Circular 6/2019

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Circular 6/2019

7 June 2019

 

TO: National Department of Health
Provincial Departments of Health
Nursing Education Institutions
All Stakeholders


This Circular serves as confirmation of the South African Nursing Council’s fees and fines as stipulated in the Government Gazette published on 31 May 2019.

 

1. ANNUAL FEES FOR 2020

1.1 NORMAL ANNUAL FEES

The annual fees for the calendar year 2020 for different categories of practitioners are provided in the table below:

CATEGORY ANNUAL FEE FOR 2020
Registered Nurses and Midwives R670.00
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives R400.00
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries R280.00

 

1.2 REDUCTIONS IN ANNUAL FEES FOR AGE 60 AND OVER

The Council has resolved to introduce reduced fees for nurses 60 years of age and over as per the table below:

1.2.1 60 TO 64 YEARS OF AGE ON 1 JANUARY 2020 (25% REDUCTION)

CATEGORY ANNUAL FEE FOR 2020
Registered Nurses and Midwives R500.00
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives R300.00
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries R210.00

 

1.2.2 65 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER ON 1 JANUARY 2020 (50% REDUCTION)

CATEGORY ANNUAL FEE FOR 2020
Registered Nurses and Midwives R340.00
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives R200.00
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries R150.00

NB: To qualify for the discount amounts, practitioners may be required to submit a certified copy of their identity document in order to confirm their age.

Notes: 


The annual fees for 2020 must be received by the SANC on or before 31 December 2019.

The amounts in the tables above all include 15% VAT.

2. RESTORATION FEES FOR 2020

The restoration fees for different categories applicable from 1 January 2020 are shown in the following table.

CATEGORY NORMAL
RESTORATION FEE
REDUCED
RESTORATION FEE
Registered Nurses and Midwives R2 010.00 R140.00
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives R1 210.00 R140.00
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries R850.00 R140.00
Retired Nurses R140.00 R140.00

Notes:

The reduced restoration fee only applies to a practitioner:

- Who must have been removed from the register at his/her own request; or
- Who must be 60 years of age or older on 1 January 2020. However, this must be confirmed with the Council before paying the reduced amount.

3. VOLUNTARY REMOVAL

A Nurse Practitioner who no longer wishes to practise in South Africa or who is unemployed, may request, in writing, voluntary removal of his/her name from the register, by completing the form available from the SANC. If voluntary removal is granted by the SANC, the nurse practitioner’s name will be removed accordingly on the 31 December of the year in which the application is received. Once removed, the nurse practitioner will no longer be required to pay annual fees while he/she is removed from the register.

If the nurse practitioner requires reinstatement onto the register, he/she will, in addition to paying the reduced restoration fee, be required to complete a Restoration Form. It must be noted that practising while not being registered is illegal.

4. CLOSING DATE FOR PAYMENT OF ANNUAL FEES

Please note that for the calendar year 2020, the closing date for the payment of annual fees is 31 December 2019. Payments must reach the SANC bank account on or before the closing date. You are, therefore, urged not to leave payment for the last minute to avoid problems associated with making payments at year end. Remember: Bank transfers from non-FNB banks may take up to 3 working days – pay well in advance to meet 31 December 2019 deadline.

5. OTHER FEES

Please note that other fees and fees payable by institutions will be applicable with effect from 1 January 2020.

6. E REGISTER

The SANC has made an eRegister facility available on the SANC website which can be utilised by employers to verify the registration status of all nurse practitioners in their employ. Employers are urged to utilise this facility in the absence of a physical Annual Practising Certificate (APC). Visit: http://www.sanc.co.za/eRegister.aspx for more details

7. COMMUNITY SERVICE PRACTITIONERS

Community Service Practitioners are not eligible to be issued with an APC and therefore should NOT pay annual fees. They MUST pay a conversion fee on completion of their Community Service in order to be registered as Nurse Practitioners using the REGFPRA registration fee code instead of ANLFEES (e.g. 12345678 REGFPRA).

 

Yours sincerely,

 

(Signed)

Ms SA Mchunu
Registrar and CEO
South African Nursing Council

 

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