Circular 15/2013 Requirement for conversion of paper-based programmes to electronic format for archiving


22 November 2013

TO:Nursing Education Institutions
 Provincial Department of Health
 National Department of Health
 All Stakeholders

Conversion of Already Approved Paper-Based Programmes/Curricula, Applications for Clinical Facilities and Relocation to new premises for Electronic Versions for Archiving



To request Nursing Education Institutions to submit converted paper-based legacy programmes/curricula, applications for clinical facilities and relocation to new premises in order to be uploaded on the electronic database system. 



The SANC is improving its operations by uploading its data on the electronic/digital document management system.  This system is efficient and time saving when searching for documents for reference and implementation of the Council’s activities.



Nursing Education Institutions are requested to convert their already approved paper based programmes/curricula into electronic version.

All approved clinical facilities applications must also be converted from paper based into electronic version.

Letters of approval for existing programmes must be scanned and used as annexures to such documents.

A PDF format must be used in order to ensure that conversion cannot be done by unauthorised person/s.

Template for already approved clinical facilities is herewith illustrated for submission.



This information must be sent electronically to:

The Senior Manager: Education and Training
Dr. S. Mkhize

Documents must reach SANC on or before the 15 March 2014.


All queries must be directed to:

The Senior Manager: Education and Training
Dr. S. Mkhize
Telephone:  012 420-1022


Yours Sincerely



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

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