Media Release 2/2022: SANC response to the training of Nurse and Midwife Specialists

28 December 2022


SUBJECT                   : SANC mourns the passing of nurses in the gas tanker explosion in Boksburg


The South African Nursing Council (SANC) mourns the tragic passing on, of Nurses from OR Tambo Memorial Hospital during the explosion of the gas tanker in Boksburg, East of Johannesburg. Their passing on, is a loss not only to their families, but also to the country and the Nursing fraternity as a whole.

These Nurse practitioners were contributing to the betterment of lives of the patients/ community by applying the competencies they have acquired through the years.

“To the families, friends and colleagues, as the SANC we firmly stand by them and convey our heartfelt condolences in this time of profound grief”, said Ms Jeanneth Nxumalo, SANC Acting Registrar & CEO.


Issued by:

Ms Party Day Moloi

Acting Senior Manager: Communication and Marketing

South African Nursing Council



Tel:  083 496 8366


Official Spokesperson and person to be quoted:

Ms. Jeanneth Nxumalo

Acting Registrar and CEO:  SA Nursing Council


For more information or to arrange for an interview with the Spokesperson, please contact Ms P Moloi on Tel. 083 496 8366 or email: