SANC Elections 2003
The term of office of the 12th Council has expired and the election of
members for a new Council has now been finalized. The list of appointed
members will be published in the Government Gazette shortly. The new
Council will be constituted at its first meeting - scheduled to be held on 26
and 27 June 2003.
Please click on the links on this page to find
out about how the elections went.
The results of the elections were published in Board Notice 46 of 2003
in Government Gazette No. 24899 of 23 May 2003.
The full results of the elections are also available
on this website.
Timing is very important in the election process. Click here
to see the Election Schedule. The progress so far is outlined below:
1. Notice of election and calling for nominations -
A notice calling for the nomination of
candidates for election as members of the South African Nursing Council for
the period 30 May 2003 to 29 May 2008 was published by the Returning Officer
in the Government Gazette.
Circular 4/2003 was sent to all stakeholders to
inform them of the call for nominations. A copy of the board notice was
attached to the circular. The notice could also be downloaded and
printed from this web-site.
2. Submission of nominations closed 28 February
The nominations were carefully checked to make sure that they complied with
all the necessary requirements.
3. Preparation of ballot papers -
The Returning Officer submitted the list of validly nominated candidates
to the Government Printers.
The ballot papers and other documents and stationery to be used in the
election process were printed.
4. Publication of the names of candidates -
The names of all validly nominated candidates were published in the Government
Friday, 14 March 2003 in Board
Notice 26 of 2003. An amendment board notice was also published in the Government
Gazette on Tuesday, 25 March 2003 in Board Notice 29 of 2003 to correct
certain errors in the original board notice.
The (corrected) list of the names of candidates is
5. Dispatching of ballot papers by post -
The mailing house completed the dispatching of ballot papers by post to
all eligible voters.
6. Voting - completed
Voters have completed their voting documents and returned them by post or
by hand to the Returning Officer.
As each vote was received, the information on the identification envelope
was checked to make sure that it was in order. The voters name was also
checked against the applicable voter's roll to make sure that the vote was
valid and that the voter had not voted more than once.
7. Closing of receipt of ballot papers
Voting closed exactly at 12:00 (midday) on 16 May 2003.
All ballots that did not reach the Returning
Officer before the closing date and time have not been included in the election
8. Counting of Votes - completed
The counting of votes took place over the weekend of 17 - 18 May 2003.
The counting process ended at about 19:00 on Sunday evening.
The three separate categories in the election were counted separately
and the results announced before the counting of votes for the following category
A number of candidates and candidate's representatives attended the counting
The representatives of the Independent Electoral Commission who have been
monitoring the election process were also present for the duration of the
Click on this link to see photos
of the counting process.
9. Announcement of Results -
The announcement of the results by the Returning Officer was done at
the counting, immediately after the results for each category have been finalized.
Click on the links below to see the results for the different categories: