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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…


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…


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   The new SAQA Website goes live   01 April 2020   SAQA is delighted to announce the launch of its newly revamped website. We are happy to reveal that the brand new site has gone live today, and is available here: www.saqa.org.za.   Our intention with this new, fresh and modern website is to provide users with easy and quick access to information. “The new site has a fresh…


SAQA Bulletin 2019(1) on Inclusivity in learning and work pathways is now available. It contains a Foreword by SAQA's Acting CEO, an introductory paper, 14 papers on inclusivity in (1) Higher Education, (2) learning-work-and-professionalisation, (3) Adult Learning and Workers' Education, and (4) international perspectives. It closes with reflections on the learning within and across the papers.