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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 2 : Examinations Board

4. Composition and structure


(1) The MEC must determine the composition of the Examinations Board taking into account the following:
(a) Knowledge and understanding of examinations and assessment processes in schools and other learning institutions;
(b) Representivity on the basis of race, gender, inclusivity and equity; and
(c) Representation of, inter alia, the following stakeholders:
(i) Heads of schools and other institutions;
(ii) Recognised teacher unions;
(iii) School governing bodies of public schools or learning institutions;
(iv) Higher Education Councils;
(v) FET College councils; and
(vi) Private assessment bodies.


(2) The MEC must invite, consider and appoint members from the nominations received from the above stakeholders.


(3) Private assessment bodies must determine the composition of the Examinations Board and appoint its members.


(4) The Minister may appoint additional members, with observer status, to serve on the Examinations Board of the private assessment bodies.