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South African Nursing Council

The South African Nursing Council is the body entrusted to set and maintain standards of nursing education and practice in the Republic of South Africa.  It is an autonomous, financially independent, statutory body, initially established by the Nursing Act, 1944 (Act No. 45 of 1944), and currently operating under the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005). 

Annual Fees for 2018

10 July 2017

Normal Annual Fees

The annual fees for the calendar year 2018 for the different categories of practitioners are given in the following table:

Category

Annual Fee for 2018
Registered Nurses and Midwives R630.00
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives R380.00
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries R270.00

 

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 Age 60 to 64 Years on 1 January 2018 (25% reduction)

 Category Annual Fee for 2018
Registered Nurses and Midwives R470.00
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives R290.00
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries R190.00

1.2.2 Over 64 years of Age on 1 January 2018 (50% reduction)

 Category Annual Fee for 2018
Registered Nurses and Midwives R310.00
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives R190.00
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries R130.00

NB: To qualify for the discount amounts, a practitioner may be required to submit a certified copy of his / her identity document in order to confirm his / her age.

Notes: 

The annual fees for 2018 must be received by SANC on or before 31 December 2017.

The amounts in the tables above all include 14% VAT.

 

2. RESTORATION FEES FOR 2018

The restoration fees for the different categories applicable from 1 January 2018 are shown in the following table.

 Category Normal Restoration Fee Reduced Restoration Fee
Registered Nurses and Midwives R1880.00 R130,00
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives R1160.00 R130,00
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries R790.00 R130,00

Note: 

The reduced restoration fee will only apply if your name was removed from the register at your own request - this must be confirmed with the Council before paying the reduced amount.

 

3. CLOSING DATE FOR PAYMENT OF ANNUAL FEES

Please note that for the calendar year 2018, the closing date for the payment of Annual Fees is 31 December 2017. You are therefore urged to pay as soon as possible in order to avoid the last minute rush. 

 

4. OTHER FEES

Please note that other fees will be applicable with effect from 1 January 2018.

Circular 4/2017

SANC offices closed from 11:00 on 22 December 2017

4 December 2017

The SANC offices will be closed for the year-end from Friday, 22 December 2017 at 12:00 midday however for operational reasons, the gates will be closed at 11:00 am. The office will reopen on Wednesday, 3 January 2018 at 08:00 am.

Notice 11 of 2017

SANC Examinations Schedule for 2018

17 November 2017

The Schedule for all Examinations to be held in 2018, is now available. 

2018 Examinations Schedule

Annual Practicing Certificates for 2018

31 October 2017

1. Payment Period

The South African Nursing Council (SANC) would like to remind all employers of nurses and midwives, both public and private sector, about the 2018 Annual Practicing Certificates’ (APCs) payment period which commenced on 1 July 2017 and ends on 31 December 2017. 

The SANC would like to request employers to encourage nurse practitioners to pay for their APCs by no later than 31 December 2017 so as to avoid them having their names removed from the SANC register and having to pay a restoration fee.

 

2. Payment methods

bullet2.1 New on-line payment method

The SANC is in the process of introducing an electronic payment method that will enable nurse practitioners to make APC payments via the SANC website by using smart phones, personal computers or internet café facilities. The SANC is in consultation with First National Bank (FNB) regarding this system and as soon as this method has been tested the SANC will communicate the information to all relevant stakeholders.

bullet2.2 Current payment system

Nurse practitioners can, in the interim, continue making direct deposits at any First National bank. It is important that the individual practitioner’s SANC Reference Number and Payment Code “ANLFEES” are provided when doing a direct deposit at FNB. Failure to provide the correct information will result in the SANC not being able to allocate the money to the correct account and thus the SANC will not be able to issue the required APC.

 

3. E-Register

The SANC would like to remind employers about the importance of utilising the E-register feature on the SANC website. The data published on this register suffices as a proof of registration for nurse practitioners and can be used by employers to verify the registration status of all nurse practitioners in their employment. The integrity of the database ensures that it is not necessary for employers to be presented with a physical APC certificate. The eRegister data base can be accessed by clicking here. 

 

4. 2018 fee structure

The annual fees for 2018 for the different categories of practitioners ...

Read the entire Letter to Employers

Appointment: Registrar and CEO of the South African Nursing Council

4 October 2017

The South African Nursing Council (SANC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Sizo Mchunu as the Registrar and CEO of the South African Nursing Council, by the Honorable Minister of Health Dr A. Motsoaledi MP, in terms of Section 18(1) and (3) of the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005) with effect from 01 October 2017. 

Ms Mchunu brings a wealth of knowledge accumulated and demonstrated through her 37 years in the professional nursing. She has worked as a clinical nurse and lectured at both undergraduate and post-basic levels at a College of Nursing as well as a University for a combined period of 18 years.

She has also gained vast knowledge and experience in the regulatory environment, and has been responsible for senior and strategic leadership at the SANC as Deputy Registrar as well as being appointed and seconded as an Acting Registrar in 2009 and 2016 respectively. 

Prior to this appointment, Ms Mchunu was appointed as Director Nursing Practice and later Nursing Education within the Office of the Government Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer at the National Department of Health. 

A seasoned educator, Ms Mchunu has extensive knowledge of the Higher Education landscape. She has served, upon appointment by the Minister of Higher Education and Training, as a member of the Interim and later substantive Council of the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University. 

The South African Nursing Council welcomes Ms Mchunu and wishes her every success as together it strives to achieve the level of service to the public as envisaged in the Nursing Act, 2005.

 Circular 5 of 2017

Provincial outreach visits

4 October 2017

Please note that SANC will be conducting provincial outreach visits in the following provinces:

bulletGauteng from 27 to 29 November and again from 4 to 8 December 2017
bulletLimpopo from 8 to 10 November and again from 20 to 24 November 2017
 

The following services will be available:

bulletPayment of Annual fees and any other payments such as restoration, community service, registration of additional qualifications etc
bulletSelling of distinguishing devices 
bulletProvision of SANC general information

 

View the schedule below for dates and venues. 

Gauteng Schedule (27 - 29 Nov, 4 - 8 Dec)

REVISED Limpopo Schedule (20 - 24 Nov)

SANC organises provincial outreach to nurses in nine provinces

31 August 2017

The South African Nursing Council (SANC) will be conducting provincial outreach visits to nurses in nine provinces, starting on 4 September 2017.

The provincial outreach plan for 2017 is published below – be sure to diarise the dates!

PROVINCES  Kwa Zulu- Natal North West Eastern Cape Northern Cape Western Cape Free State Limpopo Mpumalanga Gauteng
WEEK 1 04 – 08 Sept 11 – 15 Sept 27 – 29 Sept 9-13 Oct 16 – 20 Oct 23 -27 Oct 08 – 10 Nov 13 – 17 Nov  27-29 Nov
WEEK 2 18 -22 Sept  N/A 2 – 6 Oct N/A 30 Oct – 01 Nov N/A 20 – 24 Nov N/A 04 – 08 Dec

See Media Release 7/2017 for the entire notice

Nurses warned against fraudulent forms and bank details

2 February 2017

The South African Nursing Council has issued an urgent warning to nurses who are registering with the SANC,  specifically with regards to the "application for restoration".

It has come to our attention that a copy of our official "application for restoration" form has been fraudulently duplicated and altered with 2 paragraphs (9 and 10) added as well as bank account details that do not belong to the SANC ... Read more...

Payment of Annual Nursing Fees

30 January 2017

The South African Nursing Council would like to reaffirm that all nursing practitioners have to pay their annual practicing fees,  like any other professionals working in other professions in the country,  to enable them to practice nursing legally in South Africa.

However,  unlike other professionals,  nursing practitioners have 6 months to pay their fee... Read more...

Information regarding the phasing out of Legacy Nursing Qualifications

20 December 2016

... This effectively means that no students shall be enrolled into any Legacy qualification after 31 December 2019... 

Circular 7/2016...

Updating of personal details

12 October 2015

In preparation for the implementation of the new information technology system, the South African Nursing Council is also updating its member register.  To assist in this, all practitioners are requested to kindly submit their information (on the relevant form) as soon as possible using one of the following means of communication: 

        Email: registrar@sanc.co.za

        Facsimile: 086 231 9094

What you will find on the Nursing Council website

The following is a brief outline of what you will find on this website.

About SANC tells you all about the Nursing Council - the Council vision, mission and objectives, the members that make up the Nursing Council , the various Council committees and the members that serve on each, etc.

Complaints deals with the process of investigating matters which have been reported to the Nursing Council and which may constitute "unprofessional conduct".  You can find out how to lodge a complaint (if you have one) and the process which will follow the receipt of your complaint.  If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of having a complaint against you, this information will help you to understand the whole process - including your own rights.

Education and Training contains documents related to the education and training of nursing and midwifery students.

Education Institutions contains a full list of all the nursing education institutions accredited by the South African Nursing Council and their contact details (arranged by province).  If you are a prospective student, this will enable you to find an institution near where you live OR in a place where you would like to study.

eRegister is a link to the Nursing Council electronic register of nurses and midwives - where you can confirm the status and qualifications of registered practitioners.

Examinations deals with those examinations which are conducted by the Nursing Council.  Here you will find the schedule of examinations to be held as well as examination results (a new feature from 2014).  If you are a  candidate who is planning to write or who has written a Council examination, you will definitely be interested in this information.

News is where you will find all the latest decisions of the Nursing Council , new policies, proposed policies and discussion documents on which the Council would like your comments. You should visit these pages if you want to keep informed and to be involved in shaping the future of Nursing and Midwifery in South Africa.

Policies contains some of the Nursing Council policies and position papers that are published for general information.

Presentations contains Nursing Council presentations delivered at various events.  Delegates may find this useful material to supplement the knowlege gained during the event.

Publications contains the full texts of official publications which are available from the Nursing Council.  These include the Nursing Act, regulations, teaching guides and teaching policies of the Council. Although you are welcome to print and use copies of these documents, it is recommended that you refer to them on-line as you will then be sure to obtain the very latest information.

Services gives details of the services provided by the Nursing Council and how much each costs.  You can also download various official forms from these pages - this will ensure that you always use the current version of the form.  This is also the correct place for you to find out about the various options available for paying annual fees.

Statistics is for the inquisitive and the researcher.  Ever wanted to know how many nurses qualify each year?  This is where you will find all the information you need.

Supply Chain is where suppliers or prospective suppliers can download the form used to apply for registration as a supplier on the Supplier Database.  You can also find out about current bids/tenders and download necessary forms and information.

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