Circular 3/2015

Circular 3/2015

12 October 2015

To: National Department of Health
  Provincial Departments of Health
  Local Government
  Health Establishments
  Nursing Education Institutions
  Nursing Stakeholders


2016 Payment for Annual Practicing Certificates


The South African Nursing Council is implementing a new information technology system to further improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its service delivery.  As a result, SANC resolved to use this new system to issue the 2016 Annual Practicing Certificates.  The launch of the new system will be on 1 December 2015 and will therefore influence the payment period for the 2016 Annual Fees.  SANC kindly requests practitioners to pay fees for the Annual Practicing Certificates between the period 1 December 2015 and 29 February 2016.

SANC apologises for the delayed communication in this regard and the inconvenience caused however, with the new system being introduced, stakeholders will experience the major benefits at many levels of service delivery which will be embedded in this new system.

SANC requests all employers to honour this extension period of renewing Annual Practicing Certificates and not to penalise practitioners before 29 February 2916.  Practioners are advised that the 2016 Fees and Fines payable for the year 2016 will be published in the Government Gazette as well as on the South African Nursing Council website ( in due course.  However, practitioners should note that the 2016 Annual Fees would remain the same as for the year 2015.


Annual Fee for 2016
Registered Nurses and Midwives  R550.00
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives  R340.00
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries  R230.00


Updating of Member Register

In preparation for the implementation of the new information technology system, the South African Nursing Council is also updating its members register.  To assist in this, all practitioners are requested to kindly submit their information as soon as possible using one of the following means of communication (refer to attached form):

facsimile 086 231 9094


Other SANC services

The new information technology system will, in due course, cover other SANC services such as completions of training, registrations, publication of examination results, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) management, management of enquiries, provision of updated information and finance systems.  The first service however, will be the payment of the Annual Practising Certificates.  Please note that until further notice, all payments and other services by SANC will continue in the current manner.  Please do not hesitate to contact us for further clarification and information.

The South African Nursing Council would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the delays as indicated above and will continue to engage with all relevant stakeholders.  SANC hereby wishes to ensure all stakeholders of a serious commitment to deliver effective and efficient services.



T Manganye (Mrs)

Acting Registrar and CEO

South African Nursing Council