South African Nursing Council
|Examinations written in October 2020|
|Re-writing of failed examination papers/portions|
|Late applications for entry into examination|
|End date of the SANC-conducted examinations for the legacy nursing qualifications|
|SANC examination for the new nursing qualifications|
2. EXAMINATIONS WRITTEN IN OCTOBER 2020
24 December 2020
The purpose of this correspondence is to reiterate:
1.1 pre-requisites for performing functions relating to the profession of nursing by any person responsible for education and training of nurses and midwives; and
1.2 sanctions/ consequences of non-compliance with the provisions of the Nursing Act and its regulations.
2. LEGAL REQUISITES
6 November 2020
The purpose of this circular is to notify the National Department of Health, Provincial Departments of Health, Nursing Education Institutions (NEIs) and other relevant stakeholders about the Council’s resolution regarding extension of education and training to meet outstanding clinical requirements resulting from an interruption in clinical education and training during national lockdown.
2.1. The effect of measures which were instituted to limit the spread of Corona Virus...
21 October 2020
Kindly take note of the following requirements applicable to the SANC examinations:
13 August 2020
The purpose of this Circular is to:
Inform the National Department of Health, Provincial Departments of Health,
Nursing Education Institutions (NEIs) and relevant stakeholders about the
resolution of the Council regarding the re-scheduling of the previously
postponed May 2020 SANC- conducted examinations;
1.2 Inform the Heads of the NEIs on the amendment of Circular 9/2019; and
1.3 Provide NEIs with a revised schedule for the next examinations.
6 August 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
|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)
27 May 2020
The National Department of Health published the above Regulations in Government Gazette No. 43305 published on 12 May 2020 for public comments for a period of one month. It was discovered after publication that an incorrect version of the Regulations was published. The National Department of Health regrets this error. The correct version of the Regulations will be published in due course to enable the public to comment.
1 May 2020
Please note that the process for private hospitals is the same as for Provincial Departments of Health, with the following exceptions:
1. All Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA)- affiliated health establishments will be handled via HASA directly – the process has been communicated to and agreed upon by HASA. The contact person is Lauren Drysdale at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Private hospitals NOT affiliated to HASA will follow the process as set out below and submit the list per hospital. If you need clarity on this process kindly contact Mr Patrick Modiselle at email: email@example.com
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20 April 2020
The SANC notes and applauds the efforts by Government and in particular the
Ministry of Health in the fight against the coronavirus, and the dedication to
the health of all South Africans.
In support of these efforts, the South African Nursing Council (SANC) is pleased
to announce a further solution to have more nurses available to assist during
the crisis. Any nurse, who for the period of the COVID-19 National State of
Disaster, wants to be restored back onto the Nurse Register for the sole purpose
of rendering services and aiding in the prevention of the spread of Covid-19 or
the treatment of affected patients, and is currently not on the Nursing
Register, may restore and be registered at a fee of R0.00.
The Board Notice regarding this special concession was published ...
25 March 2020
|1.1 supportive guidance /reminder to Nursing Education Institutions on managing interrupted teaching and learning activities, in respect of students nurses and midwives.|
|1.2 information to the National Department of Health, Provincial Departments of Health, and relevant stakeholders in respect of point 1.1 above.|
|2.1 The Declaration of “a national state of disaster” by the State President on 15 March 2020, followed by pronouncement by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, on 17 March 2020, on measures to deal with COVID-19 threat in the post-school Education and Training Sector, refers. The South African Nursing Council supports, unequivocally, the measures and initiatives put in place by the South African Government in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.|
|2.2 The following, regarding academic breaks and academic interruptions
for Student Nurses and Student Midwives in Nursing, need to be noted:|
o Students in the Post-School Education and Training Sector, specifically Universities, ordinarily have recesses in line with university calendars.
o Student Nurses and Student Midwives in the rest of Nursing Education Institutions do not have recesses but normally take an annual leave which is scheduled by the respective Nursing Education Institutions, in collaboration with health establishments where they are placed for clinical teaching and learning.
|2.3 Despite these different arrangements, Student Nurses and Student Midwives are expected to meet the same specified theoretical and clinical/practical requirements in line with the requirements of the relevant nursing programme.|
|2.4 The pronouncement by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, that all Post-School Institutions must close on 18 March 2020 is inclusive of “the CET Colleges, private higher education institutions and colleges, as well as all training colleges which are managed by other ministries, such as Nursing, Agricultural and other Colleges”.|
25 March 2020
During a crucial time in nursing, this does not mean that the SANC will not be available or that services come to a standstill. We have introduced several measures to ensure business continuation with key staff members working from home with the necessary means of connection via WIFI, amongst other measures.
We also remind you that you can use the tools already made available by the SANC for service delivery e.g. the eRegister to verify registration, the service emails as posted on the SANC website and social media pages, faxes, etc.
In addition, payments can still be made via electronic banking. A reminder about the relevant codes and banking details to be used when you do make a payment is listed below this communication for your convenience.
As distinguishing devices need to be posted or collected physically, we regret that this service will not be available during the shutdown period. All orders received will be processed as soon as the building has opened for operations again.
Your cooperation is appreciated. We pray for your well-being and protection during these trying times.
19 March 2020
Generally, Nurses are educated and trained in principles, guidelines and
protocols regarding infection prevention and control and these continue to
apply, regardless of the type of infection. However, employers remain
responsible for, and are urged, to keep supporting nurses and providing
additional supplies for infection control.
17 January 2020
By resolution of Council taken at its meeting held on 27-28 November 2019, the South African Nursing Council (SANC) hereby rescinds circular 3 of 2013 in its entirety. As a statutory body established to set and maintain standards of Nursing Education, ...
17 January 2020
The purpose of this Circular is to provide an update to the National Department of Health, Provincial Departments of Health, Nursing Education Institutions (NEIs) and other relevant stakeholders about the state of readiness of public and private nursing education institutions to offer nursing programmes leading to Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework (HEQSF)-aligned nursing qualifications.
The long-awaited implementation of the nursing education programmes towards the HEQSF-aligned nursing qualifications has now materialized. This follows lengthy and drawn-out processes over a period of several years, as well as the South African Nursing Council’s fruitful collaboration with critical partners to ensure that this was achieved. The SANC can now confirm that several educational institutions, both public and private, which have complied with accreditation requirements and criteria are already accredited and their names have been published on the SANC website.
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.”
29 January 2018
Nurses registered with the SANC now receive 10% off on all bus travel via Greyhound!
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