News from South African Nursing Council
The articles and links on this page will keep you up to date with developments in the professional side of nursing and midwifery in the Republic of South Africa. Please add this page to your favourites so that you can check back here regularly for the latest information.
Appointment of members to serve on the 15th Council
The appointment of Members to serve on the 15th South African Nursing Council have been finalised and Council held its first meeting on 1 and 2 November 2013.
Department of Health Publishes the National Strategic Plan for Nurse Education, Training and Practice
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. To do so, click on the picture on the left or on the following link:
Alternatively, you can download a copy of the strategy document directly from the Department of Health website by clicking on the following link:
South African Nursing Council Publishes Schedule of Exam dates for 2014
4 September 2013
The South African Nursing Council has published the Schedule of Examinations to be conducted during 2014 - for information of all nursing education institutions.
South African Nursing Council Publishes Code of Ethics for Nursing in South Africa
3 September 2013
The South African Nursing Council has published a Code of Ethics for Nursing in South Africa.
This document is sure to be a valuable resource for every nurse or midwife throughout South Africa. You are welcome to download a copy for your own use.
eRegister processes 2-million enquiries
23 August 2013
The South African Nursing Council eRegister system processed its 2-millionth enquiry shortly before midday on 22 August 2013. The enquiry (which took place at 11:11:45 on that morning) is a significant achievement because it means that users have been able to save the time that may otherwise have been wasted in phoning, faxing or writing to the Council to make an enquiry.
The eRegister system allows Internet users to confirm a nursing or midwifery practitioner's:
Implementation of the New Nursing Education Qualifications - July 2015
13 August 2013
The Nursing Council has published further information on the implementation of the New Nursing Education Qualifications. This information includes circulars on:
SANC Publishes Newsletter - SANC Spotlight
18 July 2013
The nursing Council has published the first volume of a new newsletter called SANC Spotlight. It is hoped that this publication will assist in keeping nurses and midwives informed about developments in the regulation and standard setting of their professions.
Extra final examination for Enrolled Nursing on 22 November 2013
12 July 2013
The Nursing Council has sent out a circular announcing that there will be an extra Final examination for Enrolled Nursing on 22 November 2013. The closing date for the exam has been extended to 7 September 2013 to allow Nursing Education Institutions time to enter candidates wishing to write the examination.
For further details, see SANC Circular 7/2013.
New requirements for making payments into SANC's Reference Deposit Bank account
28 June 2013
FNB have implemented new requirements when making payments into SANC's Reference Deposit Bank account.
In future depositors will have to provide a 15 character payment reference consisting of their 8-digit SANC account number (reference number) followed immediately by a 7-CAPITAL LETTER payment type code. Examples of the payment type codes are:
These codes will improve service by helping the Revenue Collection Section in identifying what service a payment is for and receipting the payment automatically. This will enable them to forward the proof of receipt of the payment to the correct department without manual processing and having to wait for documents - processes which currently cause delays.
New distinguishing devices and restoration forms already have the correct codes on them. (Download the latest forms from this website if you have old forms without the codes).
The annual fee reminders for 2014 fees (which are currently being printed) contain the correct payment type code in the attached deposit slip.
Appropriate pages on the SANC website have also been updated to include the correct payment type codes.
The payment type codes must be used in all cases when paying into SANC's bank account, no matter which method of payment you use. FNB will enforce the use of a correct code, both at the counter and through its electronic banking systems.
For further details, see the page regarding Fees and Fines payable to SANC.
Annual and Restoration Fees for 2014
26 June 2013
Annual fees for 2014
The annual fees for the calendar year 2014 can be paid from 1 July 2013.
The Council allows practitioners who are 60 years of age or older on 1 January 2014 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 Council has decided to grant discount based on the ages indicated rather than retirement status because there is not a standard retirement age in South Africa.
The 2014 annual fee amounts for the different categories are set out in the table below.
Restoration fees effective from 1 January 2014
The restoration fees will increase on 1 January 2014.
The restoration fee amounts for the different categories are set out in the table below.
The new fees for 2014 have been published in Government Gazette 36606 dated 28 June 2013.
Nursing Council warns public to beware of unaccredited nursing programmes
3 April 2013
South African Nursing Council has once again issued a press release warning the public to beware of illegal "nursing training" that is not accredited by the Council or that is being conducted by institutions that have not been accredited by the Council.
Click here to see a copy of the press release.
Nursing Council Circulars and Press Releases
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