South African Nursing Council


(Electronic Register of Nurses and Midwives)

Conditions of Use

In order to use the eRegister, you must read and accept the conditions of use displayed below.
From today, the eRegister application is hosted on a secure website. This means that all communications between your computer and eRegister will be encrypted. It also means that your browser will confirm (in the address bar) that the application is running on the official South African Nursing Council website.
  1. Internet users are free to make use of the eRegister (South African Nursing Council Electronic Register of Nurses and Midwives) and by clicking on the "I Accept the Conditions of Use" button above, agree to the following Conditions of Use.

  2. The sole purpose of the eRegister is to enable Internet users to quickly verify the registration status of nursing and midwifery practitioners in South Africa.

  3. For security reasons, the eRegister is a COPY of the active records in the official register, displayed on the Internet and updated from time to time in terms of section 35 of the Nursing Act, 2005.  For this reason, RECENT additions and removals may not be reflected until the next update takes place. The date on which the information was extracted from the official register is shown in the heading of details pages.

  4. In terms of section 36 of the Nursing Act, 2005, there are four documents that provide proof that a person is registered as a practitioner (unless there is credible evidence to the contrary).  These documents are the following:

  • a copy of the last published issue of a register or any suplimentary list purported to be printed and published in terms of section 35 of the Act;
  • a South African Nursing Council certificate of registration (which is valid for one year from the date of registration);
  • a South African Nursing Council annual practising certificate (APC); OR
  • a certified copy under the hand of the Registrar of the entry of the person's name in the register.
  1. While the eRegister is not a physical document , it is still a copy of the official register, published (displayed on the Internet) in terms of section 35 of the Nursing Act, 2005 and it can legally be used by employers or prospective employers to verify that a person is registered in terms of the Nursing Act, 2005.

  2. Full details of persons removed from the register are always retained in the Nursing Council's official register.  However, the eRegister ONLY contains details of those persons currently registered.  The absence of a persons name from the eRegister means that he/she has either been removed from the register or never been registered at all.  If necessary, users of the eRegister may confirm the reason why the person has been removed from the register by calling the Help Desk on (012) 420-1000 during office hours or by email sent to

  3. The information in the eRegister is displayed in good faith as an easy to use tool for Internet users.  Every effort has been made to ensure that the information displayed is correct and that the system operates correctly.  However, the Council's official register (database) will always take precedence in the event of any discrepancy.

  4. While every reasonable effort is made to maintain current, accurate and relevant information in the eRegister, neither the South African Nursing Council, nor its officials, nor its agents accept responsibility for any direct or indirect damages as a result of using or quoting from the contents of the Electronic Register or the information delivered or NOT delivered.

  5. Unauthorised use of the eRegister is strictly forbidden.

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