South African Nursing Council
|The closing date for the examinations should be strictly adhered to and no exceptions or allowances will be made to extend these dates.|
|Only registered learners will be eligible for an examination: The Head of the Nursing Education Institution (NEI) must ensure that all learners are registered with the Council within the prescribed period. Foreign applicants apply as individuals though will have to adhere to the prescribed period.|
|Candidates will not be registered for an examination with only an identity number. Council reference numbers are needed in all cases. Please follow up with the Council Registration department first, if learners are not registered for the course before registering candidates for an examination.|
TRAINING OF REGISTERED NURSES AND MIDWIVES TO PERFORM PARACERVICAL BLOCK AS AN ASPECT OF PAIN MANAGEMENT DURING TERMINATION OF PREGNACY (TOP)
26 November 2019
The South African Nursing Council (SANC) is cognizant of a number of initiatives by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) aimed at improving the health outcomes in an effort to improve the health and wellbeing of South Africans, which is highly commendable. However, it has come to the attention of Council that some of the training provided to nurse practitioners requires them to function beyond their Scope of Practice, as outlined in the Regulations Relating to the Scope of Practice of Persons Who are Registered or Enrolled under the Nursing Act, 1984. (GG No. R2598 of 30 November 1984).
This matter was discussed by the Council at its meeting held in September 2019. The Council expressed concern ...
22 November 2019
The South African Nursing Council offices will be closed for the year-end from Tuesday, 24 December 2019 at 12:00 midday, and re-open on Monday, 6 January 2020 at 08:00 am. Kindly note that on 24 December, for operational reasons the gates will be closed at 11: 00 am already.
Annual fees must be paid into the Council’s bank account on or before 31 December 2019 to avoid restoration fees - note that banks take up to three (3) days to clear payments and thus all bank electronic transfers need to be made by 24 December to ensure it reaches the SANC by 31 December 2019.
The SANC banking details are:
|Name of bank:||First National Bank|
|Account number :||514 211 86 193|
|Branch code :||253145|
|Reference :||Person’s own SANC Reference Number followed by ANLFEES|
Whilst waiting for the Annual Practising Certificate to be posted by the SANC, the employer can verify the registration status of the practitioner through the SANC website by logging into the SANC eRegister at https://www.sanc.co.za/eRegister.htm. To do this, they will require the practitioner’s SANC reference number or Identity Number (ID No).
5 December 2019
Welcome to the tenth 2019 edition of #SANCnews - your electronic newsletter that will provide regular updates on important happenings at the SA Nursing Council, in the nursing arena and healthcare in general.
7 June 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|
31 May 2019
1.1 Special concession granted by the South African Nursing Council to qualifying Nursing Education Institutions to have a final intake of students in 2019 for the following nursing programmes:
6 May 2019
The South African Nursing Council (SANC) notes with concern the recent article in the news by Solidarity’s Occupational Guild for Nursing regarding the training of nurses in South Africa.
According to the article South Africa is experiencing critical problems with regards to the training of nurses, with Mr Hennie Bierman, Head of the Occupational Guild for Nursing is quoted as saying:
“…. the SANC’s ineffectiveness has a negative impact on the finalisation of regulations on nursing
The statement is factually incorrect. The SANC has developed and duly submitted
all regulations regarding the offering of the new nursing programmes. Regulations relating to undergraduate programmes were promulgated by the Minister as far back as 2013 including regulations for the accreditation of institutions as Nursing Education Institutions (NEIs). Those regarding the offering of post-graduate diploma programmes were completed and submitted in 2017. The Department of Health has been processing and continues to process these regulations and consults with the South African Nursing Council as it deems fit. It is not clear which Regulations the article is referring to as
there are no outstanding regulations for offering of the Undergraduate programmes that have not been developed by the SANC and duly submitted to the Department of Health.
1 April 2019
The South African Nursing Council (SANC) has been and continues to be mindful of the challenges that nurse practitioners, employers and the SANC experience during the annual fees collection period, mostly affecting receipt of Annual Practising Certificates (APCs).
“It is therefore our pleasure to announce that a solution we have been working on steadfastly has now come to fruition, and will make a hugely positive impact on the annual registration process – no more queues and no need to travel to the SANC Head Office in Pretoria to make your annual payment,” says Ms Sizo Mchunu, Registrar and CEO.
“A proposal made to the Department of Health by the SANC to have annual
fees collected through PERSAL, has resulted in the Public Health and Social
Development Sectoral Bargaining Council (PHSDSBC) taking the following
Resolution 02 of 2018: Agreement on Payment of Annual Statutory Registration Fees in respect of Health Care Occupations for the Health and Social Development Departments.”
Summarily, the agreement captures the following, among others:
|Recognition that payment of annual registration fees to statutory bodies is a mandatory legal requirement and that such registration is a requirement for employment and practising in the health and social development sector|
|Deduction of professional registration fees from salaries of employees|
|Payment of such statutory fees to Statutory Council by the employer on behalf of employees|
|The commitment is that the implementation date for this arrangement is year 2019.|
The implementation process has begun between the Department of Health, PHSDSBC and the SANC for implementation in 2019. Nurses affected will be informed officially as soon as the process is ready.
29 January 2018
Nurses registered with the SANC now receive 10% off on all bus travel via Greyhound!
Contact Greyhound directly via their Facebook page: GreyhoundSA or on Twitter: @GreyhoundRSA
3 March 2016
Kindly take note that any service provider offering services to obtain your Annual Practicing Certificate on your behalf is doing so without the approval of the South African Nursing Council.
Management strongly advise against nursing practitioners making use of such
service providers as you are providing outsiders with your private information
that can be used in fraudulent activities ...
28 July 2014
The Nursing Council has issued a strong warning that all Nursing Education Programmes and all Nursing Education Institutions in South Africa must be accredited by the South African Nursing Council .
Any education programme or institution which is not accredited is illegal and such training will not be recognised by SANC or any other country.
Any information that you may receive which is contradictory to
the above is incorrect and you are warned not to be mislead by such information.
An index of all circulars and press releases issued by South African Nursing Council during 2018 - with links to each.
Earlier circulars and press releases can be found under the Archive section of this
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