SACSSP

General Notices

General Notices are the official communication by the Registrar on policy and practice-related matters that must be officially communicated to registered social service professionals; employers of social service professionals as well as training institutions that are involved in the education and training of social service professionals. General Notices provide information regarding matters that pertain to practice and interest of the professions and is an official directive (circular) on matters related to policy, practice, conduct and resolutions of  Council and/or a Professional Board. Click on the links to access the General Notices that have been issued each year.

2024

SACSSP General Notice 8 of 2024: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS OF ASSESSORS AND MODERATORS OF PORTFOLIOS OF EVIDENCE (POE) FOR CHILD AND YOUTH CARE WORK
SACSSP General Notice 7 of 2024: APPOINTMENT OF MR SELEKA HITLER SEKHITLA AS REGISTRAR OF THE SACSSP
SACSSP General Notice 6 of 2024: NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF GENERAL NOTICE 6 OF 2024-ELECTION OF ONE CHILD AND YOUTH CARE WORKER TO SERVE ON COUNCIL
SACSSP General Notice 6 of 2024: BALLOT PAPER FORM 4B FOR CHILD AND YOUTH CARE WORKERS
SACSSP General Notice 5 of 2024: AUTHORISED SIGNATURE SACSSP PRACTICE CARDS
SACSSP General Notice 4 of 2024: DATABASE OF SOCIAL WORKERS AND CHILD AND YOUTH CARE WORKERS IN PRIVATE PRACTICE
SACSSP General Notice 3 of 2024: REGISTRATION OF SPECIALITY IN FORENSIC SOCIAL WORK AND CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK
SACSSP General Notice 2 of 2024: REMINDER ANNUAL FEES PAYABLE FOR 2024 – 2025
SACSSP General Notice 1 of 2024: ANNUAL FEES AND REGISTRATION

2023

SACSSP General Notice 10 of 2023: Updating Your Details
SACSSP General Notice 9 of 2023: SACSSP’S Reminder on fees payable by Social Service Professionals
SACSSP General Notice 8 of 2023: SACSSP’S Measures to support unemployed Social Service Professionals
SACSSP General Notice 7 of 2023: Acting Registrar of the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP)
SACSSP General Notice 6 of 2023: Occupational Qualification for Social Auxiliary Work NQF Level 5 (SAQA 98890)
SACSSP General Notice 5 of 2023: Fees Payable to the South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP) from 02 June 2023
SACSSP General Notice 4 of 2023: Prescribed Fees for Assessment of CPD Applications
SACSSP General Notice 3 of 2023: Urgent Call – Registered Social Service Professionals Who Registered on the New Online Integrated System to Complete a Declaration Form so that the Pending Registration Certificates can be Issued.
SACSSP General Notice 2 of 2023: SACSSP Registration Outreach to KwaZulu-Natal Province from 8 to 12 May 2023
SACSSP General Notice 1 of 2023: Reminder – Annual Fees Payable to the South African Council for Social Service Professions 2023/2024

2022

SACSSP General Notice 1 of 2022: Digital Certificates Receipts and Practice Cards
SACSSP General Notice 2 of 2022: Call to all Child and Youth Care Workers with Masters or PhD Degrees
SACSSP General Notice 3 of 2022: New Polling Date
SACSSP General Notice 4 of 2022: SACSSP Elections 2022: Information Election Timeframes and Procedures
SACSSP General Notice 6 of 2022: Progress Update on Steps to Professionalise the Practice of Community Development Sector
SACSSP GEneral Notcie 7 of 2022: Child and Youth Care Workers Registered with Job Descriptions and Employment Letters
SACSSP General Notice 8 of 2022: Request to All Skills Development Providers (SDPs)
SACSSP General Notice 9 of 2022: SACSSP’s Measures to Support Unemployed Social Service Professionals
SACSSP General Notice 10 of 2022: Verification by Employers that all Employed Social Service Professionals are Registered with the SACSSP

2021

SACSSP General Notice 1 of 2021: Annual fees for 2021/2022
SACSSP General Notice 2 of 2021: Invoicing for 2021/2022
SACSSP General Notice 3 of 2021: Nominations of candidates for the election of Members
SACSSP General Notice 4 of 2021: Extension of notice for the nomination of one (1) social auxiliary worker
SACSSP General Notice 5 of 2021: Rollout of the vaccination for social service professionals
SACSSP General Notice 6 of 2021: Reminder: nominations of one (1) social auxiliary worker
SACSSP General Notice 7 of 2021: Call to all qualified child and youth care workers who left the profession
SACSSP General Notice 8 of 2021: Invitation to participate in research
SACSSP General Notice 9 of 2021: Vaccination round table
SACSSP General Notice 10 of 2021 Approved fees 2022
SACSSP General Notice 11 of 2021: Annual Fees Payable for 2022- 2023
SACSSP General Notice 12 of 2021: Change Particulars

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Administrative Notices

Administrative Notices are communication from the administration of the SACSSP that pertains to the operational matters related to Council’s office and administration. Click on the links to access the Administrative Notices that have been issued during each year.

2024

SACSSP Administrative Notice 6 of 2024: Early Office Closure for Easter Holidays
SACSSP Administrative Notice 5 of 2024: Early Office Closure due to no water in Riviera
SACSSP Administrative Notice 4 of 2024: Closure due to no electricity in Riviera
SACSSP Administrative Notice 3 of 2024: Electricity is restored in Riviera
SACSSP Administrative Notice 2 of 2024: Early Office Closure due to no electricity in Riviera – 20 February 2024
SACSSP Administrative Notice 1 of 2024: Early Office Closure due to no electricity in Riviera – 19 February 2024

2023

SACSSP Administrative Notice 7 of 2023: Office Closure for Festive Season
SACSSP Administrative Notice 6 of 2023: Early Office Closure Due to No Electricity in Riviera on 11 October 2023
SACSSP Administrative Notice 5 of 2023: Early Office Closure Due to No Electricity in Riviera on 10 October 2023
SACSSP Administrative Notice 4 of 2023: Early Office Closure Due to No Water in Riviera on 25 August 2023 (Office Hours will Resume on Monday 28 August 2023 at 7h30)
SACSSP Administrative Notice 3 of 2023: Early Office Closure Due to No Water in Riviera on 28 July 2023 (Office Hours will Resume on Monday 31 July 2023 at 7h30)
SACSSP Administrative Notice 2 of 2023: Early Office Closure Due to No Water in Riviera 48 Hours
SACSSP Administrative Notice 1 of 2023: Early Office Closure for Fumigation on 27 January 2023

2022

SACSSP Administrative Notice 1 of 2022: Databases are Currently Offline
SACSSP Administrative Notice 2 of 2022: Databases are Back Online
SACSSP Administrative Notice 3 of 2022: Early Office Closure
SACSSP Administrative Notice 4 of 2022: Early Office Closure for Fumigation
SACSSP Administrative Notice 5 of 2022: Registration System Upgrade
SACSSP Administrative Notice 6 of 2022: Inaccessibility of the Online Verification and Registration Form Link
SACSSP Administrative Notice 7 of 2022: Office Closure for Memorial Service of the Late Staff Member of Council, Ms. Fikile Mabena
SACSSP Administrative Notice 8 of 2022: Office Closure on 22 July from 12:00 – 16:00 for Cleaning and Fumigation
SACSSP Administrative Notice 9 of 2022: New Online Registration System is Temporarily Offline
SACSSP Administrative Notice 10 of 2022: New Online Registration System Has Been Restored
SACSSP Administrative Notice 11 of 2022: Office Closure Due to Nationwide Strike
SACSSP Administrative Notice 12 of 2022: Network Interruption Affecting Our Telephone Lines
SACSSP Administrative Notice 13 of 2022: Early Office Closure on 30 September 2022 From 13H00
SACSSP Administrative Notice 14 of 2022: Early Office Closure for Fumigation on 28 October 2022
SACSSP Administrative Notice 15 of 2022: Network Interruption Affecting Our Telephone Lines
SACSSP Administrative Notice 16 of 2022: Office Closure for Staf Year-End Function on 9 December 2022
SACSSP Administrative Notice 17 of 2022: Office Closure for Festive Season

2021

SACSSP Administrative Notice 1 of 2021: Early Office Closure due to No Water in Riviera
SACSSP Administrative Notice 2 of 2021: All Physical Visits to SACSSP Offices are Suspended until Further Notice -COVID-19 Positive Cases
SACSSP Administrative Notice 3 of 2021: SACSSP Office Officially Opens on 4 October 2021
SACSSP Administrative Notice 4 of 2021: Office Closure for Festive Season 15 December 2021
SACSSP Administrative Notice 5 of 2021: All Physical Visits to SACSSP Office are Suspended from 9 December 2021 until 3 January 2022 Covid 19

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Statements of Meetings

Statements that provide a synopsis of the key issues that emerged during ordinary meetings of  Council, the Professional Board for Social Work and the Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work are issued by the Secretariat after such meetings. This keeps registered social service professionals, stakeholders and the public informed of relevant issues.  Click on the links to access the statements that have been issued:

(please note these public statements of meetings are not the minutes of such a meeting, neither should be assumed to be)

STATEMENTS ON MEETINGS OF COUNCIL

Statement of the 69th meeting of the South African Council for Social Service Professions
Statement of the 68th meeting of the South African Council for Social Service Professions
Statement of the 67th meeting of the South African Council for Social Service Professions
Statement of the 66th meeting of the South African Council for Social Service Professions
Statement of the 65th meeting of the South African Council for Social Service Professions
Statement of the 63rd meeting of the South African Council for Social Service Professions
Statement of the 62nd meeting of the South African Council for Social Service Professions
Statement of the 61st meeting of the South African Council for Social Service Professions
Statement of the 59th meeting of the South African Council for Social Service Professions
Statement of the 55th meeting of the South African Council for Social Service Professions

STATEMENTS ON MEETINGS OF THE PROFESSIONAL BOARD FOR SOCIAL WORK

Statement of the 59th meeting of the Professional Board of Social Work
Statement of the 58th meeting of the Professional Board of Social Work
Statement of the 57th meeting of the Professional Board of Social Work
Statement of the 56th meeting of the Professional Board of Social Work
Statement of the 55th meeting of the Professional Board of Social Work
Statement of the 54th meeting of the Professional Board of Social Work
Statement of the 53rd meeting of the Professional Board for Social Work
Statement of the 51st meeting of the Professional Board for Social Work
Statement of the 50th meeting of the Professional Board for Social Work
Statement of the 49th meeting of the Professional Board for Social Work
Statement of the 47th meeting of the Professional Board for Social Work
Statement of the 46th meeting of the Professional Board for Social Work
Statement of the 45th meeting of the Professional Board for Social Work
Statement of the joint meeting of the Professional Board for Social Work and Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work
Statement of the 43rd meeting of the Professional Board for Social Work
Statement of the 42nd meeting of the Professional Board for Social Work
Statement of the 41st meeting of the Professional Board for Social Work
Statement of the 40th meeting of the Professional Board for Social Work
Statement of the 39th meeting of the Professional Board for Social Work
Statement of the 37th meeting of the Professional Board for Social Work
Statement of the 36th meeting of the Professional Board for Social Work

STATEMENT ON MEETINGS OF THE PROFESSIONAL BOARD FOR CHILD AND YOUTH CARE WORK

Statement of the 52nd meeting of the Professional Board of Child and Youth Care Work
Statement of the 51th meeting of the Professional Board of Child and Youth Care Work
Statement of the 50th meeting of the Professional Board of Child and Youth Care Work
Statement of the 49th meeting of the Professional Board of Child and Youth Care Work
Statement of the 48th meeting of the Professional Board of Child and Youth Care Work
Statement of the 47th meeting of the Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work
Statement of the 46th meeting of the Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work
Statement of the 44th meeting of the Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work
Statement of the 43rd meeting of the Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work
Statement of the 42nd meeting of the Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work
Statement of the 41st meeting of the Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work
Statement of the 40th meeting of the Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work
Statement of the 39th meeting of the Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work
Statement of the 38th meeting of the Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work
Statement of the 37th meeting of the Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work
Statement of the joint meeting of the Professional Board for Social Work and Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work
Statement of the 35th meeting of the Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work
Statement of the 34th meeting of the Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work
Statement of the 33rd meeting of the Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work
Statement of the 32nd meeting of the Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work
Statement of the 31st meeting of the Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work

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Board Notices

The Social Service Professions Act 110 of 1978 and Regulations empower the Registrar to issue Board Notices that are published in the Government Gazette under her signature. Board Notices are official statutory communication on matters as sanction by the Act or Regulations as to ensure that the specific content is available to the general public, inclusive of social service professionals and employers. Click on the links to access the Board Notices:

2024

Board Notice 589 of 2024 PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT NOTICE OF FINDINGS IN TERMS OF SECTION 22(2)(C) OF THE SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS ACT 110 OF 1978: JULY 2022 TO NOVEMBER 2023 (BOARD NOTICE 589 OF 2024 PUBLISHED IN GOVERNMENT GAZETTE 50528 OF 19 APRIL 2024)
Board Notice 588 of 2024 NOTICE IN TERMS OF REGULATION 11 ON THE ELECTION ONE PERSON IN TO SERVE AS A MEMBER ON THE 5TH SOUTH AFRICAN COUNCIL FOR SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS IN TERMS OF SECTION
5(1)(B) OF THESOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS ACT 110 OF 1978
Board Notice 562 of 2024 SACSSP NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCEMENT ONE CHILD AND YOUTH CARE WORKER TO SERVE ON COUNCIL

2023

Notice of Request for Nominations of Candidates for the Elections of Members (Board Notice 398 of 2023 Published in Government Gazette 48017 of 10 February 2023)

2022

Professional Conduct Notice of Findings in Terms of Section 22(2)(c) of the Social Service Professions Act 110 of 1978: July 2018 to June 2022 (Board Notice 375 of 2022 published in Government Gazette 47665 of 9 December 2022)

Notice in terms of section 5(7) members to serve on the 5th South African Council for Social Service Professions (SACSSP), 5th Professional Board for Social Works and 4th Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work (Board Notice 316 of 2022 published in Government Gazette 46705 of 12 August 2022)

2021

Notice of request for nominations of candidates for the election of Members of the 5th South African Council for Social Service Professions, 5th Professional Board for Social Work and 4th Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work (Board Notice 3 of 2021 published in Government Gazette 44173 of 5 February 2021)

Notice in terms of regulation 11 of the names of persons nominated as candidates for the election of Members of the 5th South African Council for Social Service Professions, 5th Professional Board for Social Work and 4th Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work; and extension of notice for the nomination of one (1) social auxiliary worker nominated by social auxiliary workers to serve on the 5th Professional Board for Social Work (Board Notice 4 of 2021 published in Government Gazette 44799 of 2 July 2021)

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Invitation Notices

Click on the links to access the Invitation Notices:

2024

SACSSP Invitation Notice 6 of 2024: Webinar on Ecometric Technology for the Profession of Social Work and Social Auxiliary Work

SACSSP Invitation Notice 5 of 2024: Joint Webinar between Sacssp and Naccw on Registration and Code of Ethics of Child and Youth Care Workers

SACSSP Invitation Notice 4 of 2024: Re-Launch of the Online Registration and Verification Form for Community Development Practitioners

SACSSP Invitation Notice 3 of 2024: Webinar on the Regulations Defining the Scope of Practice of the Profession of Social Work

SACSSP Invitation Notice 2 of 2024: International Child and Youth Care Workers Week Commemoration

SACSSP Invitation Notice 1 of 2024: Webinar on Regulations Regarding the Registration of Students

2023

SACSSP Invitation Notice 5 of 2023: Reminder: Webinar on Regulations Relating to Fees Payable by Social Service Professionals.
SACSSP Invitation Notice 4 of 2023: Reminder: Webinar on Regulations Relating to Fees Payable by Social Service Professionals.
SACSSP Invitation Notice 3 of 2023: Webinar on Regulations Relating to Fees Payable by Social Service Professionals.
SACSSP Invitation Notice 2 of 2023: Webinar on Regulations for Child and Youth Care Workers, Auxiliary Child and Youth Care Workers, and Students Child and Youth Care Workers.
SACSSP Invitation Notice 1 of 2023: Third Summit on the Ongoing Crisis in the Development of the Child and Youth Care Profession, Hosted by the Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work.

2022

SACSSP Invitation Notice 1 of 2022: Virtual Stakeholder Roundtable to Support the Development of Child and Youth Care Work

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Elections 2022

Information on the SACSSP 2022 elections for Members to serve on the 5th Council, 5th Professional Board for Social Work and 4th Professional Board for Child and Youth Care Work is available. Please read both documents carefully. Click on the toggle to access the Election documents.

Election Documents

Board Notice 248 of 2022 published in Government Gazette 46288 of 29 April 2022
This Board Notice sets out the details of the elections and announces the Polling Day. Polling Day is the last day of the voting period when votes may be cast and accepted by the Returning Officer and that is 16h00 on 16 May 2022.
No late ballot papers will be accepted

Information Brochure on the voting procedures and introduction of candidates
In this information brochure you will find:

  • Background information on the SACSSP’s 2022 elections.
  • Information on the voting procedures in step-by-step guides.
  • Names of all the candidates with a short biography.

Enquires related to the SACSSP 2022 elections to be directed to elections@sacssp.co.za

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