DENOSA Nursing Bursaries for 2019 Closing Date 31 January 2019
BURSARIES AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING COURSES
Short courses & Bridging courses
Community nursing science
Any post-graduate study at a South African University/Technikon
Bursaries for geriatric nursing, community health nursing and psychiatric nursing
Any clinical Master’s degree programme
Closing date 31 January 2019
REQUIREMENTS ELIGIBILITY FOR A BURSARY
Applicants must be fully paid-up:
o Members of DENOSA for a minimum of TWO years immediately
preceding the application for a bursary for 2019.
o Members of DENOSA for the year in which application is made
and must remain a paid-up member of DENOSA.
Must be registered nurses and/or midwives & students.
Those who are on study leave with full pay while undertaking a course
are required to mention this when applying for a bursary.
Should have undertaken a certain amount of approved post-basic work.
Must have completed an application form.
Must have been accepted for a University/College/Technikon course
for 2019 academic year.
Proof of registration with the educational institution must be attached
to the application form. (Should such proof not be available by the
closing date, arrangements may be made with the Secretary of the
DENOSA Study Fund Committee to provide it at a later stage).
Application forms MUST be signed in the presence of a Commissioner
of Oaths and attested by him/her.
Applications for courses taken at a South African
University/Technikon will only be considered if the candidate:
o Has successfully passed at least half of the course; and
o On submission of such proof from the University/Technikon (e.g. a
copy of examination results).
Where the diploma course exceeds one year’s duration, at least half of
the course must have been completed successfully before application
for a bursary will be considered. This stipulation does not apply to
candidates undertaking a one year course.
Candidates following short courses may apply for a bursary if the
course is listed with the South African Nursing Council (SANC). If the
course is not listed with the SANC, the applicant must support the
application with a motivation as to how this course will improve
her/his practise as a nurse.
Applicants must have completed the first year of study successfully
before an application will be considered.
Progress Reports MUST be submitted annually by all bursary holders
until completion of the course/degree for which a bursary was
awarded. Closing date for progress reports to be submitted is 14
February each year.
DUE DATE FOR
Should no progress report be received by the due date of a particular
year, the bursary holder may be requested, without referring back to
the DENOSA Study Fund Committee, to refund the total amount of the
bursary awarded to a candidate.
Should a candidate wish to change his/her course of study and/or training institution, the prior
approval of the DENOSA Study Fund Committee MUST be obtained in order to utilise the
awarded bursary for the new course or training institution
BURSARIES TO BE AWARDED ACCORDING TO MERIT IN 2019
Bursaries for 2019 will be awarded according to merit and need. One page
of your motivation needs to be attached to the application form on how
you are going to assist DENOSA on completion of your studies.
All correspondence regarding bursaries must be addressed to the DENOSA Study Fund
Application forms will, under no circumstances be faxed to applicants for completion.
Application forms can be downloaded from DENOSA website: www.denosa.org.za
Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their applications in April 2019 at the earliest.
Professional Nurses Wanted Over 100 Positions Gauteng Health Department
PROFESSIONAL NURSE (GENERAL NURSING) REF NO: PROF 31/06/2018
SALARY : Grade 1: (PN-A2) R241 908 per annum
CENTRE : Steve Biko Academic Hospital (X24 Posts)
Kalafong Hospital (X2 Posts)
Tembisa Hospital (X4 Posts)
Odi Hospital (X1 Post)
Pretoria West Hospital (X3 Posts)
South Rand Hospital (X13 Posts)
Bronkospruit Hospital (X5 Posts)
Ekurhuleni Health District (X15 Posts)
JHB Metro Health District (X1 Post)
Tshwane District Health Services (X1 Post)
West Rand Health District (X20 Posts)
Edenvale Hospital (X3 Posts)
Far East Rand Hospital (X13 Posts)
Mamelodi Hospital (X4 Posts)
Sebokeng Hospital (X7 Posts)
Weskoppies Hospital (X1 Post)
Sizwe Tropical Hospital (X1 Post)
Rahima Moosa Mother & Child Hospital (X4 Posts)
Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital (X5 Posts)
Bheki Mlangeni Hospital (X9 Posts)
Heidelberg Hospital (X5 Posts)
Leratong Hospital (X16 Posts)
Pholosong Hospital (X7 Posts)
Thelle Mogoerane Hospital (X42 Posts)
Cullinan Care and Rehab (X3 Posts)
Tshwane Rehab Hospital (X1 Post)
REQUIREMENTS : Basic R425 (i.e. diploma/ degree in nursing) or equivalent qualification that allows
registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as Professional Nurse.
Registration with the SANC as Professional Nurse and proof of current registration.
No experience required after registration with the SANC as Professional Nurse.
(Less one year from experience for candidates appointed from outside the public
service after complying with registration requirements).
DUTIES : Demonstrate an understanding of nursing legislation and related legal and ethical
nursing practices. Perform a clinical nursing practice in accordance with the scope
of practice and nursing standards. Promote quality of nursing care. Work as part
of the multidisciplinary team to ensure good nursing care. Able to plan and
organize own work to ensure proper nursing. Demonstrate effective
communication with patients, supervisors and other clinicians including report
How to Apply for Professional Nurses
APPLICATIONS : Postal and contact details of relevant Hospitals/ Institutions:
Ann Latsky Nursing College: Applications must be submitted to: Human
Resource Department, Ann Latsky Nursing College, No 1 Plunkett Avenue Hurst
Hill, Johannesburg. OR P/Bag 40, Auckland Park 2006. Enquiries: Ms R.
Ramahlafi Tel No: (011) 644 8915/ Mr J.D. Cloete Tel No: (011) 644 8912
Bertha Gxowa Hospital: Applications should be submitted to: Human Resource
Department, Bertha Gxowa Hospital, Angus Street, Germiston or posted to Private
Bag X1035, Germiston, 1400. Enquiries: Dr JC Ganada Tel No: 010 344 2779; Dr.
E.M. Sithebe (medical/allied) Tel No: 010 344 2779
Bheki Mlangeni Hospital: Applications must be submitted to: HR Department at
Bheki Mlangeni District Hospital or posted to Bheki Mlangeni District Hospital, P.O.
Box 731, Jabulani, 1868. Enquiries: Ms. RS Mabyane Tel No: (011) 241 5620; Ms
G Ntsoane Tel No: (011) 241 5793
Bronkhorstspruit Hospital or/and Tshwane District Health Services:
Applications must be delivered to: The Fields Building, 427 Hilda Street, Corner
Hilda & Burnett, Hatfield or post to P.O. Box 9514 Pretoria, 0001. Enquiries: Mr J.
Mokhopa Tel No: (012) 451 9035 / Mr J Mokhopha Tel No: (012) 451 9197 / Mr M.
Pitsi Tel No: (012) 451 9060
Carletonville Hospital: Application should be submitted at Carletonville Hospital:
Corner Falcon & Annan Road or posted to: The HR Directorate, Carletonville
Hospital, Private Bag x 2023, Carletonville, 2500. Enquiries: Ms M Matandela Tel
No: (018) 788 1708/02 / Ms C Raborifi Tel No: (018) 788 1781/15
Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital: Applications should be
submitted at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Admin
Building first floor, Room 8. No 17 Jubilee Road, Park town. Enquiries: Ms G.
Bogoshi Tel No: (011) 488 3710 / Ms K Leketho Tel No: (011) 488 3759
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital: Applications should be hand delivered to The
Director: Human Resource, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, between
7am and 4pm at ground floor, Main Admin Building. Or posted to Chris Hani
Baragwanath Academic Hospital: Recruitment and Selection Unit, Private Bag X01
Pimville 1808. Enquiries: Dr GS Maseko Tel No: (011) 933 9142 / Mr C Woodworth
Tel No: (011) 933 8411
Chris Hani Baragwanath Nursing College: Applications should be submitted at
the Human Resource Department, Chris Hani Baragwanath Nursing College
(inside the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital premises), Chris Hani
Road, Diepkloof, Soweto or posted to Private Bag X05, Bertsham, 2013. Enquiries:
Ms. P. Ndaba Tel No: (011) 983 3006 / Ms D. Lekalakala Tel No: (011) 983 3060
Cullinan Care & Rehabilitation Centre: Applications must be hand delivered to
the following address: Cullinan Care and Rehabilitation Centre, Zonderwater
Road, Cullinan, or posted to Cullinan Care and Rehabilitation Centre, Private Bag
X 1005, Cullinan, 1000. Enquiries: Mr J.K. Makhoba Tel No: (012) 734 7044 / Ms
J Ngcobo Tel No: (012) 734 7004
DR Yusuf Dadoo Hospital: Applications:Must be delivered to the following
address: HR Department, Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital, Cnr Memorial and Hospital
Road, Krugersdorp or posted to Dr Yusuf Dadoo Hospital, Private Bag x 2006,
Krugersdorp, 1740. Enquiries: Dr. O.P. Ugobor Tel No: (011) 951 6161 / Ms. D.
Ngwenya Tel No: (011) 951 6045
DR George Mukhari Hospital: Applications can be delivered to: Dr. George
Mukhari Academic Hospital, 3111 Setlogelo Drive, Ga-Rankuwa, 0208 or posted
to: Dr. George Mukhari Academic Hospital, Private Bag X422, Pretoria 0001.
Enquiries: Dr F Kgongwana Tel No: (012) 529 3880 / Ms T Masilela Tel No: (012)
Edenvale Hospital: Edenvale hospital, Resource Department Private Bag X 1005,
Edenvale, 1610 or hand delivered to: Edenvale hospital, Second gate (Next to taxi
Rank), Modderfontein Road, Edenvale. Enquiries: Mr J. Rampheri Tel No: (011)
321 6109 / Mr J.K.A. Buthelezi Tel No: (011) 321 6003
Ekurhuleni & Sedibeng District Health Areas: Applications to be sent to
Ekurhuleni Health District, Hand Post and other means of posting, delivery to 40
Catlin Street Germiston 1400 or Private Bag X1005 Germiston 1400. Enquiries:
Mr A Mdunyelwa Tel No: (011) 876 1721 / Mr C Modise Tel No: (011) 876 1721
Far East Rand Hospital: Applications should be submitted at – HR Department,
Far East Rand Hospital, Private Bag X50, Springs 1560 or Hand delivered to: HR
Department, Far East Rand Hospital, Hospital Road, New State Area, Springs.
Enquiries: Dr N Lesia Tel No: (011) 812 8311 / MR R Moshwane Tel No: (011) 812
Forensic Pathology Services: Application must be submitted at Forensic
Pathology Service, 11 Diagonal Street, 13 floor, reception or can be posted to
Forensic Pathology Service, P O Box 7128, Johannesburg, 2000. Enquiries: Mr L.
Mailula (medical/ allied) Tel No: (011) 689 5570; Ms N. Mashiya (medical/ allied)
Tel No: (011) 689 5594
Heidelberg Hospital: Applications should be submitted to HR department at
Heidelberg Hospital, Hospital Street. Heidelberg 1441 or posted to Heidelberg
Hospital, Private bag 612, Heidelberg 1438. Enquiries: Dr ER Masilela Tel No:
(016) 341 1207 / Tel No: (016) 341 1286
Helen Joseph Hospital: Applications should be submitted to Human Resource
Department at the Helen Joseph Hospital, No14 Perth Road Auckland Park.
Enquiries: Dr R Billa Tel No: (011) 489 0014 / Ms T Mkhwanazi Tel No: (011) 489
Johannesburg District Health Area: Applications can be submitted to
Johannesburg District Health offices at Hillbrow CHC CNR Smit and Klein Street
or be posted to Human Resources Johannesburg District Health, Private Bag X21,
Johannesburg 2001. Enquiries: Ms S Rabotapi Tel No: (011) 694 3861 / Mr O
Moerane Tel No: (011) 694 3906
Jubilee Hospital: Application documents must be addressed to Jubilee District
Hospital, Human Resource Department, Private Bag x449 Hammanskraal 0400 or
hand delivered at Jubilee District Hospital. Enquiries: Mr N. Sekhu Tel No: (012)
717 9402; Dr O.B. Modise (medical) Tel No: (012) 717 9338
Kalafong Hospital: Applications must be submitted to: Kalafong Hospital, Human
Resource Department, Private Bag X396, Pretoria, 0001 or Hand Delivery at
Kalafong Security Gate and sign in register book. Enquiries: Dr K.E. LetebeleHartell
Tel No: (012) 318 6503 / Dr K.M. Htwe Tel No: (012) 318 6502
Kopanong Hospital: Application to: HR Office, Kopanong Hospital, 2 Casino
Road, Duncanville, or posted to P/Bag X031, Vereeniging, 1930. Enquiries: Ms A.
Motaung Tel No: (016) 428 7096
Leratong Hospital: Applications should be submitted or hand delivered at
Leratong Hospital Human Resource Department (Block 6) 1 Adcock Street
Chamdor 1740. Enquiries: Dr R.M. Phanzu Tel No: (011) 411 3508 / Ms M
Kubheka Tel No: (011) 411 3614
Mamelodi Hospital: Applications to be sent to Mamelodi Hospital, Attention:
Recruitment Section Hand Post and other means of posting delivery to 19472
Serapeng Street Tsamaya Road or Private Bag x0032 Rethabile 0122. Enquiries:
Dr L.N. Pooe Tel No: (012) 841 8306 / Ms S. Mahlangu Tel No: (012) 841 8363
Medical Supplies Depot: Medical Supplies Depot, Human Resource Department,
Private Bag X2, Auckland Park, 2006. Hand Delivery at Medical Supplies Depot,
35 Plunckett Street, Hursthill at the Registration Department and sign in register
book. Enquiries: Dr S.A. Matjila Tel No: (012) 521 3079 / Ms E.M. Shibambo Tel
No: (012) 521 4881/5869
Medunsa Oral & Dental Hospital: Applications must be submitted at Medunsa
Oral & Dental: Private Bag X848, Medunsa, 0001. Enquiries: Dr S.A. Matjila Tel
No: (012) 521 3079 / Ms E.M. Shibambo Tel No: (012) 521 4881/5869
Odi Hospital: Application to: Odi District Hospital, Klipgat road, Mabopane, HR
Section or posted to: Odi District Hospital Private Bag X509, Mabopane.0190.
Enquiries: Dr M Mekgoe Tel No: (012) 725 2436
Pholosong Hospital: Applications must be submitted at Pholosong Hospital,
1067 Ndaba Street, Tsakane, 1540 or can be Posted to Private Bag X4, Brakpan,
1550. Enquiries: Mr J Fernandes Tel No: (011) 812 5179 / Ms S. Wagner Tel No:
(011) 812 5179
Pretoria Oral & Dental Hospital: Direct applications to The HR Manager Ms Ina
Swart-University of Pretoria Oral Health Centre PO Box 1266 Pretoria 0001 or
Hand deliver at Louis Botha Building A, Room 1.28, Dr Savage Road, Rivier,
Pretoria. Enquiries: Prof A.J. Ligthelm Tel No: (012) 319 2327 / Ms I. Swart Tel No:
(012) 301 5705
Pretoria West Hospital: Applications can be delivered to: Pretoria West Hospital,
HR Department, 380 Sytze Wierda Avenue, Philip Nel Park, Pretoria West or
posted: to: Pretoria West Hospital, HR Department, Private Bag X02, Pretoria
West,0117. Enquiries: Dr C. Mojapelo (medical/ allied) Tel No: (012) 380 1234; Ms
H.M.M. Strydom (nursing) Tel No: (012) 380 1207
Rahima Moosa Mother & Child Hospital: Applications to be forwarded to the
Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital, Cnr Fuel and Oudtshoorn Street,
Coronationville, 2092 or Private Bag X20, Newclare, 2112 or Human Resource
Office, Administration Building, 1st Floor. Enquiries: Dr F Benson Tel No: (011)
470 9034 / Mr L Louw Tel No: (011) 470 9190
Rahima Moosa Nursing College: All applications must be hand delivered to:
Rahima Moosa Nursing College, Fuel & Riversdale Road Gate 4, and
Coronationville or posted to Private Bag x116, Melville, 2109. Enquiries: Ms J
Gassiep Tel No: (011) 247 3300 / Mr AT Tsoke Tel No: (011) 247 3321
Sebokeng Hospital: Applications should be send by courier or hand delivered to
Sebokeng Hospital, the HR Department, Moshoeshoe Street, Sebokeng or
Applications must be submitted to HR Department, Sebokeng Hospital. Enquiries:
Dr N. Msibi (medical) Tel No: (016) 930 3303; Ms M. Madolo (allied) Tel No: (016)
930 3305; Mr K. Sejeng (nursing) Tel No: (016) 930 3066
Sedibeng District Health Area: Direct applications to The HR Manager-Sedibeng
DHS Private Bag x023 Vanderbijlpark 1900 or hand deliver at 2nd Floor, Cnr
Frikkie Meyer & Pasteur Blvd, HR Managers office. Enquiries: Ms S. Hlahane Tel
No: (016) 950 6195 / Ms G Van den Heever Tel No: (016) 950 6174
S.G. Lourens Nursing College: Application documents must be submitted to SG
Lourens Nursing College, Cnr Soutpanberg Road & Theodorehove, Pretoria or SG
Lourens Nursing College, Private Bag X755, Pretoria, 0001. Enquiries: Ms B.
Riekert Tel No: (012) 319 5601
Sizwe Tropical Disease Hospital: Applications can be posted to: HR Manager,
Sizwe Tropical Disease Hospital, Private Bag x 2, Snadringham, 2131 or hand
delivered at Sizwe Tropical Disease Hospital, Cnr Club Street and Modderfontein
road, Sandringham. Enquiries: Dr Louw Tel No: (011) 531 4410/ 4305 / Tel No:
(011) 531 4302/ 4
South Rand Hospital: Applications forms must be delivered to HR South Rand
Hospital, Admin block 1st Floor, Friars Hill Road, Rosettenville/to be posted to
Private Bag X 1 Rosettenville 2130. Enquiries: Dr MN Maleka Tel No: (011) 681
2018 / Ms R. Mlangeni Tel No: (011) 681 2009
Sterkfontein Hospital: Applications must be submitted to HR in the Administration
Building or posted to Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital, Private Bag X2010,
Krugersdorp, 1740. Enquiries: Mr J Mapunya Tel No: (011) 951 8341/ 8000 / Ms T
Morake Tel No: (011) 951 8262
Steve Biko Academic Hospital: Steve Biko Academic Hospital, Private Bag x
169, Pretoria, 0001 or hand delivered to Cnr Malherbe & Steve Biko Road, Main
Entrance at Level 3. Steve Biko Academic Hospital. Enquiries: Dr M Mathebula Tel
No: (012) 354 1141 / Mr PJ. Motsweni Tel No: (012) 354 4646
Tambo Memorial Hospital: Applications can be forwarded to the Recruitment
Officer (Room 122), HR Department Tambo Memorial Hospital, Private Bag X 2,
Boksburg, 1460, Physical address: Railway Street, Boksburg, 1460. Enquiries: Dr
A Naidoo Tel No: (011) 898 8320/22; Mr M.K. Mfolo (HR Manager) Tel No: (011)
Tara The H. Moross Hospital: Applications must be delivered to: Tara the H.
Moross Centre, 50 Saxon Road Hurlingham 2196 or can be posted to-: Tara H.
Moross Centre Private Bag X7 Randburg 2125. Enquiries: Dr FA Otiano Tel No:
(011) 535 3001/ 3276
Tembisa Hospital: Application to be addressed to: The Human Resources,
Tembisa Provincial Tertiary Hospital, Private X7 OlifantsFontein, 1665 or Hand
delivered / submitted at corner Flint Mazibuko and Rev. R.J.T Namene Drive
Olifantsfontein 1665. Enquiries: Dr S. Mogaladi Tel No: (011) 923 2053 / Mr N
Ramolumisi Tel No: (011) 923 2053
Thelle Mogoerane (Natalspruit) Hospital: Applications should be submitted to
Thelle Mogoerane Hospital, 12390 Nguza Street Extension 14 Vosloorus, First
Floor Main entrance (Brown Boxes) and sign in register book or post to Private
Bag X01 Alrode 1451. Enquiries: Dr C.N. Mqayi Tel No: (011) 590 0298 / Mr T
Mhlongo Tel No: (011) 590 0299
Tshwane District Hospital: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct
applications to Human Resource Management at Louis Botha Building A, Room
1.10, Dr. Savage Road, Riviera, Pretoria OR mailed to PO Box 1266, Pretoria,
0001 Tel: 012 301 5722. Enquiries: Dr Soe Tel No: (012) 354 7604 Ms M.W
Matube Tel No: (012) 354 7604
Tshwane District Health Services: Applications must be delivered to: Street
Address: Fedsure Building, Office No 1402, 3319 Cnr Lillian Ngoyi and Pretorius
Streets, Pretoria 0002, or Postal Address: PO Box 9514, Pretoria, 0001. Enquiries:
Mr J Mokhopha Tel No: (012) 451 9197 / Mr M. Pitsi Tel No: (012) 451 9060
Tshwane Rehabilitation Hospital: Applications must be sent directly to: Tshwane
Rehabilitation Hospital, P.O Box 23397, Gezina, 0031 OR hand deliver to Cnr Dr
Savage and Soutpansberg Road, Pretoria 0001. Enquiries: Ms P AlakramKhalewon
Tel No: (012) 354 6745 / Mr MG Polo Tel No: (012) 354 6125
Weskoppies Hospital: Applications should be submitted to: The HR Manager,
Weskoppies Hospital, and Private Bag x113, Pretoria, or hand delivered to the box
provided at the Security gate at the Main entrance at Weskoppies Hospital.
Enquiries: Dr F. Mabena Tel No: (012) 319 9841 / Ms M Jacobs Tel No: (012) 319
West Rand District Health Area: Applications should be delivered to West Rand
District Health, Cnr. Vlei & Luipaard Street or posted to West Rand District Health,
Private Bag X 2053, Krugersdorp 1740. Enquiries: Ms P Muso Tel No: (011) 953
4515 / Mr A Tiro Tel No: (011) 953 4515
Wits Oral & Dental Hospital: Applications must be send to Wits Oral Health
Centre, Private Bag X 15 Braamfontein 2017 or hand delivered to Wits Oral Health
Centre, c/o Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Area 385 Block
8 Floor (Orange Block) HR Office Room 9/10, Parktown. Enquiries: Prof MS
Nemutandani Tel No: (011) 488 4893/ 4887 / Ms S. Raphalo Tel No: (011) 488
Central Office: The Recruitment and Selection Unit, Gauteng Department of
Health, Private Bag X085, Marshalltown, 2107, Physical Address: 37 Pixley Seme
Street, Marshalltown, 2107. Bank of Lisbon building. Enquiries: Ms K Lehloenya
Tel No: (011) 355 3301 (Finance Branch) Adv. M. Lebeloane Tel No: (011) 298-
2492 (Legal Services)
CLOSING DATE : 10 August 2018
NOTE : Documentation Required: Z83, CV, certified copies of ID, qualifications and
registration certificate of relevant council, proof of current registration and relevant
Applicants are invited to apply to study towards the four year Diploma in Nursing in 2018 at the following Gauteng Nursing Colleges:
– Chris Hani Baragwanath Nursing College
– Ann Latsky Nursing College
– SG Lourens Nursing College
1. Must be a South African Citizen.
2. Residing in Gauteng Province
3. Must have Senior Certicate, National Senior Cerficate, National Vocational Certicate Primary Health (Level 4)
4. Recommended Experience as a CHW, CWP, EPW, HCT Counsellors
Competencies and Attributes:
1. Problem Solving Ability
2. Patience, Love for people, Organizational ability, Leadership ability
3. Communication and Computer Skill
4. Honest, Compassionate and Caring Individuals
5. Willing to work night shift, weekends and public holidays.
All extended period of application candidates to bring:
– Certified ID copy
– Matric Certificate or Statement of results or Final Grade 11 results.
Financial Assistance will cover:
– Tuition Fee
– Uniform Allowance
– Text Books/Tablet Smart Device
– Meal Tickets
– Monthly Stipend
All interested candidates to report to the colleges mentioned above for application and registration from 08 – 19 January 2018.
Enquiries: gauteng central selection centre: 0116448946 or 08600 11000
CHBNC: 0119833000 ALNC: 0116448900
SG Lourens: 0123195600
How to Find Accredited and Registered Nursing Colleges
One of the functions of the Nursing Council is to accredit nursing education institutions (NEI’s) and the training programmes presented by those institutions. Council is empowered in terms of legislation to perform these functions.
The Nursing Act, 2005 – Section 42 of the Act makes it illegal for any institution in South Africa to provide education and / or training intended to qualify a person to practise as a nurse or a midwife unless both the institution and the programme of education and training are accredited by the South African Nursing Council .
In fulfilling these obligations, the Council is protecting the rights of;
the Public to receive care from a nurse or midwife who has received a high quality education intended to equip him / her to provide competent, compassionate and ethically based nursing care; and
the Learner to receive education and training that meets all the requirements for registration as a practitioner in South Africa
Illegal Institutions / Programmes
It is imperative that learners make sure that the institution where they will be trained as a nurse or midwife is accredited by the South African Nursing Council AND that the training programme (course) is also accredited by the Nursing Council . If either is NOT ACCREDITED, the Nursing Council will not recognise any of the training the learner has received. This means that the learner will not be able to practise in South Africa (or elsewhere) after completing the training. All the time and money that the learner has spent on education and training will be wasted.
Often, such illegal institutions or institutions running illegal programmes try to protect themselves by giving their programmes obscure names like Pre-nursing and telling the prospective learner that by following such a course, the learner will be guaranteed entry into further nursing education (at the same or another nursing education institution). There is no provision for such programmes in the Nursing Act, 2005 or in its regulations and no such guarantee. The education and training regulations (available on this web-site) give minimum entry requirements for each nursing education and training programme.
The Nursing Council handles complaints or reports received about illegal institutions and/or illegal programmes operating in South Africa.
All allegations are investigated and, if it is found that an institution is operating illegally or running an illegal programme, the co-operation of the South African Police Services (SAPS) is sought in closing down the institution or programme. SAPS is involved in this process because in terms of the Nursing Act, 2005 it is a criminal offence for someone to operate such an institution or to offer such a programme.
If you are aware of any institution that you think may be operating illegally or providing an illegal programme, please send full details to the Council so that the facts can be checked.