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The articles and links on this page will keep you up to date with developments in the professional side of nursing and midwifery in South Africa.  Please add this page to your favourites so that you can check back here regularly for the latest information.

Appointment of Acting Registrar

19 February 2015

Ms Manganye has been appointed Acting Registrar and CEO of the South African Nursing Council with effect from 17 February 2015.  More...

Handling and Approval of Applications relating to the Legacy Nursing Education Programmes

10 October 2014

The Nursing Council has distributed information relating to the final date for handling of applications relating to the Legacy Nursing Programmes (both for new applications and changes to programmes already in place).

Nursing Education Institutions are advised to study the information so that they are well informed and can take the necessary action before the deadline.  More...

News about timeframes for offering legacy Nursing and Midwifery qualifications

30 September 2014

The Nursing Council has sent out circulars to stakeholders informing them of the decisions taken by Council at its recent meeting:

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confirming that certain legacy programmes will be terminating in June 2015 (last entries); and

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resolving that other legacy programmes have been given a further extension - to allow for the time necessary to complete the development and implementation of the new programmes and for the establishment of Public Nursing Colleges.

For further information, please see the following circulars.

Circular Number Subject of Circular
11/2014 Extension of Offering the Education and Training Programme Leading to Registration as a Nurse (General, Psychiatric and Community) and Midwife (Government Notice No. R.425 of 22 February 1985 as amended)
12/2014 Extension to offer Supplementary and Post Basic (Additional) Qualifications including Bridging Course for Enrolled Nurses leading to Registration as a General Nurse or Psychiatric Nurse
13/2014 Legacy Nursing Education and Training Programmes that will be NO LONGER OFFERED after 30 June 2015

 

Fee Changes (including Annual and Restoration Fees  for 2015)

30 July 2014

The South African Nursing Council has published the latest fee amounts payable to the Council in Board Notice 86 of 2014.  For full details, see the board notice in Government Gazette 37880 dated 30 July 2014.

Details of Annual and Restoration Fees for 2015 are given below for your information.

 

Annual Fees for 2015

The annual fees for the calendar year 2015 can be paid from 1 July 2014.  (Please note that Annual Practising Certificates for 2015 will only be issued at the Council offices from 1 August 2014 onwards.)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ANNUAL FEES FOR 2015 MUST BE PAID BEFORE 31 JANUARY 2015

WARNING 
If you pay your annual fee after 31 January 2015 (even by 1 day), your name will be removed from the register, and you will have to pay the full restoration fee to have you name restored

The South African Nursing Council allows practitioners who will be 60 years of age or older on 1 January 2015 a discount on the Annual Fees (depending on their age on that date).  This is intended to permit practitioners who may have retired to keep their name on the register should they wish.  Having their name on the register will enable such practitioners to work on a part-time basis or to assist with local or national needs or programmes in a temporary capacity if called upon to do so.  Please note that the Nursing Council has decided to grant a discount based on the ages indicated rather than retirement status because there is not a standard retirement age in South Africa.

The 2015 annual fee amounts for the different categories are set out in the table below.

Category Annual Fee 25% Discount 50% Discount
Registered Nurses and Midwives R550 R410 R270
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives R340 R250 R170
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries R230 R170 R110

Notes:

  1. The annual fees for 2015 must be paid by 31 January 2015.

  2. Please pay as soon as possible to avoid the last minute rush.

  3. To qualify for the 25% discount, the practitioner must be 60-64 years of age on 1 January 2015.

  4. To qualify for the 50% discount, the practitioner must be 65 years of age or older on 1 January 2015.

  5. The discount amounts have been rounded to the nearest ten rands to facillitate cash payments into FNB ADVANCE auto teller machines.

  6. If you fall into two of the above categories, ONLY the higher of the two fees must be paid.

  7. The above amounts all include 14% VAT.

  8. The above amounts are in South African Rands.  Persons who pay in any foreign currency will have to include an additional amount of R150 to cover bank charges on the Nursing Council 's side to convert the currency into Rands.

The annual fees for 2015 have been published in Government Gazette 37880 dated 30 July 2014.

 

Restoration Fees effective from 1 January 2015

The restoration fees will increase on 1 January 2015.

The restoration fee amounts for the different categories are set out in the table below.

Category Normal
Restoration Fee
Reduced
Restoration Fee
Registered Nurses and Midwives R1650 R110
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives R1020 R110
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries R690 R110

Notes:

  1. The increased fees apply to restorations that are EFFECTIVE from a date after 31 December 2014 - no matter when the fee is paid.  In other words, if you meet all the requirements for restoration after 31 December 2014 OR if you request restoration with effect from a date after 31 December 2014.

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

  3. The reduced restoration fee will also apply to practitioners who are 60 years of age or older on 1 January 2015.

  4. The above amounts all include 14% VAT.

The restoration fees for 2015 have been published in Government Gazette 37880 dated 30 July 2014.

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...

SANC Clients can now make use of the new FNB Advance ATM machines to pay their fees to Council

24 June 2014

SANC clients can now use the new FNB Advance ATM machines to pay their SANC fees and this facility is not restricted to FNB clients.  The system has several advantages over making payments at the FNB branches.

SANC will also round off all fees so that no change is required when making a payment.    More...

SANC publishes requirements regarding Deferments of Candidates already entered to write South African Nursing Council scheduled examinations

5 June 2014

SANC is tightening up the controls over which candidates can be deferred from one exam to the next due to lack of progress.  In the past, far too many requests for deferment have been received immediately prior to or after the dates of the examinations.

In future, in order to eliminate fruitness and wasteful expenditure, all such requests will have to be received by Council prior to the commencement of producing and packing of exam materials.    More...

 

Department of Health Publishes the National Strategic Plan for Nurse Education, Training and Practice

23 September 2013

The Department of Health has published the National Strategic Plan for Nurse Education, Training and Practice 2012/13 - 2016/17 on its website.

The development of the Strategic Plan has its roots firmly in the Nursing Summit which took place in 2011 and the Nursing Compact that was drawn up as a direct consequence of the Summit.

This link is published on the Nursing Council website in an effort to distribute this important information as widely as possible and particularly amongst the nursing profession and others involved in the health care sector.  Please download a copy of the strategy document and share it with your friends and colleagues.  More...

Nursing Council Circulars and Press Releases

Index to 2015 Circulars and Press Releases

An index of all circulars and press releases issued by South African Nursing Council during 2015 - 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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