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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

34. Appointment of markers


(1) Markers for the public assessment bodies must be appointed in terms of—
(a) the Personnel Administration Measures; and
(b) any other additional criteria as determined and approved by HEDCOM.


(2) Markers for the private assessment bodies must be appointed in terms of criteria and processes approved by the Examinations Board.


(3) All selection panels of markers should be chaired by the relevant Head of Examinations or his or her nominee.


(4) The process of appointing markers must commence at least six months prior to the commencement of the specific marking session.


(5) The information on the application for marking must be verified by the district manager, a designated official or a sworn affidavit.


(6) The assessment body must select additional markers for a reserve list, to provide for the case of appointed markers failing to report for duty.


(7) Markers, Senior Markers and Chief Markers must be appointed annually.


(8) Markers, Senior Markers and Chief Markers, who are outside the employ of the Department of Education, may be appointed at the discretion of the Head of Department, in exceptional cases.