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

The National Senior Certificate : A Qualification at Level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF)

Chapter 5 : Repeal of Policy and Transitional Arrangements

20. Transitional arrangements


1) Unsuccessful Senior Certificate candidates in the Senior Certificate examination of 2007, as well as part-time candidates already enrolled for the Senior Certificate, will be given an opportunity until March 2011 to complete the Senior Certificate programme. All Senior Certificate subjects successfully completed prior to 2006 will be recognised for the issuing of the Senior Certificate until March 2011.


2) No new enrolments of full-time or part-time learners will be accepted in Grades 10 for any subjects of Report 550 from 1 January 2006.


3) All learners in Grade 10 in 2006 will offer the NCS grades 10 – 12 (General).


4) A candidate who has enrolled for the Senior Certificate examination at any accredited assessment body prior to the promulgation of this policy, and who has received a certificate from either the South African Certification Council, or Umalusi, the Council for General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance, indicating that the candidate obtained certain credits, shall retain such subject credits for the NSC.


5) The Minister may, if deemed necessary, in terms of Sections 3(4)(1) and 7 of the National Education Policy Act, 1996 (Act No. 27 of 1996), amend the transitional arrangements as contemplated in paragraph 20. Should the Minister regard it as essential that such amendments to the transitional arrangements be regulated, she may promulgate such regulations in terms of Section 61 of the South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act. No. 84 of 1996).