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The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) wishes to clarify its regulatory mandate and scope as it relates to its recognition of non-statutory bodies.  In particular, this communication focuses on the powers granted in legislation, to non-statutory bodies on the basis of their recognition status.  A case in point is the inclusion of such a recognised non-statutory body in the South…


The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) Chairperson Professor Peliwe Lolwana, announces the appointment of Dr Julie Reddy as SAQA’s CEO.  Dr Reddy was the former Deputy CEO and had been acting in the role of CEO since December 2019.  She holds both a Master of Science (MSc) degree as a Fulbright Scholar, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from Cornell University in the USA. “SAQA…


The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr. Nzimande, appointed the seventh SAQA Board for a period of five years with effect from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2025. These members join the CEOs of SAQA and the Quality Councils on the Board. For more see the link below.


It has come to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)’s attention that Edu Globe Study Agency, a Maseru-based agency is using the SAQA brand in its marketing of immigration services in Lesotho.


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 …