Alert on criminal redistribution of stolen goods

The Professional Board for Optometry and Dispensing Opticians (PBODO) sympathises with those healthcare practitioners affected by the public unrest that took place in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. Stolen goods are making their way back into the trade, and we urge practitioners to be vigilant when being offered such items and to report them as a matter or urgency. This […]

Acting HPCSA Registrar/CEO appointed

The Health Professions Council of South Africa is pleased to inform you of the Minister of Health’s decision, Dr Joe Phaahla, to appoint Ms Melissa De Graaff as the Acting Registrar/CEO. Ms De Graaff‘s appointment is with immediate effect from Wednesday, 1 September 2021. Ms De Graaff is the current Chief Financial Officer of the […]

HPCSA operations during level 4

On 27 June 2021 South Africa, moved to adjusted alert level 4 of the lockdown following a sharp increase of COVID-19 infections. The Acting Health Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi, confirmed the rapid spread of the Delta variant (first identified in India) in South Africa and is beginning to dominate new infections arising in the country’s third […]

HPCSA registration requirement update

The Maintenance of Licensure (MoL) programme is being developed by the HPCSA in line with its regulatory mandate to uphold the social contract between the health professions and the public. MoL seeks to assure patients, the public and employers that registered healthcare practitioners are engaging current knowledge, use evidence-based practice, adhere to the national guidelines, […]

New HPCSA Registrar/CEO

Update issued on 26 August 2021 by Prof MS Nemutandani, President of the Council, Health Professions Council of South Africa: The Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla has placed the HPCSA Registrar/CEO, Dr David Motau on precautionary suspension pending an investigation into allegations of misconduct. The suspension of the CEO is with effect from Wednesday, […]

HPCSA symposia 2021/22

HPCSA is hosting a series of virtual symposia throughout the year where participating practitioners will earn CEUs. The HPCSA is excited to welcome practitioners to the virtual symposia and encourage healthcare practitioners to participate in the important conversation around the improvement of the South Africa’s healthcare system. Please note: Links to the events will be […]

How to download your HPCSA registration certificate or card

An HPCSA registration certificate certifies that the bearer is a legally qualified healthcare practitioner and therefore allowed to practice their profession in South Africa. Registered practitioners can use their registration cards or certificates as proof of registration with the HPCSA. See the five-step process outlined below for more information. Downloading proof of HPCSA registration Before you begin, make sure […]

New guidelines for accessing HPCSA services

The HPCSA’s online portal is now fully operational allowing practitioners direct access to functions previously handled manually. This means that practitioners can henceforth utilise the HPCSA website for all registration requests, annual fee payments, CPD (uploading of CEU certificates and queries) and many more functionalities.  The move to online services forms part of the Business Re-engineering […]

HPCSA scam alert

Foreign-registered healthcare practitioners are being targeted by criminals claiming to be Hawks’ investigators, and using HPCSA stationary to frame their victims.

How to submit CPD points to the HPCSA

The maintenance of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is one of the requirements of HPCSA registration. Going forward practitioners will need to manage their CPD status through the HPCSA portal. In this article, we advise on how to use the online portal for CPD submissions. Please note that the HPCSA no longer accept CPD certificates by […]

How to pay HPCSA annual fees

We advise on how to pay the HPCSA annual fees which are due by 31 May 2021.

HPCSA 2021 annual fees

The HPCSA annual fees for the 2021/2022 are available here. We advise practitioners on what, how and when to pay along with guidance on exemptions and removal from the register.

HPCSA service guidelines during the pandemic

HPCSA offices remain closed until further notice with the services below continuing online. Practitioners can also engage the HPCSA Client Care Centre for all general enquiries including annual fees, registrations, compliments, service delivery, certificates of status, CPD, ethical queries and undesirable business practices. Annual Renewals Availble through online platform accessible from the HPCSA website up […]

Council for Medical Schemes 2021 Fraud, Waste and Abuse webinar

The HPCSA Acting Registrar/CEO, Dr Munyadziwa Kwinda will be one of the industry experts participating in the Council for Medical Schemes 2021 Fraud Waste and Abuse (FWA) webinar.  The theme for this year’s webinar is Fraud, Waste and Abuse and it aims at setting the scene for the establishment of Codes of Good Practice and Standards for the industry (schemes, administrators, health […]

Clinical Technologists in Private Practice category transition

All qualifying Clinical Technologists registered in the category Private Practice will be migrated to the Independent Practice register by 30 April 2021. The RTC Board explains the reasons for this decision and its implications, and resolves to make the transition as smooth as possible.

How to deregister your HPCSA membership

Any health professional may apply for voluntary erasure from the register in writing before 31 March. If the application is made on or after 1 April of that year the annual fee for that year will apply and must first be paid.

Online registration for COVID-19 vaccination

The HPCSA encourage healthcare practitioners to register for the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

HPCSA Client Satisfaction Survey 2021

As part of the HPCSA’s commitment to improved service delivery we have appointed Data Management and Statistical Analysis (DMSA) to conduct a Client Satisfaction Survey. Please note that only some healthcare practitioners may be selected to participate in this survey. Those selected will be contacted individually by DMSA from February 2021 via an email from  In light […]

Health Worker COVID-19 Vaccine Survey

The National Department of Health invites practitioners to complete their Health Worker COVID-19 Vaccine Survey as soon as possible.  With the COVID-19 vaccine programme due for rollout, the survey will contribute to understanding the issues affecting healthcare workers and provide an opportunity to address questions and concerns. This survey will only be available till the first week of February 2021. Success depends on the link being […]

COVID-19 and the 501Y.V2 variant panel discussion

The National Department of Health is hosting a scientific panel discussion onCOVID-19 and the 501Y.V2 variant tonight, Monday 18 January 2020 at 18:00.