The Health Professions Council of South Africa is a statutory body, established in terms of the Health Professions Act and is committed to protecting the public and guiding the professions.
|HPCSA Contingency measures alert level 4|
On 27 June 2021, the President of South Africa, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent announcement to move to adjusted alert level 4 of the lockdown >>>> read more
Annual Renewal Guide
The Purpose of the Manual is to guide Health Practitioners on how to login and pay or access the card on the OSVC Portal >>>> read more
RE: HPCSA Registration of Health Practitioners - January 2021
The pandemic and ensuing national lockdown have disrupted processes for many entities. To ensure such impact is mitigated to avoid far-reaching consequences for generations to come, it has become imperative for many organizations to have to adjust to, and accommodate what has become the new normal, at least for a foreseeable future. It is in light of the challenges posed by the less than optimal operating circumstances for both the Health Professions Council of South Africa, HPCSA, and its stakeholders that the following registration concessions are made >>> read more
|New Continued Professional Development (CPD) Platform|
Please be informed that the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) introduced a new Continued Professional Development (CPD) platform on the website to enable the healthcare professionals to upload certificates and update their CPD compliant status at any time.
Click here for the manual to guide you on the procedure to utilise the platform.
Council launched an Online Renewal Portal in March 2017 to enable practitioners to renew annual fees online. We urge practitioners to use the Online Renewals Portal. Please see the guidelines below:
How to pay and access card click here
How to access the online card click here
How to access online certificate click here
|SAHPRA Expression of interest solicitation for external Clinical experts|
SAHPRA requests the submission of curriculum vitae (CV) by persons with experience in the disciplines of bioequivalence; pharmacology; clinical and clinical trials; vigilance. CVs will be considered for potential appointment as external expert evaluators and or a member of the advisory committee.
Interested individuals should explicitly indicate in the cover letter their area of expertise and interest in relation to the above discipline >>> read more
|Online Practitioner Symposia|
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic that has gripped the country and the world, and with many public gatherings barred from taking place, the HPCSA had to cancel all Practitioner Roadshows and Symposia that were scheduled to take place this year. As an alternative, the HPCSA will be hosting its symposia on digital platforms to ensure that practitioners continue to obtain their CEU’s.
These virtual symposia will be carried out throughout the country. The HPCSA is excited to welcome practitioners to the virtual symposia and encourages healthcare practitioners to join us and be part of the conversation that will improve South Africa’s healthcare system.
Look out for invitations of when we will be in your area!!
Notice on Extension of Annual Fees Due Date and Validity of Annual Practicing Certificates
In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the state of national disaster as announced by the President in terms of the Disaster Management Act, 2002, the HPCSA acknowledges that this has affected some practitioners’ ability to pay their annual fees and the provincial departments in effecting the persal deduction and pay annual fees on behalf of state-employed practitioners in terms of Resolution 2 of 2018 in the Public Health and Social Development Sectoral Bargaining Council >>> read more
|HPCSA Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic|
The COVID-19 Pandemic calls upon health practitioners to operate under situations and demands that the current regulatory framework has not anticipated. During this pandemic, redeployment of practitioners to support our healthcare system to deal with the pandemic will call on practitioners to practice outside their usual scope of professions.
Please Click here to access HPCSA approved guidelines in terms of various registration, annual fee and ethical related matters arising from the COVID -19 pandemic.
Please familiarise yourselves with the content as it impacts on annual fee payment, registration and restoration amended procedures and various other important professional and ethical matters.
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|General HPCSA COVID-19 Guidelines and the Application of Telemedicine Guidelines to Practitioners|
The COVID-19 outbreak constitutes a public health emergency and risk to practitioners, patients and more broadly, the well-being of the South African community. The declaration made by the honourable president on the 16th March 2020, followed by regulation R43107 published on 18th March 2020 and the declaration of a nationwide lockdown on the 23rd March 2020 all indicate that South Africa is faced with a grave situation previously unseen in recent memory.
The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) is required to play a critical role in this regard, that is, by providing policy guidance and a framework for the continued delivery of healthcare. This should still be done while adhering to applicable legislation and regulations albeit with the constraints imposed by the current situation. This guidance is being issued for that consideration:
|Notice: Communique on the Lockdown Period|
HPCSA offices are closed from 25 March 2020 until further notice. Services that will continue during the Lockdown Period are as follows >>>read more
On 15 March 2020, The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa declared a state of Disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002 due to the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) Global pandemic. After the President’s pronouncement, the HPCSA has since invoked its Business Continuity Plan and developed an organizational wide contingency plan which will inform operations during this period.
In principle, the general staff members will be working from home except for skeleton staff who are involved in essential services of the HPCSA (mainly Registrations) as explained below.
Meetings for Governance Structures
This arrangement will be in place with effect from 17 March 2020 until further notice. Practitioners will be kept abreast of developments through regular updates in this regard
|22 June 2021||Online Symposia||Mpumalanga||Mpumalanga|
|06 July 2021||Online Symposia||Northern Cape||Kimberley|
|08 July 2021||Online Symposia||Limpopo||Polokwane|
|21 July 2021||Online Symposia||Free State||Bloemfontein|
|28 July 2021||Online Symposia||Gauteng||Johannesburg/Ekurhuleni|
|10 August 2021||Online Symposia||Gauteng||Pretoria|
|31 August 2021||Online Symposia||Eastern Cape||Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha)|
|02 September 2021||Online Symposia||Western Cape||Cape Town|
|13 October 2021||Online Symposia||North West||Mafikeng|
|20 October 2021||Online Roadshow||Limpopo||Limpopo|
|24 October 2021||Online Roadshow||Western Cape||Cape Town|
|30 November 2021||Online Symposia||KwaZulu Natal||Richards Bay|
|02 December 2021||Online Symposia: new topic||KwaZulu Natal||KwaZulu Natal|
|14 December 2021||Online Symposia: new topic||Mpumalanga||Mpumalanga|
|27 January 2022||Online Symposia: new topic||Northern Cape||Kimberly|
|09 February 2022||Online Symposia: new topic||Limpopo||Polokwani|
|15 March 2022||Online Symposia: new topic||Gauteng||Johannesburg/Ekurhuleni|
|Sunday, 18 August 2019|
|Opening Address: Minister of Health||View document|
Monday, 19 August 2019
|Keynote: Director-General Health||View document|
|MOL: Prof Singh||View document|
|Prof Lize Havemann-Nel||View document|
|Prof Shisana Baloyi||View document|
|Prof Tahir Pillay||View document|
|Prof Katijah Khoza-Shangase||View document|
|Mrs Hanlie Pitout||View document|
|Dr Brenda Kubheka||View document|
|Prof Theophilus Lazarus||View document|
|Dr Rene Krause||View document|
|Dr Tiana Schultz||View document|
|Ms Manya Van Ryneveld||View document|
|Dr M Mutshekwane||View document|
|Mr Maurice Goodman||View document|
|Ms Karessa Govender||View document|
|Dr Jacobus Kotze||View document|
|Dr Sadna Balton||View document|
|Dr Azeezat Jimoh||View document|
|Ms Nicole Arends||View document|
|Dr Carmen Whyte||View document|
|Dr Tshegofatso Maimela||View document|
|Prof Binu Luke||View document|
|Mr Tshikani Khoza||View document|
|Mrs Hanle Kirkcaldy||View document|
|Tuesday, 20 August 2019|
|Mrs Jayshree Ramjee||View document|
|Ms Boledi Karabo Maleka||View document|
|Dr Jan Steenkamp||View document|
|Mr M Mberi||View document|
|Mr Luca Jacobs||View document|
|Prof AJ Mbokazi||View document|
|Dr Brenda Kubheka||View document|
|Ms Annelie Retief||View document|
|Prof Kapil Satyapal||View document|
|Prof Saths Cooper||View document|
|Dr Sunildutt Aniruth||View document|
|2020 IAMRA Conference/Cancellation|
Dear Members and Partners,
After careful consideration of the evolving concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, the IAMRA Management Committee and the Conference host, the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) have made the very difficult decision not to proceed this year with the 14th IAMRA Conference, scheduled to be held in Johannesburg, 15-18 September 2020.
This decision was not made lightly. Since January, IAMRA has been monitoring international developments and on 23 March, the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa declared a National State of Disaster in South Africa. In line with the precautionary measures he announced, our top priority must be the health, safety and well-being of delegates, staff, exhibitors, sponsors, other stakeholders, and of course the people of South Africa. We strongly believe that this is the right decision in these unprecedented times.
IAMRA sincerely thanks HPCSA staff for all their hard work to date in preparing for the Conference and looks forward to bringing you more information about future IAMRA events; in particular, new arrangements for the 14th IAMRA Conference.
If you have already registered for the conference, HPCSA will contact you about refunding your registration fee. We kindly ask for your patience and understanding as we work through this process.
Also, as a friendly reminder, if you have already booked accommodation, please contact the hotel directly to cancel your reservation.
IAMRA is aware that many, if not all, of our members and partners are active participants in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than ever, it is important that we support and learn from each other, so IAMRA has established a COVID-19 thread on its Membership Forum where you can share updates, become aware of innovations used by other medical regulatory authorities, and ask questions. Please visit and contribute to the thread: www.iamra.com/forum . If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it from the homepage by clicking on the Forgot Password link. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact IAMRA at email@example.com.
IAMRA and HPCSA wish you, your family, friends and colleagues good health.
Dr. TKS Letlape