Circular 2/2022 Annual Nursing Education Institution Fee

Circular 2/2022: Annual Nursing Education Institution Fee


25 January 2022

 

To:          National Department of Health

Provincial Departments of Health

Nursing Education Institutions (NEIs)    

All stakeholders

 

SUBJECT:  ANNUAL NURSING EDUCATION INSTITUTION FEE

 

  1. PURPOSE

The purpose of this circular is to notify the National Department of Health, Provincial Departments of Health, Nursing Education Institutions (NEIs) and other relevant stakeholders about the implementation of the annual Nursing Education Institution fee by South African Nursing Council (SANC).

 

  1. BACKGROUND

2.1          The South African Nursing Council, in its progressive implementation of the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No.33 of 2005) and related regulations, has considered the provisions of Regulations Regarding Fees and Fines Payable to the South African Nursing Council (Government Notice No. R170 of 8 March 2013). Sub-regulation 1(d), of these regulations stipulates that “an annual Nursing Education Institution fee is payable annually in advance by accredited Nursing Education Institutions in order to maintain accreditation status”.

2.2          Sub-regulations 4 (1) and (2) of the same regulations stipulate that the due date for payment of the annual Nursing Education Institution fee is 31 December in the year preceding the year for which it is due and payment must reach the Council by this due date and that the annual Nursing Education Institution fee may be paid from 1 October of the year preceding the year for which it is due and payment will not be accepted before this date, respectively.

2.3          Having considered the planning ahead that needs to unfold at institutional level, the Council of the SANC, at the virtual meeting held on 28-29 September 2021 resolved that the invoices for annual Nursing Education Institution fee must be issued to the Nursing Education Institutions in order to pay the annual Nursing Education Institution fee for the year 2023 onwards.

 

This circular, therefore, seeks to alert all NEIs that invoices will be issued by 1 September 2022, in readiness for the 2023 calendar year.

 

Nursing Education Institutions are requested to use only provided invoice numbers to make payment. All the instructions on how to make payment will be detailed in the invoice. This will ensure that allocation of payment by the SANC is done correctly.

 

  1. IMPLEMENTATION

This circular becomes implementable and valid on the date of issue. For further information in respect of this Circular, you are advised to contact Ms SJ Nxumalo, Senior Manager: Provider Affairs at (012) 420 1022 or on e-mail at: jnxumalo@sanc.co.za.  

 

Yours sincerely,

(signed)

MS SA MCHUNU                                                                                                    DATE

REGISTRAR AND CEO

SOUTH AFRICAN NURSING COUNCIL

Circular 1/2022 Publication of SANC exam results on the website

Circular 1/2022: Publication of SANC national exam results on the website


24 January 2022

Publication of SANC national examination results on the website

 

TO:         NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

                PROVINCIAL DEPARTMENTS OF HEALTH

                NURSING EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS (NEIS)

                ALL STAKEHOLDERS

 

SUBJECT: RE- PUBLICATION OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN NURSING COUNCIL (SANC) NATIONAL EXAMINATION RESULTS ON THE WEBSITE

 

  1. PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this Circular is to:

Inform the National Department of Health, Provincial Departments of Health, Nursing Education Institutions and relevant stakeholders about the matter pertaining to the re-publishing of the SANC National Examination results on the SANC website.

 

 

  1. BACKGROUND

 

The SANC National examination results are normally published through SMSs to individual students, bulk emails, and hard copies to relevant NEIs and the SANC website. Following the promulgation of the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act, 2013, which was initially passed in 2013, the SANC, has to comply with the provisions of this Act.

               

  1. IMPLEMENTATION BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN NUSING COUNCIL

 

In order to ensure compliance with these provisions the Act, SANC is taking the necessary steps to ensure its clients ‘Personal Information remains protected. The SANC will henceforth not disclose any Personal Information in its custody to any third party.  The publication of the SANC National Examination results will henceforth be send directly to individual students via SMSs, bulk emails, and hard copies to the relevant NEIs. The results will no more be published on the SANC website.

 

 

We would appreciate it if you could kindly share this information with all persons in your institutions.

               

For further information in respect of this Circular, you are advised to contact Ms A. Mnguni, Senior Manager: Learner Affairs at (012) 420 1065/amnguni@sanc.coza or Ms E. Magagula, Manager: Assessment at (012) 426 9596 or/emagagula@sanc.co.za.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

(signed)

MS SA MCHUNU

REGISTRAR AND CEO

Circular 6/2021 Implementation of POPI Act 2013

Circular 6/2021: Implementation of the POPI Act 2013 (Act 4 of 2013)


06 October 2021

 

IMPLEMENTATION OF PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION (POPI) ACT, 2013 (ACT NO 4 OF 2013) 

 

TO:      NATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

             PROVINCIAL DEPARTMENTS OF HEALTH

             NURSING EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

             ALL STAKEHOLDERS

 

IMPLEMENTATION OF PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION (POPI) ACT, 2013 (ACT NO 4 OF 2013)

 

  1. PURPOSE

The purpose of this circular is to inform the National Department of Health, Provincial Departments of Health, Nursing Education Institutions and other stakeholders about the implementation of the above-mentioned POPI Act, 2013 by the South African Nursing Council (SANC).

  1. PROMULGATION OF THE ACT

The POPI Act, 2013 was initially passed in 2013 and has since been implemented in stages. The last of these stages has had a very direct and profound impact on the way in which organizations and people deal with other people’s information.

  1. PROCLAMATION FOR IMPLEMENTATION- JULY 2021

As of the 1st of July 2021, Sections 55 to 109, Section 111 and Sections 114 (1), (2) and (3) commenced and on the 30th of June 2021 Sections 110 and 114 (4) commenced.

  1. IMPLEMENTATION BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN NURSING COUNCIL

The Registrar of the SANC must, in terms of the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005) keep registers in respect of Nurse practitioners which information includes personal details of Nurses.

 

In line with the provisions of the POPI Act, 2013 the Registrar is appointed by the Information Regulator as the Information Officer, whose responsibilities flow from the Act.

In order to ensure compliance with these provisions, the SANC is taking the necessary steps to ensure its clients’ Personal Information remains protected. To this end, the SANC will henceforth not disclose any Personal Information in its custody to any third party, unless proper procedure is followed via a fully completed and signed Consent Form (see attached). Only information that has been consented to will then be provided to specifically authorized individuals. This may impact on certain services rendered by the SANC, especially those where a person attempts to solicit services from the SANC on a Nurse’s behalf. This will not affect the processes related to the payment of annual statutory registration fees by Employers on behalf of clients.

We would appreciate it if you could kindly share this information with all persons in your institutions.

For further information in respect of this Circular, you are advised to contact Mr. Benjamin Grobler, Senior Manager: Learner Affairs at (012) 420-1074 or on email address: bgrobler@sanc.co.za

 

Yours sincerely

Ms S.A. Mchunu

Registrar and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Circular 5/2021 Re-scheduling of November 2021 examination

Circular 5/2021: Rescheduling of the November 2021 examination


5 October 2021

Re-scheduling of the November 2021 examinations

To:         National Department of Health

               Provincial Departments of Health

               Nursing Education Institutions (NEIs)

               All Stakeholders

 

SUBJECT:  RE-SCHEDULING OF THE NOVEMBER EXAMINATIONS CONDUCTED BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN NURSING COUNCIL


  1. PURPOSE

The purpose of this Circular is to:

  • Inform the National Department of Health, Provincial Departments of Health, Nursing Education Institutions (NEIs) and relevant stakeholders about the amendment of the dates for the South African Nursing Council (SANC) conducted examinations which are due to be written in November 2021.

 

  1. BACKGROUND
    • The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Minister, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma, has gazetted the 1st November 2021 as the date of local elections. This date coincides with the SANC examinations scheduled for that date.
    • It became prudent to amend the examination dates to accommodate the significant event and afford all concerned the opportunity to exercise their democratic right to vote. Therefore, the examinations that were due to be written in November 2021 will be written as follows:

 

 

 

Final examinations for the course leading to Registration as Midwife- Government Notice No. R254 of 14 February 1975 (as amended)

 

Date

Paper

Time

03/ 11/ 2021

Paper 1

09:00-12:00

05/ 11/ 2021

Paper 2

09:00-12:00

08/11/2021

Paper 3

09:00-12:00

 

Final examinations for the course leading to Registration as Psychiatric Nurse- – Government Notice No. R880 of 2 May 1975 (as amended)

 

Date

Paper

Time

03/ 11/ 2021

Paper 1

09:00-12:00

05/ 11/ 2021

Paper 2

09:00-12:00

08/11/2021

Paper 3

09:00-12:00

 

  1. IMPORTANT TO NOTE

3.1 Kindly ensure that all students are duly informed of the new dates of the examinations.

3.2 None of the other examinations dates for November 2021 are affected by this notice.

 

  1. IMPLEMENTATION DATE

This circular becomes effective and implementable on the date of publication.

 

For further information in respect of this Circular, you are advised to contact Ms A. Mnguni, SANC Senior Manager: Learner Affairs at (012) 420 1065 or on email address: amnguni@sanc.coza

 

Yours sincerely,

 ______________

MS SA MCHUNU                                                                                        

REGISTRAR AND CEO

SOUTH AFRICAN NURSING COUNCIL

For further information in respect of this Circular, you are advised to contact Ms A Mnguni, Senior Manager: Learner Affairs, on (012) 420 1065 or by email amnguni@sanc.co.za

Circular 1/2021 The SANC – Easter Holidays Closure

SANC – Easter Holidays closure


29 March 2021
 

Please be informed that the South African Nursing Council (SANC) offices will be closed from Thursday, 1 April 2021 at 12:00 and will re-open on Tuesday, 6 April 2021 at 8:00.

Wishing you safe travels over the Easter holidays.