National Qualifications Framework Act, 2008 (Act No. 67 of 2008)
Chapter 3 : Responsibilities of Ministers
8. Responsibilities of Minister
1)The Minister has the overall executive responsibility for the—
c)QC for General and Further Education and Training, the QC for Higher Education and the QC for Trades and Occupations contemplated in Chapter 5.
2)The Minister must—
a)consider advice from SAQA or a QC in terms of this Act;
b)determine policy on NQF matters in terms of this Act and publish the policy in the Gazette;
c)publish guidelines which set out the government’s strategy and priorities for the NQF, and which may be updated annually;
d)provide funds from money appropriated by Parliament for SAQA to enable it to fulfil its functions in terms of this Act;
e)after considering advice from the SAQA, determine the sub-frameworks contemplated in section 7 and publish them in the Gazette; and
f)determine by regulation in the Gazette, the process by which a dispute involving the SAQA or a QC must be resolved, and any matter relating thereto.
3)The Minister, must-
a)advance the achievement of the objectives of the NQF contemplated in Chapter 2;
b)uphold the coherence and public credibility of the NQF;
c)encourage collaboration among the QCs and between the QCs and SAQA.
4)The Minister may perform any other function consistent with this Act.