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FOR ATTENTION: News Editors
SUBJECT: SANC organises provinical outreach to nurses in nine provinces
DATE: 31 August 2017

The South African Nursing Council (SANC) will be conducting provincial outreach visits to nurses in nine provinces, starting on 4 September 2017.

Says Ms Sizeni Mchunu, Acting Registrar of the SANC: “The purpose of the Provincial Roadshow is to offer limited walk-in services such as payment of annual fees, selling of distinguishing devices, providing information related to the SANC, etc. During the 2016 Roadshow, 42 620 receipts were issued across nine provinces, indicating that the profession is embracing this initiative.”

The services that will be offered during the roadshow include:

PAYMENT OF ANNUAL FEES OTHER SERVICES

bulletNurses are requested to provide the SANC officials with their SANC reference numbers rather than ID numbers for the processing of annual fees payments. 
bulletThere is no limitation for the number of people you can pay for. However, one must ensure that the daily limit is increased with their respective banks.
bulletThe SANC further request nurses to avoid using more than one bank card for payments because that delays the process. It would be appreciated / better if they deposit the money into one person’s account to save time.
bulletIf a person has paid at the bank already, the outreach staff cannot print their Annual Practising Certificates (APCs) as these will be sent to the nurses through the post. They will only be processing payments done on the day of the outreach.
bulletRestorations cannot be processed immediately and any payment received for restoration will only be processed by the SANC head office after the visit. Proof of payment in the form of a white receipt will be provided and the original Annual Practising Certificate will follow later.

SELLING OF DISTINGUISHING DEVICES

bulletThe quantity of distinguishing devices will be limited to ONE pair per person. Nurses are also requested to bring their original green identity books/smart cards for verification.
bulletIf a nurse is buying on behalf of his or her colleague, he/she must also bring his/her original green identity book.
bulletIf a nurse is buying on behalf of his or her colleague, the distinguishing devices form must be completed, on both sides, and signed by the owner. Please note that if the form is incorrectly completed, the request WILL NOT be processed. 
bulletThe owner must attach the certified copy of his or her ID and the quantity will be limited to one pair only if buying for someone else.
bulletIf a person has ordered the distinguishing devices through the bank, Outreach staff cannot issue that order, it will be sent through the post. 

The provincial outreach plan for 2017 is published below – be sure to diarise the dates!

PROVINCES  Kwa Zulu- Natal North West Eastern Cape Northern Cape Western Cape Free State Limpopo Mpumalanga Gauteng
WEEK 1 04 – 08 Sept 11 – 15 Sept 27 – 29 Sept 9-13 Oct 16 – 20 Oct 23 -27 Oct 08 – 10 Nov 13 – 17 Nov  27-29 Nov
WEEK 2 18 -22 Sept  N/A 2 – 6 Oct N/A 30 Oct – 01 Nov N/A 20 – 24 Nov N/A 04 – 08 Dec

 

Says Ms Mchunu: “Unlike other professionals, nursing practitioners have six (6) months to pay their annual fee (i.e. from 1 July to 31 December every year). The SANC would like to remind nurses that their annual fee is due by 31 December. Failure to meet this deadline will mean that nurses will have to pay a restoration fee.

The SANC has full understanding of the challenges facing its members on a national basis, and therefore has made an eRegister available to employers,” Ms Mchunu reiterated. “The eRegister is sufficient proof for an employer to check if all nursing practitioners are registered for the relevant year.”

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Official Spokesperson and person to be quoted:

Ms S Mchunu
Acting Registrar and CEO: SA Nursing Council

 

Issued by:

Mrs. Adri van Eeden
Senior Manager: Marketing and Communications
South African Nursing Council 
E-mail : avaneeden@sanc.co.za
Website: www.sanc.co.za 

For more information or to arrange for an interview with the Spokesperson, please contact Mrs. Adri van Eeden on  email: avaneeden@sanc.co.za 

 

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