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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 10 : Examination Data

47. Accessibility of examination information


(1) The Minister of Education is the custodian of the examination data. The Director-General or the Head of the Provincial Education Department approves access to examination data by the members of the public, provided that the Department of Education is satisfied of its usage.


(2) Assessment bodies must ensure that all examination material is properly filed to allow for easy retrieval.


(3) The assessment body must keep all answer scripts and other examination related documentation, for at least six months from the date of release of examination results.


(4) The assessment body may shred the answer scripts after six months unless litigation is still pending, for instance scripts of candidates involved in irregularities.