National Qualifications Framework Act, 2008 (Act No. 67 of 2008)
Chapter 4 : South African Qualifications Authority
14. SAQA board
2)The board comprises—
a)12 members appointed in their personal capacities by the Minister;
b)the chief executive officer of the SAQA contemplated in section 19, who is a member by virtue of his or her office; and
c)the chief executive officer of each QC contemplated in Chapter 5, who are members by virtue of their offices.
a)The Minister must appoint members, from the nomination process contemplated in subsection (4), in such a manner as to ensure, insofar as is practically possible, that the functions of the SAQA are performed according to the highest professional standards provided that at least two members must be appointed from the nominations made by organised labour.
b)To ensure that the functions of the SAQA are performed in the manner contemplated in paragraph (a), the members appointed must—
i)be broadly representative of the education and training sectors and related interests;
ii)have thorough knowledge and understanding of education and training;
iii)appreciate the role of education and training in the reconstruction and development of the South African economy and society;
iv)have known and attested commitment to the interests of education and training;
v)have knowledge and understanding of qualifications matters and quality assurance in education and training; and
vi)be competent to undertake the governance and oversee the financial affairs of the SAQA.
c)Due attention must be given to the representativity of the board in terms of such factors as race, gender and disability.
4)The Minister must invite nominations for the appointment of members by notice in the Gazette, from—
a)persons involved in education and training;
b)organisations involved in education and training;
e)organised business; and
f)organisations representing community and development interests.
a)holds office for a period not exceeding five years; and
b)may be reappointed at the expiry of his or her term of office, but may not serve for more than two consecutive terms of office.
6)The Minister must appoint one of the members as chairperson.
7)The members must elect a deputy chairperson from amongst their number.