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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 6 : Marking process

33. Marking centres


(1) Provincial assessment bodies must submit a comprehensive marking plan to the Inter Provincial Examinations Committee, which must then be monitored by the Department of Education.


(2) An assessment body must develop guidelines for the establishment and management of marking centres.


(3) The Department of Education must ensure a common national standard for the marking processes.


(4) A marking centre must comply with the following:
(a) Adequate marking space;
(b) Catering facilities;
(c) Overnight accommodation, if required;
(d) Security;
(e) Mechanisms for the prevention of entry of unauthorised persons;
(f) Control centre; and
(g) Information Communication Technology facilities, if required.


(5) Centre Managers must be appointed from amongst senior officials in the unit responsible for examinations and assessment.