Protecting the public and
guiding the professions

For Professionals

The Council regulates the health professions in the country in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, ensuring continuing professional development, and fostering compliance with healthcare standards.

Professional Boards


Dieteticts and Nutrition newsletter- 2018

The vision of the Health Professions Council of
South Africa (HPCSA) is “Quality and equitable
healthcare for all”, and the mission is “Protecting
the Public and guiding the professions”.
Looking at the above, the following mission
element is of supecific importance where the
Inspectorate Office is concerned for the execution
of their mandate: “To enhance the quality for all by
developing strategic policy framework for effective
coordination and guidance of the professional”
through >>>read more

Dieteticts and Nutrition newsletter- 2017
We frequently hear the following question: “What does the HPCSA or the Professional Board for Dietetics and Nutrition (DNB)” do for us (registered professionals). To answer this question, I will keep my comments to the questions relating to and which form part of the strategic plan of the DNB >>>read more

Dieteticts and Nutrition newsletter- 2016
The Professional Board for Dietetics and Nutrition embarked on a process to assess if the scopes of practice of the dietitian and nutritionist are still relevant in South Africa >>read more