News 1/2017

News 1/2017


9 February 2017

TO: All SANC Clients
FROM: Ms SA Mchunu

Acting Registrar and CEO

 

SANC OFFICES CLOSED ON 22 FEBRUARY 2017

 

Please note that the Council offices will closed on Wednesday, 22 February 2017 due to the DENOSA march planned for that day.

The Council offices will reopen for business at 08:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017

Your co-operation is highly appreciated and any inconvenience is regretted.

 

Yours sincerely

(Signed)

Ms SA Mchunu
Acting Registrar and CEO
South African Nursing Council

Circular 2/2017

Press Rel 2/2017

 

FOR ATTENTION: News Editors
SUBJECT: DENOSA allegations against the SANC
DATE: 8 February 2017

 

The South African Nursing Council (SANC) takes note of the concerns raised regarding the issuing of Annual Practice Certificates, as well as the other issues raised within the media in the last two weeks. 

The SANC reaffirms that it has put in place a wide range of short- to medium term improvement initiatives focused on improving the registration process for nurses and also for employers to note their registration. The SANC respects its members’ call for an electronic system and has already, as a long-term measure, initiated a systems transformation project in order to improve its Annual Renewal Licensing process thereby ensuring the provision of efficient, effective and secure service delivery to nursing practitioners and the public. The project has been and is currently underway. The SANC remains committed to ensuring that the final IT system will provide the required service while curtailing risks. Considering that a project of this magnitude takes time to achieve the desired results, the SANC is appealing for understanding from its members. 

The SANC reiterates that besides attending the SANC offices in person, the following methods of payment remain available:

bullet Direct payment at any FNB branch in the country
bullet In addition, in 2016 as in previous years, the SANC also undertook several outreach programmes from July to December 2016 in all nine provinces where practitioners could pay and receive their certificates immediately.

The SANC request the cooperation of its stakeholders and employers to be aware of and utilize the SANC’s effective e-Register facility to check the practitioner’s registration status while awaiting the physical certificate – the e-Register is official proof that a nurse has been registered with the SANC and we confirm to all employers that this facility suffices to confirm their annual registration. The e-Register is available on the SANC website at www.sanc.co.za/eRegister.htm 

The SANC notes with sadness the callous statements made by the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) in the media about the SANC’s client that collapsed while being served and regrets that DENOSA has, without facts or sensitivity published the matter so carelessly.

Firstly, the SANC has expressed its deepest condolences to the family and friends of the nurse who collapsed while being served at the service desk and unfortunately demised after emergency transfer to the hospital.

Ms Sizeni Mchunu, Acting Registrar of the SANC says: “The SANC, however, takes serious exception to the statements by DENOSA’s spokesperson, Sibongiseni Delihlazo about the SANC: “…this long and drawn-out process led to the death of one nurse”. The statement is devoid of any facts. The SANC categorically states that no person has ever passed away within the boundaries of its premises, and certainly not due to long queues or a long and drawn-out process. The onus is on DENOSA to produce documentary evidence supporting this false allegation made without establishing facts.

The SANC demands a public apology from DENOSA and an urgent retraction of the false statement made.

DENOSA has further, wrongfully, indicated that they have offered the SANC space in its offices in each province to assist with the registration process, and have also tried unsuccessfully to have a meeting with the SANC. The SANC would like DENOSA to provide the SANC with proof of the offer of office space as well as their unsuccessful request for a meeting on this matter, as our office has no record of either of these. 
The SANC is disappointed that DENOSA has felt the need to attack the SANC publicly and even more so without confirming their allegations. The SANC regards the statements made by DENOSA as very serious and malicious and should a formal public apology and retraction of the false allegations not be made within 24 hours of publication of this release, the SANC fully reserves its legal rights. 

The SANC’s omission to deal with all allegations made by DENOSA and the press does not constitute an admission or denial thereof and the SANC’s rights to address these allegations more fully at the appropriate stage or in the appropriate forum remains strictly reserved.”

 

ENDS

 

Issued by:

Mrs. Adri van Eeden
Senior Manager: Marketing and Communications
South African Nursing Council 
E-mail : avaneeden@sanc.co.za
Website: www.sanc.co.za 
Tel : 012 426-9542

 

Official Spokesperson and person to be quoted:

Ms S Mchunu
Acting Registrar and CEO: SA Nursing Council

 

For more information or to arrange for an interview with the Spokesperson, please contact Mrs. Adri van Eeden on Tel. (012) 426-9542 or email: avaneeden@sanc.co.za 

 

Pres Rel 1/2017

Press Rel 1/2017

 

FOR ATTENTION: News Editors
SUBJECT: Nurses warned against fraudulent forms and bank details
DATE: 2 February 2017

 

The South African Nursing Council (SANC) has issued an urgent warning to nurses who are registering with the SANC, specifically with regards to the “application for restoration”.

It has come to our attention that a copy of our official “application for restoration”-form has been fraudulently duplicated and altered with two paragraphs (9 and 10) added as well as bank account details that do not belong to the SANC. The bank details mentioned are:

Bank: Absa
Account name: Mfetane (Trust)
Account number: 9317308188
Branch number: 253-145

Says Ms Sizeni Mchunu, Acting Registrar of the SANC: “It is important that nurses do not pay any monies into the above-mentioned bank account as it is not a SANC bank account. Members who are unsure of which account to use for payment, must please contact the SANC at Tel. 012 420 1000. The SANC also does not offer any internships as is apparently promised to nurses by one Robert Cole referring nurses to “nursesink” and using it as the explanation for the reason for the payment. The SANC is by no means affiliated with Mfetane Trust, nursesink or any other organization purporting to collect money on behalf of the SANC (e.g. SANC Assist) and collects money only in the name and official capacity of the South African Nursing Council as per the Nursing Act 33 of 2005.” 

ENDS

Issued by:

Mrs. Adri van Eeden
Senior Manager: Marketing and Communications
South African Nursing Council 
E-mail : avaneeden@sanc.co.za
Website: www.sanc.co.za 
Tel : 012 426-9542

Official Spokesperson and person to be quoted:

Ms S Mchunu
Acting Registrar and CEO: SA Nursing Council

 

For more information or to arrange for an interview with the Spokesperson, please contact Mrs. Adri van Eeden on Tel. (012) 426-9542 or email: avaneeden@sanc.co.za