National Qualifications Framework Act, 2008 (Act No. 67 of 2008)
Chapter 4 : South African Qualifications Authority
15. Vacation of office by board member and filling of vacancies
1)A member must vacate office if he or she—
a)resigns by giving written notice to the chairperson, or in the case of the chairperson, to the Minister;
b)is absent from three consecutive meetings of the board, without leave of the board;
c)is declared insolvent, is removed from an office of trust by a court of law or is convicted of an offence for which the sentence is imprisonment without the option of a fine; or
d)is declared unable to manage his or her personal affairs by a court of law.
2)The Minister may, in accordance with the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000 (Act No. 3 of 2000), remove a member of the board at any time before the expiry of the member’s term of office—
a)on the grounds of misconduct, incapacity or incompetence; or
b)for any other sound and compelling reason.
3)A vacancy on the board must be filled by appointment in accordance with section 14.
4)The Minister may, in accordance with the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000 (Act No.3 of 2000), dissolve the entire board—
a)if the board fails to perform in terms of this Act;
b)if there is a total breakdown in the relationship between the board and the Minister; or
c)on any reasonable grounds.