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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

48. Certification records


(1) The assessment body must submit approved learner records for certification to Umalusi subject to the directives issued by Umalusi.


(2) The provincial assessment body must immediately transfer the certification records to the historical certification records of the Department of Education. Under exceptional circumstances, this should not exceed a period of three months.


(3) The Department of Education must ensure that there are back-up copies of the historical certification records of provincial assessment bodies.


(4)        The assessment body must ensure stringent security measures during the following processes:

(a)        Queries;

(b)        Combination of results; and

(c)        Verification of results.


(5) The assessment body must have secure methods, measures and procedures in place, to ensure safekeeping of examination records, subject to directives issued by Umalusi.