04 April 2014
NON PAYMENT OF ANNUAL RENEWAL FEES BY NURSING PRACTITIONERS
We refer to the above.
It has come to the attention of the South African Nursing Council that there are nursing practitioners who are employed and do not pay their annual renewal fees in terms of the Nursing Act 33 of 2005 in order to be able to practice.
This letter serves as a formal notice to draw the attention of all employers of nursing practitioners to the relevant provisions of the Nursing Act, 2005 Section 31 (Registration as prerequisite to practise) which reads as follows:
Kindly take note of the provisions in Section 31(11) of the Nursing Act that reads as follows:
In light of the above we urge all employers to ensure that their nursing practitioners provide them with their Annual Practising Certificates as proof of registration. Should any person be discovered by the South African Nursing Council to be employed without registration, the necessary criminal procedure steps will follow against both such practitioner and his/her employer.
We trust that you find this in order.
MR. T. MABUDA
2004 - 2020
South African Nursing Council (Under the provisions of the Nursing Act, 2005)