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South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act No. 84 of 1996)


Regulations for the Conduct, Administration and Management of Assessment for the Senior Certificate, 2005

Chapter 3 : Preparation for the examination process

14. The examination cycle


(1) The assessment body must develop a management plan in respect of the entire examination cycle.


(2) The examination cycle commences with the appointment of Examiners and Internal Moderators to set and moderate the question papers for the scheduled examination and concludes with the release of the examination results.


(3) Planning and preparations for the conduct of external examinations must commence at least 24 months prior to the scheduled examination date.


(4) All processes must be concluded at least six months prior to the commencement of the external examination.


(5) The Department of Education will monitor the entire examination cycle to ensure system readiness to deliver a credible examination.