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 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:
For further information, please see the following circulars.
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.)
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.
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.
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
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...
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