Circular 12/2013 Notice of the appointment of the new members of the 15th South African Nursing Council

Circular 12/2013 Notice of the appointment of the new members of the 15th South African Nursing Council

 
  

4 November 2013

TO:Nursing Education Institutions
 Universities
 National Department of Health
 Provincial Department of Health 
 Nursing Stakeholders

Notice of the Appointment of the new Members of the 15th South African Nursing Council

 

The 15th South African Nursing Council had been appointed by the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi in terms of Section 5 of the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005).  The Council had its first meeting on the 1st – 2nd of November 2013.  The term of office of the Council is five years (2013 to 2018).

In accordance with the Act, the Chairperson was appointed by the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi in consultation with the Council. The Vice Chairperson and the Executive Committee members were elected by the Council members.

The Council members were appointed in terms of Section 5 of the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005) as follows.  The Council members are:

Section 5 (1) (a)

Fourteen members who are registered in terms of Section 31 (1) (a) and (b)

Bhengu, Busisiwe Rosemary (Chairperson)
Cloete, John Cessil
Davhana-Maselesele, Mashudu
Dzebu, Munyadziwa Jane
Human, Susara Petronella
Jeftha, Gloria
Jordaan, Estelle Louise (now Coustas)
Mdlalose, Thembisile Rose
Mokale, Segomoco Irene
Mokoape, Nomagugu Charlotte
Ndlovu, Bawinile Cecilia
Nyalungu, Fanny Obert
Pienaar, Abel Jacobus
Vasuthevan, Sharon (Vice Chairperson)

Section 5 (1) (b)

(i)    One person must be an officer of the National Department of Health

Mohlabi, Dikgwadi Rheinett

(ii)    One person must have special knowledge of the law

Harper, Giuseppina

(iii)    One person must have special knowledge of financial matters

Rammutla, Pitsi Josephine

(iv)    One person must have special knowledge of pharmacy

Santho, Palesa

(v)    One person must have special knowledge of education

Gihwala, Dherendra (Dhiro)

(vi)    One person must have knowledge of consumer affairs

Chauke, Mkhacani Noel

(vii)    Three persons must represent communities

Isaacs-Raiss, Nasiema
Mkhonza, Thandi Lillian
Thupane, Aletta

(viii)    One person must be registered in terms of Section 31 (1) (c)

Ngidi, Duduzile Queen

(ix)    One person must be registered in terms of section 31 (1) (d)

Manamela, Thupetsi Marious

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Bhengu, Busisiwe Rosemary (Chairperson)
Vasuthevan, Sharon (Vice Chairperson)
Human, Susara Petronella
Cloete, John Cessil
Pienaar, Abel Jacobus
Mohlabi, Dikgwadi Rheinett
Rammutla, Pitsi Josephine
Mkhonza, Thandi Lillian

 

Let’s join hands in welcoming and supporting this newly appointed 15th South African Nursing Council, together we can achieve much more.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

(Signed)

Mr. Tendani Mabuda 
Registrar and CEO
South African Nursing Council

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Circular 17/2013 Year end closure of SANC offices

Circular 17/2013 Year end closure of SANC offices

 
  

4 November 2013

TO:Nursing Education Institutions
 Universities
 National Department of Health
 Provincial Department of Health 
 Nursing Stakeholders

South African Nursing Council – Year End Closure

 

The South African Nursing Council offices will be closed at the year end from Tuesday, 24 December 2013 at 13:00 and reopens on 2 January 2014 at 08:00.

However, Cash Management will be opened for payment of annual fees and purchasing of distinguishing devices ONLY on the following dates:

14 December 2013      08:00 – 13:00
21 December 2013 08:00 – 13:00
27 December 2013 08:00 – 16:00
28 December 2013 08:00 – 13:00
30 December 2013 08:00 – 16:00
31 December 2013 08:00 – 13:00

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’s bank account.  Payments will be recorded effective from the date it is made into the bank account or, in the case of Internet or other electronic banking payments, on the date that the transaction will be effected as per agreement with the client’s own bank.

 

SANC banking details are:

Name of Bank   :   First National Bank
Account number   :   514 211 86 193
Branch code   :   153145
Reference   :   Person’s own SANC reference number followed by ANLFEES

 

Yours sincerely

 

(Signed)

Tendani Mabuda (Mr) 
Registrar and CEO
SA Nursing Council

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Circular 11/2013 SANC Examination Schedule – 2014

Circular 11/2013 SANC Examination Schedule – 2014

 
  

19 August 2013

TO:Nursing Education Institutions
 Nursing Stakeholders

South African Nursing Council Examination Schedule – 2014

 

 ™  Attached is the Examination Schedule for 2014.

 

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

  1. The closing date for the examinations must 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, Foreign Nurses and Refugee Nurses).
     
  3. Candidates will not be registered for an examination with only an identity number.  Council reference numbers are needed in all cases.  Please follow up with the Council Registration department first, if students are not registered for the course before registering students for an examination.
     
  4. The Council will only process applications for entry into a Council examination that meet the following requirements:

a)  The Examination Application Form is filled accurately, complete and signed by the relevant person/s.  The surname and given names must be those appearing in the identity document. 

b)  All the required documentation are included.

c)  There is proof of payment of prescribed examination fee into the Council’s bank account;  such payment must 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:253 – 145
Reference:              NEI S-number followed by the type of fee code ‘EXAMFEE’
The correct reference must appear on all deposits to expedite the processing of your payment.  The code ‘EXAMFEE’ must only be used for payment in respect of examination fee.  This code must not be used for any other types of payment. Here is an example of what a correct reference will look like for an NEI with S-number S12345:

S12345EXAMFEE

 

NB:    The Head of the NEI must ensure that payment of fees by their Provincial Department or Head Office is made separately for each NEI and for each specific examination.
 Provincial bulk payments without specifications create administrative challenges and cause a delay in processing of the applications.

 

Only those students/pupils that have been issued an examination timetable/number will be eligible to write a Council examination.

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.  If the PRACTICAL MARK SHEETS in SANC format are not submitted on time, the examination results will be published without the practical marks, hence qualification certificate will not be issued to the affected candidates.

The Council requests invigilators not to enclose the practical mark sheet or any other documents with the Examination package.

The Council reserves the right to cancel an examination reflected on the schedule if there are insufficient candidates for such an examination.

The Council request the NEI’s to inform all their learners of the outcome of the examination results once published.  No examination results will be given out telephonically by the Council.  However, learners will receive results via text messages (SMS).

In respect of the Admission Examination of the Course Leading to Enrolment as a Nurse, the NEI has responsibility to establish that the learner complies with the requirements of regulation 7(4)(a) and (b) of the regulations published by Government Notice No. R.2175 of 19 November 1993 (as amended) before the learner is entered for the Admission Examination.  Once a leaner has successfully passed Admission Examination, it becomes very difficult to convince the learner that he / she does not qualify for the exemption allowed in terms of the regulations.  Particular attention must be paid to the requirement of an academic standard 8 or equivalent qualification.

The Admission Examination for the Course Leading to Enrolment as a Nurse effectively now only applies to those Nursing Auxiliaries who pre – 1993 followed the 100-day course leading to enrolment as a Nursing Assistant where the final examination was conducted by the institution not by the Council.

No learner shall be allowed to write the Final examination of the (R.2175) course before he/she has passed either the First year examination (R.2175), Council Auxiliary Examination (R.2176) or the Admission Examination for (R.2175).

 

(Signed)

Mr T Mabuda
Registrar and CEO
South African Nursing Council

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Circular 10/2013

The SANC Circular 10/2013

13 August 2013

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

Implementation of the New Nursing Education Qualifications – July 2015

Attached herewith find the following S A Nursing Council circulars:

  1. Circular No. 8/2013 : relating to curriculum framework for entry levels of nursing (Higher Certificate: Auxiliary Nurse; National Diploma: Staff Nurse; Advance Diploma: Midwifery and Bachelor’s Degree: Professional Nurse and Midwife)
  2. Circular No. 9/2013 : relating to Revised Policy Guidelines for the Implementation of Recognition of Prior Learning by Nursing Education Institutions (NEI’s)
  3. Circular No. 10/2013 : Policy on Accreditation Appeal Process

Also note that these circulars must be read in conjunction with the following documents and other relevant prescripts as issued by the Council:

(a)  Qualifications Framework for Auxiliary Nursing, Staff Nurse, Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Midwifery and Advance Diploma : Midwifery

(b)  Regulations R.169, R.171, R.173, R.174

(c)  Nursing Education and Training Standards

(d)  Circular No. 6/2013: Dual submission for Accreditation.

These documents will assist NEI’s in the preparation to offer new nursing education qualifications which will be phased in by July 2015.  You can also access these documents through S A Nursing Council website www.sanc.co.za.

Sincerely

 

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

Circular 8/2013 Curriculum Framework for entry levels of nursing

Circular 8/2013 Curriculum Framework for entry levels of nursing

 
  

Higher Certificate: Auxiliary Nurse

National Diploma: Staff Nurse

Advanced Diploma: Midwifery

Bachelor’s Degree: Professional Nurse and Midwife

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Cover Letter: Implementation of the new Nursing Education qualifications – July 2015 (covering letter for Circulars 8, 9 and 10 of 2013)

Cover Letter: Implementation of the new Nursing Education qualifications – July 2015 (covering letter for Circulars 8, 9 and 10 of 2013)

 
  

13 August 2013

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

Implementation of the New Nursing Education Qualifications – July 2015

 

Attached herewith find the following S A Nursing Council circulars:

  1. Circular No. 8/2013 : relating to curriculum framework for entry levels of nursing (Higher Certificate: Auxiliary Nurse; National Diploma: Staff Nurse; Advance Diploma: Midwifery and Bachelor’s Degree: Professional Nurse and Midwife)
  2. Circular No. 9/2013 : relating to Revised Policy Guidelines for the Implementation of Recognition of Prior Learning by Nursing Education Institutions (NEI’s)
  3. Circular No. 10/2013 : Policy on Accreditation Appeal Process

 

Also note that these circulars must be read in conjunction with the following documents and other relevant prescripts as issued by the Council:

(a)  Qualifications Framework for Auxiliary Nursing, Staff Nurse, Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Midwifery and Advance Diploma : Midwifery

(b)  Regulations R.169, R.171, R.173, R.174

(c)  Nursing Education and Training Standards

(d)  Circular No. 6/2013: Dual submission for Accreditation.

 

These documents will assist NEI’s in the preparation to offer new nursing education qualifications which will be phased in by July 2015.  You can also access these documents through S A Nursing Council website www.sanc.co.za.

 

Sincerely

 

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

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Circular 7/2013 Extra exam date for Final R. 2175 in November 2013

Circular 7/2013 Extra exam date for Final R. 2175 in November 2013

 
  

12 July 2013

TO ALL:Heads of Nursing Education Institutions (NEIs)
 Nursing Stakeholders

Addendum to the South African Nursing Council Circular No. 8 / 2012: Examination Schedule – 2013

 

This serves to inform you that an additional examination date has been added to 2013 examination schedule previously communicated through SANC Circular No. 8 / 2012.  The detail of the additional examination date is reflected below:

Additional date for Final Enrolment as a Nurse (R.2175) examination is scheduled for 22 November 2013.
(* The closing date for the above examination has been extended to 7 September 2013.)
All previous dates of the other examinations remain unchanged.

You are kindly requested to communicate this information to all learners.

Please acknowledge receipt of this circular in writing if you have learners who will be writing the above mentioned examination.  All enquiries and acknowledgements regarding this circular must be directed to the Manager – Assessments:

Attention :Mrs MN Dolo
Tel :012 426-9596
E- Mail :mdolo@sanc.co.za
Fax to e-mail :  086 566-3763

 

Your assistance and co-operation is always appreciated

Yours faithfully

 

(Signed)

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

*  The closing date was not published as part of the printed circular when it was distributed.

  

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Circular 6/2013 Annual and Restoration fees for 2014

Circular 6/2013 Annual and Restoration fees for 2014

 
  

26 June 2013

TO ALL:Nursing Education Institutions
 Other Nursing Institutions
 Nursing Stakeholders

 

1.  Closing Date for Payment of Annual Fees
2.  Annual Fees for 2014
3.  Restoration Fees for 2014

 

PURPOSE OF CIRCULAR

The purpose of this circular is to:

Inform nurses of the closing date for the payments of annual fees for the calendar year 2014 
Inform nurses of the increased fees due for the annual fee year 2014 
Inform nurses of the increased Restoration Fees applicable from 1 January 2014

  

1.  CLOSING DATE FOR PAYMENT OF ANNUAL FEES

Please note that the closing date for the payment of Annual Fees has changed to 31 December annually. This means that Annual Fees for 2014 must be paid by 31 December 2013.  You are therefore urged to pay as soon as possible in order to avoid the last minute rush.

 

2.  ANNUAL FEES FOR 2014

2.1  Normal Annual Fees

The fees for the annual fee year 2014 for the different categories of practitioners are given in the following table.

CategoryAnnual Fee for 2014
Registered Nurses and MidwivesR515.00
Enrolled Nurses and MidwivesR325.00
Enrolled Nursing AuxiliariesR220.00

2.2  Reductions in Annual Fees for Age 60 and Over

The Council has resolved to introduce reduced fees for nurses 60 years of age and over as per the table below:

2.2.1  60 to 64 Years of Age on 1 January 2014 (25% reduction)

CategoryAnnual Fee for 2014
Registered Nurses and MidwivesR386.25
Enrolled Nurses and MidwivesR243.75
Enrolled Nursing AuxiliariesR165.00

2.2.2  Over 64 years of Age on 1 January 2014 (50% reduction)

CategoryAnnual Fee for 2014
Registered Nurses and MidwivesR257.50
Enrolled Nurses and MidwivesR162.50
Enrolled Nursing AuxiliariesR110.00

Notes: 

  1. The annual fees for 2014 must be paid by 31 December 2013.
  2. Please pay as soon as possible to avoid the last minute rush.
  3. The amounts in the tables above all include 14% VAT.

 

3.  RESTORATION FEES FOR 2014 

The restoration fees for the different categories applicable from 1 January 2014 are shown in the following table.

CategoryNormal 
Restoration Fee
Reduced 
Restoration Fee
Registered Nurses and MidwivesR1545.00R110,00
Enrolled Nurses and MidwivesR975.00R110,00
Enrolled Nursing AuxiliariesR660.00R110,00

Notes: 

  1. The increased fees apply to restorations that are EFFECTIVE from a date after 31 December 2013 – no matter when the fee is paid. In other words, if you meet all the requirements for restoration after 31 December 2013 OR if you request restoration with effect from a date after 31 December 2013.
  2. The reduced restoration fee will only apply if your name was removed from the register at your own request – this must be confirmed with the Council before paying the reduced amount.

 

(Signed)

Mr Tendani Mabuda
Registrar and CEO
South African Nursing Council

  

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