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Annual Fees for 2019

This circular serves as affirmation of the South African Nursing Council’s fees and fines as stipulated on the government gazette published on 28 June 2018.

 

1. ANNUAL FEES FOR 2019

1.1  Normal Annual Fees

The annual fees for the calendar year 2019 for the different categories of practitioners are given in the following table.

 Category Annual Fee for 2019
Registered Nurses and Midwives R630.00
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives R380.00
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries R270.00

... Circular 4 of 2018

#SANCnews June 2018

4 July 2018

Welcome to the 4th 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.

... read the June 2018 Newsletter

... read the May 2018 Newsletter

... read the April 2018 Newsletter

Member Register Form

... read the March 2018 Newsletter

2018 International Nurse Day

23 April 2018

The global nursing community would be celebrating the birthday of the nursing pioneer, Florence Nightingale on 12 May as part of International Nurse day under a universal theme of ”Right to Health” for the 2018 commemoration.

  

The South African Nursing Council, as the voice of the nursing profession is in full support of this celebration and has added its own spin on the day with the theme “Nurses also have a right to health”. The focus will be on stress and its related condition, hypertension. This is in support of the international theme while underscoring the fact that nurses’ right to health is sometimes forgotten. 

 

The SANC is aware of the challenges faced by nurses in their line of duty, often at the cost of themselves and their own health. Nursing is a noble profession which requires the highest degree of professionalism, dedication and care. The health system will never function without nursing as its backbone. But the stress that nurses work under daily cannot be under-estimated.

“We acknowledge the efforts from nurses in the healthcare environment. However, it has been noted that nurses tend to forget they also have a right to health. That is the reason we have decided to emphasize the importance of nurses’ health in this year’s International Nurses Day by putting more focus on stress and hypertension” says Ms Sizeni Mchunu, SANC Registrar & CEO.

 

We wish the nurses in South Africa a memorable International Nurse Day. Let us keep alive the words by the late Florence Nightingale: “For the sick it is important to have the best”.

2018 World Malaria Day

23 April 2018

The South African Nursing Council (SANC) is supporting the global community in the commemoration of World Malaria Day on 25 April 2018. This year’s theme is “Ready to Beat Malaria” and it emphasizes the global efforts in malaria prevention and control. 

... Press Release 4 of 2018

MEDIA RELEASE: SANC warning against pre-nursing programme

5 April 2018

The South African Nursing Council (SANC) issued a warning today regarding certain institutions that are offering the Community Health Work programme purporting that it is an entry requirement into nursing education programmes.

... read Press Release 3 of 2018

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

23 March 2018

1. PURPOSE OF THE CIRCULAR
The purpose of this document is to update the Nursing profession and relevant Stakeholders about the Council’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and specifically the planning and implementation progress thereof. 

... read Circular 3 of 2018

SANC calls on nurses to adhere to TB protocols

22 March 2018

The South African Nursing Council will be joining the world in the commemoration of the World TB Day on 24 March 2018 with the THEME “Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world”

 

World TB day is commemorated each year to raise awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of tuberculosis (TB) and to step up the efforts to end the global TB epidemic. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease.

... read Press Release 2 of 2018

SANC launches Fraud Hotline - 0800 20 12 16

The South African Nursing Council (SANC) today announced the launch of their new Fraud Hotline, effectively introducing a whistleblowing tool.

Fraud risk management is an important element of the risk management strategy of the SANC and subsequently the Risk Management Office prioritised the implementation of a whistleblowing tool in the light of high risk incidents that are on the rise.

...Read the entire Media release

Nurses now receive 10% discount when using the Greyhound bus service

 29 January 2018

Great news!

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

Media statment by the Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi regarding the update on the Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa

 8 January 2018

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We appeal to all health workers to do the following:

SPECIAL REQUEST TO HEALTH WORKERS AND THE PUBLIC AT LARGE

In December 2017 we reported that whilst Listeria can affect anybody from any socio-economic backgrounds, there are certain categories of people who are specifically vulnerable. These are neonates, i.e less than 28 days of life, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems - e.g people living with HIV and AIDS, Diabetes, and chronic diseases like cancer, kidney and liver diseases.

... read the entire statement 

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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
bullet2.2 Current payment system

3. E-Register

The eRegister data base can be accessed by clicking here. 

4. 2018 fee structure

Read the entire Letter to Employers

Nursing Education and Training Institutions in South Africa

16 November 2016

The South African Nursing Council (SANC) would like to reiterate that only students that study accredited nursing programs at accredited Nursing Education Institutions (NEIs),  will be able to register as students with the SANC,  register to write SANC examinations and ultimately obtain professional registration or enrolment with the South African Nursing Council in the following nurse categories:

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    Registered Nurse

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    Midwife

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    Enrolled Nurse and

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    Enrolled Nursing Auxiliary

The SANC is established and functions under the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act no.33 of 2005).  In accordance with the provisions of the Act, ... Read more

Illegal Intermediaries for APCs 

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.

SANC 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 ... Read more ...

Accreditation of Nursing Education Programmes and Nursing Education Institutions by the South African Nursing Council

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.    More...

Nursing Council Circulars and Press Releases

Index to 2018 Circulars and Press Releases

An index of all circulars and press releases issued by South African Nursing Council during 2018 - with links to each.

Earlier Circular and Press Releases

Earlier circulars and press releases can be found under the Archive section of this website.

 

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