29 August 2006
Please note that the price of distinguishing devices will increase on:
The new price will apply to all orders received by the Council on or after 1 October 2006. Orders received by post and POSTMARKED before 1 October 2006 will be processed at the old price.
A copy of the revised instruction sheet and application form for distinguishing devices, reflecting the increased prices of distinguishing devices, is attached.
The order form now has a letter of authorization on the back for the convenience of those sending someone else to purchase distinguishing devices at the counter on their behalf. Please NOTE that Council will NOT issue distinguishing devices to any person identified only as “BEARER”!
The new instruction sheet has a section applicable to bulk orders sent in by employers on behalf of staff working for them. Employers are requested to carefully follow the instructions given to make sure that orders are processed correctly and without undue delay.
It is extremely important that this information is brought to the attention of all nurses and midwives to avoid problems that might otherwise occur when purchasing distinguishing devices. Your cooperation in this regard is greatly appreciated.
Please destroy or dispose off all old forms in your possession.
Extra copies of the form are obtainable from the Council on request. Please make telephonic arrangements beforehand if you require large quantities.
The form can also be downloaded from the Nursing Council website:–
Click the Services button on the left hand side. Next click on the Devices button (or the Distinguishing Devices link). Follow the instructions at the bottom of the page to download the form.
Alternatively, you can type in the following address to take you straight to the Distinguishing Devices page: –
Please contact Ms M. Mulder at telephone (012) 420 1080 if you need any further information regarding this circular.
Signed (H Subedar)
REGISTRAR AND CEO
2004 - 2021
South African Nursing Council (Under the provisions of the Nursing Act, 2005)