Special News Item 2/2013 Death of an icon

Special News Item 2/2013

South African Nursing Council Mourns the Death of an Icon: Dr. NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA

10 December 2013

 

The South African Nursing Council mourns the passing on of our leader, Dr. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. His passing on is a loss not only to his family but also to the country and the nursing fraternity as a whole.

We take cognisance of the values Dr. Mandela upheld so dearly – caring, respect, selflessness, and will work towards ensuring that all members of the profession emulate these values. We salute the nurses that took care of Dr. Mandela. They indeed distinguished themselves as true ambassadors of this noble profession as they could have been under pressure to breach privacy and confidentiality but maintained them.

The nursing profession benefited from the struggle Dr. Mandela waged against apartheid. The South African Nursing Council is today a transformed organization following the demise of apartheid. We feel highly privileged to have reaped the fruits of his struggle.

We convey our heartfelt condolences to the Mandela family.

Prof. Busisiwe Bhengu
Chairperson
South African Nursing Council

 

Special News Item 1/2013 National Strategic Plan

Special News Item 1/2013

The National Strategic Plan for Nurse Education, Training and Practice 2012/13 – 2016/17

23 Sepember 2013

On this day the Department of Health published the National Strategic Plan for Nurse Education, Training and Practice 2012/13 – 2016/17 on its website.

The development of the strategic plan has its roots firmly in the Nursing Summit which took place in 2011 and the Nursing Compact that was drawn up as a direct consequence of the Summit.

This link is published on the Nursing Council website in an effort to distribute this important information as widely as possible and particularly amongst the nursing profession and others involved in the health care sector.  Please download a copy of the strategy document and share it with your friends and colleagues.  To do so, click on the picture on the left or on the following link:

Pdf icon    The National Strategic Plan for Nurse Education, Training and Practice 2012/13 – 2016/17

 

Special News Item 3/2012 Nomination Process

Special News Item 3/2012

Nomination of members to serve on the 15th Council

This information was originally published on the Home Page of the SANC website.

 

Nomination and appointment of members to serve on the Council

A notice calling for nomination of persons to serve as members of the Nursing Council for the period June 2013 to 2018 has been published by the Minister of Health.

 ™    Click here to see a copy of the notice published in the Sunday Times of 7 October 2012.
 

In terms of the arrangements in the notice, the following documents can be downloaded and printed from the Nursing Council website:-
 
 ™    Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005)

 ™    Regulations relating to the Nomination and Appointment of Members of the Council (Government Notice No. R.20 of 16 January 2008)

 ™    Prescribed Nomination Form

 ™    Charter of Good Practice for Councillors
 
 ™    Covenant for Councillors

 ™    Application for Certificate of Good Standing

NB: This process is now complete.

 

Special News Item 2/2012 Special Recognition Awards

Special News Item 2/2012

12 May 2012

South African Nursing Council – Recognition Awards 2012

 

On 12 May 2012, the South African Nursing Council celebrated International Nurses’ Day wherein nurses globally were remembering and reflecting on the meaning and value of their own and collective contribution in the delivery of healthcare.

This year as part of the commemoration, the Council paid tribute and saluted visionary leadership provided by various nurse leaders in the transformation of the nursing profession in line with the democratic principles espoused in the Constitution of South Africa.  The contribution by these awardees gave birth to the democratization of the nursing profession.

Those who received awards are:

Prof WJ Kotzé
Prof P Nzimande
Mr S Dlamini

For detailed information regarding the contribution they have made, click on each name.

 

Special News Item 1/2012 Building named

Special News Item 1/2012

12 May 2012

Council Building named after Cecilia Makiwane

At a morning function held to celebrate International Nurses’ Day 2012, the South African Nursing Council building was officially named in honour of Cecilia Makiwane, the first black registered professional nurse in Africa.  The building is now officially named the Cecilia Makiwane Building.

During the naming ceremony, nurses from all over South Africa renewed their “Nurses Pledge”, holding lighted candles as symbols of the lamp which was, according to the soldiers who were there, once carried by Florence Nightingale during her rounds of the wards in Crimean War hospitals.

  

Special News Item 3/2008

Special News Item 3/2008

Nursing Strategy for South Africa 2008

The Department of Health has published the Nursing Strategy for South Africa 2008 on its website.

The development of a nursing strategy was a priority identified in the National Human Resources for Health Plan published in 2006.  The Strategy was developed by leaders drawn from many different fields in the nursing and health sectors and is governments plan for addressing the many challenges facing nursing in South Africa.

The document is published on the Nursing Council website at the request of the Department of Health in an attemp to distribute the information it contains as widely as possible amongst the nursing profession and others involved in the health care sector.  Please download a copy of the strategy document and share it with your friends and colleagues.  To do so, click on the following link:

Pdf icon    Nursing Strategy for South Africa 2008 (pdf 252kb)

 

N.B. : This Nursing Strategy was replaced by the Nursing Strategy for SA 2012-17.

 
 

Special News Item 2/2008

Special News Item 2/2008

2008

Council Members – Members of the 14th South African Nursing Council

 

Members of the 14th South African Nursing Council

 

The South African Nursing Council is constituted in terms of the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005).  The chairperson is appointed by the Minister of Health after consultation with the Nursing Council.  The vice-chairperson and standing committees are elected by the members in terms of the Nursing Act, 2005 and the Rules for the Conduct of Business.  The term of office of the 14th South African Nursing Council was 26 June 2008 to 25 June 2013.  The 14th Council held its first meeting on 10 July 2008.  At that meeting, the Honourable Minister of Health Dr. Manto Tshabalala-Msimang was the guest of honour.  The Minister appointed Ms. Jabulile Nonhlanhla Makhanya as chairperson.  The Nursing Council members then elected a vice-chairperson.  The 14th Council concluded its business on 25 June 2013.

 

Click on one of the links below to go to the details of the office bearers, council members or committee members of the 14th Council.
Office Bearers
Council Members
Committee Members
Executive Committee
Accreditation Committee
Communication and Liaison Committee
Education Committee
Finance Committee
Human Resources Committee
Impairment Committee
Laws, Practise and Standards Committee
Preliminary Investigating Committee
Professional Conduct Committee
Constitution of Council
Professional nurses / midwives
Special competencies

Office Bearers

Chairperson : Makhanya, Jabulile Nonhlanhla
Vice-chairperson : Mogotlane, Sophie Mataniele
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Council Members

Alexander, Alec Nicholas
Bhengu, Busisiwe Rosemary
Chauke, Mkhacani (appointed 2012-09-01)
Davhana-Maselesele, Mashudu
Duma, Sinegugu Evidence
Erasmus, Catharina Magdalena
Gumbi, Rachel
Harper, Giuseppina (appointed 2012-09-01)
Human, Susara Petronella
Jeftha, Gloria
Ledwaba, Moshekoa Daphney
Makhanya, Jabulile Nonhlanhla (chairperson)
Makwetla, Ida Sannie
Manganye, Thandi Sheila (resigned 2010-05-03)
Mdlalose, Thembisile Rose
Mogotlane, Sophie Mataniele (vice-chairperson) 
Mokale, Segomoco Irene
Nikodem, Vernicé Cheryl
Nyasulu, Dolly Montutuzelo
Pienaar, Abel Jacobus
Pitso, Wilfred Gaahele (deceased 2011-12-08)
Rammutla, Pitsi (appointed 2012-09-01)
Solombela, Welekazi Phillis
Teffo, Mmonoa Jowie (néé Lebelo) (resigned)
Thompson, Vonita
Tshayinca, Nompumelelo Jane
Vasuthevan, Sharon
Xaba, Rosetta Ntambose (resigned 2012-04-13)
Zulu, Phumelele Faithful (appointed 2011-02-22)

 

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Committee Members

The membership of the various committees of the 14th South African Nursing Council is shown below under the name of each committee.  The chairperson of Council (Ms. JN Makhanya) was a member or an ex officio member of all committees of Council.

 

Executive Committee

Makhanya, Jabulile Nonhlanhla (chairperson)
Mogotlane, Sophie Mataniele (vice-chairperson) 
Davhana-Maselesele, Mashudu
Human, Susara Petronella
Makwetla, Ida Sannie
Pienaar, Abel Jacobus
Rammutla, Pitsi
Zulu, Phumelele Faithful
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Accreditation Committee

Duma, Sinegugu Evidence (chairperson)
Erasmus, Catharina Magdalena
Mdlalose, Thembisile Rose
Mogotlane, Sophie Mataniele
Mokale, Segomoco Irene
Vasuthevan, Sharon
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Communication and Liaison Committee

Human, Susara Petronella (chairperson)
Alexander, Alec Nicholas
Chauke, Mkhacani
Pienaar, Abel Jacobus
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Education Committee

Vasuthevan, Sharon (chairperson)
Duma, Sinegugu Evidence
Erasmus, Catharina Magdalena
Human, Susara Petronella
Ledwaba, Moshekoa Daphney
Nyasulu, Dolly Montutuzelo
Pienaar, Abel Jacobus
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Finance Committee

Rammutla, Pitsi (chairperson)
Davhana-Maselesele, Mashudu
Makwetla, Ida Sannie
Mogotlane, Sophie Mataniele
Thompson, Vonita
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Human Resources Committee

Jeftha, Gloria (chairperson)
Gumbi, Rachel
Harper, Giuseppina
Mdlalose, Thembisile Rose
Mogotlane, Sophie Mataniele
Vasuthevan, Sharon
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Impairment Committee

Pienaar, Abel Jacobus (chairperson)
Harper, Giuseppina
Nikodem, Vernicé Cheryl
Tshayinca, Nompumelelo Jane
Zulu, Phumelele Faithful
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Laws, Practise and Standards Committee

Human, Susara Petronella (chairperson)
Bhengu, Busisiwe Rosemary
Harper, Giuseppina
Mokale, Segomoco Irene
Thompson, Vonita
Zulu, Phumelele Faithful
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Preliminary Investigating Committee

Erasmus, Catharina Magdalena (chairperson)
Alexander, Alec Nicholas
Chauke, Mkhacani
Mokale, Segomoco Irene
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Professional Conduct Committee

Bhengu, Busisiwe Rosemary (chairperson)
Jeftha, Gloria
Ledwaba, Moshekoa Daphney
Mdlalose, Thembisile Rose
Mogotlane, Sophie Mataniele
Nyasulu, Dolly Montutuzelo
Solombela, Welekazi Phillis
Thompson, Vonita

 

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Constitution of the South African Nursing Council

The South African Nursing Council consisted of persons appointed in terms of Section 5 of the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005) as follows.

 

Section 5 (1) (a)

Fourteen members who are registered in terms of Section 31(1)(a) and (b)
Bhengu, Busisiwe Rosemary
Davhana-Maselesele, Mashudu
Duma, Sinegugu Evidence
Erasmus, Catharina Magdalena
Human, Susara Petronella
Jeftha, Gloria
Ledwaba, Moshekoa Daphney
Makhanya, Jabulile Nonhlanhla (chairperson)
Mdlalose, Thembisile Rose
Mogotlane, Sophie Mataniele (vice-chairperson) 
Nikodem, Vernicé Cheryl
Nyasulu, Dolly Montutuzelo
Pienaar, Abel Jacobus
Vasuthevan, Sharon
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Section 5 (1) (b)

(i) One person must be an officer of the National Department of Health
Manganye, Thandi Sheila (resigned 2010-05-03)
Zulu, Phumelele Faithful (appointed 2011-02-22)
(ii) One person must have special knowlege of the law
Teffo, Mmonoa Jowie (néé Lebelo) (resigned)
Harper, Giuseppina (appointed 2012-09-01)
(iii) One person must have special knowlege of financial matters
Xaba, Rosetta Ntambose (resigned 2012-04-13)
Rammutla, Pitsi (appointed 2012-09-01)
(iv) One person must have special knowlege of pharmacy
Thompson, Vonita
(v) One person must have special knowlege of education
Gumbi, Rachel
(vi) One person must have knowlege of consumer affairs
Pitso, Wilfred Gaahele (deceased 2011-12-08)
Chauke, Mkhacani (appointed 2012-09-01)
(vii) Three persons must represent communities
Makwetla, Ida Sannie
Mokale, Segomoco Irene
Solombela, Welekazi Phillis
(viii) One person must be registered in terms of section 31 (1) (c)
Alexander, Alec Nicholas
(ix) One person must be registered in terms of section 31 (1) (d)
Tshayinca, Nompumelelo Jane
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Special News Item 1/2008

Special News Item 1/2008

2008

Council Members – Nomination process for appointment of members of the 14th South African Nursing Council

This information was originally published on the Home Page of the SANC website.

Nomination and appointment of members to serve on the Council


A notice calling for nomination of persons to serve as members of the Nursing Council for the period 2008 to 2013 has been published by the Minister of Health.

™    Click here to see a transcript of the notice published in the Sunday Times of 24 February 2008.
 
In terms of the arrangements in the notice, the following documents can be downloaded and printed from the Nursing Council website:-
 
™    Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005)

   Regulations relating to the Nomination and Appointment of Members of the Council (Government Notice No. R.20 of 16 January 2008)

™    Prescribed Nomination Form

™    Charter of Good Practice for Councillors
 
™    Covenant for Councillors

™    Application for Certificate of Good Standing

Please watch this space for further information about the nomination process and progress.

 

Special News Item 2/2003

Special News Item 2/2008

 

Members of the 13th South African Nursing Council

 

The 13th South African Nursing Council was constituted in terms of the Nursing Act, 1978 (Act No. 50 of 1978).  The office bearers and standing committees were elected by the members in terms of the Act and the Rules for the Conduct of Business.

The term of office of the 13th Council was 26 June 2003 to 25 June 2008.  The Council held its first meeting on 27 June 2003.  At that meeting, office bearers and certain standing committees were elected.

The 13th Council concluded its business on 25 June 2008.

Click on one of the links below to go to the details of the office bearers, council members or committee members.

Office Bearers
Council Members
Committee Members
Executive, Finance and Staff Committee
Professional Conduct Committee
Committee of Preliminary Investigation
Laws and Practise Standards Committee
Education Committee
Accreditation Committee
Transformation and Communication Committee
Bargaining Forum
Constitution of Council
Elected registered nurses or midwives
Elected enrolled nurses
Elected nursing auxiliaries
Members appointed by the Minister of Health
Provincial representatives
Members appointed by other bodies

Office Bearers

President : Nonhlanhla Makhanya
Vice-president : Lungiswa Maqaqa
Deputy vice-president : Marlene Viljoen
Treasurer : Thabo Joshua Nosi

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Council Members

Alexander, Mr. A N
Bali, Mr. L
Beja, Dr S (26 June 2003 to 30 June 2004)
(Dr S Beja was replaced by Prof N Padayachee as 
representative appointed by the Health Professions 
Council of South Africa on 1 July 2004)
Bhengu, Ms N E
Brannigan, Ms E J
Deyi, Ms C N
Dhlomo, Dr S M
(Dr S M Dhlomo replaced Prof N Padayachee as 
representative appointed by the Health Professions 
Council of South Africa on 26 July 2005)
Dlamini, Dr N L
Erasmus, Ms C M
Finkelstein, Dr N (26 June 2003 to 11 February 2004)
(Dr N Finkelstein was replaced by Ms V Thompson as 
representative appointed by the South African Pharmacy 
Council on 12 February 2004)
France, Ms K R J
Geyer, Ms N
Greeff, Prof M
Gumede, Mr VXM (1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006)
(Student  representatives are appointed for a 12 
month term of office.  Mr V X M Gumede’s membership 
will therefore end on 30 June 2006)
Hadi, Ms W V
Jooste, Prof K
Khosa, Ms TE (1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006)
(Student  representatives are appointed for a 12 
month term of office.  Ms T E Khosa’s membership 
will therefore end on 30 June 2006)
Mafereka, Mr. J M
Majwede, Ms J A (1 June 2004 to 31 May 2005)
(Student  representatives are appointed for a 12 
month term of office.  Ms J A Majwede’s membership 
therefore ended on 31 May 2005)
Makgetla, Ms O M
Makhanya, Ms N J (president)
Malebo, Mr. B T
Manganye, Ms T S
Mangena, Ms A
Maqaqa, Ms L J (vice-president)
Maumela, Mr. T A
Mazaleni, Ms N (26 June 2003 to 14January 2005)
(Prof S M Mogotlane replaced Ms N Mazaleni 
as a registered nurse not in the employment of the 
Department of Health appointed by the Minister of 
Health on 15 January 2005)
Mhlongo, Ms D Q
Mofomme, Mr. M
Mogotlane, Prof S M (15January 2005 onwards)
(Ms N Mazaleni was replaced by Prof S M Mogotlane 
as a registered nurse not in the employment of the 
Department of Health appointed by the Minister of 
Health on 15 January 2005)
Monyamane, Ms R
Mququ, Mr. J (1 June 2003 to 31 May 2004)
(Student representatives are appointed for a 12 
month term of office.  Mr. J Mququ’s membership
therefore ended on 31 May 2004)
Msomi, Ms S R (1 June 2004 to 31 May 2005)
(Student  representatives are appointed for a 12 
month term of office. Ms S R Msomi’s membership 
therefore ended on 31 May 2005)
Nieuwoudt, Ms W J
Nosi, Mr. T J (treasurer)
Padayachee, Prof N (1 July 2004 to 25 July 2005)
(Prof N Padayachee replaced Dr S Beja as 
representative appointed by the Health Professions 
Council of South Africa on 1 July 2004)
(Dr S M Dhlomo replaced Prof N Padayachee as 
representative appointed by the Health Professions 
Council of South Africa on 26 July 2005)
Peterson, Ms M M
Pretorius, Ms L J
Rwexu, Ms T Y
Sikhipha, Mr. N D (1 June 2003 to 31 May 2004)
(Student  representatives are appointed for a 12 
month term of office.  Mr. N D Sikhipha’s membership 
therefore ended on 31 May 2004)
Swart, Ms A M G
Thompson, Ms V (12 February 2004 onwards)
(Ms V Thompson replaced Dr N Finkelstein as 
representative appointed by the South African 
Pharmacy Council on 12 February 2004)
Tshayinca, Ms N J
Van Niekerk, Dr E C
Viljoen, Prof M J (deputy vice-president)
Welmann, Prof E B
Zulu, Mr. M I

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Committee Members

The membership of the various committees of the Council was as follows.

Executive, Finance and Staff Committee

Alexander, Mr. A N
Bhengu, Ms N E
Geyer, Ms N
Makhanya, Ms N J (president)
Manganye, Ms T S
Mangena, Ms A
Maqaqa, Ms L J (vice-president)
Maumela, Mr. T A
Mhlongo, Ms D Q
Nosi, Mr. T J (treasurer)
Van Niekerk, Dr E C
Viljoen, Prof M J (deputy vice-president)

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Professional Conduct Committee

Bali, Mr. L
Bhengu, Ms N E
Erasmus, Ms C M
Jooste, Prof K
Makgetla, Ms O M
Malebo, Mr. B T
Mangena, Ms A
Nosi, Mr. T J
Peterson, Ms M M
Rwexu, Ms T Y
Swart, Ms A M G
Tshayinca, Ms N J
Van Niekerk, Dr E C
Welmann, Prof E B (chairperson)
Zulu, Mr. M I (deputy chairperson)

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Committee of Preliminary Investigation

Brannigan, Ms E J
Hadi, Ms W V
Maumela, Mr. T A
Mhlongo, Ms D Q (chairperson)
Nieuwoudt, Ms W J (deputy chairperson)
Pretorius, Ms L J

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Laws and Practise Standards Committee

Bali, Mr. L
Bhengu, Ms N E (deputy chairperson)
Brannigan, Ms E J (chairperson)
Erasmus, Ms C M
Geyer, Ms N
Jooste, Prof K
Maumela, Mr. T A
Zulu, Mr. M I

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Education Committee

Dlamini, Dr N L
Erasmus, Ms C M
Greeff, Prof M
Mafereka, Mr. J M (deputy chairperson)
Makhanya, Ms N J (chairperson)
Manganye, Ms T S
Mangena, Ms A
Maqaqa, Ms L J
Mhlongo, Ms D Q
Mogotlane, Prof S M
Pretorius, Ms L J
Tshayinca, Ms N J
Viljoen, Prof M J 

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Accreditation Committee

Dlamini, Dr N L
Erasmus, Ms C M
Geyer, Ms N
Mafereka, Mr. J M (deputy chairperson)
Makhanya, Ms N J (chairperson)
Manganye, Ms T S
Viljoen, Prof M J 

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Transformation and Communication Committee

Bali, Mr. L
Mafereka, Mr. J M
Makgetla, Ms O M
Mangena, Ms A
Maqaqa, Ms L J (chairperson)
Monyamane, Ms R (deputy chairperson)
Peterson, Ms M M
Rwexu, Ms T Y
Thompson, Ms V

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Bargaining Forum

Bhengu, Ms N E (deputy chairperson)
Hadi, Ms W V
Makgetla, Ms O M
Peterson, Ms M M (chairperson)

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Constitution of Council

The Council consisted of persons elected or appointed in terms of the Nursing Act, 1978 (Act No. 50 of 1978) as amended by among others, the Nursing Amendment Act, 1997 (Act No. 19 of 1997) as follows.

Section 5 (1) (a)

Twelve persons who shall be registered nurses or midwives and who shall be elected by registered nurses and midwives

Brannigan, Ms E J
Erasmus, Ms C M
Geyer, Ms N
Greeff, Prof M
Jooste, Prof K
Mangena, Ms A
Nieuwoudt, Ms W J
Pretorius, Ms L J
Swart, Ms A M G
Van Niekerk, Dr E C
Viljoen, Prof M J (deputy vice-president)
Welmann, Prof E B

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Section 5 (1) (b)

Three persons who shall be enrolled nurses and who shall be elected by enrolled nurses

Alexander, Mr. A N
Malebo, Mr. B T
Mhlongo, Ms D Q

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Section 5 (1) (c)

Three persons who shall be nursing auxiliaries and who shall be elected by nursing auxiliaries

Deyi, Ms C N
Hadi, Ms W V
Tshayinca, Ms N J

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Section 5 (1) (d)

Eighteen persons who shall be appointed by the Minister (of Health), of whom-

(i)    one shall be a registered nurse who is in the employment of the Department of Health

Manganye, Ms T S

(ii)    six shall be registered nurses, enrolled nurses or nursing auxiliaries who are not in the employment of the Department of Health

Bhengu, Ms N E
France, Ms K R J
Makhanya, Ms N J (president)
Maqaqa, Ms L J (vice-president)
Mazaleni, Ms N (26 June 2003 to 14January 2005)
Mogotlane, Prof S M (15January 2005 onwards)
Zulu, Mr. M I

(iii)    two shall be nursing students at nursing colleges or universities who are at least in their third academic year of study

Mququ, Mr. J (1 June 2003 to 31 May 2004)
Sikhipha, Mr. N D (1 June 2003 to 31 May 2004)
   
Majwede, Ms J A (1 June 2004 to 31 May 2005)
Msomi, Ms S R (1 June 2004 to 31 May 2005)
   
Gumede, Mr VXM (1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006)
Khosa, Ms TE (1 July 2005 to 30 June 2006)

(Students were appointed for a 12 month term of office and are appointed from the different provinces on a rotational basis.)

(iv)    nine shall be persons who are not nurses, each representing a province, and who shall be appointed from persons whose names are submitted by those members of the Executive Council of the various provinces who are responsible for health, after nominations have been submitted by members of the public in the various provinces

Eastern Cape
Rwexu, Ms T Y
Free State
Mafereka, Mr. J M
Gauteng
Peterson, Ms M M
KwaZulu Natal
Dlamini, Dr N L
Limpopo
Maumela, Mr. T A
Mpumalanga
Monyamane, Ms R
Northern Cape
Nosi, Mr. T J (treasurer)
North West
Makgetla, Ms O M
Western Cape
Bali, Mr. L

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Section 5 (1) (e)

Three persons appointed by the following bodies:

(i)    one attorney, by the Association of Law Societies

Mofomme, Mr. M

(ii)    one pharmacist, by the Pharmacy Council of South Africa

Finkelstein, Dr N (26 June 2003 to 11 February 2004)
Thompson, Ms V (12 February 2004 onwards)

(iii)    one medical practitioner, by the Health Professions Council of South Africa

Beja, Dr S (26 June 2003 to 30 June 2004)
Padayachee, Prof N (1 July 2004 to 25 July 2005)
Dhlomo, Dr S M (26 July 2005 onwards)

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Special News Item 1/2003

Special News Item 3/2003

SANC Elections 2003

 

The term of office of the 12th Council has expired and the election of members for a new Council has now been finalized.  The list of appointed members will be published in the Government Gazette shortly.  The new Council will be constituted at its first meeting – scheduled to be held on 26 and 27 June 2003.

Please click on the links on this page to find out about how the elections went.

 

LATEST NEWS

The results of the elections were published in Board Notice 46 of 2003 in Government Gazette No. 24899 of 23 May 2003.

The full results of the elections are also available on this website.

Timing is very important in the election process.  Click here to see the Election Schedule.  The progress so far is outlined below:

1.    Notice of election and calling for nominations – completed

notice calling for the nomination of candidates for election as members of the South African Nursing Council for the period 30 May 2003 to 29 May 2008 was published by the Returning Officer in the Government Gazette.

Circular 4/2003 was sent to all stakeholders to inform them of the call for nominations.  A copy of the board notice was attached to the circular.  The notice could also be downloaded and printed from this web-site.

2.    Submission of nominations closed 28 February – completed

The nominations were carefully checked to make sure that they complied with all the necessary requirements.

3.    Preparation of ballot papers – completed

The Returning Officer submitted the list of validly nominated candidates to the Government Printers.

The ballot papers and other documents and stationery to be used in the election process were printed.

4.    Publication of the names of candidates – completed

The names of all validly nominated candidates were published in the Government Gazette on Friday, 14 March 2003 in Board Notice 26 of 2003.  An amendment board notice was also published in the Government Gazette on Tuesday, 25 March 2003 in Board Notice 29 of 2003 to correct certain errors in the original board notice.

The (corrected) list of the names of candidates is available on this web-site.

5.    Dispatching of ballot papers by post – completed

The mailing house completed the dispatching of ballot papers by post to all eligible voters.

6.    Voting – completed

Voters have completed their voting documents and returned them by post or by hand to the Returning Officer.

As each vote was received, the information on the identification envelope was checked to make sure that it was in order.  The voters name was also checked against the applicable voter’s roll to make sure that the vote was valid and that the voter had not voted more than once.

7.    Closing of receipt of ballot papers – completed

Voting closed exactly at 12:00 (midday) on 16 May 2003.

All ballots that did not reach the Returning Officer before the closing date and time have not been included in the election process.

8.    Counting of Votes – completed

The counting of votes took place over the weekend of 17 – 18 May 2003.  The counting process ended at about 19:00 on Sunday evening.

The three separate categories in the election were counted separately and the results announced before the counting of votes for the following category commenced.

A number of candidates and candidate’s representatives attended the counting as observers.

The representatives of the Independent Electoral Commission who have been monitoring the election process were also present for the duration of the counting.

Click on this link to see photos of the counting process.

9.    Announcement of Results – completed

The announcement of the results by the Returning Officer was done at the counting, immediately after the results for each category have been finalized.

Click on the links below to see the results for the different categories:

Enrolled Nurses
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries
Registered Nurses/Midwives

10.  Publication of results – completed

The results of the elections have been published in Board Notice 46 of 2003 in Government Gazette No. 24899 of 23 May 2003.

The full results have also been published on this web site.