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REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS TO SERVE ON SAQA’S AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE SAQA invites applications from individuals meeting the following criteria for appointment to its Audit and Risk Committee for the period January 2021 – December 2023: A Chartered Accountant currently registered with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants South Africa (ACCA) or South African Institute of Chartered…


In November 2014, SAQA published the Policy for Credit Accumulation and Transfer within the National Qualifications Framework (2014 CAT Policy). However, SAQA needed to amend the 2014 CAT Policy to, amongst others: Align it with the Articulation Policy for the Post-school Education and Training System of South Africa that was published    in 2017 by the Department of Higher Education and Training…


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SAQA serves notice to retrench staff 31 October 2020 On 29 September 2020, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) Board celebrated SAQA’s second consecutive clean audit, and 23 years of consecutive unqualified audits. Despite its celebration of these achievements, the Board had to take the difficult decision to retrench close to a third of SAQA’s staff complement…


19 August 2020   Maintained by SAQA, the National Learners’ Records Database (NLRD), which was implemented in 1999, is the electronic information management system of the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The NLRD enables SAQA to manage the NQF and report accurately on aspects of the education and training system in South Africa.   The earliest learner achievement recorded…


On 6 July, Sylvia Hammond raised concerns on the Skills Portal that are valid and that SAQA takes seriously. At the core of the concerns is information about her qualification achievements that she expected to be recorded on the National Learners’ Records Database (NLRD), and her perception of the way SAQA handled or failed to process her request for such information. For the full statement …


Evaluation of Foreign Qualifications: IMPORTANT NOTICE   SAQA has resumed the evaluation of foreign qualifications and prospective applicants can continue to lodge online applications at www.saqa.org.za > Evaluation of Foreign Qualifications > Apply for an evaluation. Qualification holders must apply for their own evaluations and not use third parties for this purpose. Submission of…


                                                                                                                                                                                 20 May 2020   SAQA verification services resume   On 23 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide lock-down from midnight on 26 March to combat the spread of Covid-19. The President urged all residents…


On 09 April 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced an extension of the nationwide lockdown by a further two weeks beyond the initial 21 days to combat the spread of Covid-19. The initial 21-day stay-at-home order was due to end on 16 April. However, the President urged all residents to continue staying at home until the end of April to avoid the potential catastrophic spread of the pandemic in…