Clever chair

Researchers from Stellenbosch University’s Division of Physiotherapy have developed a multi-function innovation for learners that encourages healthy habits from a young age. The KUZE is the result of years of research in the area of posture and ergonomics by Prof Quinette Louw, Executive Head: Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and other Stellenbosch University researchers, […]

Voluntary HPCSA de-registration and reinstatement

Registration with the HPCSA is a pre-requisite for professional practice. Any health professional may apply for voluntary de-registration or erasure. A practitioner must apply in writing to the HPCSA before the last day of March each year for voluntary removal of his/her name from the register in terms of Section 19(1) (c) of the Act. […]

Acting within field of practice

The Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians notes with concern numerous queries and complaints around the performance of certain clinical and professional acts falling within the scope of the Speech, Language and Hearing Professions by practitioners not qualified and competent to perform such clinical acts. Only practitioners registered to a specific HPCSA Professional Board are allowed to […]

HPCSA roadshows 2018

The HPCSA will be hosting interactive symposiums and roadshows across the country in 2018. The roadshows are aimed at increasing stakeholder engagement and improving relations between the HPCSA and practitioners. These events allow the HPCSA to gain valuable insights on issues affecting practitioners enabling Council towards becoming more engaging and more customer-centric. In addition, the […]

HPCSA annual fee reminder

Practitioners are requested to take note of the following issues when paying annual HPCSA fees – which is due before 1 April 2018: Practitioners can access their account information through the Online Renewal Portal under the “STATEMENT” tab. Care should be given to pay the exact amount due using one of the following methods. Please use your HPCSA registration number […]

Nominations for educational expert for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians Board

The Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians invites nominations to its Education Committee for an expert in the field of Higher Education and Governance. The selected nominee will be co-opted for the remainder of the Board’s term of office ending in September 2020. The nominee should have experience and expertise in curriculum development. Click […]

How to pay HPCSA annual fees

The HPCSA online portal offers practitioners access to their statements, invoices, Electronic QR code practising card, and applications for voluntary erasure and exemptions. It also provides practitioners an opportunity to update their contact details. Practitioners can register online through the HPCSA renewal portal by following this link: or via the HPCSA website at If you get […]

Annual HPCSA fees 2018/19

The HPCSA annual fees for 2018/19 have been published. See breakdown by professional board below. Practitioners are reminded that annual fee payments are due by 1 April and valid until 31 March of the following year. DENTAL THERAPY AND ORAL HYGIENE: CODE CATEGORY FEES TT Dental Therapist R1 860,00 OH Oral Hygienist R1 860,00 DA Dental Assistant R775,00 […]

Streamlined HPCSA registration process

The HPCSA focused on the process of registration as part of our re-engineering initiatives aimed at improving efficiencies and customer experience. Since December 2017 the processing of walk-in applications have been replaced by an outbound system whereby practitioners receive registration packs by registered post or courier. Practitioners are encouraged to update their contact details including postal […]