Circular 12/2020: South African Nursing Council Year-end closure

30 November 2020

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

South African Nursing Council – Year-end closure


The South African Nursing Council offices will be closed for the year-end from Thursday, 24 December 2020 at 12:00 midday, and re-open on Monday, 04 January 2021 at 08:00 am. Kindly note that on 24 December, for operational reasons the gates will be closed at 11: 00 am already.

Annual fees must be paid into the Council’s bank account on or before 31 December 2020 to avoid restoration fees – note that banks take up to three (3) days to clear payments and thus all bank electronic transfers need to be made by 24 December to ensure it reaches the SANC by 31 December 2020. 

The SANC banking details are:

Name of bank : First National Bank

Account number : 514 211 86 193

Branch code : 253145

Reference : Person’s own SANC Reference Number followed by ANLFEES

Whilst waiting for the Annual Practising Certificate to be posted by the SANC, the employer can verify the registration status of the practitioner through the SANC website by logging into the SANC eRegister at  To do this, they will require the practitioner’s SANC reference number or Identity Number (ID No).

Yours sincerely,


Ms SA Mchunu
Registrar and CEO
South African Nursing Council