations and ultimately obtain professional registration or enrolment with the South African Nursing Council in the following nurse categories:


    Registered Nurse




    Enrolled Nurse and


    Enrolled Nursing Auxiliary

The SANC is established and functions under the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act no.33 of 2005).  In accordance with the provisions of the Act, ... read more

Annual Fees for 2017

26 August 2016

Normal Annual Fees

The annual fees for the calendar year 2017 for the different categories of practitioners are given in the following table:


Annual Fee for 2017
Registered Nurses and Midwives R590.00
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives R360.00
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries R250.00


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 ...


Updating of personal details

12 October 2015

In preparation for the implementation of the new information technology system, the South African Nursing Council is also updating its member register.  To assist in this, all practitioners are requested to kindly submit their information (on the relevant form) as soon as possible using one of the following means of communication: 


        Facsimile: 086 231 9094

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...

SANC Clients can now make use of the new FNB Advance ATM machines to pay their fees to Council

24 June 2014

SANC clients can now use the new FNB Advance ATM machines to pay their SANC fees and this facility is not restricted to FNB clients.  The system has several advantages over making payments at the FNB branches.

SANC will also round off all fees so that no change is required when making a payment.    More...


Department of Health Publishes the National Strategic Plan for Nurse Education, Training and Practice

23 September 2013

The Department of Health has published the National Strategic Plan for Nurse Education, Training and Practice 2012/13 - 2016/17 on its website.

The development of the Strategic Plan has its roots firmly in the Nursing Summit which took place in 2011 and the Nursing Compact that was drawn up as a direct consequence of the Summit.

This link is published on the Nursing Council website in an effort to distribute this important information as widely as possible and particularly amongst the nursing profession and others involved in the health care sector.  Please download a copy of the strategy document and share it with your friends and colleagues.  More...

Nursing Council Circulars and Press Releases

Index to 2015 Circulars and Press Releases

An index of all circulars and press releases issued by South African Nursing Council during 2015 - with links to each.

Earlier Circular and Press Releases

Earlier circulars and press releases can be found under the Archive section of this website.


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