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National Qualifications Framework Amendment Act 12 of 2019 (English / isiZulu)

12 of 2019

The National Qualifications Framework Amendment Act 12 of  2019 intends: 

  • to amend the National Qualifications Framework Act, 2008, so as:
    • to amend and insert certain definitions;
    • to provide for the verification of all qualifications or part-qualifications by the SAQA;
    • to provide for the formulation of criteria for evaluating foreign qualifications;
    • to provide for the establishment and maintenance of separate registers of misrepresented or fraudulent qualifications or part-qualifications;
    • to provide for a separate register for professional designations;
    • to provide for the referral of qualifications or part-qualifications to the SAQA for verification and evaluation;
    • to provide for offences and penalties which have a bearing on fraudulent qualifications; and
  • to provide for matters connected therewith.


Comes into operation on a date fixed by the President by proclamation in the Gazette