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The South African Nursing Council (SANC) is the body entrusted to set and maintain standards of Nursing education and practice in the Republic of South Africa. It is an autonomous, financially independent, statutory body, initially established by the Nursing Act, 1944 (Act No. 45 of 1944), and currently operating under the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005).

The SANC regulates the Nursing profession by establishing and monitoring Nursing education, training, and practice standards; it also advocates on behalf of the public in matters concerning Nursing.

As a regulatory body of the Nursing profession, the SANC would like to acknowledge the individuals and Nursing institutions who excel beyond their normal call of duty by way of a merit award process.

The South African Nursing Council had invited nominations for the 2023 SANC Nursing Excellence Awards.

The aim of the SANC Nursing Excellence Awards is to confer annual Excellence Awards for outstanding service by Nurses, who are in good standing with the SA Nursing Council, and Nursing Institutions within their chosen field.

The Awards aim to motivate Nurses to improve and uphold the standard of Nursing in South Africa, is a means for recognizing the contributions of Nurses to the profession and to the public and an opportunity to create public awareness of the value of the Nurse in healthcare.

The awards (gala dinner) evening will be held at the SANC Nursing Indaba, on 18 May 2023:

  • Delegates who have registered for the physical Nursing Indaba at Birchwood have been invited to attend the Awards (Gala) Dinner, but had to RSVP in order to attend.
  • Delegates are requested to wear their conference badge as entrance to the Awards Dinner; in addition there will also be a delegate RSVP list at each entrance to control entry.
  • Dress code: Semi formal