Vision, Mission
& Values

A world-class National Qualifications Framework that works for the people in South Africa.

NQF History
& Objectives

The NQF traces its origins back to the labour movement of the early 1970s.

Board &
Management

The Board maintains overall responsibility of the organisation and delegates some of its work to various committees.

What is the South African
Qualifications Authority?

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) is the oversight body of the NQF and the custodian of its values and quality character. The role of SAQA, as stipulated in the NQF Act, is to advance the objectives of the NQF, oversee the further development and implementation of the NQF, and co-ordinate the Sub-Frameworks. SAQA’s functions are set out in section 13 of the NQF Act.

Services

Registration of Qualifications & Part Qualifications

A part-qualification means an assessed unit of learning that is registered as part of a qualification.
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Verification of SA Qualifications

This service is to verify South African Qualification Achievements.
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Recognition of Professional Bodies

SAQA is responsible for the recognition of professional bodies and registration of professional designations for the purposes of the NQF Act, no 67 of 2008.
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Evaluation of Foreign Qualifications

The purpose of the evaluation function is the recognition of foreign qualifications in terms of the South African National Qualifications Framework.
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NQF MIS Incorporating the NLRD

The National Learners' Records Database (NLRD) is the management information system of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
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Confirmation of Private Higher Education Institution Qualifications

Regulations for the Registration of Private Higher Education Institutions (Guide APX-03).
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Careers

The HR e-Recruitment software application provides SAQA with an automated recruitment, selection and appointment capability that contributes to reduced cost and time to the job applicants, while enhancing the overall quality process and standards in our recruitment.

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2 days ago

It's Day 2 of SAQA's collaboration with the Department of Basic Education : National Artisan Development Support in the Bohlabela District, MP. We share information about the importance and benefit of subject choice and opportunities in the PSET system #KnowyourNQF #Freedom30 #30YearsOfDemocracy #nqftothevillages ... See MoreSee Less
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Mandela Day 2024 dawned bright and hopeful, filled with the spirit of giving and community upliftment that Nelson Mandela epitomised. Inspired by Madiba's legacy, SAQA took this opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of learners and educators in Northwest and Hammanskraal. Armed with paintbrushes, books, and boundless enthusiasm, our team set out to transform Molebatsi Secondary School, Ramotse Primary School, and the Community Library into vibrant hubs of learning and growth. Through small acts of kindness and dedicated efforts, we witnessed the power of collective action to bring about monumental change, creating spaces brimming with life, hope, and endless possibilities for the future. Read the full report below #MandelaDay #KnowYour NQF #dhet #Freedom30 #30YearsOfDemocracy ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Grade 9 Career Guidance Week : Mpumalanga Province, Bohlabela District. SAQA collaborated with the Department of Basic Education - National Artisan Development Support to promote the importance of subject choice and how learners in Maphuthaditshaba and Mahashe Secondary schools can benefit from the opportunities available within the PSET system #KnowyourNQF #Freedom30 #nqfinformationcentre #nqftothevillages ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

SAQA and other institutions doing their part on Mandela Day by painting and making donations at the Molebatsi Secondary Schoola, Ramotse Primary School and Community Library in Northwest and Hammanskraal. Keep a lookout for an article reflecting on this special day.Together, we brightened learning spaces and provided essential resources, inspired by Madiba's legacy of giving and uplifting others.More important we learned the realities on the ground regarding education in South Africa. Let's continue to honour his memory by making a difference, one act of kindness at a time #Freedom30 #30YearsOfDemocracy #MandelaDay2024 ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

SAQA and other institutions doing their part on Mandela Day by painting and making donations at the Molebatsi Secondary Schoola, Ramotse Primary School and Community Library in Northwest and Hammanskraal. Keep a lookout for an article reflecting on this special day #Freedom30 ... See MoreSee Less
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