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YOUR PARTNER THROUGH ALL THE STAGES OF YOUR CAREER The Occupational Nursing Guild is your partner through all the stages of your career: whether you are studying; a nursing practitioner; or preparing for retirement. Within your occupation you encounter challenges and successes daily and the guild supports you as your patron; but not only that. The guild is also there to help you develop and to equip you with knowledge so that you can perform your daily tasks professionally and ethically. We also act on behalf of the nursing profession by building relationships with other institutions that may affect the profession.

Who may join the guild?

Matriculants who are interested in studying nursing.

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Students who are being trained in nursing.

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All nursing practitioners in all specialist fields.

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Guild members benefits Guild members are proud people for whom ethics and safety in their occupation are important. They are people who wish to continue their development and are not afraid of learning new things. Solidarity Occupational Nursing Guild acknowledges that nursing practitioners are passionate about their occupation. Also that it is an occupation in which people’s lives are a calling, although it is sometimes a thankless task where politics can extinguish the passion.

As a guild member you are part of Solidarity and you therefore qualify for all the labour union benefits we offer.
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Additional benefits enjoyed by nursing practitioners who are members of the guild
Comprehensive, affordable indemnity insurance with more cover and protection than any other provider
Access to Solidarity financial services, our partner for all financial enquiries and services, including the following but not limited thereto:
  • income protection
  • help with drawing up a budget
  • savings plans and investments
  • insurance and much more
Industry-specific news
Opportunity to act as mentor: for more information click here
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Discount at S-Leer, a registered training institution, for all VPO and personal development programmes in Afrikaans.
Guidelines for SANC registration in order to make the process as simple as possible.
Nursing practitioners indemnity Nursing practitioners are required to take out indemnity insurance before they may practise. This insurance offers you protection in the case of claims for compensation as a result of your negligence while performing your duties.

The Nursing Guild offers affordable indemnity insurance via Solidarity financial services.
For more information, send an email to

The various fees for indemnity insurance are as follows:
Student:R212 per year Nursing practitioners:R300 per year Midwives / Obstetricians:R507 per year
*Prices subject to change by insurer.

How do I take out indemnity insurance?
Download the application. Click here ►
Complete the form as fully as possible and send it to the following address together with a copy of your ID and proof of payment -
Your application will be processed. You will have immediate retroactive insurance as soon as your certificate has been issued.
Hand in your certificate to your employer and feel safe.
For more information For general enquiries, email
The South African Nursing Council The South African Nursing Council (SANC) is the regulating body for training and standards in die nursing industry.

All nursing practitioners must apply for a practice certificate every year, which serves as proof that your are competent and able to carry out your duties.

It is your responsiblity as nursing practitioner to see to the following:
Your registration and payment must reach SANC before the cut-off date.
Certificates are sent by post, therefore you must make sure that SANC is always notified should your personal information change in any way. To update your information with SANC click here. ►
You must make sure your payment reference is correct to prevent delays.
You must keep a copy of your proof of payment in case of queries.
Solidarity Nursing Guild always strives to build a positive relationship with SANC in the interests of our members. In doing so, we try to keep our members up to date with all changes, policies and notifications.

Although we act in the interests of our members, we cannot administer SANC registration on behalf of members. We will, however, offer our support when SANC is negligent.

  • Pay by 31 December 2019 – avoid restoration fees.
  • Request voluntary removal if you no longer practice as a nurse.
  • Remember: Bank transfers from different banks take up to 3 working days – pay in advance to meet the 31 December 2019 deadline.
  • eRegister: to verify your registration status with SANC.
  • Community service: Fees are only payable upon completion of the community service to register as a practicing nurse. Your registration fee code is REGFPRA

SANC fees for 2020:
Registered nursing practitioners and midwives: R670 per year Enrolled nursing practitioners and midwives:R400 per year Assistant nurses:R280 per year

For more information about SANC fees, click here.

Graduates doing their community service year, will find all particulars and forms here

Handy links:
For more information, visit the SANC page here ►
Ethics code for nursing practitioners ►
E-registration click here ►
SANC contact details click here ►
Information on community service year click here ►
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