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
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
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
Ms SA Mchunu
Registrar and CEO
South African Nursing Council