South African Nursing Council
|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.
Attached is the Examination
Schedule for 2019
Kindly take note of the following requirements applicable to the Council examinations:
|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.|
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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