Media Release 1/2024 SANC reiterates its warning against bogus nursing schools

25 January 2024


SUBJECT                     :  SANC reiterates its warning against so-called bogus nursing schools

DATE                             :  Wednesday 24 January 2024


The South African Nursing Council (SANC) issued another warning today regarding so-called bogus nursing schools that are offering nursing programmes with such schools not being accredited by the SANC.

School children are already planning and in some case paying for their careers at this time of the year, especially those in Matric, and will be seeking opportunities to better their future.  They are at risk of being lured innocently into paying huge amounts of money and to enroll at institutions purporting to offer nursing education programmes when they are not accredited by the South African Nursing Council (SANC).

SANC Registrar and CEO, Prof Ntombifikile Mtshali cautioned the public: “Learners intending to study nursing and nursing students need to ensure that their training institution is accredited and that they are registered with the SA Nursing Council as students, in terms of Section 32 of the Nursing Act. They can do this by consulting the SANC website:

Learners and nursing students further need to note that the SANC issues a registration certificate to the Nursing Education Institutions (NEI) for each student upon submission of required documentation by the NEI. Such certificate should be provided to the student by the NEI.

The SANC has further been made aware that bogus institutions are expecting the students to deposit huge sums of money as entry fee, and we would like to warn students and potential students not to pay any fees until they are sure that the institution has been accredited.”

The names of the accredited NEIs are available on the SANC website at under QUICK LINKS, ACCREDITED NEIs.



Issued by:

Mrs. Adri van Eeden

Senior Manager:  Communication and Marketing

South African Nursing Council



Tel:  012 426-9542


Official Spokesperson and person to be quoted:

Prof NG Mtshali

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:


Ms. P Moloi on Tel. (012) 420-1017 or email:

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