How to pay the SANC Annual Fees, payment deadline and Banking Details

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SANC Annual Fees Payment 2024 

South African Nursing Council -SANC Annual Fees Structure 2024, and How to use the Reference Deposit Account to pay Fees or Fines owed to the SANC.

The Breakdown of SANC fees, SANC Payment Code, Deposit Account Details as released by SANC Managements is available online and accessible on here… Read Full Details Below.SANC Annual Fees

About South African Nursing Council -(SANC)

South African Nursing Council is the body entrusted with setting and maintaining standards of nursing education and practice in the Republic of South Africa.  It is an autonomous, financially independent, statutory body, initially established by the Nursing Act, 1944 (Act No. 45 of 1944), and currently operating under the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005).

Setting and Monitoring of Standards

In terms of Section 3 of the Nursing Act, 2005, the Nursing Council is to establish, improve, and control conditions, standards, and quality of nursing education and training.

Section 4 of the Nursing Act makes provision for the accreditation and inspection of nursing education institutions, the monitoring of assessments conducted by accredited institutions, the conducting of nursing examinations, and the granting of diplomas and certificates.

Section 58(1)(f) of the Nursing Act, 2005, provides for the making of regulations relating to qualifications and the conditions to be complied with, that entitle a person to be registered as a nursing practitioner (education and training regulations).

The South African Nursing Council is involved in the monitoring of nursing standards by:

  • registering nurse practitioners, therefore permitting them to practice as nurses;
  • accreditation of new nursing education institutions and nursing education programmes;
  • inspection of nursing education institutions and clinical facilities;
  • constantly reviewing nursing education and training to be in line with the needs of the Republic of South Africa; and
  • providing counselling and guidance to the nursing profession regarding the implementation of the nursing education and training policies.

FEE AND FINE PAYABLE TO SANC

The fees and fines payable to the South African Nursing Council are regulated by the Regulations regarding Fees and Fines payable to the South African Nursing Council published by Government Notice No. R.170 of March 8, 2013 (as amended).

The amounts payable for the various fees is published by Notice in the Government Gazette, as and when the fee amounts are amended.  A list of the currently applicable notices can be found at the bottom of this web page.

  1. If you want to pay your annual fees, go to the Annual Fees page.

  2. If you want to pay for the restoration of your name to the register, go to the Restorations page.

  3. If you want to purchase Distinguishing Devices, go to the Distinguishing Devices page.

The information below applies to all other payments to SANC, and specifically with making payments into SANC’s bank account.  SANC encourages all clients to make use of its reference deposit bank account for all payments as the most cost and time-effective method of making such payments.

HOW TO USE THE REFERENCE DEPOSIT ACCOUNT TO PAY FEES OR FINES OWED TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN NURSING COUNCIL

No matter what method of payment you choose, albeit at an FNB branch or some form of electronic banking, you must please ensure that the deposit reference is correctly filled in.  The reference consists of two parts:

  1. Your SANC account number (8 digits); and
  2. A payment type code (7 CAPITAL LETTERS) – written immediately after the account number.

The following line is an example of what a correct reference will look like:

12345678ANLFEES

In this example, ‘12345678‘ is the account number and ‘ANLFEES‘ is the payment type code.  You will notice that the reference is always 15 characters long.

Please note that the above reference is only an example, and you should not use the above details for making any payment (it will be rejected by the bank).  You must use your own reference number as the account number and choose the appropriate payment type code from the list given below.

Step 1: Check and write down your SANC account number.  This is the same as your SANC reference number which is always 8 digits long and starts with a ‘1’.

Step 2: Determine the appropriate payment type code from the list below and write it immediately after your SANC account number.  Do NOT leave a space between your account number and the payment type code

This is the correct reference to be used for this payment.  (Any future payments will use the same account number but the payment type code may change according to the purpose for which payment is being made.)

LIST OF PAYMENT TYPE CODES TO BE USED BY INDIVIDUALS

Section
of the
Regulations
Payment
Type Code
To be used for paying for:
7(1)(a) ADGUILT Admission of guilt fines
2(1)(c) ANLFEES Annual Fees
2(1)(g) APPFEES Application Fees (foreign applications)
2(1)(k) CETSFEE Certificate of Status Fee
2(1)(l) DUPCFEE Replacement Certificate Fee
2(1)(m) EXAMFEE Examination Fees (foreign application exams)
2(1)(n) EXTRFEE Extract Fees (extract from the register)
2(1)(q) LATEFEE Late Entry Fees (foreign exam applicants)
2(1)(s) ADDQUAL Registration Fees (additional qualifications)
2(1)(t) ASSESSR Registration Fees (assessors, moderators, verifiers)
2(1)(v) REGFPRA Registration Fees (practitioners)
2(1)(x) REMAFEE Remarking Fees (exams)
2(1)(y)
2(1)(z)
RESTFEE Restoration Fees
2(1)(aa) TRANFEE Transcript of Training Fees
2(1)(b) VERIFEE Verification Fees
SALEDDS Purchasing of Distinguishing Devices
PRINMAT Purchasing of Printed Matter (Nursing Act, regulations, etc.)
POSTAGE Postage
OTHRFEE Other fees or payments (not mentioned above)
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TO BE USED BY INSTITUTIONS, ORGANISATIONS, OR COMPANIES

Section
of the
Regulations
Payment
Type Code
To be used for paying for:
2(1)(a) ACFLEEN Accreditation Fees – Nursing Education Institution
ACFRENE Accreditation Fees – Reaccreditation of a Nursing Education Institution
2(1)(b) ACFNEPR Accreditation Fees – Nursing Education Programme
2(1)(c) ANLFEES Annual Fees on behalf of your employees
2(1)(d) ANNFNEI Annual Nursing Education Institution Fee
2(1)(e)
2(1)(h)
2(1)(i)
APFAPCE Application Fees
2(1)(j) AUDVFEE Audit Visit Fees
2(1)(m) EXAMFEE Examination Fees (candidates)
2(1)(o) FVFCLNC Focus Visit Fees (clinical facilities)
2(1)(p) FVFENEI Focus Visit Fees (nursing education institution)
2(1)(q) LATEFEE Late Entry Fees (exam candidates)
2(1)(s) ADDQUAL Registration Fees (additional qualifications)
2(1)(u) REGFLEN Registration Fees (learners)
2(1)(v) REGFPRA Registration Fees (practitioners)
PRINMAT Purchasing of Printed Matter (Nursing Act, regulations, etc.)
OTHRFEE Other fees or payments (not mentioned above)

 

How to pay the SANC Annual Fee.

A reminder is usually sent out to each registered person towards the end of each year.  The reminder gives full details of how to pay the annual fee for the following year.  The reminder also contains a convenient First National Bank deposit slip that has some of the person details already filled in.

Council recommends that you pay the annual fee using the First National Bank deposit slip.  For most people, it will be the most convenient way of paying the fee.

IMPORTANT.
Do not pay at the bank if your personal details or postal address must be changed – the system is so quick that your Annual Practising Certificate will be issued showing the old details or postal address.

SANC Annual fee payment Deadline

The offices of the South African Nursing Council will be closed for the year-end from Friday, 22 December 2024 at 12:00 pm midday, and re-open on Wednesday, 03 January 2024 at 08:00 am. Kindly note that on 22 December 2024, for operational reasons the gates will be closed at 11: 00 am already.

If you have received a reminder, carefully follow the instructions printed on it and also read the important notes section. This will ensure that your payment is processed without undue delay.

The information in the following sections will assist you if you do not receive a reminder.

Important Notes when Paying the Annual Fee

Please take note of the following important points to avoid delays in the processing of payments:

  • DO indicate your Council reference number, payment type code ‘ANLFEES’ and full names when making payments to the Council.
  •  DO pay the correct amount depending on your category – not more or less – unless you have been requested to pay only part of the amount by the Council.
  • DO make sure that all electronic or other payments are made into the South African Nursing Council bank account.
  •  DO keep your bank deposit slip in case of queries.
  • DO NOT fax or post your proof of payment to the Council – unless you are requested to do so.
  • DO NOT pay at the bank if your personal details or address must be changed – in this case, post your remittance to Council.

Ways to pay the Annual fees

There are many ways to pay the SANC Annual fee, choose from the methods below, the one that is covenient to you.

Paying the Annual Fee at any First National Bank

This is the recommended way of paying the annual fee.

  1. Fill in and sign an Account Deposit Slip.  Use the Council’s bank details shown below.
  2. Write your Council reference number (8-digit number starting with a ‘1’) in the Reference block on the form followed immediately (no space) by the annual fees payment code ‘ANLFEES‘.
  3. Hand both copies of the deposit slip plus your payment (cash) to the teller.  You do not need the exact amount – the teller will give you a change if necessary.
  4. Keep your copy of the deposit slip safe in case of queries.
  5. Allow 4 weeks for your Annual Practising Certificate to reach you by post.
SANC First National Bank banking details
Bank Name: First National Bank
Branch Name: Corporate Core Banking – Pretoria
Branch Code: 253145
Account Name: S A Nursing Council No 2 Account
Account Number: 514 211 86 193
Paying the Annual Fee by Debit Order

Regrettably, South African Nursing Council has stopped making use of Debit Orders as a method of paying the Annual Fee.  The reasons for this is that very few nurses were making use of the facility and it was therefore very expensive to run.  In addition, because the debit orders were only taken off bank accounts once each year, there was a particularly high rate of rejected debit orders – with the associated difficulty in resolving the payment with the nurse before his/her name was removed from the register.

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Paying the Annual Fee by Post

Use this method if you need to change your personal details, postal address, etc.

  1. Post your payment (a bank-guaranteed cheque to the council together with a short note indicating who the payment is from.
  2. You should at least indicate your Council reference number and full names.  Also, indicate your identity number, if possible, and a telephone number where you can be contacted in case of queries.
  3. You can also download remittance advice from this website, that will make sure that you do not leave out any important information.
  4. Allow 6 weeks for your annual practicing certificate to reach you by post.
  5. Please do not send cash through the post.  The council will not accept any responsibility for cash that goes missing in the postal system.
  6. Please do not send payment by Postal Orders.  Council no longer accepts payments by means of Postal Orders.
Paying the Annual Fee at the Council Offices

Warning: Use this method only if you need your Annual Practising Certificate in a great hurry as the queues can sometimes be very long!

  1. Hand your old Annual Practising Certificate (or other document bearing your Council reference number) or your identity document together with your payment (a bank-guaranteed cheque or credit card) to the cashier.
  2. If your registration is up-to-date, your Annual Practising Certificate will be handed to you immediately.
  3. Please note that Council will NOT ACCEPT CASH as a method of payment at the counter.  You will be asked to pay the cash into FNB (First National Bank) instead.

Paying the Annual Fee Electronically

You are welcome to pay by Internet/telephone banking, etc.  Be warned that payment must be received in the Council bank account before or on the due date and Council will NOT consider any relaxation of this requirement.  In this regard, please take note of the rules of your banking institution regarding the effective date on which payment will be made to the beneficiary (SA Nursing Council).  (You have agreed to these rules in your undertaking with your banking institution.)

  1. Use the Council banking details shown below.
  2. You must ensure that the Council can positively identify who the payment is from.  Make sure that the details that will be printed in the Council’s bank statement containing your 8-digit Council reference number followed immediately by the annual fees payment type code “ANLFEES“.  Check that this information is correct!  It is not necessary to add any other information such as “Ref.”, “SANC”, etc. – this sometimes hides the important information because some of the banks cut off information that is too long.  Companies are warned that their banking systems often only print the company name (by default) in Council’s bank statement and Council received no other information to identify the nurse for whom the payment is made.  The following example is given to show the format required.  You should substitute your own details where necessary.  Example:

123456ANLFEES

  1. Allow 4 weeks for your annual receipt and licence to practise to reach you by post.
  2. Council staff cannot help you with queries regarding your bank’s electronic systems – please refer your queries to your bank. (Standard Bank Internet banking clients – please see the notes in the following section).
Bank Name: First National Bank
Branch Name: Corporate Core Banking – Pretoria
Branch Code: 253145
Account Name: S A Nursing Council No 2 Account
Account Number: 514 211 86 193

 

Can I be sure that Council will allocate my electronic payment correctly?

Council processes all payments into the No. 2 Account electronically and has already processed well over 1,94 million payment in this way.  Statistics show that the system allocates payments automatically to the correct person 99,5% of the time.  The remaining 0,5% have to be allocated manually.  Follow the above instructions carefully and help us make it 100% !!!  (Statistics as at 2014-07-31.)

Standard Bank Internet Banking Clients – Please Note

Many Standard Bank Internet banking clients have problems paying the Council electronically.  Follow the instructions below and it should be easy.  These instructions have been adapted from the instructions on the Standard Bank website to specifically cater for payments to the Nursing Council.  (Please follow the instructions on the bank’s website for payments to any other beneficiary.)

First define S A Nursing Council as a beneficiary.

  1. Go into internet banking.
  2. Click on Payments.
  3. Click on Add new Company beneficiary button.
  4. Enter the one time password sent to your cellphone or e-mail address.
  5. Choose the company from the list.
  6. The screen will allows you to search by Company Name.
  7. Type ‘S’ (space) ‘A’ in the Company Name field and click on Search.  (This is where most clients have difficulty – you must type capital letter ‘S’ followed by one space and the capital letter ‘A’ – if you type anything else or even leave out the space you will not see S A Nursing Council listed.  As an alternative you can try typing a single ‘S’ which will also work, but the list will be much longer.)
  8. Select ‘S A NURSING COUNCIL’ from the drop-down list and click on Select.
  9. The company number for the Council (42280051885) will be filled in by the system.  (This is a number used by Standard Bank to refer to the Council bank account – it is not our bank account number and you should not be worried that it is different from the Council bank account number.)
  10. Enter something like ‘SANC FEES’ in the My reference section – this information will appear on YOUR bank statement.
  11. Enter your Council reference number in the Beneficiary reference section – this information will be printed on the COUNCIL bank statement and is very important for the correct allocation of your payment!  (Your Council reference number is the 8-digit number starting with a ‘1’ that is always printed on all correspondence from the Council.  Check this number very carefully.  Standard Bank’s system will not allow you to type anything else besides your Council reference number in the Beneficiary reference section – not even your name.)
  12. Click on Continue.
  13. Check the details on the confirmation screen.
  14. If you are satisfied that everything is correct, click on Confirm.
  15. S A Nursing Council will now be set up as a beneficiary on your account.
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Now you can make payments to Council at any time using the beneficiary you have just set up.  Proceed as you would do for any other account payment.

How to pay the SANC annual fees for foreign students

For Students Outside South Africa:

If you are a student outside South Africa wishing to pay the annual fees, below are guidelines on how to go about it.

It is very expensive to transfer money from one country to another.  The banks on both the sending end and the receiving end will charge fees and this can amount to more than the required payment!

Please refer to Note 4 above, in the section “How much are the annual fees?“, with regard to additional amounts that may have to be paid by practitioners paying in foreign currency.

Council, therefore, recommends the following alternatives:

  1. If possible, get a friend or family member in South Africa to pay the fee on your behalf, and pay them back when you return to South Africa.
  2. Pay the fee electronically out of your South African bank account using Internet banking.

NB:  If you do make arrangements to pay your annual fees in South Africa, you will not have to pay the Foreign Bank Fees shown on your annual fee reminder.

If you cannot make either of the above arrangements to pay your annual fees in South Africa, please establish from your bank what charges will be levied at both ends and transfer sufficient funds to cover the charges and the fees you are paying.  This will eliminate unnecessary correspondence and delays.

You will also need to provide your bank with the following details about the Nursing Council’s bank to ensure that your payment is transferred correctly:

Name of Bank FNB (First National Bank)
Address of Bank 206 Church Street
Pretoria
0002 Republic of South Africa
Swift Code FIRNZAJJ926

Please write your SANC reference number on your receipt for the transfer and fax a copy to the Nursing Council, so that we can allocate the foreign payment to the correct person.

This is an important step that should not be omitted.  The SWIFT system seldom transmits any usable reference information with the payments.

Note: The annual practicing certificate will be posted to the postal address in the register.

If you have changed your postal address to an address in a foreign country, please allow sufficient time for your Annual Practising Certificate to reach you by mail.

SANC banking details

The SANC banking details are:

Name of bank              : First National Bank

Account number        : 514 211 86 193

Branch code                : 253145

Reference                    : Person’s own SANC Reference Number followed by ANLFEES

Whilst waiting for the Annual Practising Certificate to be distributed by the SANC, the employer can verify the registration status of the practitioner through the SANC website by logging into the SANC eRegister at https://www.sanc.co.za/eRegister.htm. To do this, they will require the practitioner’s SANC reference number or Identity Number (ID No).

We wish you all the best over the holiday season. Please stay safe and we look forward to working with you in 2024.

Kind regards

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For More information and inquiries, you can contact The South African Nursing Council at your convenience via the South African Nursing Council Contact Details or, kindly drop a comment below, We will respond to you ASAP.

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