Circular 8/2010 Annual Fees for 2012

Circular 8/2010 Annual Fees for 2011

 
  

29 September 2010

TO:Nursing Education Institutions
 Other Nursing Institutions
 Nursing Stakeholders

1.    CLOSING DATE FOR PAYMENT OF ANNUAL FEES
2.    ARRANGEMENT FOR PAYMENT OF FEES
3.    ANNUAL FEES FOR 2012
4.    RESTORATION FEES FOR 2012
5.    OTHER FEES FOR 2011
6.    DEBIT AND CREDIT CARD FACILITIES
7.    REQUIREMENTS WHEN PAYING BY CHEQUE

 

PURPOSE OF CIRCULAR

The purpose of this circular is to:

Inform nurse the closing date for payment of annual fees;
Inform nurses about the arrangement for payment of fees;
Inform nurses of the increased Annual Fees due for the calendar year 2012;
Inform nurses of the increased Restoration Fees applicable from 1 January 2012;
Inform nurses of the increased Other Fees due 1 January 2011;
Inform users of services provided by South African Nursing Council about the methods available and the requirements for paying for services at the Council offices; and
Inform nurses of the closing date for annual fees.

 

1.    CLOSING DATE FOR PAYMENT OF ANNUAL FEES

Please note that the closing date for the payment of Annual Fees has changed to 31 December annually.  This means that Annual Fees for 2011 must be paid by the 31 December 2010.  You are therefore urged to pay as soon as possible in order to avoid the last minute rush.

 

2.    ARRANGEMENT FOR PAYMENT OF FEES

Council has resolved that with effect from 1 January 2011 the following changes will apply in respect of payment for fees:

2.1    Payment of Fees at the Counter

Cash, postal orders and coupons will no longer be accepted by cashiers for the payment.  Only bank guaranteed cheques or credit/debit cards are the accepted method of payment of fees, fines and/or the purchase of distinguishing devices and printed matter.

2.2    Payment by post

Postal orders and coupons received through the post will not be accepted for payment but will be returned to the sender.  Only bank guaranteed cheques will be accepted.

 2.3    Direct Deposits

Nurse practitioners and institutions are urged to make use of direct payment into the Council bank account as this is the most efficient means of paying for fees.  The Council reference number of the person for whom or organization for which the payment is made must be supplied.

 

3.    ANNUAL FEES FOR 2012

3.1    Normal Annual Fees

The annual fees for the calendar year 2012 for the different categories of practitioners are given in the following table.

CategoryAnnual Fee for 2012
Registered Nurses and MidwivesR460,00
Enrolled Nurses and MidwivesR290,00
Enrolled Nursing AuxiliariesR200,00

 

3.2    Discounts in Annual Fees for 60 and Over

The Council has decided to introduce discounts for nurses 60 years of Age and over as per the tables below.

 

3.2.1    60 to 64 Years of Age on 1 January 2012

Category Annual Fee for 2012
Registered Nurses and MidwivesR345,00
Enrolled Nurses and MidwivesR217.50
Enrolled Nursing AuxiliariesR150,00

 

3.2.2    Over 64 years of Age on 1 January 2012

Category Annual Fee for 2012
Registered Nurses and MidwivesR230.00
Enrolled Nurses and MidwivesR145,00
Enrolled Nursing AuxiliariesR100,00

 

Notes:

  1. The annual fees for 2012 must be paid by 31 December 2011.
  2. Please pay as soon as possible to avoid the last minute rush.
  3. The amounts in the tables above all include 14% VAT.

 

4.    Restoration Fees for 2012

The restoration fees for the different categories applicable from 1 January 2012 are shown in the following table.

Category Normal
Restoration Fee
Reduced
Restoration Fee
Registered Nurses and MidwivesR1380,00R90,00
Enrolled Nurses and MidwivesR870,00R90,00
Enrolled Nursing AuxiliariesR600,00R90,00

Notes:

  1. The increased fees apply to restorations that are EFFECTIVE from a date after 31 December 2011 – no matter when the fee is paid.  In other words, if you meet all the requirements for restoration after 31 December 2011 OR if you request restoration with effect from a date after 31 December 2011.
  2. The reduced restoration fee will only apply if your name was removed from the register at your own request – this must be confirmed with the Council before paying the reduced amount.
  3. The amounts in the table above all include 14% VAT.

 

5.    OTHER FEES FOR 2011
Category Fee Amount
(Including VAT)
Application Fees

(foreign basic qualifications-SADC countries)

(foreign basic qualifications-other countries)

(foreign additional qualifications-SADC countries)

(foreign additional qualifications-other countries)

 

R500.00 (no change)

R750.00

R500.00

R1000.00

Examination Fees( per paper)R220,00
Late Entry Fee (per candidate)R660.00
Remarking Fee (per paper)R500.00
Registration Fees

(local and foreign basic qualifications)

(local additional qualifications)

(foreign additional qualifications)

 

R150.00 (no change)

R150.00

R150.00

Student Fees (registration of students)R110,00
Pupil Fees (enrolment of pupils)R110.00

Note:

The amounts in the table above all include 14% VAT.

 

6.    DEBIT AND CREDIT CARD FACILITIES

South African Nursing Council now offers its clients debit and credit card facilities at its offices for payment of fees and for purchasing of distinguishing devices and printed matter.

The benefits to clients making use of debit or credit card payment facilities at the Council offices are:

Clients using the facilities when they have to make payments and/or purchase goods will not have to carry large amounts of cash with them
The incidence of cases where clients do not have sufficient cash to cover the required fees or the cost of their purchases will be reduced with a corresponding decrease in the inconvenience that this causes the clients.

 

7.    REQUIREMENTS WHEN PAYING BY CHEQUE

South African Nursing Council is receiving an ever increasing number of dishonoured or fraudulent cheques from clients.  As a result, with effect from 1 January 2011, all cheques payable to the Council at the counter or sent through the post must be BANK GUARANTEED.  Cheques which are not bank guaranteed will not be accepted for payment to the Council after 1 January 2011.  Clients are encouraged to make use of the debit/credit card facilities mentioned in 2 above for payment of Council fees and/or services.

WARNING!
Recently several nurses gave their fees to a third party who paid the fees at the Council counter using a fraudulent cheque – and pocketed the money.  Clients who entrust their fees to another party to pay on their behalf are warned to only use someone who is completely trustworthy.  As an alternative, Council encourages clients to pay their fees into the Council’s bank account – this is the safest method of payment for those who live far from the Council offices.  The Council bank details are:
     Name of Bank:
     Branch Name:
     Branch Code:
     Name of Account Holder:
     Account Number:
     Deposit reference:
FNB (First National Bank)
Corporate Core Banking – Pretoria
253145
South African Nursing Council
51421186193
(enter your own Council reference number)

 

Please direct any queries to:Manager: Revenue Collection and Sales
 Tel 012 426-9557
Fax 012 420-1084
Email Sales@sanc.co.za

 

 

Signed
Mr Tendani Mabuda
Registrar and CEO
South African Nursing Council

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Circular 7/2010 SANC Examinations – compliance

Circular 7/2010 SANC Examinations – Compliance

 
  

20 September 2010

TO:Heads of Provincial Departments of Health
 Nursing Education Institutions
 Nursing Stakeholders

SOUTH AFRICAN NURSING COUNCIL EXAMINATIONS:

Compliance with Provisions of the Nursing Act, 2005 and the Regulations Relating to Examinations of the South African Nursing Council

 

1.    This office is inundated with appeals for late application into examination and application for retrospective publications of practical marks.  Due to logistics and security measures required in the planning and execution of each examination, these requests can no longer be allowed.  Furthermore, in view of the recent leaks of examination papers and our quest to improve service delivery, in particular security measures in all examinations conducted by the South African Nursing Council (SANC), strict adherence to examination regulations and policy has become mandatory without any exceptions.

2.    Nursing Education Institutions are therefore reminded of the provisions in Government Notice No. R.7 of 8 January 1983 (as amended) to strictly adhere to the closing dates for examinations and that only registered student/pupils will be eligible to enter for an examination conducted by SANC as indicated below:

4. (1)    A candidate shall submit to the Council an application for admission to an examination not later than the seventh day of the month, three months prior to the month in which the examination is to be conducted.

(2)    An application for admission to an examination submitted later than the date referred to in subregulation (1) may be accepted by the council-

(a)    if it is submitted within seven days of the date referred to in subregulation (1) and is accompanied by the late entry fee prescribed by regulation 16(c); or

(b)    if, in the case of a candidate who has failed one or more portions of an examination but who qualifies for a further examination, it is submitted before or on the date which shall be published together with the results of the examination in which the candidate failed, in which case no late entry fee shall be payable.”  This clause is only applicable to candidates who failed examination for the first time.

“8. (1)    The nursing school shall submit to the council the percentage marks obtained by candidates in the practical portion prescribed by the regulations for the course concerned on the official mark sheet for the practical portion supplied by the council before or on the last day of the month in which the written examination takes place, and such mark sheet shall be signed by the person in charge of the nursing school.”  There will be no retrospective publication of practical marks.

3.    This Circular (7/2010) serves to inform Nursing Education Institutions that the South African Nursing Council will hence forth only process application for admission to an examination as prescribed by the examination regulations cited above.

4.    The contents of this circular must be brought to the attention of all nurses including learners.

 

(Signed)
Mr T Mabuda
Registrar & CEO
South African Nursing Council

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