Circular 7/2014 Change of date for practitioners to start paying for 2015 APCs

Circular 7/2014 Change of date for practitioners to start paying for APCs for 2015

 
  

25 June 2014

To:Nursing Education Institutions
 Universities
 Provincial and National Departments of Health
 Nursing Stakeholders

Change of the Date for Practitioners to Start Paying for the Annual Practising Certificates for the Year 2015 from the 1st of July to the 1st of August 2014

The South African Nursing Council would like to inform all practitioners and employers that the date for practitioners to start paying for the Annual Practising Certificate for the calendar year 2015 has changed from the 1st of July 2014 to the 1st of August 2014.  Also note that the final date in which practitioners will be able to pay for their Annual Practising Certificate for 2015 without attracting a penalty has also changed to the 31st of January 2015.

As a result, the Annual Practising Certificates shall only be available from the 1st of August 2014 and not from the 1st of July 2014.  Nurse practitioners who wish to pay their 2015 Annual Fees and to collect their Annual Practising Certificates in person at SANC Offices are advised to plan to do so from the 1st of August 2014 and not before that date.

However, payments into SANC bank account and electronic payments can be done as soon as the fees are published in the Government Gazette (these will be published simultaneously on SANC website and Facebook Page) and the Annual Practising Certificates will be printed and posted immediately after the 1st of August 2014.

Please assist the Council by informing your employees and colleagues of these changes.

You are welcome to contact SANC call centre on 012 420 1000 for further enquiries on this matter.

 

 

(Signed)

Mr. Tendani Mabuda 
Registrar and CEO
South African Nursing Council

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Circular 6/2014 Payment of SANC prescribed fees at FNB ATM

Circular 6/2014 Payment of SANC prescribed fees at the FNB ATM

 
  

24 June 2014

To:Nursing Education Institutions
 Universities
 Provincial and National Departments of Health
 Nursing Stakeholders

Payment of South African Nursing Council Prescribed Fees at the First National Bank Automated Teller Machine (ATM)

The South African Nursing Council (SANC) would like to encourage nurse practitioners to make use of the ATM ADVANCE machines at First National Bank branches, to deposit cash for the payment of any fees prescribed by the South African Nursing Council.

The benefits accruing from this method of payment are as follows:

No more standing in branch teller queues
Deposits can be made after business hours
Reference numbers can be inserted when making deposits
This method of payment can be used even if you are not a First National Bank (FNB) client
It is quick, easy and secured

To make this process beneficial to everyone, SANC will also ensure that any prescribed fees are rounded off to eliminate any inconvenience.

First National Bank (FNB) has implemented new requirements when making payments into the South African Nursing Council’s reference deposit account.  Nurse practitioners must provide a 15 character payment reference consisting of their 8 digit SANC REFERENCE NUMBER followed by a 7 CAPITAL LETTER payment type code

12345678ANLFEES

A list of payment codes provided below will assist SANC in detecting payments easily from our account so that deposits can be speedily processed.

 

CODES TO BE USED BY INDIVIDUALS

DESCRIPTIONCODE
Admission of guilt finesADGUILT
Annual feesANLFEES
Application fees (foreign applications)APPFEES
Certification of status feeCETSFEE
Duplicate certificate feeDUPCFEE
Examination fees (foreign application exams)EXAMFEE
Extract fees (extract from the Register)EXTRFEE
Late entry fees (foreign exam applicants)LATEFEE
Registration fees (additional qualifications)ADDQUAL
Registration fees (assessors, moderators, verifiers)ASSESSR
Registration fees (practitioners)REGFPRA
Remarking fees (exams)REMAFEE
Restoration feesRESTFEE
Transcript of training feesTRANFEE
Verification feesVERIFEE
Purchasing of distinguishing devicesSALEDDS
Purchasing of printed matter (Nursing Act, Regulations, etc.)PRINMAT
Postage POSTAGE
Other fees or payments (not mentioned above)OTHRFEE

 

CODES TO BE USED BY INSTITUTIONS

DESCRIPTIONCODE
Accreditation fees – Nursing Education InstitutionACFLEEN
Accreditation fees – Reaccreditation of a Nursing Education InstitutionACFRENE
Accreditation fees – Nursing Education ProgrammeACFNEPR
Annual Nursing Education Institution feeANNFNEI
Application feesAPFAPCE
Audit visit feesAUDVFEE
Examination fees (candidates)EXAMFEE
Focus visit fees (Clinical Facilities)FVFCLNC
Focus visit fees (Nursing Education Institution)FVFENEI
Late entry fees (exam candidates)LATEFEE
Registration fees (additional qualifications)ADDQUAL
Registration fees (learners)REGFLEN
Registration fees (practitioners)REGFPRA
Purchasing of printed matter (Nursing Act, Regulations, etc.)PRINMAT
Other fees or payments (not mentioned above)OTHRFEE

 

Please Note:  To expedite the processing of transactions for payments made by direct deposits, nurse practitioners are requested to fax or email the proof of payment and the prescribed SANC forms such as restoration forms, distinguishing devices forms, registration forms etc. to the contact details as provided on the forms.

Thank you for your co-operation.

 

(Signed)

Mr. Tendani Mabuda 
Registrar and CEO
South African Nursing Council

© 2004 - 2020 South African Nursing Council (Under the provisions of the Nursing Act, 2005)

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Circular 5/2014 Requirements regarding deferments of candidates to write SANC scheduled examinations

Circular 5/2014 Requirements regarding deferments of candidates to write South African scheduled examinations

 
  

5 June 2014

To:Principals of Nursing Education Institutions
 Nursing Stakeholders

Requirements regarding deferments of candidates to write South African Nursing Council scheduled examinations

 

The Examinations Section is inundated with late applications to defer candidates from one scheduled examination to the following examination – where candidates do not meet the requirements for either theory or clinical assessments.  Such late applications for deferment have huge financial and logistical implications, as capturing of data is closed by then and the materials for the examinations have already been printed and packaged.  This results in SANC incurring a fruitless and wasteful expenditure.

It is also evident (from the number of such candidates who present themselves at the examination centre) that deferred candidates are not informed in advance about the decision to defer their entry into the examination.

Nursing Education Institutions (NEIs) are reminded of the following provisions in Examination Regulations published by Government Notice No. R.7 of 8 January 1983 (as amended):

5.(2)  The person in charge of a nursing school shall notify the Council immediately, giving reasons, if a candidate becomes ineligible for admission to an examination subsequent to the submitting of an application for an admission to an examination.”

7.(1)  A candidate who is absent from an examination on the actual day or days of the examination for a reason acceptable to the Council may apply for admission to the next examination without the payment of the examination fee prescribed by regulation 16(a) or (b).

(2)  In the case of an absence referred to in subregulation (1) proof acceptable to the Council of the reason for the absence shall be submitted to the Council within 21 days of the date of the examination from which the candidate was absent.”

16.  Subject to the provisions of –

(a)  regulation 7, an examination fee per paper for basic courses shall be payable to the Council on application for admission to the examination;

(b)  regulation 7, an examination fee per paper for post-basic courses shall be payable to the Council on application for admission to the examination; 

(c)  regulation 4(2), an application submitted later than the date referred to in regulation 4(1), shall be accepted only on payment of a late entry fee, which shall be payable in addition to the fees prescribed by paragraph (a) or (b);

(d)  regulation 7, a candidate shall forfeit examination fees to the Council if any application is cancelled or if a candidate is absent from an examination or a portion of an examination;”

 

In order to prevent future problems associated with late deferments, the Council will adhere strictly to the measures described below.

  1. Notices of deferment (in terms of 5.(2) of the Examination Regulations) will only be accepted by the Council if received before the date on which preparations for the dispatching of exam materials commences – that is 35 days prior to the date of the first (or only) examination to be written in a particular week
  2. Any notice for deferment received after the date mentioned in 1. (above) will be treated as a case of cancellation and the candidate shall forfeit the examination fees in terms of 16.(d) of the Examination Regulations
  3. Entry into Council Examinations shall not be used by NEIs as a measure to address the NEIs’ own administrative issues with a candidate (such as non-payment of tuition fees). Any such administrative issues shall be dealt with in terms of the NEIs policies for addressing such issues.

 

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

(Signed)

Mr. Tendani. Mabuda 
Registrar and CEO
South African Nursing Council

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