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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

22. External examinations written outside the Republic of South Africa


(1) A candidate registered for the Senior Certificate examination may apply in writing to the Head of Department, for permission to write the external examination outside the country.


(2) The following are the categories of candidates who qualify in terms of subregulation (1):
(a) Children or wards of diplomats or personnel in a South African Diplomatic Mission;
(b) Candidates whose parents or guardians have been transferred by their employers to other countries;
(c) A candidate who has been transferred to another country by his or her employer; and
(d) A candidate who represents the country in a recognised and registered sports or cultural event.


(3) Only South African Diplomatic Missions or centres approved by the relevant assessment bodies may be examination centres.


(4) The candidate must bear all additional costs of the assessment.


(5) Only candidates already registered for the Senior Certificate examination may be considered for this concession.


(6) All examinations written outside the country must conform to the South African time, i.e. they must be written at the same time as the paper in South Africa.