Circular 8/2011 SANC Year end closure

Circular 8/2011 SANC – Year end closure

 
  

15 December 2011

To All:Department of Health
 Nursing Education Institutions
 Nursing Stakeholders

SOUTH AFRICAN NURSING COUNCIL – YEAR END CLOSURE

 

The South African Nursing Council offices will be closed at the year end from 27 December 2011 to 02 January 2012.  However, Cash Management will be opened for payment of annual fees only from 28 to 30 December 2011 between 08: 00 and 16: 00.

The SANC offices will close at 12: 00 on Friday, 23 December 2011.

The SANC offices will re – open at 08: 00 on Tuesday, 03 January 2012.

 

Kindly inform all persons in your institutions so that they are aware in advance of the dates the Council will be closed.

Alternatively, payments for annual fees can be made into the Council bank account.  Payments will be recorded effective from the date the payment is made into the bank account, or in the case of internet of other electronic banking payments, on the date that the transactions will be effected as per agreement with the client’s own bank.

 

SANC banking details are:

Name of the bank:First National Bank
Account number:514 211 86 193
Branch code:253145
Reference:Persons own SANC reference number

 

Signed
Tendani Mabuda (Mr)
Registrar and CEO
SA Nursing Council

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Circular 7/2011 Services at SANC return to normal after suspension of industrial action

Circular 7/2011 Services at SANC return to normal after suspension of industrial action

 
  

6 December 2011

To All:Department of Health
 Nursing Education Institutions
 Nursing Employers

Please be advised that services at South African Nursing Council have returned back to normal after the industrial action by NEHAWU members was suspended with effect from 05 December 2011.  However, we urge nurse practitioners to pay their annual fees through the bank, due to a high number of clients making payments at the counter, resulting in long queues.

 

SANC banking details are:

Name of the Bank:First National Bank
Account number:514 211 86 193
Branch code:253145

 

Annual practicing certificates will be sent to nurse practitioners through their postal address. If your address has changed, please fax new address to +27 12 420 1084.

 

Your understanding and patience is much appreciated. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

 

Signed
Tendani Mabuda (Mr)
Registrar and CEO
S A Nursing Council

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Circular 6/2011 Nurses requested to pay Annual Fees into the bank due to industrial action at SANC

Circular 6/2011 Nurses requested to pay Annual Fees into the bank due to industrial action at SANC

 
  

22 November 2011

To All:Department of Health
 Nursing Education Institutions
 Nursing Employers

The South African Nursing Council will be providing limited services from the 23rd of November 2011, due to an industrial action by NEHAWU members.  We therefore like to encourage nurse practitioners to pay annual fees through the bank.

 

SANC banking details are:

Name of the Bank:First National Bank (FNB)
Account number:514 211 86 193
Branch code:253145

 

Annual practising certificates will be sent to you through your postal address.  If your address has changed, please fax new address to 012 420 1084.  South African Nursing Council will inform you as soon as services have returned back to normal.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Signed
Tendani Mabuda (Mr)
Registrar and CEO
S A Nursing Council

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Circular 5/2011 Annual Returns – Nursing Council information requirements in terms of the Nursing Act

Circular 5/2011 Annual Returns – Nursing Council information requirements in terms of the Nursing Act

 
  

4 October 2011

To All:Departments of Health
 Nursing Education Institutions
 Nursing Employers

Annual Returns – Nursing Council Information Requirements in Terms of the Nursing Act

 

Provisions of the Nursing Act, 2005 enable the Nursing Council to require annual returns from both nursing education institutions and from employers of nurses. Sections 4(2)(k) and (l) read as follows:

4. (2) The Council may—

(a) …;

(k) require nursing education institutions to submit annual returns of learner nurses and to submit any information that the Council may require;

(l) require employers to submit annual returns of nurses in their employ and any other information necessary to enable the Council to perform its functions and fulfil its objectives;”

 

Council has embarked on an effort to collect personal and contact details of Nurses, Midwives and Student Nurses. This information is required:

To improve the ability of Council to communicate with practitioners and students; and
To enable Council to submit complete information to the National Learner Records Database (NLRD). In this regard please note that the NLRD contains details of both active learners and learners who were previously active (whether qualified or not).

 

You are therefore required to supply the Council with the required information in respect of every:

Nursing or Midwifery practitioner currently in your employment; and
Nursing/Midwifery student who is currently registered with your institution.

 

The exact information required is shown on the attached questionnaire. You can make and use copies of these questionnaires to submit the required information (this may be the obvious choice for small organisations). However, larger organisations are encouraged to download and use a copy of the requirements in spreadsheet form from the SANC website. The data can be imported into the spreadsheets from the organisation’s HR system or can be populated manually.

When you are satisfied that the information is correct, it should be forwarded to SANC:

IN PAPER FORMAT

For Attention: Senior Manager: Information Management
South African Nursing Council
P O Box 1123
Pretoria
0001

IN ELECTRONIC FORMAT (SPREADSHEET)

For Attention: Senior Manager: Information Management
RegisterMaintenance@sanc.co.za

 

Your urgent attention to this matter will be appreciated. Please note that all submissions must be returned by 25 November 2011 at the latest.

 

Please try to provide as much of the optional information as possible. It is vital during this initial information collection exercise that at the very least the details which are indicated as compulsory be provided. These compulsory details include the following items:

SANC Reference number;
Surname;
Full Given Names;
Mobile phone numbers;
Residential address (at HOME – not at your place of employment / where you are a student)
Name of Employer;
Area of Employment (or, if employed in more than one area, predominant area of employment); and
The identity number and date of birth fields – these will be used to confirm that the correct record is updated.

Please note that there is also a short questionnaire about your organisation on the SANC website (www.sanc.co.za). This must also be completed in order to register your organisation on the SANC database. Once your organisation has been registered, you will be sent a confirmation together with a SANC reference number to be used by your organisation in future.

 

Thank you for your kind cooperation in supplying the required information.

 

If you have any questions, please put them in writing addressed as indicated above. The appropriate person to assist you will then make contact with you with answers to your queries.

 

Yours faithfully

 

Signed
Mr Tendani Mabuda
Registrar and CEO
South African Nursing Council

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Circular 4/2011 SANC Examination Schedule 2012

Circular 4/2011 SANC Examination Schedule 2012

 

 

  

12 September 2011

TO:Nursing Education Institutions
 Nursing Stakeholders

South African Nursing Council

Examination Schedule – 2012

The Examination Schedule for 2012 has been published on this website.

 

Kindly take note of the following requirements applicable to the Council examinations:

  1. The closing date for examinations should be strictly adhered to and no exceptions or allowances will be made to extend these dates.
  2. Only registered students/pupils will be eligible for an examination: The Head of the Nursing Education Institution (NEI) must ensure that all students/pupils are registered with the Council within the prescribed period (this does not apply to candidates writing the Admission examination for Enrolled Nurses, Admission examination for Foreign Nurses and Refugee Nurses writing any Council examination/s. Candidates cannot be registered for an examination with an identity number, Council reference numbers are needed. Please follow up with our Registration department first if students are not registered for the course before registering students for an examination.
  3. The Council will only process examination applications for entry into the Council examination that meet the following requirements:
    1. Submitted on the Council’s Application for Examination Form which is completed in full and signed by the relevant person/s (The name/s and surname as appearing in the identity document)
    2. Accompanied by the prescribed fee or proof of payment of the fee into the Council’s bank account, such payment should be done by the Nursing Education Institution (NEI) (group payment) and not by individual students/pupils. Banking details are as follows: 

 

Name of Bank:First National Bank
Account number:51425166282 (Current Account)
Branch:Corporate Core Banking – Pretoria
Branch code:253145
Reference:NEI S-number MUST APPEAR ON ALL DEPOSITS

 

NB: The Head of the NEI must ensure that payment of fees by their Provincial Department or Head Office must be for the particular NEI and examination.

Provincial bulk payments without specifications create administrative challenges and delay in processing of the applications.

    1. All the required documentation to be included.
  1. Only those students/pupils that have been issued examination timetable number will be eligible to write Council examination.
  2. All practical MARK SHEETS must be submitted to the Council by Registered mail/Courier by the end of the month in which the examination is written. Examination results will be published without the practical marks if the PRACTICAL MARK SHEETS as per SANC format are not submitted on time, the results will be incomplete as such disadvantages the candidate.
  3. The SANC requests the invigilators not to enclose the practical mark sheet or any other documents with the Examination package.
  4. The Council reserves the right to cancel an examination reflected on the schedule if there are insufficient candidates for such an examination/s.
  5. The SANC requests the NEI’s to inform all their learners of the outcome of the examination results once published. No examination results will be given to NEI’s telephonically.
  6. In respect of the Admission Examination for the Course Leading to Enrolment as Nurse, the NEI has the responsibility to identify a learner/s who cannot be admitted into the second year of the course leading to Enrolment as Nurse (R.2175) before the learner has written and successfully passed the admission examination for the R.2175 course. No learner/s shall be allowed to write the Final year examination of the R.2175 course before they have passed either the First year examination R.2175, Auxiliary examination R.2176 or the Admission examination for R.2175

 

Signed
MR T MABUDA
REGISTRAR 
S A NURSING COUNCIL

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Circular 3/2011 Extension of date for Nursing Education Institutions to offer legacy nursing qualifications

Circular 3/2011 Extension of date for Nursing Education Institutions to offer legacy nursing qualifications

 
  

7 July 2011

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

Extension of date for Nursing Education Institutions to offer Legacy Nursing Qualifications

 

Circular 3/2010 has reference.

The Council has in its meeting of 28th and 29th June 2011, resolved to extend the date of offering Legacy Nursing Qualifications to 30 June 2013.  The implications of this resolution is that the last intake of Legacy Nursing Qualifications is therefore extended from 30 June 2012 to 30 June 2013.  The rationale for this extension is to allow adequate time for Nursing Education Institutions (NEI’s) to develop plans of phasing out legacy nursing qualifications while phasing in New Nursing Qualifications that are aligned to National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

The process of registering the New Nursing Qualifications with South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and promulgation of the related regulations by the National Department of Health is under way.  Nursing Education Institutions shall be informed of further developments in this regard in due course.

 

Enquiries may be directed to the Senior Manager Nursing Education and Training:

Dr S Mkhize email smkhize@sanc.co.za, tel 012 420 1022.

 

Signed
Tendani Mabuda (Mr)
Registrar and CEO
South African Nursing Council

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Press Release 3/2011 Message from Chairperson of SANC on the death of Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu

Press Release 1/2011 International Nurses’ Day- 2011

 
  

4 June 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NURSES OF SOUTH AFRICA MOURN THE DEATH OF AN ICON:
NONTSIKELELO ALBERTINA SISULU

 

The nurses of South African mourn the passing on of Mrs Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu – an icon and a mother to the nursing profession through the window of nursing struggled for better health for all at the height of inhumane apartheid system.

“Mrs. Sisulu’s passing on has left a void and beckons to the conscience of all nurses; and those who continue to misrepresent the ethos of her profession, to come forward and stand in active solidarity at the side of the those who practice the profession with honour, as ‘Mama Sisulu’ did, in this hour of our grief,” says the Chairperson of the South African Nursing Council (SANC) Ms. Nonhlanhla Makhanya.

Born on the 21st of October in 1918 in Tsomo (in the former Transkei), Mrs. Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu joined the nursing profession after completing her training (Certificate in Nursing, 1944) at was known as the Johannesburg Non-European (now Chris Hani Baragwaneth) Hospital.  She worked at the Johannesburg Non-European Hospital as a nurse and later trained and obtained a Certificate in Midwifery (1954).  She contributed 43 years of her life to the nursing profession.

Through the window of nursing, Mama Sisulu was able to view with particular clarity fundamental struggles and tension that were taking place in South Africa at the time.  Nursing brought her to ‘the heart of South African conditions’ for in nursing she was confronted by the ‘intensity of the dynamics of race, class and gender’.

Mrs. Albertina Sisulu was a pioneer, using a climate of adversity as a driving force, for community-oriented nursing a model that would typify community-based primary healthcare in South Africa.

SANC says that her name stands besides the likes of Charlotte Maxeke – the first black woman to receive a Bachelor’s degree in 1907, Cecilia Makiwane – who in January 7 1908 became the first black professional nurse, Margaret Resha and Mary Malahlela who became the first female Black doctor in South Africa.

“One writer Kuper (1965),” continues Ms. Makhanya “noted; ‘Nursing bestows on an African woman new opportunities for freedom of individual development, but carries the burden of added responsibilities.  It brings them past the threshold of Western knowledge, but shuts the door of equality in their faces.’  The life of Mrs. Sisulu was a personification of this note.”

To the Sisulu family, in this hour of profound grief, we firmly stand by them and convey to them our heartfelt condolences, concludes Ms Makhanya.

ENDS

 

ISSUED BY:
MS JABULILE NONHLANHLA MAKHANYA
CHAIRPERSON: SOUTH AFRICAN NURSING COUNCIL

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Press Release 3/2011 Message from Chairperson

Press Release 3/2011 Message from the Chairperson

 
  

4 June 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NURSES OF SOUTH AFRICA MOURN THE DEATH OF AN ICON:
NONTSIKELELO ALBERTINA SISULU

 

The nurses of South African mourn the passing on of Mrs Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu – an icon and a mother to the nursing profession through the window of nursing struggled for better health for all at the height of inhumane apartheid system.

“Mrs. Sisulu’s passing on has left a void and beckons to the conscience of all nurses; and those who continue to misrepresent the ethos of her profession, to come forward and stand in active solidarity at the side of the those who practice the profession with honour, as ‘Mama Sisulu’ did, in this hour of our grief,” says the Chairperson of the South African Nursing Council (SANC) Ms. Nonhlanhla Makhanya.

Born on the 21st of October in 1918 in Tsomo (in the former Transkei), Mrs. Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu joined the nursing profession after completing her training (Certificate in Nursing, 1944) at was known as the Johannesburg Non-European (now Chris Hani Baragwaneth) Hospital.  She worked at the Johannesburg Non-European Hospital as a nurse and later trained and obtained a Certificate in Midwifery (1954).  She contributed 43 years of her life to the nursing profession.

Through the window of nursing, Mama Sisulu was able to view with particular clarity fundamental struggles and tension that were taking place in South Africa at the time.  Nursing brought her to ‘the heart of South African conditions’ for in nursing she was confronted by the ‘intensity of the dynamics of race, class and gender’.

Mrs. Albertina Sisulu was a pioneer, using a climate of adversity as a driving force, for community-oriented nursing a model that would typify community-based primary healthcare in South Africa.

SANC says that her name stands besides the likes of Charlotte Maxeke – the first black woman to receive a Bachelor’s degree in 1907, Cecilia Makiwane – who in January 7 1908 became the first black professional nurse, Margaret Resha and Mary Malahlela who became the first female Black doctor in South Africa.

“One writer Kuper (1965),” continues Ms. Makhanya “noted; ‘Nursing bestows on an African woman new opportunities for freedom of individual development, but carries the burden of added responsibilities.  It brings them past the threshold of Western knowledge, but shuts the door of equality in their faces.’  The life of Mrs. Sisulu was a personification of this note.”

To the Sisulu family, in this hour of profound grief, we firmly stand by them and convey to them our heartfelt condolences, concludes Ms Makhanya.

ENDS

ISSUED BY:
MS JABULILE NONHLANHLA MAKHANYA
CHAIRPERSON: SOUTH AFRICAN NURSING COUNCIL

  

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Press Release 2/2011 International Nurses’ Day 2011

Press Release 2/2011 International Nurses’ Day 2011

 
  

12 May 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY 2011

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN NURSING COUNCIL

Today on 12 May, the nursing fraternity is celebrating the International Nurses Day which is the commemoration of the birth of Florence Nightingale who made a significant contribution towards the nursing profession.

The theme for 2011 is “Closing the gap, increasing access and equity”

This is the day where we recognize the contributions and efforts that nurses put in prioritizing the well being of the patients despite the daily challenges and pressures that nurses are faced with.

As the regulatory body the South African Nursing Council our key object is to serve and protect the public in matters involving heath services generally and nursing services in particular.  In this regard the Council commits itself to setting standards for education and practice that will ensure continuous supply of highly competent and service oriented nurse.

The South African Nursing Council further commends all nurses who took part in the recent Nursing Summit, which was aimed at reconstructing and revitalizing the nursing profession.  The inputs nurses have made at the nursing summit which culminated into the Nursing Compact will indeed contribute towards shaping the destiny of the profession and transformation agenda of the Council, in our quest to improve service delivery and also respond to the service delivery needs of our communities.  As we celebrate this day, we would like to commend and call upon all nurses in South Africa and across the world to continue to be advocates and good ambassadors of the nursing profession, maintain the high quality nursing standards and uphold the ethics of the profession.

ENDS

Issued by

The chairperson: Ms JN Makhanya

South African Nursing Council
P.O. Box 1123
Pretoria
0001

Tel : 012 426 9542 / 083 496 8366
Fax : 012 426 9554

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Circular 2/2011 Cancellation of the examination for Diploma in Midwifery (R. 254) and examination for Bridging Course (R. 683)

Circular 2/2011 Cancellation of examination for Diploma in Midwifery (R. 254) and the examination for Bridging Course (R. 683)

 
  

21 February 2011

TO ALL:Principals of Nursing Education Institutions
  

Cancellation of the Examination for the  Diploma in Midwifery (Government Notice No. R.254 of 14 February 1989) Scheduled for 21, 23, 25 February 2011 and the Examination for Bridging Course for Enrolled Nurses Leading to the Registration as a General Nurse (Government Notice No. R.683 of 14 April 1989) Scheduled for 23 and 25 February 2011

 

The South African Nursing Council regrets that, due to a serious breach in security, above examinations has to be cancelled.

The South African Nursing Council learnt on 19 February 2011 that some learners had access to the examination papers prior to date on which they were due to write the examination.

In these circumstances, the Council had no option but to take the decision to cancel the examination.
The dates for these examinations will be reorganized and Nursing Education Institutions will be informed of new dates for these examinations accordingly.

The Council needs some time to put in place tighter security measures to prevent recurrence of these incidents in future examinations and final dates will be communicated to you in due course.

Kindly ensure that all the learners are duly informed of the situation. We also appeal to the learners not to contact the Council directly regarding this situation.

We sincerely regret the inconvenience and disruption this has caused the learners and the education institutions. Your support and understanding in this matter is greatly appreciated.

 

Signed
Tendani Mabuda
Registrar and CEO
South African Nursing Council

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