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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 8 : Re-Marking, Re-Checking and Viewing of Examination Scripts

44. Viewing of scripts


(1) A candidate or his or her parent has a right to view a script in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (No. 2 of 2000).


(2) The candidate or his or her parents may apply to view a script, if after the re-checking and re-marking process, the candidate is still not satisfied with the result.


(3) This application must be made within 30 days of release of the results of the recheck and re-mark and the application must contain the reasons for the request.


(4) If the application is successful, the candidate or his or her parent may only view the script in the presence of an examination official and may not remove the script from the viewing room.


(5) The purpose of viewing is for the candidate and/or the candidate’s parent/guardian to satisfy himself/herself that:
(a) the script belongs to the candidate concerned;
(b) the script has been marked in its entirety;
(c) the marks have been correctly totalled; and
(d) all parts of the script are intact.


(6) The examination official may not permit any other document in the viewing room.


(7) The examination official may not allow any writing on the script.


(8) The candidate or his or her parent may request a copy of the script at a prescribed fee.