Circular 7/2020

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Circular 7/2020

19 June 2020

 

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

 

This Circular serves as confirmation of the South African Nursing Councilís fees and fines as stipulated in the Government Gazette published on 29 May 2020.

1. ANNUAL FEES FOR 2021

1.1 NORMAL ANNUAL FEES

The annual fees for the calendar year 2021 for different categories of practitioners are provided in the table below:

CATEGORY ANNUAL FEE FOR 2021
Registered Nurses and Midwives R700.00
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives R418.00
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries R293.00


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 2021 (25% REDUCTION)

CATEGORY ANNUAL FEE FOR 2021
Registered Nurses and Midwives R525.00
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives R314.00
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries R220.00


1.2.2 65 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER ON 01 JANUARY 2021 (50% REDUCTION)

CATEGORY ANNUAL FEE FOR 2021
Registered Nurses and Midwives R350.00
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives R209.00
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries R157.00


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 2021 must be received by the SANC on or before 31 December 2020.

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

 

2. RESTORATION FEES FOR 2021

The restoration fees for different categories applicable from 1 January 2021 are shown in the following table.

CATEGORY NORMAL
RESTORATION FEE
REDUCED
RESTORATION FEE
Registered Nurses and Midwives R2 100.00 R146.00
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives R1 254.00 R146.00
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries R878.00 R146.00
Retired Nurses R146.00 R146.00

 

Notes:

The reduced restoration fee only applies to a practitioner:

bulletWho must have been removed from the register at his/her own request; or
bulletWho must be 60 years of age or older on 1 January 2021. 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, a voluntary removal of his/her name from the register, by completing the form available from the SANC. If a voluntary removal is granted by the SANC, the nurse practitionerís 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 2021, the closing date for the payment of annual fees is 31 December 2020. 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 and you are therefore advised to pay well in advance to meet 31 December 2020 deadline.

 

5. OTHER FEES

Please note that other fees and fees payable by institutions will be applicable with effect from 01 January 2021.

 

6. PERSAL DEDUCTIONS

The signing of Resolution 3 of 2019 in September 2019 by the National Department of Health together with major trade unions in Public Health and Social Development Sectoral Bargaining Council (PHSDSBC) brought into effect the implementation of Persal deductions in 2020 for all employees falling under the scope of the PHSDSBC.

As a result of this agreement, affected nurse practitioners are urged not to pay the annual fees on their own as the employers are required to pay on their behalf in terms of Resolution 3 of 2019. 

 

7. eREGISTER

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 employment. Employers are urged to utilise this facility in the absence of a physical Annual Practising Certificate (APC). Visit: https://www.sanc.co.za/eRegister.aspx for more details. 

 

8. 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. 12345678REGFPRA).

 

Yours sincerely,

(Signed)

Ms SA Mchunu
Registrar and CEO
South African Nursing Council

 

 

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