Circular 11/2010 Year end closure of SANC offices

Circular 11/2010 Year end closure of SANC offices


26 November 2010

TO:Departments of Health
 Nursing Education Institutions
 Nursing Stakeholders

24 DECEMBER 2010 – 02 JANUARY 2011


The South African Nursing Council (SANC) offices will be closed at the year end from 24 December 2010 to 2 January 2011.

The SANC offices will close at 16:00 on Thursday, 23 December 2010.
The SANC offices will re–open at 08:00 on Monday, 03 January 2011.


Kindly inform all persons in your institutions so that they are aware in advance of the dates the Council will be closed.


Persons wishing to pay Council fees during this time should make payments into the Council bank account.  Payments will be recorded effective from the date the payment is made into the bank account or, in the case of Internet of other electronic banking payments, on the date that transactions will be effected as per the agreement with the client’s own bank.  The bank account details are as follows:

Bank:                      First National Bank (FNB)
Branch Code:          253145
Account:                 514 211 86 193
Reference:              Persons own SANC reference number

Mr Alan Green
For Registrar & CEO
S A Nursing Council

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Circular 10/2010 Registration as Constituent Assessors and Constituent Moderators with SANC

Circular 10/2010 Registration as Constituent Assessors and Constituent Moderatos with SANC


15 November 2010

TO:Nursing Education Institutions


In terms of the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005), the South African Nursing Council, as a regulatory body and an Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) body, is required to monitor assessment and facilitate moderation by nursing education institutions.

The purpose of this circular is to inform Nursing Education Institutions (NEIs) that the Council has resolved as follows with regard to the above matter. 

  1. Registered nurses who hold an additional qualification in nursing education and are registered with the South African Nursing Council will be deemed as constituent assessors and moderators upon application and payment of a fee as determined by the Council. 
  2. The current fee for registration as assessor is R150-00. For registration as moderator, the fee is also R150-00. If registration is for both assessor and moderator, the fee is R300-00. 
  3. The deemed status of constituent assessors and moderators will remain in place until the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) system of the Council is implemented. 
  4. Registered nurses who do NOT hold an additional qualification in nursing education but are formally involved in assessment/moderation are encouraged to undergo assessor/moderator training with the provider that is accredited by the Education, Training and Development Practices Sector for Education and Training (ETDPSETA). 
  5. Failure to register with the Council as an assessor and/or moderator regardless of the registration as such with another ETQA will have implications for the accreditation of the Nursing Education Institution. 
  6. Registered nurses who have already submitted their application forms and paid will have their certificates issued within six months of the date of this circular.

Application forms of registration as assessors and moderators are available from the SANC website.

Kindly note that all other requirements for registration as reflected in Circular 11/2003 are still relevant.

For further enquiries please contact: 
 Tel 012 420-1000
Fax 012 343-5400


Mr T Mabuda
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
South African Nursing Council

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Circular 9/2010 Examination Schedule 2011

Circular 9/2010 Examination Schedule 2011


8 November 2010

TO:Nursing Education Institutions
 Nursing Stakeholders

South African Nursing Council
Examination Schedule – 2011


Click here to see the Examination Schedule for 2011.


Kindly take note of the following requirements applicable to the Council examinations: 

  1. The closing date for examinations should be strictly adhered to and no exceptions or allowances will be made to extend these dates.

  2. Only registered students/pupils will be eligible to enter for an examination:  The Head of the nursing education institution must ensure that all students/pupils are registered with the Council within the prescribed period (this does not apply to candidates writing the Admission Examination for Enrolled Nursing, Admission Examination for Foreign Nurses, or to Refugee Nurses writing any Council examination).

  3. The Council will only process examination applications for entry into the Council examinations that meet the following requirements:

  4. a)    Submitted on the Council’s Application for Examination Form which is completed in full and signed by the relevant person/s.  (The name/s and surname as appearing in the identity document.)

b)    Accompanied by the prescribed fee or proof of payment of the fee into the Council’s bank account, such payment should be done by the Nursing Education Institution (NEI) (group payment) and not by individual students/pupils.  The latter delays processing of applications as some payments are outstanding at the time of processing:  Banking details are as follows: 

Name of bank:First National Bank
Account number:51425166282 (Current Account)
Branch:Pretoria Branch Corporate Core Services
Branch code:251445 253145
Reference:NEI Reference number MUST APPEAR ON ALL DEPOSITS!

NB:  The Head of the NEI must ensure that payment of fees by their Provincial Department or Head Office must be for the particular NEI and examination.  Provincial bulk payments made without specifying this information creates administrative challenges and delays in processing of the applications.

c)    All the required documentation to be included.

  1. Only those students/pupils that have been issued an examination timetable number will be eligible to write Council examinations.

  2. All practical MARK SHEETS must be submitted to Council by Registered Mail by the end of the month in which the examination is written. Examination results will be published without the practical marks if the PRACTICAL MARK SHEETS as per SANC format are not submitted on time and the results will be incomplete to the disadvantage of the candidate.

  3. SANC requests the invigilators NOT to enclose the practical mark sheet or any other documents with the Examination package.

  4. The Council reserves the right to cancel an examination reflected on the schedule if there are insufficient candidates for such an examination.

  5. SANC requests the NEIs to inform all their learners of the outcome of the examination results once published.  Examination results will not be given to NEIs telephonically.

  6. In respect of the Admission Examination for the Course Leading to Enrolment as Nurse, the NEI has a responsibility to identify a learner/s who cannot be admitted into the second year of the Course Leading to Enrolment as Nurse (R.2175) before the learner has written and successfully passed the admission examination for the R.2175 course.  No learner/s shall be allowed to write the Final year examination of the R.2175 course before they have passed either the First Year examination R.2175, the Auxiliary examination R.2176, or the Admission examination for R.2175.



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