Circular 8/2022: Fees and Fines for 2023


3 June 2022

To:          National Department of Health

                 Provincial Departments of Health

                 Nursing Education Institutions

                 All stakeholders

 

This Circular serves as confirmation of the South African Nursing Council’s fees and fines as stipulated in the Government Gazette published on 27 May 2022.  

 

  1. ANNUAL FEES FOR 2023

1.1 NORMAL ANNUAL FEES

 

The annual fees for the calendar year 2023 for different categories of practitioners are provided in the table below:

 

CATEGORY

  ANNUAL FEE FOR 2023

Registered Nurses and Midwives

R730.00

Enrolled Nurses and Midwives

R440.00

Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries

R310.00

 

1.2 REDUCTIONS IN ANNUAL FEES FOR AGE 60 AND OVER

 

The Council has resolved to introduce reduced fees for nurses 60 years of age and over as per the table below:

 

1.2.1 60 TO 64 YEARS OF AGE ON 1 JANUARY 2023 (25% REDUCTION)

 

CATEGORY

  ANNUAL FEE FOR 2023

Registered Nurses and Midwives

    R550.00

Enrolled Nurses and Midwives

    R330.00

Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries

    R230.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.2.2 65 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER ON 01 JANUARY 2023 (50% REDUCTION)

 

CATEGORY

  ANNUAL FEE FOR 2023

Registered Nurses and Midwives

    R370.00

Enrolled Nurses and Midwives

    R220.00

Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries

    R150.00

NB: To qualify for the discount amounts, practitioners may be required to submit a certified copy of their identity document in order to confirm their age.

Notes:

  • The annual fees for 2023 must be received by the SANC on or before 31 December 2022.
  • The amounts in the tables above all include 15% VAT.

 

  1. RESTORATION FEES FOR 2023

 

The restoration fees for different categories applicable from 1 January 2023 are shown in the following table.

 

CATEGORY

NORMAL
RESTORATION FEE

REDUCED
RESTORATION FEE

Registered Nurses and Midwives

R2 200.00

R150.00

Enrolled Nurses and Midwives

R1 320.00

R150.00

Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries

R920.00

R150.00

Retired Nurses

R150.00

R150.00

 

Notes:

 

The reduced restoration fee only applies to a practitioner:

  • Who must have been removed from the register at his/her own request; or
  • Who must be 60 years of age or older on 1 January 2023. However, this must be confirmed with the Council before paying the reduced amount.

 

  1. VOLUNTARY REMOVAL

 

A Nurse Practitioner who no longer wishes to practise in South Africa or who is unemployed, may request, in writing, for a voluntary removal of his/her name from the register, by completing the form available from the SANC. If a voluntary removal is granted by the SANC, the nurse practitioner’s name will be removed accordingly on the 31st of December of the year in which the application is received. Once removed, the nurse practitioner will no longer be required to pay annual fees while he/she is removed from the register.

If the nurse practitioner requires reinstatement onto the register, he/she will, in addition to paying the reduced restoration fee, be required to complete a Restoration Form which can be accessed from the SANC website, www.sanc.co.za. It must be noted that practising while not being registered is illegal.

 

  1. CLOSING DATE FOR PAYMENT OF ANNUAL FEES

 

Please note that for the calendar year 2023, the closing date for the payment of annual fees is 31 December 2022. Payments must reach the SANC bank account on or before the closing date. You are, therefore, urged not to leave payment for the last minute to avoid problems associated with making payments at year end.

Remember: Bank transfers from non-FNB banks may take up to 3 working days and you are therefore advised to pay well in advance to meet the 31 December 2022 deadline.

 

  1. OTHER FEES

 

Please note that other fees and fees payable by institutions will be applicable with effect from 01 January 2023.

 

  1. PERSAL DEDUCTIONS

 

The signing of Resolution 3 of 2019 in September 2019 by the National Department of Health together with major trade unions in Public Health and Social Development Sectoral Bargaining Council (PHSDSBC), brought into effect the implementation of PERSAL deductions from the 2020 APC season for all employees falling under the scope of the PHSDSBC.

 

As a result of this agreement, affected Nurse Practitioners are urged not to pay the annual fees on their own as the employers are required to pay on their behalf in terms of Resolution 3 of 2019.  

 

  1. eREGISTER

 

The SANC has made an eRegister facility available on the SANC website which can be utilised by employers to verify the registration status of all Nurse Practitioners in their employment. Employers are urged to utilise this facility in the absence of a physical Annual Practising Certificate (APC).

Visit: https://www.sanc.co.za/eRegister.aspx for more details.

 

  1. COMMUNITY SERVICE PRACTITIONERS

 

Community Service Practitioners are not eligible to be issued with an APC, and therefore, should NOT pay annual fees. They MUST pay a conversion fee on completion of their Community Service in order to be registered as Nurse Practitioners using the REGFPRA registration fee code instead of ANLFEES (e.g. 12345678REGFPRA).

 

Yours sincerely,

(signed)

MS SA MCHUNU                                                                                               

REGISTRAR AND CEO

SOUTH AFRICAN NURSING COUNCIL