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#SANCnews March 2018

14 March 2018

Welcome to the 1st 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 March 2018 Newsletter

SANC Easter Holidays closure

 14 March 2018

Please be informed that the South African Nursing Council (SANC) offices will be closed from Thursday, 29 March 2018 at 12:00 and will re-open on Tuesday, 03 April 2018 at 8:00.

Circular 2/2018

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 15% 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


This media conference is about updating the nation on the current outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa.

Again, I must emphasise that listeriosis is a serious, but preventable and treatable disease caused by the bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes. The bacteria are widely distributed in nature and can be found in soil, water, vegetation and the faeces of some animals.


We appeal to all health workers to do the following:


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.

However, when we view statistics of affected people, we note that of all these vulnerable groups, neonates are the worst affected, if we analyse it by age group from birth to 93 years. In this case, neonates alone account for close to 40% of these cases.


Read the entire statement 



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

Appointment: Registrar and CEO of the South African Nursing Council

4 October 2017

The South African Nursing Council (SANC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Sizo Mchunu as the Registrar and CEO of the South African Nursing Council, by the Honorable Minister of Health Dr A. Motsoaledi MP, in terms of Section 18(1) and (3) of the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005) with effect from 01 October 2017. 

Ms Mchunu brings ... 

 Circular 5 of 2017

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:


    Registered Nurse




    Enrolled Nurse and


    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.

Index to 2017 Circulars and Press Releases

An index of all circulars and press releases issued by South African Nursing Council during 2017 - with links to each.

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