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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 11 : Examination/Assessment Irregularities

54. Irregularities committed by examination officials or markers


(1) Any evidence that indicates that an examination official or Marker engaged in the following actions constitutes an irregularity:
(a) Failure to adhere to the criteria and the prescribed process for the appointment of Markers, Senior Markers, Chief Markers, examination assistants and other persons involved in examination-related work as prescribed in the National Education Policy Act (No. 27 of 1996).
(b) Marker appointed and found to have made a false statement in the application.
(c) Marker not adhering to prescribed policy and requirements for marking.
(d) Misbehaviour by Marker at marking venue or marking accommodation.
(e) Any action that indicates a wilful intent to misplace or destroy the scripts of a candidate or candidates.
(f) Intentional awarding of marks to candidates that is not justified by the evidence on the script or the marking guideline.
(g) Manipulation of the marks so as to unfairly advantage or disadvantage a candidate or candidates.
(h) Any other action that is in contravention of these regulations.