About SAQA and the NQF
What is the South African Qualifications Authority? The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) is the statutory authority established in terms of the SAQA Act (Act 58 of 1995) and continuing in terms of the NQF Act (Act 67 of 2008), which oversees the further development and implementation of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), the achievement of the objectives of the NQF, and the co-ordination of the three sub-frameworks. The objectives of SAQA are to
- advance the objectives of the NQF;
- oversee the further development and implementation of the NQF; and
- co-ordinate the sub-frameworks.